Year 6 is a very exciting year. The Year 6 teachers are: Mrs Lavorini (6A), Mrs Vasco (6B) and Mr Parmley (6C). We also have a talented team of teaching assistants and support staff, who work alongside the children. It is always a delight in Year 6 to watch the children develop and grow both personally and academically.
The doors open at 8.40 and learning begins straight away. Therefore, it is vital that your child arrives at school on time, ready to learn. The morning break is at 10:45, with lunch at 12.20. Home time is at 3.15. Children are encouraged to bring a healthy snack to enjoy at morning break.
During Year 6 pupils begin to prepare for life after leaving us. Moving from primary to secondary school means that they will be expected to be much more independent. As their teachers, it is our intention to make sure that they develop the skills required to achieve in secondary school, through increasing their independence, leadership opportunities and academic success. Learning expectations are very high as we prepare the children for the next stage of their “learning journey.”
Whether they have been with us since the Nursery, or if they joined us in their final year, it is always sad to see our pupils go. As a result, we like to do all that we can in order for them to feel supported on their forward journey. We have excellent provisions in place for the transition into secondary school, including meetings with High School staff, and a series of lessons for High School transition which develops skills, such as resilience, independence, assertiveness and determination. We encourage families to visit as many schools as possible to ensure that you and your child are happy with the choices you make.
As our pupils move up the school, we naturally expect them to set an example to the younger children; from a smart school uniform to being polite and helping out around the building. Children are given responsibilities within their classes and play an important part in the daily running of our school! All Year 6 pupils will have an opportunity to apply to become Head Boy/Girl, two prestigious positions that hold important responsibilities and duties. Everyone will also have an opportunity to become a Prefect – and within this role become a respected role model to others.
During lessons we aim to provide challenge, enabling every child to fulfil their potential. Home and school work together as a team and we value your support in ensuring that your child completes any work they have been asked to do at home and ensuring that they have an appropriate environment in which to do it.
Alongside this, we expect every child to be reading daily, and recording this in their reading records. Ideally this would be done with an adult, with the date and the amount of pages they have read being recorded.
To keep in contact with your teacher, please make sure that you are signed up on ClassDojo. If you are not connected with your student’s teacher, speak to them and they will help you get connected.
Children must be dressed smartly, in full school uniform. The school has recently introduced an active wear uniform, which consists of a plain blue jumper, white polo and black joggers or leggings. They must have a waterproof coat and sensible, unbranded black trainers. The children will have two PE sessions a week and must ensure that they have appropriate clothing for these days. The PE sessions are on a Wednesday and a Friday. They are inside on a Wednesday and outdoors on a Friday.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher. We are always happy to speak to you about any concerns that you may have. We value the work that you do, at home, to support your child and we look forward to sharing their success with you.
We hold an annual meeting with our Year 6 families in Autumn term. During this meeting, we share lots of useful information about the exams and suggest ways you can support your children throughout their final year at Chapel Street. You can find all the information listed in the document below: