Find information about Year 6 here…
Year 6 Staff
6J: Bob Jones (Class teacher)
6R: Natalie Rodrigues (Class Teacher),
Judy Smith & Toni Young (Support staff)
PPA cover: Will Hann
6J: On the Second floor, turn right at the very top of the stairs ( on the right-hand-side as you approach from the playground) and head towards the farthest-most corner of the building.
6R: On the Second floor, turn right at the very top of the stairs ( on the right-hand-side as you approach from the playground).
Both Teachers hold regular times when they will be available to see or speak to you. Please email the office and let them know when you’d like to catch up, or drop in.
6J Wednesday 4.00 – 4.30 p.m.
6R Wednesday 4.00 – 4.30 p.m.
If meeting or speaking at these times is not convenient for you, then please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.
We have two Parents’ Evenings a year, one in Autumn and one in Spring Term. Please read the Weekly Update to find out when these are, and the school will also be in touch so you can book your slots in good time.
Autumn: WW2 in Islington
Spring: The Ancient Maya & South America
Summer: Pitches and Performance
At the end of every week, Yerbury sends a Weekly Update to all parents who have signed up for it (see the bottom of the website to sign up). This includes a lot of information both on a school level and for individual class information. We strongly encourage all parents to sign up to it so you are kept up-to-date.
We try to do exercise every day – if not P.E or Dance, then the Daily Mile. Please make sure your child comes to school in suitable footwear and clothing to run in each day as children will not be changing for PE/Daily Mile sessions.
P.E day & Dance day: please refer to the class letter you receive at the beginning of term
School visits – Classes usually organise 3 trips a year linked to their topics.
Class assemblies or Special Event/ Day – Each class usually does 3 class or year group events a year which parents are encouraged to attend. Please keep a look out in the Weekly Update for dates.
Water bottles/ Lunchboxes
All children must bring in a water bottle, clearly labelled with their name. These will be used by the children throughout the day, so please try and ensure that they are able to open these independently. These will be sent home each afternoon for cleaning and refilling for the following day. Please encourage your child to take responsibility for remembering their water bottle every day.
Those children who are bringing a packed lunch should bring this in a small container, ideally a lunch box, as these will be stored within the classroom. Please also ensure your child is able to open the box and any food packages and containers, particularly flasks, independently. We are a healthy eating school, so lunches should be nutritious and balanced, with no junk food items and no fizzy or sugary drinks. Nuts and foods containing nuts are strictly prohibited.
In Year 6, we start to prepare the children for secondary school by giving them two pieces of homework a week.
Spelling homework will be given out on Tuesday. We will send home a list of spellings for the children to learn which will then be tested in a dictation on Friday. In addition, the children will also be assigned a number of games on Spelling Shed which they should complete by Friday. We will be able to monitor the children’s progress on these games through our teacher accounts.
Another homework, linked to the learning that has taken place in class during the week, will be given out on Friday. This is due in on Tuesday.
Spelling and Handwriting
You can find a list of spellings and handwriting guidance appropriate to your child’s year-group by clicking Spelling & Handwriting.
Maths and English Curriculum Objectives
Click on THIS LINK to learn more about the Maths and English (Speaking, Reading and Writing) Objectives that are taught from Year 1 to Year 6.
Here is a link to a handy TIMES TABLES GRID and advice.
Maths fluency & recall facts – Year6keyrecallfacts
Year 6 Curriculum Map
CLICK HERE for more information about our curriculum
The Y6 SATs are usually taken in May. The school will be in touch with all Y6 parents nearer the time to invite them to attend an information session on the SATs and how you can help your children prepare and feel at ease about them.
How you can help
If you have any knowledge, skill, or artefacts related to what we are learning in school, then please do get in touch with your child’s teacher. We love having our Parents and Carers come in and help us all to learn!
Medicines and hygiene
If your child requires an inhaler, EpiPen, or any other regular medication, please could you ensure the school has two of each medication from day one, as we will require one for the classroom and one for the school medical room.
We realise that in Year 5/6, there may be some children who need to bring sanitary products into school with them. These can be kept in a small bag which can fit in their tray. Please let the teacher know so we can support your child appropriately.
In Y5 and 6, children are allowed to walk home alone at the end of the school day if the parents give permission. Permission forms are given out at the beginning of the year. This only applies at the end of the school day, not during school hours. If a child needs to go home during the school day for whatever reason, an adult needs to be them up.
Mobile phones are not allowed in school, however if parents would like their children to have a mobile phone for after school (e.g. to walk home alone, or go to the park), then the children came drop their mobile phones off in the office at the beginning of the day, and pick them up at home time.