Parents and children welcome to Year 6. Your final year at St Michael’s is going to be a memorable one!
The Year 6 team consists of Mrs Hession, Miss Lilly and Miss Jones. We are also lucky to have Miss Perrin help support us in the classrooms. Please see our latest year group newsletter here.
Year 6 is a fun-packed and busy year with lots to learn and enjoy. We will be continuing to develop the children’s independence, resilience, and perseverance ready for their big move to secondary school. Throughout the year, we will be exploring topics including ‘WW2’, 'Mountains and volcanoes' 'North America', 'Industrial revolution' and 'Birmingham'. We will be incorporating school trips to enhance the children’s learning and welcome visitors that link to these topics to come into school to work alongside the children.
Year 6 children will receive Maths, Reading or Writing homework on a weekly basis. This will be sent home and will need to be completed before the due date. It is especially important that homework is completed as it will prepare children for the expectations of secondary school. Whilst it is important for them to seek support at home, they should be encouraged to complete their homework independently.
Readings and Spellings
All children will need to complete their home reading regularly and evidence this in their reading diary. Now they are in Year 6, we would expect the children to write in their own reading diary if they have read at home. This could be reading a school book or another book of their choice. Spellings are given out and tested weekly. It is imperative that you support your child and help them to learn these as it greatly helps to progress their writing.
We appreciate that some children do not live far away from school and that you might allow them to walk home. If this is the case, please provide a note that explains this otherwise they will be required to wait with a teacher until they are collected by an adult.
If your child is walking home, they may need to bring their mobile phone to school. This needs to be handed into their class teacher in the morning by the child and collected by the child at the end of the day. Mobile phones are not permitted in the classroom, corridors or playground and need to remain switched off until children leave the school premises.
We have so much fun in Year 6!