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Year 5 and 6

 Peacocks - Mrs Davies and Mrs Ali

Eagles - Mrs Thomas

Toucans - Mrs Coumbe



Expectations for behaviour

In Year 6 the children enjoy certain privileges such as sitting on the benches during assembly and having the opportunity to become Sports Leaders and buddies to the younger children in the school. With this comes responsibility and the expectation that their behaviour is an example to the younger children within the school. Furthermore, it is essential that each child in the class can focus in lessons and make good progress so that children end KS2 having met their potential. Any behaviour that detracts from this will be dealt with firmly and fairly. It is important to have a learning environment that is honest and open so that children are comfortable and able to speak up when there are any issues of understanding (for example). 


In addition, it is important that the children behave in a more grown-up and responsible way in readiness for the expectations of secondary school. 



White shirt/blouse

Black bottoms

A black sweatshirt / cardigan with school logo

Low-heeled shoes. 


PE Lessons 

Indoor -    Black plimsolls, white t-shirt and black shorts. 

Outdoor - Tracksuit and hooded top are acceptable during winter.

                Trainers should be provided for outdoor PE. 

                Studs will need to be removed for all PE lessons. If ears have been pierced, they will need

                to be taped so that they are protected. 

Swimming -Year 6 will have swimming lessons for a term during the year. 

                All swimmers should wear an appropriate costume and a hat. No Bermuda short.

                If you would like your your child to wear goggles, please provide a permission letter.  



Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school every day. It is their responsibility to keep it clean and filled. It is especially essential in this hot summer weather.




Growing up


A lot of growing up happens in Year 6! It is usually in this year that the transition into adolescence. 

In Term 6 the class will receive a visit from the school nurse who will talk them through the bodily changes they will go through and sexual relationships. this gives the children the opportunity to ask questions and for any misconceptions to be dealt with. 

However, as always, communication is key so please do contact the school with any information or concerns that you may have or feel that we should know. Your child will always be given support at school. 



At Gateway we want the children to reach their potential at the end of KS2 and achieve as well as they can. However, we do not want the children to become stressed and anxious about these tests! Therefore, whilst the children will be prepared for SATS and their progress monitored carefully throughout the year, what is most important is their love of learning continues to flourish. 

The school will provide extra support to the children who require it in the run up to the tests. The children will be assessed in Maths, GPS, Reading and in Term 6, Writing. The SATS take place in May and are done each morning over a week. 


The children will be given textbooks to use at home to support their learning - it is helpful for the children read the page relevant to the learning completed on that day. 




You can support your child by ensuring that they complete their weekly homework tasks to a good standard, read regularly and widely (at least 30 minutes a day) and ensure they have a good knowledge of their multiplication tables. 


Following these tests the children can look forward to the year 5/6 residential, Year 6 drama production and celebration of their time at the school!


Finally ...

My door is always open ... please do come and speak to me if you have any concerns ... so that the children can have a successful Year 6. 

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