Welcome to Class Five!
Hello and welcome to the Class 5 (Year Six) class page! My name is Miss Jackson and I am very happy to be the Year Six teacher again this year. Many other members of staff will support in our classroom, including; Mrs Shelton (afternoons), Mrs O’Brien (1-1 mornings), Mrs Crabtree (1-1 mornings), Mrs Dixon (French teacher and Learning Mentor) and Mrs Brian (IT teacher)! It is our aim this year to ensure that the children’s final year of primary school is the best on it possibly can be, which prepares them for their next stage in life – high school!
Embarking on a new school year is daunting for all. This has been exacerbated by the pandemic which continues to make our day to day lives challenging. Throughout the year, we will do everything possible to ensure the children are supported and encouraged to express themselves positively and be the best they can be. I will ensure this through building strong and respectful relationships amongst the children and the adults so we can thrive in a happy and inspiring environment.
I have always felt that education is a partnership between teachers, children and parents. In order to encourage effective communication, and therefore the best learning opportunities for all, I am always available to discuss any of your concerns or questions either through the Class Dojo messaging system or by phoning the school office.
Here at St. Ignatius, we aim to nurture the whole child so that when it is time to leave for high school and beyond, they can be proud of what they have achieved!
Other Key Information
- What We Expect from Year 6 – The children are now the eldest in school and will need to learn to become more independent and set a good example to their younger peers. They will need to develop their skills in readiness for their transition to high school where there will be an assumption that the children are ‘Year 7 ready’. This means they are; independent, organised, a responsible citizen, resilient, self-sufficient and they are ‘ready’ learners. This is something we will spend a lot of time developing, talking about and supporting the children with throughout year six.
- Reading – I am aware that most children read independently by the time they reach year 6, however shared reading of both fiction and non-fiction with your child will encourage them to reflect and build their comprehension skills. If possible, please set aside as much time as you can for your child to read independently or with a family member each night.
Please note – a comment with a page number and signature should be made every time a child reads at home.
- Homework – Homework is given out on a Thursday and should be returned the following Thursday. Please encourage your child to complete their homework and build this into their routine. Independence is key here – it will prepare them for high school!
Please note – homework will include spellings featured in a spelling test which will take place on the Thursday which the homework is due.
- P.E. – Currently, P.E. takes place on a Wednesday and Friday in Class 5. The children are to attend school in their P.E. kits on those days.
- SATs – Current government guidance states that SATs will take place as normal in May and more information about this will be shared with you when appropriate.
- High School Applications – You must submit applications for High Schools and this is usually done online. The usual deadline date is 31st October – although schools outside of Wakefield or private schools may differ so please contact them directly. More information on transition to high schools will take place in the summer term to ensure all parties are informed and prepared.
Please see the documents below for more information about Class 5.
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