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Woodlands Primary School

Woodlands Primary School

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Year 6


Welcome to the class page of Year 6

6 Bay, 6 Chestnut, 6 Hawthorn

Year 6 residential parent information evening

Please access the video here: 


6 Bay are taught by Miss R McBride,( supported by Mrs Broad and

Mrs Thompson.

6 Chestnut are taught by Mrs M Hicks ( Mrs M Anacleto, ( by Mrs V Timms.

6 Hawthorn are taught by Mrs K Duffin (, supported by Mrs C Brooks and Mrs D Smith.

Mrs Brown (maths teacher), Mrs Jones (music teacher) and Mr Gosling (PE teacher) are also vital parts of the Year 6 team.


Brand new this year! The Year 6 children will not use homework diaries to log their weekly homework tasks. Instead, all homework tasks will be available on SharePoint. This space is a great way for children and parents to access important weekly messages, homework tasks, spelling words/ test dates, Timestables Rockstars battles, home reading information and much, much more. We will also be uploading pictures and videos to the gallery for parents to see what we have been up to in school.

English and Maths Homework:

English writing homework and maths homework will be sent out via SharePoint on a Friday and is due back in on a Tuesday. These will be sent out on alternate weeks so that children will have ONE piece of homework each week alongside their times tables, spellings and reading homework.

Reading Homework:

Reading should be logged daily on the 'Reading Rewards app' - information has been sent out via ParentMail. Please ensure this is completed to ensure that the children earn the badges and can share recommendations with their friends.

Reading homework is expected EVERY day for all children. This year, we will be continuing a reading scheme we are calling 'Star Books'. In September, your child will be provided with a list of books to read this year. Each classroom will have the books stocked in the book corners for the children to borrow and read at home. More information about this will be provided in September. 

Spelling Homework:

In school, the children will learn spelling rules and National Curriculum words. We do not test the children on the National Curriculum words until the end of the year but test the children on the spelling rules every other Friday. Words to learn will be available on SharePoint on a Friday. 

General Information

Attendance- Please let the school office know immediately when your child is absent and give a reason. If your child is away for more than 2 days or is absent on Friday and still absent the following Monday, please ring to update the school or email your class teacher (unfortunately we cannot accept messages via other children or parents). Repeated short absences will mean your child will miss vital elements of the curriculum and though we endeavour to ‘catch-up’, it is never the same.

Uniform  - Please make sure that all school uniform is clearly labelled as it helps the children to identify their own belongings. Please remind your child to bring a coat every day in the winter months and also please encourage your child to bring a named water bottle to school every day. PE kits should be worn to school on PE days. Every child will take part in PE on a Wednesday and one other day every week. Your child will be told their other PE day by their class teacher.

Medication - Please let the school and your child's class teacher know if your child has any condition requiring medication, including allergies or asthma. If your child needs to be on a course of medication then please complete the relevant form which is kept in the school office. 

Social Media and Internet Safety - We are very aware of the issues surrounding social media and internet safety – children will learn (at an age appropriate level) how to keep themselves safe on line. Please monitor the time and access that your children have from home.

Kent Test Information - Below you will find the Kent Test presentation which took place in April 2016, providing information about the Kent Test which your child may be sitting in October 2020. If you have any further enquiries then please don't hesitate to contact the school office or your child's class teacher. Further information about the Kent Test will br provided closer to the time.

SATs - This academic year, the SATs will take place from Monday 10th May to Thursday 13th May 202​​​​​1. Below is a presentation given in March 2016 about the newly revised SATs. However, please note that changes may occur for this year and as we get them, we will inform you. A presentation evening will be held in March 2021 to inform you of how the week will work for your child.  Please click on the link to see a video about national curriculum assessments.

Trips and Visitors - This year, we are looking to take the children on as many trips as possible to really engage them in the topics and enhance their learning. Below, you will see a provisional outline of our intended trips and visitors for the next year.

**Please note that this is a provisional plan due to Covid 19**

Term 1- Evacuee Day

Term 2- Dover Castle, War Showcase

Term 3- Safety in Action, Theatre Visit, 

Term 4- Primary Futures

Term 5- Year 6 Restaurant 

Term 6- Isle of Wight, Treat Trip (children choose)

Clubs- **Year 6 clubs will not be running until further notice** In Year 6, the children are usually allowed to run their own club at lunchtimes for the children in Years 3- 5. To be chosen to run a club for one term, the children should speak to Miss McBride, who will supervise all clubs, help the children resource their sessions and support them with the planning of each session. 

Revision Sessions- As you know, the end of year expectations for Year 6 pupils are very high and in our efforts to help them achieve their full potential and to support their transition to secondary school, we are considering running revision sessions for some pupils. These sessions will potentially begin in January.  We are very fortunate that teachers and members of staff have volunteered their time to help the children tin previous years and as a result we might be able to offer very small, focused sessions for some of our pupils. We will keep you updated about this throughout the year. 

Star Books- Children are expected to read at least 6 of these books throughout the year. They are intended to challenge the children. 4 copies of each book in each classroom.There is a check in and check out system for the books. We encourage you to read the books with the children as they are challenging. 

Tom’s Midnight Garden- Pippa Pearce (1958)

Carrie’s War- Nina Bawden (1973)

The Nowhere Emporium- Ross MacKenzie (2015)

Cosmic- Frank Cottrell Boyce (2008)

Wonder- R.J Palacio (2012)

Clockwork- Phillip Pullman (1996)

Skellig- David Almond (1998)

Corline- Neil Gaiman (2002)

A Monster Calls- Patrick Ness (2011)

There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom- Louis Sachar (1987)