Can you believe it? It’s our very last year at Sedlescombe!
Welcome to year 6 and Class Vivaldi. The busiest, most challenging but most incredibly fun and rewarding year of primary school.
In year 6 we will have many new challenges and responsibilities including being a reception buddy as well as lots of events and activities to enjoy throughout the year with our brand new residential trip to PGL being a fantastic highlight to look forward to!
Year 6 is also an important year in making sure that we head to secondary school as prepared as we possibly can. We don’t just mean in learning but also will work hard to prepare the children for the added responsibilities that will hit them in year 7. In the summer, the children will have the opportunity to spend transitions days in their new secondary schools in order to prepare them for this change.
Home learning is especially important in Year 6 as when children start secondary school, they could potentially have homework every night and we need to prepare them for this.
- Each week, we will have a piece of homework from either our Maths or Reading workbook. It will be set in class on a Friday and we will highlight the pages we need to complete. It needs to be returned by the following Thursday. If you have any problems, please ask for help on Wednesday.
- Reading is still very important and we expect 4 reads a week. Please make sure your book is signed and in school every Friday.
- Spelling is a real focus for us as a class. You have your own spelling book and need to practice your spellings with an adult at least once a week who needs to sign your book which will be checked on a Friday.
At the moment we have PE on a Wednesday and swimming on a Thursday. However, a PE kit should be in school everyday. It is really important that the children become responsible for having their PE kit in school as some secondary schools will give detention to children who do not have their kits!
Jewellery MUST be removed, so if your child has pierced ears they will need a small pot to put their earrings in to keep them safe.
Long hair should be tied back for school, but MUST be tied back for P.E. Lessons so a spare hair band is useful.
Please do not hesitate to come in and see us if you have any concerns or queries about Year Six. We are always available after school and happy to help in any way we can.
Let’s look forward to a wonderful year ahead!!
Mr Cole and Mrs Dann