Welcome to Year Six: The Final Frontier!
Six years of hard work, learning and fun have led your child to their final year at Windermere Primary School. In Year 5, they will have already had a taste of some of the responsibilities that come with being at the top of the school. Now there are even greater opportunities to develop their organisation and leadership skills, such as playground buddies, lunchtime school office cover staff and house captains.
As Year 6 teachers, we aim to create a happy and stimulating learning environment. We recognise the importance of encouragement and celebrate successes to help each child reach their full potential and we want them to acquire a love of learning that will last a lifetime. Year 6 pupils are expected to treat everyone with respect and courtesy and show concern for the needs of others, fostering team work and community spirit.
It is important that your child establishes routines that enable them to independently manage their school equipment and homework. They are expected to read daily, learn spellings and complete maths or literacy homework each week. A selection of additional homework tasks from across the curriculum are set termly and allow your child to express their individuality. P.E. kits should be kept in school at all times during the week to enable us to make the most of any good weather!
With the important transition to secondary school not far away, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have and to guide you through the transition process.
We look forward to seeing you at parent consultations and if you would like to speak to us at other times, you are welcome to make an appointment at the school office.
Miss Bentley and Mrs Chakma