Jaguars: Mr Cole
Pumas: Mrs Partridge
Leopards: Mrs Franks
Miss Lawson Mrs Heckford Mrs Gomm Miss Jones
Members of staff working within the year group:
Miss Wright Mr Brown
Welcome to Year 6. We are all looking forward to getting to know your children and working with them. It will be a very busy year but a very exciting one too. We aim to make the children's final year at Longfleet Primary School a very special and memorable one.
If you would like to discuss your child's learning or share any pastoral information, please contact the team on AskYear6@longfleet.coastalpartnership.co.uk, noting in the subject heading if there is a particular teacher you would like to get in touch with. We will endeavour to reply as quickly as possible. For non-learning matters (e.g. clubs, pick-up arrangements, medical appointments), please contact Office@longfleet.coastalpartnership.co.uk.
Our aim in Year 6 is to provide every child with the opportunity to experience ‘Life in All Its Fullness’ and we hope for an extremely enjoyable and successful year.
PE day: Friday
Your child is able to come to school wearing their PE kit on their PE day and any day that they attend a sporting after school club, We also suggest that if their shoes are not appropriate for running, they may keep a spare pair of trainers in the cloakroom for our daily 'active time' sessions. In the colder months, we suggest a
Reading: At least 3 times a week, checked on Friday
Ideally, we hope that our children read daily but we expect every child to read a minimum of 3 times a week and record this in their reading record. We encourage the children to enter the reads themselves and then come to you for a signature. Please see our 'home reading guide for parents' below for further year group-specific information.
Pupils are encouraged to take Accelerated Reader quizzes on every book they read to earn points for their class and reach their next million words.
Spellings: Set on Thursday, tested on Tuesday
Weekly spellings for your child's English set will be available to view on Google Classroom.
They can also log onto Purple Mash to find a linked activity in their 'to do' tab.
SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar): Set on Thursday, completed by Tuesday
A weekly SPAG activity will be available on Google Classroom and a link provided to the activity (either Purple Mash or SPAG.com). This is provided by your child's English set teacher.
Maths skills: Set on Thursday, tested on Tuesday
A weekly 'Freckle' online maths skills task will be set and an outline describing the activity will be on Google Classroom. Again, your child will need to complete the homework task for their set.
Pupils are also encouraged to use 'Freckle' to develop and reinforce other areas of their learning in school, and TT Rockstars to secure their times tables skills as needed.
Computing: Set on Thursday, completed by Wednesday
Your child's computing task will be set as a 'to do' on Purple Mash. There will be a teaching video available on Google Classroom which supports each activity set, providing a step by step guide of the task. Teachers will check that this 'to do' has been completed and organise a catch-up session during playtime if it has not.
Please email AskGoogle@longfleet.coastalpartnership.co.uk if you have any technical difficulties (including password requests.)
Learning in Year 6 (Termly Overview)
The termly overview provides an outline of each subject, focusing on the skills and 'must haves' that the children will be learning during the term. Children are welcome to carry out their own research at home if they are keen to do so.
Please click the links below the tables to see enlarged versions.
Autumn Term Overview:
Spring Term Overview
Longfleet Year 6 'Must Read' Books:
Week beginning Monday, 8th May 2023
SATs are a set of standard assessment tasks that are taken at the end of Key Stage 2. They include tests in maths, reading and GPS (grammar, punctuation and spelling.) All schools complete the tests on the same day and they are marked externally, with results being received in July. These are then communicated to children, parents, secondary schools and government. Writing is assessed by the teachers and is then moderated.
It is very important that children are in school for the assessments as they would have to take the tests in isolation another day that week if absent.
Transition to Secondary School
Secondary schools have open evenings during September. Details can be found on each school's website.
The deadline for applying to a secondary school is 31st October. Please see the BCP website for the admissions process.
School members from a variety of secondary schools visit our children as well as the transition day when our children visit their school. Some children have extra visits as/if needed.
In Year 6, we also have a 'Steps to Secondary' week which aims to prepare the children for their transition. They will experience a more 'secondary' style timetable, organisation, homework and expectations.
Information will be posted here regarding the purchase of the leavers' hoodies. These are always very popular!
Please check here later in the year for information about our very exciting and hugely enjoyable activities week: a real celebration of every child's time at Longfleet Primary School.
How can I support my child at home?