Welcome to Year 6
Year 6 staff: L Jackson, H Hallos, K Penchion and L Youhill
Year 6 is most definitely the highlight of primary school, with exciting events such as: Robinwood, buddy parties, visits to high schools and an end of year musical extravaganza! Every child will be supported and encouraged to reach their true potential in readiness for life’s next big step. We in year 6 are a family in which everyone is valued, nurtured and respected, placing the values of our faith at the heart of everything that we say and do.
We feel year 6 is one of the most important years in your primary school journey, where you will grow in your faith, reach new heights and draw together the fondest memories of the wonderful time you have spent here at St. Mary’s.
Our Curriculum in Year 6
At St. Mary’s we go above and beyond to ensure that the firm foundations of knowledge are put in place in order for our children to achieve their full potential actively, creatively and holistically.
We have built our curriculum so that it is sequential so that children’s learning can build both depth and breadth ; it is purposeful in order to make learning here meaningful for children living in Rothwell whilst being spiritual at all times in order to fit with our Catholic Ethos Statement.
Year 6 – 2019-2020
It’s bikeability week in school. We’ve being having lots of fun even if we have been getting a little soggy! The week has provided an excellent opportunity for us to: build our bike handling skills; improve our road awareness and safety; and enjoy the great outdoors. A big well done to our ‘learn to ride’ group- our year 6 family are very proud of your achievements!
Year 6 Class Assembly
We hope you all enjoyed our class assembly. Remember that we can all be heroes!
We love drama in Year 6! We have been exploring Anglo-Saxon warrior stories. Our lesson began by exploring a range of drama technquies (our favourite was freeze frames!) to develop our warrior legend tales in which we used our previous work on the epic poem ‘Beowulf’ as a springboard to build up the narrative. This really informed our writing when we went back to class to work on our group narration. We can’t wait to perform our pieces at our Anglo-Saxon feast!
Year 6 meet their buddies…
We got to meet our buddies for the first time! We’re excited to be role models and guide them through their first year at our wonderful school!
Class of 2018/2019
We have all been as calm as cucumbers during this week and have enjoyed the special SATs breakfasts each morning. A very big well done to every member of Y6 for putting such amazing amounts of effort in, all in preparation for High School and your future goals!
The written pieces to come out of our Stephen Lawrence Day were absolutely amazing. A big well done to Y6 for their incredibly mature thoughts and their steps in ensuring everybody gets to live their best life!
Here a few snaps from our Shakespeare themed week. We produced lots of wonderful writing, took part in drama classes and had a wonderful dress up day as famous characters. Can you guess who were dressed as?
We had a very special visit to mass last week to help guide us on our project ‘A beginners guide to mass’. Thank you to all the parishioners who gave their time to answer our questions.
Our letter from Father Eamon about our ‘Reverse Advent Calendar’ where we have donated large amounts of food to our local area to help those in greater need than us at Christmas.
Christmas Fun with our Buddies
Ethan & Natan had a lot of fun making our class wreaths to help us focus on prayer in Advent
In November & December we have had a big focus on editing our work using a new technique where we carefully scan each line of work. These pieces link to recent report writing we have done about The Vikings.
Robinwood November 2018
We had a wonderful few days at Robinwood. The children were outstanding and a pleasure to be around. Here’s a few snaps of our time there…
Whole Class Newsletters:
Autumn 1 autumn 1 newsletter
English Newsletters (Mrs Martin) :
Helping at Home
Following our Maths information evening for parents, we have shared some useful documents to see how Maths is taught in school. The most effective way for you to help would be to practise the ‘progression in number facts’ and times tables.
Alongside this, mathletics on which homework is often set, is a useful platform with which to embed the learning which has taken place in the classroom. Another fabulous resource for parents and guardians is https://www.theschoolrun.com/. It offers detailed, yet simple information on key aspects of your child’s maths and English learning.
Whilst we encourage independent reading at year 6, we also realise the benefits of listening to your child read so that deeper discussions can take place in and around the text. Encouraging your child to read a variety of texts will benefit your child in all areas of their learning.
Any support that you can offer your child, can only enhance their learning journey and is much appreciated. Here in year 6, our door is always open and we are here to help. Our ultimate aim is for us to work together, making sure that your child’s final year at St. Mary’s is successful and memorable.