with Mrs Craggs
Dear Parents and Carers,
Year 6 is an exciting year, with many opportunities and challenges ahead. I expect the children to always try their best in their learning and I aim to support them well and make their learning fun. Pupils will need to become more independent and take responsibility for organising themselves with a view to moving on to secondary school. All pupils have a copy of their timetable in their journal. Please ensure that your child brings their journal to and from school every day. PE kit is needed in school on Tuesdays and Fridays.
In Year 6 the amount and challenge of homework increases and St Mary’s has purchased revision guides and targeted homework booklets to support pupils. These are already being used in mathematics for homework and should always be in school each Wednesday. Spellings are usually tested each Wednesday. I have explained to pupils, how essential it is to develop their reading stamina and recommend that every child reads for 20-30 minutes per day. Reading to and adult and discussing the texts two or three times per week would be highly beneficial. For full details of the homework in Year 6 please click here.
We have high expectations of behaviour, as this is essential if all pupils are to achieve their full potential and fully enjoy their learning at school. Rewards such as housepoints, raffle tickets and class awards continue. In addition, any pupil who has applied him/herself well to the learning and behaved well throughout the week, will receive a silver sticker in the journal on Thursday. At the end of each half term, those pupils achieving a high proportion of silver stickers will enjoy a fun reward activity afternoon. Those who do not, will complete work that will assist them in their learning.
In Year Six, in order to better prepare pupils for the move into secondary school, we apply rewards and sanctions that include detention if applicable. If behaviour is inappropriate during lessons, pupils will receive three warnings (Strike 1, Strike 2, Strike 3). If Strike 3 is reached, a detention will result.
Detention consists of the pupil spending morning break time in the PPA room where he/she completes some useful work relating to their learning. Pupils can be easily supervised by staff in this room. Pupils may take their snack/drink with them at this time. At the end of break time, the pupil goes to Mrs Skidmore to explain their behaviour and show her their work. In the event that three detentions are served, parents/carers are informed.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me. Many thanks for your continued support.