Welcome to Oak Class!
I am Mrs Begum, the Year 6 class teacher and Deputy Headteacher. Mrs Haines, my teaching assistant, works alongside me to support and deliver the Year 6 curriculum. As a team, we aim to engage the children with the topics that we cover and give them the opportunity to voice what they would like to learn about within each topic. Enrichment activities are planned so that the children can link what they are learning to everyday life and make connections with other subjects e.g. Science Week, Arts Week, World Book day, Topic challenges and trips allow the children to enjoy these subjects in an exciting, practical and fun way. English and Maths are delivered daily so that all children are challenged and well prepared for the SATs in May.
In Year 6, we have very high expectations of the children, they are encouraged to become independent learners and work hard to be the best they can be. They are challenged with the work but supported effectively within the classroom, for example; small group work, clubs, 1:1 work with the teacher, interventions and peer support. This is their final year at Primary school and the preparation for High School begins in Year 6, the transition from Primary to High School can be difficult but I believe that at Far Forest we prepare them very well for the next stage of their school life.
They children in Year 6 are role models to our younger pupils and also the oldest in the school. We encourage them to take on roles and responsibilities within the school, they are expected to set a good example to others. It is not only a great way to boost self-esteem and confidence, it also allows the children to take pride in their appearance and gain respect from both staff and pupils. The roles include: Prefects, School Council Representatives, Sports Leaders, Assembly/Worship Crew monitors and House Captains. The children are eager to play a key role, which really shows that they like to rise to challenges in Year 6 and always want to please.
Our class page will inform you about what we are doing to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum and share with you the final chapter of your child’s primary school year.
This is an important year, where they will be preparing for the transition to High School. The hard work starts from day 1 and the children quickly learn that the pace is fast and furious! They deepen their knowledge and understanding and learn to express, reason and articulate their thinking. They truly blossom by the end of the year and all their hard work is rewarded. It is such an honour for me, as their class teacher, to embark upon this journey with them and witness the successes, however big or small that may be.
My door is always open should you have any questions or queries about your child’s progress. We are looking forward to an exciting year full of learning with our Year 6 children.
Mrs M Begum
Maths and English homework is set on a Wednesday and the children should this in on the following Monday. Please make sure that deadlines are met.
Daily reading at home should continue this year along with questioning and discussion of texts.
Spellings will be sent home on a weekly basis in Year 6, usually on a Monday. The focus this year will be on children using and applying spellings correctly in their own writing as well as in test situations.
The children also have access to Spelling Shed, TT Rockstars and Fiction Express.
Our PE days will be on a Thursday and Friday. PE kits need to be in school all week just in case a session has to be swapped. Please make sure your child has the correct kit - see school uniform list on the website if you are not sure.