Welcome to Y6

We’d like to offer you a warm welcome to Year 6. Our class names are named after three beautiful locations in the Peak District: Edale, Padley and Stanage.

Throughout the year, we aim to equip the children with the skills, confidence and positive attitudes that will support them to make a smooth transition to secondary school. We will be encouraging the children to develop their independence, challenge themselves and be in charge of their own learning with the support of teachers.

Part of our school moto is ‘Happy Children, Happy School’. We aim to ensure our children are happy in order for them to learn and to reach their full potential.

End of KS2 assessments
Due to Covid, unfortunately our usual meeting cannot be held in September to explain the administration of these statutory tests. Further information will follow this term in place of this.

During school time, your child may be involved in intervention sessions when necessary in order to support and extend learning. These are held for a variety of children of all levels of ability and are aimed at encouraging and supporting your child in a positive learning environment.

Children receive their homework every Friday via Google Classroom and we ask for it to be returned the following Wednesday. Most of the homework will be linked to learning in class. During these difficult times, children will not be using homework books.

On occasions, spelling lists will be given out to learn based around a spelling rule. The children will have been introduced to these words in class before they are sent home (unless the task is to discover the rule).  We ask that the children put some time into practising these spellings throughout the week. They will also be required to practise the government’s statutory Year 5/6 spelling list at home regularly.

Reading is an ongoing expectation and, even though they are now Year 6, we still encourage regular reading with a parent. ‘Reciprocal Reading’ is a strategy we will be using in class and we would like to see this being used at home. It follows four stages: Predict, Clarify, Question and Summarise. More information will follow.

Please encourage your child to practise their times tables up to 12×12 as often as possible as the maths curriculum is heavily dependent on these to solve more complex calculations, including fractions.

Indoor P.E is on a Tuesday for most of the year and Outdoor PE is on a Friday afternoon. Please can your child arrive at school in their PE kit.

Residential (This will depend on the Covid Guidance nearer the time)
Our residential is to Hawkshead in the Lake District. This is a 4 day/3 night experience. The children have plenty of time to socialise within the grounds of Hawkshead Youth Hostel. It is a fantastic opportunity for the children to mix with those from other classes whilst partaking in challenging yet enjoyable activities, such as canoeing, raft-building, orienteering and a hike up Latterbarrow.

Under the current circumstances, when we know more, information will be shared with you.

Other trips and experiences will be organised throughout the year.

 End of Year Production  (This will depend on the Covid Guidance nearer the time)
Towards the end of Year 6, all children usually take part in a production in an actual theatre. This is a fantastic opportunity for the children to showcase their acting, singing and dancing skills. It’s an amazing celebration to mark the end of the year and creates unforgettable memories.

The dates of this will be confirmed.

Most importantly, we very much look forward to getting to know and working with you and your child. If you have any worries, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher either by email  y6@ecclesall.sheffield.sch.uk} or phone.

Kind regards,

The Y6 team



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