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Year 6

Year 6 is the final year in Key Stage 2 (KS2). Children in Year 6 wear black sweatshirts to show that they are the oldest children in the school. This gives our Year 6 children a sense of responsibility and a pride in being role models for the younger children.

Classes And Teachers 

6 QUOKKA  | Miss Halksworth
6 NARWHAL | Mrs Duffy and Mrs Grayson

Remote Learning (in the event of closure due to coronavirus)

In the event of the school or the year group bubble being closed due to coronavirus 
Year 6's learning will be via Google Classroom. 

Google Classroom 
https://classroom.google.com/

Children in Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and Year 6 have digital classrooms where they can access learning set by their teachers. 
They simply login to Google Classroom and click on their class name.

Remote Learning Timetable for Year 6

Additional 
Home Learning Resources

 

 


Information for Autumn Term 2020

The following information, containing lots of useful information for this term, was sent home via email at the beginning of term. 

Our topic for this term is Rainforests and the Ancient Maya.

 News & Dates

  • Secondary School Applications need to be made by 31st October at the latest. Please look at our Moving onto Secondary School page for details of how to apply and information from Wandsworth Borough Council. 
  • Autumn Term Parents' Evenings will be by phone appointment. 
  • We send letters and other important information to parents and carers via email. It's really important that you ensure the School Office has your current email address.
  • School App - we communicate with parents frequently on the school app. Please ensure you have downloaded it and signed up. 

  • Please also check the Calendar and Term Dates.

P.E.

Year 6 children have two PE lessons per week and need to wear Swaffield PE kit.
In addition, children need to have trainers/plimsolls and grey jogging bottoms as most PE lessons will be outside this term.
You may, if you like, leave the PE kit at school and take it home to wash at the weekend. Please make sure that all clothing, including PE kit has your child's name clearly on it.

Morning Drop Off Time: 8.55am to 9.05am

Entrance gate for Year 6 classes: Aslett Street Gate
Please make sure your child arrives at school in their 10-minute window each morning. 

Afternoon Pick Up Time: 3.15pm

Please come in and collect your child from the Back Playground.

Please make sure your child is picked up on time at the end of the day. 

Please phone the School Office if you are delayed. If you've arranged for someone else to collect your child please inform the class teacher, teaching assistant or office staff in advance.

Break Time

Children may bring in fruit or vegetables to have as a snack at morning break. 

Milk is available break time for those who have signed up to the Cool Milk service. Milk is subsidised for all  primary school children and is free for under 5’s as well as those who get free school meals .

Find out more including how to register by visiting www.coolmilk.com.

Lunch

Visit our lunch page to find out more about lunches and get a copy of the current school menu
Alternatively, you may choose for your child to have a packed lunch, provided by you. You will need to inform the School Office and you must give half a term's notice.

Please note that Swaffield is a nut-free school.  

Homework 

Please take a look at our Homework page where you can find out more details of our homework policy, guidance for parents and also download some useful information to help you support your child at home

  • Please ensure your child reads every day and write a positive comment in their yellow reading record and make sure your child brings this to school with them every day.
  • Homework is given on Fridays and should be returned by Tuesday each week. This includes spellings which need to be practised ready for a test the following Friday. 
  • Please visit our Reading & Books page for more information about Reading. You can see the reading list for Year 6 here.

Uniform 

Please make sure that your child's clothes are labelled with their name. This is particularly important for school jumpers and fleeces as these are the items that tend to be lost most frequently.

Please visit our Uniform page for details of our school uniform and the link to our uniform supplier where you can buy items featuring the Swaffield logo.

Parents seeing Teachers

Autumn Term Parents' Evenings will be by phone appointment. 
The teachers are always pleased to speak to parents/carers of the children they teach, but it is not possible for them to talk to you when they are responsible for a class.

Please make an appointment to speak on the phone by calling the School Office. or speak to the teacher when dropping off or collecting your child. 

The Head, and Deputy Heads are very happy to see parents or carers at almost any time. Please contact the School Office to speak to them.

We want parents to feel welcome in our school. Please see your child’s teacher if you would like to help, for example, by accompanying classes on outings or helping with reading for the first half-hour of the day.

Tests

Pupils in Year 6 take the following tests:

The Wandsworth Secondary School Tests. These will take place in the first week of December 2020.

These tests cover verbal and non-verbal reasoning and the children practise in school to help prepare for these.  You can also visit the Wandsworth Council website for more information.

SATs

Please support your child with their homework and revision throughout the year in order to help prepare them for their SATs tests. 

Please visit the Year 6 Revision page for resources to help you support your child.

Mobile Phones

Children in Year 5 and Year 6 may bring a mobile phone in to school. Please see the office staff for a permission letter, these need to be signed and returned to school before any phones are allowed in. Mobile phones may not be used in school and should be handed in to the class teacher for safe keeping during the day.

Secondary School 

The deadline for applications for Secondary School is 31st October 2020.
Please see the information below and our Moving On To Secondary School page where you will find all information and a PDF version of the 'Choose a Wandsworth Secondary School' booklet .

Year 6 children were given the 'Choose a Wandsworth Secondary School' booklet in early September.

 Information about Wandsworth Secondary Schools 

  • Year 6 children will be given the 'Choose a Wandsworth Secondary School' booklet once they are received in school. 
  • Year 6 pupils are encouraged to see as many schools as possible. Many schools are holding virtual tours - please visit the websites of the schools you are interested in to find out more. 

 How to apply