All about Year 6

Our teachers

Our teacher is Mr Clohosy; our teaching assistants are Mrs Clarke and Mrs Collins.

 

Welcome to Year 6

Year 6 is a challenging year; the best way to describe it is like a roller coaster ride – lots of highs and a few lows! In Year 6 we have the dreaded SATs and we work really hard to ensure that all the children have the best opportunity possible to achieve their full potential. However, we also try to ensure that we have fun along the way and provide the children with some lovely lasting memories.

Our teacher is Mr Clohosy and our teaching assistant is Mrs Clarke.  We also have helpful visits from Mrs Collins and Mr Howman.

Throughout the year along with Maths, English and Science we also study exciting topics such as The Stone Age, Rivers, Maps, Buddhism, Christianity, Photography and many more!

PE Days

Our PE days are Monday and Thursday. Please ensure your PE kit is in school and we will return them during the half term break for a wash. Please remember to put labels in all your children’s clothes including socks and shoes. Please avoid wearing earrings on PE days and tie back long hair.

Rewards and Certificates

Across the school we use ‘Class Dojos’ where children can be awarded ‘dojo points’ for working hard and trying their best in school, completing reading at home, demonstrating excellent behaviour etc. There are badges that can be gained as children ‘collect’ points.

‘Headteacher Awards’ are used to encourage children to work at their best and can be awarded at any time during the school day.

Golden Awards are awarded weekly in our ‘Celebration Assembly’ on a Friday, with each class nominating two children to receive an award. We also award our ‘Old Heath Heart Award’; there is an award for Early Years & Key Stage 1 and one for Key Stage 2. 

In Year 6 we also have a ‘traffic light’ system.  Poor behaviour or work can result in Amber/Red which means we may lose time in break or Golden Time.  The flip side is when we can achieve a Gold Star for amazing work or behaviour which means we get a raffle ticket and entry into our half-termly prize draw where we can win goodies!

What can parents do?

It is important that we work together to get the best out of your child. If we work as a team, we can ensure that your child receives the best education they deserve. If you ever have any questions or queries please come and talk to us.  No questions or query is too small or silly.  

For quick questions you can see Mr Clohosy in the playground at the start/end of the day.  For longer queries please make an appointment at the school office.

How to help your child at home:

  • Enjoy books with your child, asking them lots of questions about what has happened in the story. Encourage them to use examples from the story to justify their explanations.
  • Help them to practise their spellings every week.
  • Help them to practise their times tables every week.  Year 6 must know up to 12x12
  • Maths games: use money, including change; read the time on analogue and digital clocks, including the 24hr clock.

The SATs

Towards the end of Key Stage 2, Year 6 children take the KS2 SATs (Statutory Assessment Tests)

The children are assessed during the middle of May for a whole week.

Key Stage 2 tests are strictly timed. Nearer the time, a timetable will be sent into school and we will give you the information as and when this is organised letting you know which tests will be on which day.

It is crucial that you avoid where possible taking holidays in term time during Year 6 as your child will miss revision.

After the SATs we have time to breathe and enjoy our final half term with trips and possibly our Year 6 play!