Welcome to Year Six and, hopefully, a return to more normal schooling this year.
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. Miss Crane is the Teaching Assistant with Mr Martin also supporting some children in maths. The teachers’ planning time is on a Friday morning when Miss Freeman and Mr Charlesworth will teach RE, French and spellings.. 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.
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 Thursday and should be done and brought in to school by the following Thursday. 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.
The children will need to bring their PE kit with appropriate footwear to school every Wednesday as this is when our indoor and outdoor PE lessons are scheduled. It is helpful for PE kits to remain in school when washed as extra sessions are often added in preparation for outside events and competitions.
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 Pace Planners showing what we will be learning this term.
Thank you for visiting the Year 6 Page.