Year 6

Year 6 Newsletter

This newsletter gives an outline of what your child will be doing this term and how you can support them. .

Yr6 National Curriculum Assessment (known as SATs)

Each year there are National Assessments for Year 6 pupils, these take place in May, with external marking. The results are returned to the school by the end of the summer term and are included in the annual report.

Home Learning

New parents are asked to read, discuss with their child and sign a Home/School Agreement which establishes a partnership between the school and parents. The agreement sets out expectations and responsibilities regarding attendance, behaviour, communication and home-learning. We ask parents to take an interest in what their child is doing at school.

Homework provides parents with an ideal opportunity to get involved with their child’s progress. Teachers will sometimes set homework designed to reinforce or extend what is learnt at school.

Children may be asked to practise word recognition, learn spellings or number bonds, or research a class topic.


Teaching and learning is monitored by the senior leadership team. Regular observations of lessons and audits of teaching plans are carried out by the headteacher and deputy. The subject leaders monitor teaching and learning in their respective subjects. The termly assessment results are analysed rigorously to ensure each child is making the best progress possible for them. We are also able to identify areas needing improvement and areas of strength from which to draw good practice.

School Journeys

During the year all classes will have a number of organised visits. We use these trips to extend and enliven the curriculum. Typically, a class might visit a gallery, museum, theatre, a farm or a park. The Class Teacher will write to you about each trip to ask your permission and let you know about the financial contribution and any special arrangements. Permission slips are required for these trips. However, if it is a local trip not involving public transport, each parent has signed a consent form on admission to the school.

Reading Lists

Please find below a recommended reading list for this year group. The lists contain a range of books for different abilities. Books are not easily categorised by age, but by a child’s personal interests and ability to read. Therefore you will notice that some books may appear on more than one year group list.

The lists are to help you be aware of the variety of good books out there, however it is more important that the child is able to read and enjoy their book. I would also recommend looking at reading lists for the years above or below your child’s year group, especially if they are a strong reader or find reading difficult.

Secondary Transfer

Children from Rushey Green transfer to a variety of local secondary Schools with which we endeavour to maintain close working relationships to the benefit of the children. The school will contact all parents of children in their last year and inform them of current secondary transfer arrangements. Last year, children leaving primary schools in Lewisham achieved the fourth best results in the country.

The school is always available to support and assist parents with the whole process.