Year 6 2022 - 2023
Welcome to the Year 6 Class Page
Welcome to Year 6! I am Miss Tait and I teach Year 6 with support from Mrs O'Neill and Mrs Fretwell. I hope this page will keep parents and carers updated with all our Year 6 news, and importantly, all the key information you will need to know.
As PE lead at Our Lady's, I am looking forward to planning and teaching exciting PE lessons for all of the children in Year 6.I am looking forward to helping our Year 6 children grow and develop their knowledge and skills through exciting and interesting learning experiences.
If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to me at the end of the day or contact the office to arrange an appointment or leave a message. I will always endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
Start time: 8:55
Finish Time: 3:30
We have P.E every Wednesday and Thursday. We have access to both the hall and the MUGA for our P.E session meaning we can carry on teaching P.E regardless of the weather. Children should come to school dressed in their P.E kit. Our P.E sessions on Wednesday and Thursday are both outdoors. It is recommended that during the winter months, children wear jogging bottoms and bring a school jumper/fleece to wear in addition.
Water bottles can be taken home daily to be washed and brough back into school the following day.
Reading Books will be issued every TUESDAY and THURSDAY. Please make sure your child has their book bag in school on these days. Reading records must be signed and dated in order for us to change books. Please note, any books not signed, will not be changed. A record of all books issued, including when changed, is kept to help us monitor reading progression.
Maths Homework will be given out on a Tuesday and is due back on Friday.
English Homework will be given out on a Friday and is due back on Tuesday.
The children will be given 10 spellings per week. Spellings will be given out on Friday, the test will then be on the following Friday (giving the children a week to learn their spellings).
Please check out the details at the bottom of the page how to help with maths and reading.
How to help with maths and reading:
Have fun with reading. Let your child choose what they read and enjoy it together. Short or long, it’s time well spent.
Don’t worry about what your children are reading: recipes, cereal packets, catalogues … it’s all useful! Keep books and other reading materials close by.
Reading to children of all ages is helpful. Ask lots of questions: who, what, where, when and why and ask them to summarise when you’ve finished.
When you see your child reading, praise them: “I love to see you reading!”
For more tips on helping your child read, click here.
Maths can feel like a difficult subject to cover at home. Use these top tips to support your child’s maths learning while schools are closed:
Encourage your child to set goals and make plans – this can help them learn independently.
Have a set time and place to study with the appropriate resources – this can help keep children on task and make sure they have the tools for success.
Practise times tables, either on TimesTables Rockstars or on paper – this is a great tool to help your child remember maths facts quickly and easily.
Create time for your child to practise what they already know, such as repeating times tables.
Provide example maths problems – these can be helpful for your child. These should show all the steps clearly and have a very similar follow-up problem for them to try.
Files to Download
Year 6: News items
Year 5 Passion Play, by Mr Kilkenny
Performance Poetry Competition 2023, by Mr Kilkenny
World Book Day 2023, by Mr Kilkenny