Year Group 6
Welcome to Year 6
Half-Term Autumn 2: A Class Act.
Please see below for our curriculum newsletter detailing what we will be covering. More information about the learning within this topic can be found under curriculum information, where you will see the Knowledge Organisers for each subject.
Children should bring a pair of plimsolls or indoor trainers into school in their PE bag. These will be kept in school for the whole term, unless the shoes become too small, and we will send them home earlier.
Year 6 PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday.
Children will need to wear their full Hillcross PE Kit to school on these days and bring their school shoes (and a change of socks in case they get muddy) with them in a plastic carrier bag. This is so that if they get muddy they can change into their school shoes without walking mud throughout the school. Please be mindful of the weather and choose the most appropriate PE kit (tracksuit bottoms in winter and shorts in summer). Please can I remind you that Jewellery is not to be worn for PE.
Water Bottles & Snacks
Children must bring a water bottle to school to ensure they keep hydrated throughout the day. Water bottles must be clear and in the colour that matches your child's house and should contain water only. School water bottles are available to purchase via Parentmail with a lid corresponding to your child's house. A payment item has been set for all families if you need to purchase a bottle, please indicate the quantity you require and which house your child/ren are in. We will review this payment item once a week. The cost of a water bottle is £1.75 and each additional lid is 75p.
Children will be able to bring healthy fruit/vegetable snacks into school, but these must be in either a plastic container or in plastic/paper bags to minimise the risk of cross contamination.
Only children in year five or six who walk to and from school on their own may bring in a mobile phone, however, this should be turned off and placed in a clear plastic bag before they come onto the school site. These will be handed in to the class teacher who will keep them locked away until the end of the day.
Children are not to bring their own pencil case into school from home - all equipment your child requires for their learning will be provided by the school.
This will be set on Google Classroom. However, if your child completes learning on paper, please encourage your child to follow our Presentation Policy and to take a photograph and upload to Google Classroom.
Start & End of the School Day
Children will be escorted down to the playground at 3pm. Children who have permission to walk home alone will be dismissed from the playground. Children who are collected will remain with the teacher until an adult comes to collect them.
If a different adult is collecting your child please inform the class teacher in writing using your child's communication book or by e-mail.
Year 6 parents considering allowing their children to walk home from school unaccompanied, must complete a form (available from the school website), and permission for this must be granted by Mrs Francis.
Year Group Specific Information
During the Summer term, children usually have an opportunity to take part in a week's residential visit. Keep an eye out on ParentMail for further information.
Year 6 SATs will take place from Monday 8th May 2023 to Thursday 11th May 2023. Attend the presentation at the curriculum evening and look out for important information regarding this and find out how you can help support and prepare your child for the tests.
There are numerous opportunities for you to join in with the life of the school in the following ways:
- Accompanying School Trips;
- Sports Day (Summer 1);
- Year Group Performance (Summer 2);
- PTA & Volunteering in School
Hillcross is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and supporting procedures in place. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents and carers are welcome to read the policy on request.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are:
- Lisa Francis – Headteacher
- Lee Christy - Assistant Headteacher
- Tanja Doig – Assistant Headteacher
- Steph Mayar – Assistant Headteacher/SENCO