Welcome to Year 6!
In this class you will find Mrs Wright (the class teacher), Miss Hetko (the teaching assistant) and Mrs Chamberlain (Friday’s class teacher) all working alongside co-operative and dedicated children.
Year 6 is always a busy and lively classroom, with lots of learning taking place. Succeeding in Year 6 means that everyone must always try their best and have a positive attitude to learning.
As responsible Year 6’s one of the children’s jobs is to be a ‘buddy’ to the Reception class children, this is a valuable role that all children take very seriously and adore to do. Year 6 have various other jobs throughout the school, they are very responsible and trustworthy children who can be relied upon to carry out jobs efficiently.
Year 6 attend Physical Education sessions at Corpus Christi every Thursday in the Autumn and Summer terms, as part of the PE curriculum. In the Spring term Year 6's PE days are on Monday's and Thursday's (Don’t forget your kits!). In addition to PE in school time there are also a number of after school clubs that children can attend, such as Netball and Football.
The pupils plan and deliver, in groups of three, a prayer and liturgy session every Tuesday; they know in advance when they will be delivering the session to the rest of the class.
Each pupil has a Maths and English target, that are checked and reviewed regularly. These targets are aimed to focus and personalise the pupils learning; please ask your child what their targets are.
Homework is taken very seriously in every class at St Gregory’s and especially so in Year 6 as this is the year that children will complete the Key Stage 2 SATs; this requires the children to work very hard all year. Homework is currently given out every Wednesday (returned to school on Thursday) and every Friday (returned to school on Monday). In the run-up to SATs additional homework and revision (using Study Books and recommended Internet Sites) will be given out accordingly. It is also expected that each child is listened to read, at home with an adult, at least once a week; reading diaries are collected every Monday to check this.