Cookridge Holy Trinity
Church of England (VA) Primary School

The Best For Every Child -
a Unique Child of God.

Green Lane, Cookridge Leeds, LS16 7EZ
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Transition – Year Six

Questions for your new teacher’s Mr March and Mr Clarke

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Message from your new teachers

Hello current Year 5 soon to be new Year 6,

We just wanted to write you to you to say how much we are looking forward to having you all in Year 6 and let you know a few things about how your final year in primary school works.

Year 6 builds on everything you have learnt in Year 5 with a huge emphasis on you becoming a lot more independent and getting you ready for high school. We have pieced together a few slides for you to have a look through, which are attached underneath this message, that should answer most of your questions and we will go through this properly when you come to us in September 🙂

If you do have any more questions after this, then feel free to comment on the comments page and we will answer them as quickly as we can.

Try your best with the transition work set, enjoy it and aim for a really high standard. We are looking forward to seeing all of your hard work in September.

Take care and stay safe, see you after the holidays.

Mr March and Mr Clarke 🙂

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Learning Log Task

In Year 6 we like to give you a bit more time to complete tasks so they are done to a very high standard. The tasks that you do must reflect the time you are given. Your transition task is:

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Other Transition Activities

We have set you 5 different activities to be getting on with over the next couple of weeks. We expect all of them to be done and brought in with you on the first day you are back in September. Remember, first impressions always count so make sure you use the time wisely and the work reflects the high standards that Mr Osborn and Mr Englefield have told us all about.

Task One- Letter To Your New Class Teacher

We (Mr March and Mr Clarke) have attached a letter each for you to read. Once you have read them, have a look at the task and write back to us. We always love reading your letters and getting to know you a bit more. You can write this up, or just type and email it to:

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Mr Clarke’s Letter

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Mr March’s Letter

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Task Two- Hand Art Activity

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Examples from previous years

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Task Three- Speech Bubble About You

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Examples of bubbles. Please remember to just do the writing- we will be doing the drawing in September 🙂 

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Task Four- Job Applications

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Task Five- Maths

Your final task is to continue with your White Rose Maths Hub work you have been doing throughout the time you have been off. It will be on the Year 5 Learning From Home page (where it has been all year).

Key Things to be Practising Ready for Year Six and Things to Think About Over the Summer

Secure knowledge of your times tables. Make sure you can recall them quickly and feel confident with them.

Practise your handwriting. We want neat, joined-up handwriting that is legible throughout Year 6.

Do plenty of reading. Not just books, make sure you are reading newspapers, leaflets, poetry etc. You could even read the scrollbar on Sky Sports News!

Getting plenty of fresh air. The more exercise you are doing, the healthier you become physically and mentally. Year 6 is the best year but also one of the most challenging so be prepared.

Buy a pencil case. We allow pencil cases in Year 6 so try and get yourself one over the summer. If you cannot, do not worry as we will provide everything anyway.

Becoming more independent/organised. Year 6 is all about you taking responsibility for your own learning/organisation, this is something that is also very important in high school and beyond.