Welcome to Year 6!
We have an exciting year ahead with lots of fantastic opportunities for the children to learn in a variety of ways. We will also be focussing on preparing the children for their exciting journey to secondary school in a years time!
Meet the Team
Horowitz Teacher- Miss Vink
We are excited to be welcoming Miss Vink to The Palmer Academy this year all the way from South Africa where she has been teaching for many years. Miss Vink brings with her years of experience in engaging children in exciting lessons which prepare them for their move to secondary school while making their final year the most memorable!
Lewis Teacher- Miss Thomassen
Miss Thomassen is excited to be in Year 6 again this year as she thoroughly enjoyed working with the older children during their final year at primary school! Miss Thomassen is an enthusiastic teacher with a love for learning and particularly loves to inspire the children in her class to dream big! Miss Thomassen cannot wait to go on the Year 6 residential this year!
Mrs James- LSA
Mrs James will be based in Lewis with Miss Thomassen, but she will be working with children from both classes. Mrs James is a greatly talented LSA who enjoys getting to know the children and working with them to develop confidence.
Routines & Notices
Friday morning (come to school in your kit)
Thursday afternoon (bring your kit)
Each week on Thursday spellings to learn and maths activities will be sent home. As the year goes on this will increase to include a SPAG activity and reading comprehension. These need to be returned on time on Tuesdays. Please find time to read with your child as well as practice times tables every day.
Other activities you could do:
• Go to the library and read new books
• Research about our topic this term
• Get creative and bring to school artwork or 3d modelling based on any of our topic
Registration & Dismissal
It is expected that all children arrive between 8:40am – 8:45am and that they line up with their class when the bell goes at 8:45am. Your child’s class will be dismissed at 3:20. Please allow plenty of space around the door and teacher when collecting your child.
If your child is being collected by another family member or friend please write a letter to your child’s teacher.If your child is allowed to walk home alone please write a letter to your child’s class teacher with this information.
Pupils are not allowed to have mobile phones on their person during the school date. Phones should either be left at home or handed to the office at the start of the school day where they will be kept securely. It is the responsibility of your child to collect their phone at the end of the day.
Dates: trips, visits, class assemblies
- 5th September – WW2 workshop at school
- 26th November – Thames Water workshop at school
- December – Trip to WWF centre
- 11th January – Victorian Schoolroom in Reading Museum
- July – London Eye and River Cruise
If you have a question or concern about your child please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s teacher.
In Year 6 children need to be ready for mature, independent learning. This year we aim to ensure they are ready for their move towards secondary school and that they develop the confidence they need to take this next step. Children need to be ready with their reading books daily and their homework weekly to ensure they are able to make excellent progress in all areas.
Year 6 are the role models for every student in the school and therefore we have high expectations of their respectful behaviour. In Year 6 there are plenty of opportunities for leadership roles within the school and this is an excellent time for children to show off their respectful attitude and manners.
Year 6 are setting the bar high for the school by showing safe behaviour at all times. Within the classroom children are expected to be modelling safe behaviour and ensuring the safe use of any resources we provide.