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.

 

 

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

Welcome to Year 6! 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, children will need to be fully prepared.

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 (this includes 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 write a message in their homework diary – we don’t want to cause any unnecessary stress at home and would like to support children in homework.

Subject

Day Set

Due date

Spellings

Monday

Friday – Spelling test

Handwriting

Monday

Friday

Science

6F - Thursday

Following Thursday

6C – Monday

Following Monday

6B – Monday

Following Monday

Group Maths

Wednesday

Friday

English

Tuesday

Monday

Occasional Topic

Flexible

 
During 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 MFL homework in place of the core subjects.

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 diary 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 and are advised to approach their teacher as soon as possible to seek additional support. 

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 but preferably a fountain/cartridge pen – with spare cartridges
  • A pencil, rubber and sharpener
  • A 30cm ruler
  • A pair of scissors
  • A clear protractor – please ensure this is clear so that children are able to read measurements clearly
  • A set of colouring pencils
  • A set of colouring pens
  • A ring binder for transporting homework  - this is essential!
  • A calculator – not the scientific kind!
  • A roll of sticky back plastic for covering learning journals throughout the year – this should be kept at home
  • Glue sticks – As most glue sticks quickly run out, we suggest that children bring in two. Please do not send in coloured/smelly glue sticks, as from our experience, they become messy and can spoil the overall presentation of children’s work.

Please note that some equipment will need to be replaced regularly during the year as it may run out.

Special pens and felt tips are sometimes permitted, and again, these should be clearly named and stored in an appropriately sized pencil case so that children’s desk trays close. 

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

PE and Games

Children will need to bring in their full PE kit every day, as the PE timetable will change throughout the year and can occasionally change from week to week. We encourage children to bring their kit on a Monday and take it home, to be washed, on a Friday.

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 during PE). If earrings are left in, they will be covered up with tape during PE. If your child has long hair, please can they have it tied back at all times, not just for PE lessons.

Thanking you in advance for your support this year,

Mrs Ford, Miss Chaudhry and Miss Barnham