Year 6

Year 6

Meet The Team

Teacher: Mrs Lockett

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Gallagher

Teaching Assistant: Miss Smith

Welcome to Year 6

Useful information

  • Any child with a medical need is now required to have a care plan – please visit the office to pick up a form if your child’s plan needs updating.
  • If you would like your child to walk home from school alone, you must complete a request form from the office. Please note that your child will not be allowed to walk home alone after attending the school-run afterschool clubs. 
  • If your require your child to bring a mobile phone to school, you must also complete a request form. The mobile phone will be kept in the office during the school day, and can be collected at the end of the day. 
  • Your child will have P.E every Monday and Friday – please ensure that a full P.E kit is in school and this will then remain in school for the half term. If your child has a medical reason not to participate in P.E then please do let the class teacher or office know. All jewellery must be removed during P.E sessions in order to keep all children safe.

Expectations in Year 6: 

  • Homework will be sent home for your child to learn. This will be given out on a Monday and will consist of Reading, Spellings, and a Numeracy based activity. 
  • Once given out on a Monday, the children will have all week to complete the Literacy and Numeracy tasks and the expectation is that it is returned on a Friday. Children will attend homework club if these expectations are not met. 
  • Children are required to read for a minimum of 10 minutes every night – please support them in doing this. Reading records must be signed by parents and you must write the pages read so that we are able to change books when necessary, otherwise your child will have to remain in at break times to read. The children must also answer a small set of questions based on the book they have read once they have finished the book. Please record these answers in the reading record. 
  • Children are required to learn their spellings throughout the week ready for their weekly spelling test, which will be undertaken on a Friday. 
  • Please ensure that your child completes all other homework sent home independently as they are vital to your children’s learning and progress.
  • Children will be given water bottles. They will be kept in class and will be regularly washed. Children will not be allowed to bring in water bottles from home.


Your child should understand what they have to do before they go home. It will be their responsibility to check before they go home. Don’t give them any help unless absolutely necessary. If you have had to help your child, please write on the homework. 

Please be careful with the Maths; let your child show you the methods we use. 

Please allow your child to be more responsible by allowing them to give reasons why the occasional homework is not done.

Learning Homework 

Make sure your child has plenty of practice learning times tables and other important Maths facts. These learning homeworks are really important. If a child knows these facts they are much more confident and relaxed with their work than those who haven’t; these children know they will not be able to do the work before they even begin.


Please hear your child read each night for at least 10 minutes.  

To keep up with the group they are in, they will need to read for at least ten minutes per night. If they want to read more, please give them something different to read. At this age it is very important for your child to start reading a wide range of suitable material that grabs their interest. 

Ask them questions to make sure of their understanding. 

Please sign the reading records each night and your comments will be very helpful. 

Please ensure that the questions provided in the front of the reading book are answered once the book is completed. Please record these answers in the reading record.

In line with school policy, children will remain inside if these expectations are not met.

Tiredness/ Healthy Diet 

Please make sure your child gets at least 10 1/2 hours unbroken sleep each night. Plenty of restful sleep and a healthy diet has been proved to give your child a much better chance of being successful and happy in school. 

Make sure they are not being kept awake by taking mobile phones, TV, computer games etc. out of their rooms on school nights. 

We are going to have a fantastic year! If there are any questions, please ask.

Mrs Lockett, Mrs Gallagher and Miss Smith. 

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