Welcome to Year 6
Our teacher is Mrs Pennington (Mrs Jennings teaches us on a Wednesday afternoon)
We are helped by Mrs North..
Hello and welcome to Year 6!
I hope that you have all had a lovely time over the summer and are ready for a new school year. I am very excited to be teaching Year 6 this year and looking forward to working together to ensure that we all have a very exciting and productive final year. I am sure that you and your child will enjoy the new challenges and approaches to learning that Year 6 has to offer - we have a lot to look forward to!
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me, either by email, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 on a Tuesday and a Thursday to be completed for 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 is due 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 interests them.
- Your child’s log in for Times Table Rockstars is stuck in the front of their reading records. Children have time in school to access their accounts but regular short bursts of time at home will really help them consolidate their times tables knowledge. It is a national expectation that children have a secure knowledge of the 1-12 times tables, so it is really important that children are prioritising any tables that they do not know! This is especially important in preparation for SATs, which heavily rely on children having a sound times table knowledge.
One Planet One Life Workshops - Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th December
Year 6 enjoyed two Zoom workshops with Dr Jan Maskell from Scientists for Global Responsibility this week.
They learnt a lot about climate change and their carbon footprints.
Maya afternoon - Tuesday 10th November
Another great afternoon of learning. The children asked some fantastic questions about the Maya civilisation.
Hothersall Lodge 2019
What a fantastic week we had at Hothersall Lodge this year. The children were amazing and learned so much about themselves and each other. They forged new friendships, learned new skills and challenged themselves. The walk to Malham Cove, Gordale Scar and Janet's Foss was enjoyed by everyone. Each day the children had activities that made them work together as a team, conquer their fears and develop strategies to overcome problems. They enjoyed shelter building, canoeing, climbing, orienteering, biking, archery and team challenge as well as the fantastic night activities which included man hunt ( guess whose team won???), a night walk, beetle drive and a film night. As always the food was lovely with plenty of choice for everyone and the children had a great time spending their money at the tuck shop. We had a very early wake up call with the fire alarm, again the children were sensible and we were very proud of them.
The staff also had a fantastic time again because of the behaviour, attitude and resilience of the children. So a big thank you from
Mr A, Mrs Barnes, Mrs Bennett, Mrs Chippendale and Mrs Winder.