Rhinos’ Class are in the final year of primary school. Working in the class are two teachers, Mr Nunns (Maths Co-ordinator) and Mr Lockwood (Deputy Headteacher), as well as being supported by our Assistant Headteacher Mr White, along with Mrs Storer, Mrs Dzopia, Mrs Chatterton and Miss Kaur.
Our doors open at 8.30am to allow children to stagger their start times to ensure social distancing. Morning sessions begin at 9.00am and finish at 12.30pm. In the mornings the class is split into two separate groups (Javans and Sumatrans who take turns being taught Maths and English in two smaller groups). Afternoon sessions start at 1.15pm and end at 2.55pm. In the afternoons upper key stage two are taught: science, computing, modern foreign languages, art, design technology, music, religious education and physical education. These sessions are led by a member of the teaching staff from year six while the other teachers work in smaller groups to accelerate learning in the core curriculum areas.
Whilst Covid-19 restrictions are in place, please come to school in your full PE kit on your PE days (Mondays and Wednesdays) - do not wear school uniform.
Maths and English homework is given out on Fridays via the Seesaw app and is expected to be completed and returned on the following Tuesday. In addition, each Friday a list of differentiated spellings are given out to be learned before a spelling test on Friday. These will also be available on Seesaw. At Hillside we love reading. We believe it is essential to our children's learning as it helps them to develop language skills and increases their knowledge of the world around them. Children are expected to read daily and complete their Seesaw reading diary each day, which is monitored by the class teacher.
During the second week of May 2021, Year 6 pupils will participate in the Government Statutory End of Year Stage Tests (SATs).
At the end of the year, if we no longer face covid-19 restrictions, Year 6 plan a full day trip out as a reward to all children, who have worked hard, been responsible and demonstrated good behaviour throughout the year. Although we ask for a relatively small contribution from parents/carers, children are expected as part of their enterprise work, to plan and fundraise for the trip (raising the majority of the cost themselves).
In the last half term, providing we are not dealing with Covid-19 restrictions, children will spend time planning, rehearsing and producing an end of year performance that parents/carers will be invited to watch in the last week of term.
Throughout school, each year group have a set of English and Maths non-negotiables (which are targets that are based on basic skills relative to the year group of the child). These are a key focus designed to ensure that your child can readily access more challenging work. These are assessed regularly and changed termly. Your child may be given some of these non-negotiable targets to consolidate at home.
Year 6 Long Term Topic Plan