Year 6: Kolbe class
Welcome to Year 6
It is an exciting year for your children as they continue their journey through school and complete their final year here at Our Lady & St Gerard’s. We look forward to working together to prepare your children for the next step as they embark on life at High School.
Our classroom is a happy and positive working environment, where praise and encouragement are used to motivate and support all of the children. We follow our Behaviour Charter, encouraging the children to: 'Be Safe'; 'Be a learner' and 'Be kind and respectful'. We ask that each child tries their best and develops a resilient attitude towards learning.
Throughout the year, lots of new and exciting learning will take place. Your children will be challenged to be the very best they can be and encouraged to take part in every aspect of school life. We value the support you give your child at home with reading, spelling, learning times tables and delving into any topic-based research or interests your child may express.
Every Friday, homework will be set. This will consist of Maths and English. In addition, please encourage your child to read as often as possible. Reading books should be brought to school every day.
P.E. will be on Tuesday and Thursday this year. Full P.E. kit (black/navy shorts, white t-shirt and trainers) must be in school every week. Jewellery should not be worn on these days.
Please do not hesitate to speak to me if you have any questions throughout the year. I look forward to working with you and your children.
Our Behaviour Charter
Our school Behaviour Policy is built upon the ‘5 pillars of Pivotal Practice’ (‘When Adults Change, Everything Changes’, Paul Dix):
Consistent, calm adult behaviour,
First attention to best conduct,
Scripting difficult conversations,
We have three simple goals: Be safe, Be a Learner, Be Kind and Respectful.
Year 6 Overview of Themes 2022-23
Recommended Reading Books
We have selected these recommended reading lists from Peters Education to ensure that our children have access to a wide range of books. These books are all available in school and form our 'core' texts in our class libraries. These lists are chosen because they:
- link with our curriculum for each year group
- represent different cultures
- introduce children to new authors and expand their knowledge of familiar authors
- ensure progression
- match topics of interests for our children
- tackle current themes