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St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

“Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change.

Learning is more than absorbing facts, it is acquiring understanding.”

William Arthur Ward

General Information


Please try to ensure that your child attends school every day. "We can't teach an empty chair!" When children have good attendance, they are able to perform better academically, even missing one day can have an impact on their learning. If however, your child is going to be absent from school, can you please let us know as soon as possible via the school office (0151-498-4313)



Our PE is timetabled for Wednesday Afternoon. The children should come into school in their PE kit and remain in their kit for the rest of the day. As the weather gets colder, children are allowed to wear royal blue tracksuit pants or tights/leggings under their shorts and their school jumper on top of their PE shirt. 



Swimming is timetabled for a Friday afternoon. All children must attend swimming sessions, unless they have a letter excusing them, as it is part of the National Curriculum. A full swimming costume must be worn by girls and swimming shorts by boys. All children must wear a swimming cap. Goggles are allowed but are not provided by school. If your child wears earrings or other jewellery, can you please ensure that it is removed before coming to school on a Friday, to avoid it being lost. 



Please try to encourage your child to read for at least 10 minutes each night and ensure that you sign their reading record to confirm that they have read. All books need to be transported to and from school in a reading bag to avoid damage. 



Handwriting - Children will be given a set of words from the Y5/6 word statutory list (words they are expected to know by the end of Yr 6.) Children will need to write the words out (3 times) and choose any 3 to use in sentences of their own. Exercise books have been provided.

Times Tables - Children are encouraged to practice their times tables, as this will help them enormously in their maths work. An excellent free online resource can be found at

CGP Homework Books - The children will be provided with a Maths and Reading homework book at the beginning of the year. They are to complete one activity per week from each booklet.


Homework is given on a Friday and is to be returned to school the following Wednesday for marking.


Homework is not intended to put pressure on anybody and children are only asked to try their best. If your child is having difficulty with their homework please let us know and either myself or Mrs Rose will go through it with them.


Please note that nail varnish, false nails and false tattoos are not permitted in school. If earrings are to be worn, they must be studs and have to be removed for PE and swimming. Jewellery is not permitted apart from a watch, which again must be removed for PE and swimming and long hair should be tied back.


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