In Year 6 we believe that children need to build confidence and independence in preparation for the secondary school environment. To this end, children are encouraged to be organised and prepared for school. This requires that children be responsible for their belongings, complete homework in the given time and arrive punctually at school. Children are expected to bring to school: a pencil case containing all the necessary equipment (a black pen is essential - not biro), PE kit and reading book.
Mr Dunstan is the class teacher. Mrs Broadribb is the Teaching Assistant.
Pupils have a homework diary in which they need to record all of their homework for the week. Maths, Literacy or Topic homework is given out on a Monday and expected in on Friday. This is to allow children a homework-free weekend. Children should still be reading every night.
PE will take place on Thursday and Friday.
Currently we are required to submit two sets of data at the end of the school year on your child's attainment levels: KS2 SATS results and Teacher Assessment. You will receive both sets of results in the final part of Term 6.
A highlight of Year 6 is the week-long residential trip to Yenworthy.
During the summer term Year 6 will organise and run a Mini-Enterprise week. This entails small groups of children creating and running a business for the week, enabling them to extend their skills in dealing with money, communicating, working as a team, being organised, and thinking creatively. Our goal is to raise enough money to enable the class to go on a self-funded trip, which is always a big hit with the children.
In the final week of the year there will be a Year 6 play and Leavers' Assembly. This is our way of sharing happy memories and celebrating the achievements of Year 6 (many of whom will have been at Charlbury School for seven years) before saying a final farewell.
We work together with your child's secondary school to organise their transition. Usually this consists of a one or two day visit to their new school (wherever this is) during Year 6, plus we have visits from secondary school teachers to talk with both the children and Mr Dunstan.
Weekly school newsletters are available on the newsletter page of this website.
If there is anything you are unsure about PLEASE ASK. We have an open door policy at Charlbury School.
We hold two Parent Consultation evenings in November and March where you will receive detailed feedback about your child's progress and can discuss any concerns you may have. In July parents receive a full school report.
At the beginning of terms 1, 3 & 5 every class opens its classroom between 3pm and 4pm for parents and carers to come into school to talk to the class teacher and visit the classroom. This is an opportunity for you to ask any questions and pass on any information to the class teacher. Meeting dates and times will be notified through the school newsletter nearer the time.