Welcome to Year 6 at Highfields Primary School
If you need to see your child’s teacher, please make an appointment by contacting the school office.
This is where you will find all the information you need to know about what we will be doing in Year 6 this term. There is so much to look forward to this year, including: being stretched and challenged, an exciting curriculum, trips and an end of year production. Your last year at Highfields is going to be brilliant!
Remember it's really important to be at school every day, on time and ready to learn.
The Year 6 Team
|Mrs Wilton – Saxophone Class Teacher
|Mrs Usher – French Horn Class Teacher
Mrs Meakings – Saxophone Class Teacher (Mondays) /
Teaching Assistant (Tuesday - Friday)
|Mrs Cowie – French Horn Class Teaching Assistant
Mrs Goldsmith - Saxophone Class 1:1 Support Staff
|Mrs Mills – Year 6 Groups - Support Staff
|Miss White - Year 6 Groups - Support Staff
What to expect in Year 6.
Year 6 is a key moment in your child’s life; they will develop more independence, a huge amount of resilience and, most importantly, they should become very aware of who they are as both learners and as young adults. The most important thing is to continue to help where possible with reading, homework, times tables. It is never too late to develop a love of reading!
It is the final year of Key Stage 2 before embarking on their journey to secondary school in the following September. There will be a focus on the end of Key Stage 2 National Curriculum assessments, otherwise known as the Standard Assessment Tests (SATs). The assessment tasks that all Year 6 pupils sit in May of each year. The results of these will determine whether your child has met the ‘expected’ level in English and maths.
There are many other valuable subjects that are not assessed in the tests which many children excel in – and these are equally as important. In Year 6, the children always love the history and geography topics. Exploring the Amazon, the Aztecs and South American cultures, and learning about the legacy of the Ancient Greeks.
The school day
● School begins at 8.40am. Children should come through their allocated entrance and walk straight into their classroom.
● Lessons start at 9am.
● Year 6 break is from 11am - 11.15am.
● Lunch takes place from 12.15pm and finishes at 1.10pm.
● The school day ends at 3.15pm for Year 6.
Reading at home - Year 6
For curriculum information, please see below.