Welcome to Year 6

Welcome to our class page.

  • Mrs Gilford is the class teacher and also Deputy head.
  • On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday she is joined by Miss Harris who is a Teaching Assistant in the mornings, and the class teacher in the afternoons.
  • Mrs Tonkinson and Miss Lee are also teaching assistants in year 6.

Now you are in Year 6........

Our Year 6 pupils are the oldest in the school and are therefore expected to be excellent role models for the rest of the children at St. Laurence's. There is an emphasis on maths and English in Y6 each morning, as the children prepare for their SAT's tests in May. However the curriculum in the afternoons is broad and there are countless other opportunities available during the year to enhance the children's final year at St. Laurence's, including opportunities to become house captains and also leaders of the School Council.

Are you a responsible pupil, capable of taking on an additional role?

Prefects are chosen by Mr Matthews and Senior Leadership Team throughout the year. They are responsible for helping to maintain good behaviour both inside and outside at breaktimes. They also help in the hall at lunchtime. House Captains are voted in by the children in KS2 and they help to organise the play shed at break times handing out play equipment they also organise teams for interhouse competitions. Children who wish to help lead and run the school council apply for the positions by letter to Mr Matthews. Meetings are held weekly and the council fund raise and help to bring about positive changes in school.  

There are various other opportunities during Year 6. Pupils can be trained to run 'Jumping Jaxx' playtime games for the younger children. Bike-ability courses are held over a two day period. There are football and netball teams to join, with weekly matches in the local school league. There are Tag rugby tournaments and athletics and rounders tournaments to take part in too.

At Christmas, the year 6 pupils help to present the carol service in St. Laurence's Church and at the end of the summer term, Year 6 take on the main roles in our KS2 musical production, which is performed at the Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Our Visit to London

In the spring term Year 6 go on a residential visit to London, visiting museums, art galleries, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, and the Houses of Parliament (where we are usually greeted by our local MP Mr Philip Dunne). There is also a trip to the theatre, a ride on the London Eye and a short trip on the river.

Other visits during the year link to topics. This year we are going to Blists Hill, the Victorian Town in Ironbridge, as a link to our class reader Oliver Twist and a short topic on Victorians.

Class tests and Homework!

Year 6 sit their KS2 SAT's tests in May and it is therefore very important that they adopt a good work ethic during the year.

There are 3 homeworks during the week, a reading comprehension, a grammar and punctuation paper and a maths homework. In addition to this, children are expected to read at last three times a week and have their reading diary signed by a parent or carer. There are also spellings to learn each week and there is a tables test held each week.

Topics during the year include:

Autumn term

Victorian England (Linking to Literacy), the Antarctic, a local study with a focus on Architecture, Light, Electricity, Spirituality.

Spring term

The Vikings

Summer term

South America

To see a full range of topics covered ....... The Y6 Curriculum

What do you need in Class 6?

We will supply you with a cartridge pen, but you are welcome to bring in your own pens (Blue ink only !)

PE kits should be in school at all times. PE is on Monday's and Fridays in the autumn and spring terms, and on Monday's and Thursday's in the summer term.

Swimming takes place in the autumn term on Wednesday afternoons.

You need to make sure that your homework is completed and handed in on time, you also need to remember your readng book each day.

Spelling tests and tables tests are on Friday.

Assertive mentoring is on Thursday.

Parents .....

If you have an interesting job and think that the children would benefit from hearing about it, please come and talk to the class. It is never too soon to help the children to start thinking about what they want to do when they leave school.

If you would like to help organise some fundraising activities to help reduce the cost of trips please let Mrs Gilford know.

Please help your children to develop a good attitude to getting homework completed and handed in. It is also really important that children get enough sleep, avoid electronic devices being available in rooms once lights go out.

We would like you to sign the children's reading diaries at least three times a week and also sign the spelling log book each week.

Year 6 seems to fly by and it won't be long before your children are leaving for secondary school. Our aim is to prepare the class for their time at senior school so that they can access the secondary curriculum and make the most of the oppportunities presented to them there. That way, when your child leaves school they will be able to make choices about their future.

I'm not a great one for cliches, but I believe that 'You get out of life what you put in!' the more positive your child's involvement is while they are at school the more fulfilling their life will be.

Help them to be the best they can be !

Kate Gilford - Y6 teacher and Deputy Head.

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Mrs Gilford

Class 6

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Teaching Assistants

    Miss Harris          Mrs Tonkinson      Miss Lee

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