At St Paul's C of E Primary School, we are educated for life with the love of God and Christian values at the heart of our school.

 

Parent Forum

Thank you to all of the parents who came to the school on Tuesday 24th April for our Parent Forum on Year 6 assessment and league table findings.  The presentation used for the session can be found here.

 

Expected Standards in Year 6

The NAHT have put together a set of  objectives for maths, reading and writing. These are what they would expect most children in the year group to be able to achieve by the end of the academic year. Please use the links below to see what the expectations are for your child this year:

Maths, Reading & Writing

 

Class Timetables

Several parents have asked for a copy of the class timetable to be available on the website.  Timetables vary from week to week and so these are a guideline only.  We recommend that pupils are equipped for any lesson at any time of the week, as timetables are always subject to change.  If you would like to see a typical weekly timetable for your child's class click on the links below.

6R Timetable

Welcome to Year Six! As this is your child's final year at St Paul’s, they will be s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g themselves in all sorts of new and exciting ways. They will have some extra privileges, lots of interesting topics to learn about, as well as some excellent trips and events. In order to get the most out of this year, they will need to be fully prepared. So read on…

Homework 

Homework will usually be set every day and it is important that your child completes the homework for the deadline set to the best of their ability. We expect children in year 6 to spend 45 mins on their homework each evening, in addition to 15 mins reading (a variety of stories, newspapers, poetry, comics, and information books).
*If your child has spent 45 min on their homework and it is unfinished, please just write a message in their homework diary – we don’t want to cause any unnecessary stress at home.

Subject Day Set Due date
Spellings Monday Friday – Spelling test
Science 6F – Wednesday
6R - Tuesday
6F – Tuesday
6R - Monday
Maths (set by group teacher) Wednesday Friday
English Usually Tuesday Usually Monday
Occasional Topic Usually Friday Varies

 
For the Autumn term, children will be set extra handwriting homework on a Monday which will be due in on Friday. Occasionally, we will set Art, PE, or Languages homework instead of core subject homework.
The children will have been given a homework diary where they will need to write in their homework and when it is due. You can also use this to write any messages/as a means of communication to us. Please make it clear to your child it is their responsibility to show their teacher the message as we do not check the diaries as a matter of course.  It is important that their homework diary goes home every day and comes in every day. In order to be successful and prepare the children for secondary school, we expect children to take responsibility, be organised and not leave their homework to the last minute. Children will always have a minimum of two nights to complete their homework. 

Parent Help

Please see the class teacher if you are able to help with hearing children read, take small groups, go on school outings, special days etc. At St. Paul's, we are always grateful for any support you can provide even if it is just half an hour every other week!

Equipment

Please make sure your child has all of the following equipment every day:

  • At least 1 handwriting pen – not Berol (preferably a fountain/cartridge pen)
  • Spare cartridges
  • Pencil, rubber and sharpener
  • 30cm ruler
  • Scissors
  • Clear protractor
  • Colouring pencils (incl a blue pencil for self-marking work)
  • Colouring pens
  • Ring binder for transporting homework (very important)
  • Calculator (not scientific type)
  • Sticky back plastic for covering learning journals throughout the year (kept at home)
  • Glue sticks:  Most children's glue sticks quickly run out, so we suggest that you either send them in with two, or keep a batch at home.  Please do not send in coloured/smelly glue sticks, as from our experience, they become messy and can spoil the overall presentation.  Very cheap glue sticks tend to not work effectively, therefore the preferred glue is a trusty Pritt stick.

     Obviously things run out, so equipment will need to be replaced regularly during the year.

    Special pens and felt tips are sometimes permitted, and again, these should be clearly named and stored in a pencil case that is not so chunky that the tray does not close. 

    We kindly ask children not to bring gel pens in to school. 

PE and Games


Children will need to bring in their full PE equipment in every day. Bring it in on a Monday and take it home to be washed on a Friday. Our PE days will change throughout the year which means they will need to bring it in every day, not just on our regular PE days.

Hair, Nails and Jewellery

Please can you ensure your child has no nail varnish, no jewellery (except stud earrings which are to be taken out on PE days). If earrings are left in, they will be covered up with tape on PE days. If your child has long hair, please can they have it tied back at all times.

Thanking you in advance for your support this year,

Mr Robertson and Mrs Ford