Welcome to Year 6.
Most of you will already know Dom who will be teaching Ravenscourt this year. Alexis will be teaching Barons Court. Also included in the Year 6 team are Ross (Additional Year 6 teacher), Jess (Assistant Head and Maths lead) and Lauren (SEN teacher). Once you have read the information below please do check out our Welcome Class Videos which are at the bottom of the page.
Initially, children are being taught in their class groups, but this will change to smaller groups over the course of the year to allow for more targeted support.
It has been a real pleasure welcoming the children back and into Year 6. We have been really impressed with how they have adapted and transitioned to their new year group.
It remains vitally important that the school office has current and up-to-date contact details (phone numbers and email addresses). Please contact them if your details have changed.
At Bounds Green, we pride ourselves on our open door policy, but current circumstances make this more difficult. Therefore, if you need to speak to your child’s class teacher, you can either contact the office and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, you could email us using the following email addresses:
Barons Court: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, if you have an administrative question, please email or call the office at email@example.com or 020 8888 8824 who will be happy to help with your enquiry.
Morning and End of Day Routines
To aid the smooth start to the day, Year 6 are operating a ‘soft start’ system whereby children are able to be dropped off and can make their own way into their respective class. Children will not be lining up or playing in the playground, but should come straight into class for 8.55am. If your child arrives later than 9.05am they will need to go via the office and be marked as late. Home time for Year 6 is 3.25pm.
In Year 6 children are able to walk home by themselves. Before they are able to walk home by themselves, please contact the office to ensure this request is recorded and passed on to the teacher.
General Class housekeeping
Year 6 PE is on a Monday. Children should arrive wearing the clothes they need for PE on this day. We will also be doing the ‘daily mile’ so we ask that children wear comfortable shoes every day.
What to bring to school:
We are asking that children do not bring backpacks into school unless absolutely necessary so as to limit the number of items they bring in from home each day. All your children need to bring is:
We are very excited about the work we will be doing in Year 6 this year. We will be teaching the full Year 6 curriculum but will of course be going back and filling in any gaps due to lockdown last year. This will help ensure children catch up on any learning missed.
Although there is a lot to cover and there will be some SATs focus, please be assured we will still be teaching a broad curriculum and children will have plenty of opportunities to take part in other subjects they enjoy such as PE, Spanish, Art, Science, History and Geography. There will also be a full PSHE programme running throughout the year covering a range of topics to support pupil well-being.
In Year 6 the expectations for home learning do increase a little from Year 5. In Year 6 children will need to complete:
In Year 6 all children will take part in SATs which are national assessments for all children aged 10-11. These are currently scheduled for Monday 9 May to Thursday 12 May 2022. While we will work hard towards SATs and ensure your children are prepared, we want our children to feel relaxed and positive towards the tests.
SATs are only a small part of the Year 6 experience and all we will ask from our children is that they try their best.
Our first Parents Evenings will take place on 21 and 23 September 2021. We will be moving back to face-to-face meetings in school. Further details of how these will be run and how you can book a slot with the teacher will be sent closer to the time.
A second Parents Evening will take place in early March 2022.
Current Government guidelines state that residential trips can take place and we have provisionally booked our residential trip to Pendarren House in December 2021. Further details on this will be provided later in the term
We really look forward to working with you and your children this year and hope to make their final year at Bounds Green a very successful and special one.
Story time is something your child may miss over the next few weeks, so we really encourage you to keep reading books at home. Children can also listen to stories online, which can help support them in their daily reading:
Last year for World Book Day, Rob Biddulph, an author and illustrator, visited Bounds Green and did an amazing workshop for our key stage one children. He is doing really amazing online art activities for children. Click the link below:
We also have some great experiments for those budding scientists, and all only using things you’d have at home!
Please see our latest Curriculum Map for Year 6: