Year 6 are learning to organise their homework responsibilities ready for secondary school. They receive homework in the core areas as well as specific tasks and practices for assessments.
We also expect our year 6 children to organise PE kit days and any other timetabled requirements.
Children are encouraged to bring in fruit for the morning break. The fruit scheme for Nursery to Year 2 cannot under current rules be extended to year 3 and above.
School starts at 9am and the school bell will ring at 8.55am by which time you should be in the playground ready to start school. Lateness is not acceptable without a sound reason. Year one line up in the key stage one playground. Uniform is part of the school ethos and is expected to be worn (uniform details)
Trying to talk to the class teacher in the morning simply halts a calm start to the day. If you need to talk urgently go to the office where they can pass on urgent messages. Do ask to talk to teachers at the end of the day, e mail the school or hand them a note in the morning. If there is a difficulty they will contact you to arrange a mutually convenient time.
Local area trips where the children might walk down the library will not need your permission. Travelling further a field or with transport will require your permission. Obviously we have to charge (Charging Policy is on our web) but we always aim to keep costs down and we can on many occasions reduce costs by subsidising some trips.
If you are asking someone else to collect you child at the end of the day we must have a letter or an e mail to confirm who this is with. We will not let children leave without permission in writing. If this is a regular occurence one letter with details will suffice.
BP will take year five to Plas Menai in Wales and from 2019 Year Six will travel to France and the World war One Battlefields. This will be linked to the Newfoundland work and will include a visit to Beaumont Hamel as part of the trip. This will be the continuing plans for school journeys now we are fully a two form entry school.
ICT work is also a vital part of learning in the 21st Century. Here is just one example of the work our children undertake. Based on Shakespeares Macbeth: Macbeth
Here is the full curriculum for your child’s year alongside the other year groups. Beatrix Potter Curriculum Map Y1 to Y6 (doc)