Welcome to Year 6
Our teacher is Mrs Pennington (Mr Bowden and Mrs Winder teach us on a Wednesday afternoon).
We are helped by Mrs North.
Hello and Welcome to Year 6 (Oak)!
I hope that you have all had a lovely time over the summer and are ready for a new school year. In Year 6 there are many new challenges and approaches to learning, and I am very much looking forward to working with you to ensure that the children have a very exciting and productive final year - we have a lot to look forward to!
Below you will find a few pieces of information that you might find useful. As always, if you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me, either by email at email@example.com or at the end of the school day, and I will do all that I can to help.
- Homework is a key part of learning in Year 6 as it helps to embed skills we have been learning in class. Weekly English and Maths homework will be set and due the following week. I would appreciate your support in encouraging your child to complete their homework and ask for extra help, if they need it, before it needs to be handed in.
Reading - In order to continue to make good progress, it is very important that you continue to listen to your child read regularly. We will also listen to your child read as much as possible in school, so please ensure that your child has their reading book with them each day. When your child has finished their book, they will be responsible for changing it themselves by selecting a book that they have not read from our reading book library. The children will also be given lots of other opportunities to read and share books in class and are encouraged to read a range of texts including class library books, books from home, and other texts that interest them.
Spelling – Each week, your child will be given 20 spellings to learn at home. They will be tested on 10 of these the following week and new spellings sent home that day. All children will also be given a laminated list of spellings that children in England are expected to be able to spell by the end of Year 6. Supporting your child in learning these as much as you can at home will help them to make good progress. This is especially important in preparation for SATs and final writing assessments, which heavily rely on children being able to spell most words from the year 5 / year 6 spelling list correctly.
- In order to improve instant recall of multiplication and division facts, your child has been given a log in for Timetable Rockstars to help support them in their learning. It is a national expectation that all children have a secure knowledge of the 1-12 times tables, so it is important that children are prioritising any tables that they do not know!
The information below relates to the academic year 2022-2023.
Year 6 have been putting their coding skills to good use by creating games using BBC Microbits today. They have had to think carefully about the algorithms they would like to use and 'debug' where necessary.
Visit from Morecambe Bay Trust NHS Careers Team
Year 6 enjoyed a visit from the Morecambe Bay Trust NHS careers team today, learning about the extensive number of roles available in the NHS and the importance of each one. We took part in a number of fun and interesting activities and finished the afternoon delivering a presentation.
Climbing and Circuits at Salt Ayre
Year 6 had a great morning taking part in Clip and Climb and Circuit training at Salt Ayre Leisure Centre.
Year 6 had a great time visiting the Lancashire War Museum today. Thanks to our fantastic hosts, (Mrs Riley and Mrs Perkins) we learnt lots about what life would have been like during the Second World War and how people worked together to get through it. First of all, we learnt about rationing and how to spot a German plane. Then we learnt about working on the home front and the important role that children would have played as ‘Cogs’. We practised bandaging each others arms and legs and learnt a type of sign language called semaphore, that people would have used to communicate over long distances. We completed the day playing games, that would have been played as entertainment during the backouts.
What an amazing time Year 6 had at Hothersall Lodge this year! All of the children were amazing and confronted every challenge with determination and a huge smile on their face. Throughout the week, we have enjoyed a number of exciting activities including canoeing, climbing, orienteering, archery, mountain biking and survival skills, as well as some fantastic evening activities. We also enjoyed a walk to Malham Cove, Gordale Scar and Janet's Foss. Every child took part in activities that helped them to conquer their fears, work as a team and develop strategies to overcome problems. The food was delicious, with plenty of choice for everyone and the children had a great time spending their money at the tuck shop. The staff also had a fantastic time because of the fantastic behaviour, attitude and resilience of the children.
So a big thank you and massive well done to every single child!
Mrs Pennington, Mr Atkinson, Mrs Bennett and Mrs Chippendale.