Welcome to Year Six. As pupils start their final year at Bickleigh Down, it is always an exciting but somewhat daunting time. Every school year is important but Year Six has extra significance as it ends with Statutory Tests and preparations for that all important move to secondary school. Our aim is to make this process as stress free as possible. Yes, it is a very busy year and we have high expectations but this will ensure that all the children reach their full potential and achieve all that they are capable of.
The teaching team this year is Mrs Rundell and Miss Ingram. Mrs Adamson is the Teaching Assistant with Mr Martin also supporting some children in maths. If you wish to speak to any of the staff, please put a note in your child's diary or arrange an appointment through the office. For child protection reasons, we ask that you do not come into the school, through the hall, with your child. We are usually around before school for quick issues or after school if you require a longer appointment.
Children will be split into groups for English and Maths so will not necessarily have all their lessons taught by their class teacher. Homework is set for English and Maths every Friday and should be done and brought in to school by the following Friday. Homework MUST be completed by all children but they should be encouraged to complete it independently as part of their preparation for secondary school. Similarly, spellings are tested each week and children are expected to show that they have learned their spellings daily. Lists are sent home at the beginning of the term but a copy is available below, and in their diary.
Indoor and outdoor sports take place on a Wednesday but we often change the day for PE depending on the weather and other commitments. Therefore, we ask that children have their PE kit in school at all times. Please make sure that every item of clothing, water bottles, lunchboxes etc is named so that anything which goes missing can quickly be returned.
Below is a link to our thematic web showing what we will be learning this term.
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