Welcome to Class 6
Mrs Robson is Class 6’s teacher.
Mrs Porter is their teaching assistant.
Welcome to Year 6
Year 6 is not just the year that children do their SATs and move onto Secondary school! It’s the year that they can take responsibility and pleasure in looking after and leading younger children in a variety of activities. It’s the year when they have a voice in how the school is run and what changes they think need to be implemented and it’s also the year when they can teach each other starter lessons in grammar and maths.
They learn to stand up in front of their Houses to make speeches and be voted in as House Captains, to help to supervise Sports Day and present House competitions, to be Ambassadors for their school and to socialise in their own school shed!
Our Young Leaders can easily be recognised by their pale blue hoodies which they have to earn by leading activities for younger children, but I think they can also be recognised by the confidence in which they lead the weekly Thinking Hats Assemblies too! They have been immersed in the language and understanding of Growth Mind-set and talk confidently about “perseverance”, “bouncebackability” and “resilience” and hopefully all those traits can be seen in their lessons and group activities.
This term our topic is Harry Potter and we are kicking off the subject with a visit to Warner Brothers Harry Potter World with class 5. Through the power of J.K.Rowling’s writing, we will be covering language roots, play on words, rhymes, letter writing, fantasy settings and non-fiction work on training dragons and nurturing exotic plants, spell writing and even learning to play Quidditch.
Mr. Platt leads the maths learning assisted by Mrs Robson (class teacher) and Mrs Porter (indispensable Teaching Assistant). Children are taught in mixed abilities but with a ratio of 1 adult to 8 children there are plenty of opportunities to dig deeper, ask questions and be supported with their learning.
Challenging work to be carried out at home is set by the Duke of Alne Award. A yearly task that involves completing 6 disciplines that result in a Bronze, Silver and finally Gold Award. Children have taken on community projects such as turning telephone boxes into Libraries, helped at Playgroup or picked up litter, Fitness has seen children designing their own triathlons or trying a new sport, and parents have been spoiled with meals and cakes being prepared for them! It is always a very rewarding project to undertake and finishes with a final camp out on the penultimate night of school to celebrate completion!
East Barnby is our residential trip that normally takes place in the final term-normally after SATs-and is a week of great activities and opportunities to make new friends with other Year 6 children. With Crucial Crew, numerous visits to Easingwold to get involved in sport or try new secondary school subjects, Year 6 is a fun packed, rewarding and challenging year all round!