Transition to Year 5/6
Welcome to Class (Year 5/6)
- Teacher: Miss Flannagan
- Teaching Assistant: Mrs Freer
We have a mixture of Year 5 and 6 children, who will be taught in separate year groups on a morning. Year 5 will be taught by Mrs Carr and Year 6 by myself, Miss Flanagan.
For our Year 6 children, this is their final year at VLA and we aim to make it as memorable as possible! During their time in class, they’ll learn about a range of topics, beginning with The Amazon.
We have very high expectations of the children’s behaviour and effort, especially as this is their final step towards secondary education. As the year progresses, you will find that our Year 6 children are asked to complete practice SATs papers, as additional homework, so they are as prepared as possible for the (dreaded!!) SATs tests in May. We have found that in previous years, this has really helped calm any nerves or worries about the tests! As well as this, children’s attendance, in the run-up to the tests, is of huge importance!
Our Year 5/6 Curriculum Overviews
You can view or download our curriculum overview by clicking the link below:
The 2014 National Curriculum outlines the expected standards that children should reach by the end of each year in primary school. These are outlined below.
- Year 5 Must Do Maths
- Year 5 Meeting Expectations English
- Year 6 Must Do Maths
- Year 6 Meeting Expectations English
Must Do Spellings
There will be two hour PE lessons every week as well as a daily fitness session. At times, there may well be additional sessions when external coaches are in school. Children are advised to bring in a PE kit on a Monday morning and to leave it in school for a half – term. The kit will then be returned home for cleaning. If you would prefer to wash it more regularly then please inform staff, who will send the kit home as and when requested by parents.
Please note no jewellery is allowed to be worn during PE for safety reasons and will need to be removed during PE and sporting activities.
At VLA, we operate an effective and consistent whole school approach to homework. Every child, from Year 1 – Year 6 is issued with their very own VLA Homework Book. Our Homework book will also be used as a reading diary and should be brought into school every day. The homework children receive in school will vary depending on the year group they are in.
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