Meet the staff
Class Teacher: Mr Mack
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Richmond and Miss Wilkie
What do we do in Year 6?
Welcome to the Year 6 website, we hope you have had a lovely summer and that your children are refreshed and ready for the challenges and exciting year ahead before their transition to high school.
We have started off the year by discussing how interesting but nervous our children’s time in Year 6 will be. They are now the oldest pupils at Westcliff and have therefore realised how great it is that our younger Westcliff children look up to them as role models. We encourage our children to be resilient learners and to be the best they can be. Year 6 is about our children becoming independent and learning to become responsible people.
Usually, at the start of the year, our children have such an amazing opportunity to visit Winmarleigh, in which they will take part in a number of exhilarating outdoor activities. This year, they will be going in June 2022, when we hope Covid-19 will be less prevalent.
We have designed our curriculum overview to ensure that the Year 6 curriculum is covered throughout the year. Please take a look at the overview below.
Other Useful Information
We are having a big push to encourage our children to join up their handwriting correctly. We practise this regularly in class throughout all subjects.
Reading regularly at home should still continue this year with frequent questioning and discussion of texts taking place. All reading should be recorded in homework diaries.
English homework will be given on Fridays to be completed by the following Friday, on Edmodo. Maths homework will be given on Fridays to be completed the following Friday, once again on Edmodo. Our children should also practise recalling their times tables, in which they should know them confidently. It would also be useful for them to practise telling the time.
It is recommended that our Year 6 children should practise the Year 5 and 6 spelling list, though we won’t be sending regular spelling homework for most children as there is limited research to support learning spellings at home. We will practise spellings frequently in class and our children are encouraged to use words from the spelling list in their writing.
Knowing about E-Safety is so important for Year 6 due to their transition to high school. Towards the end of the year, our children will have visitors to talk about the importance of E-Safety before their transition to high school. It would be useful to talk to your child at home about staying safe on the internet.
Parents are encouraged to contact Mr Mack if they have any queries or questions, via Class Dojo.