Welcome to Class 6R
Mrs Robson is Class 6R’s teacher.
Mrs Porter is their teaching assistant.
Welcome to year 6.
Building confidence is a big part of Class 6, and we take part in lots of activities that encourage us to speak and listen effectively, become comfortable working with a range of different people and even plan and deliver our own lessons!
We do a lot of thinking about thinking in Year 6. We are big believers in ‘Growth Mindsets’ and have made words like determination, positive thinking and resilience part of our everyday conversation. We have also been trying out SOLEs or Self Organised Learning Environments, an idea created by educational psychologist Sugatra Mitra to help build children’s collaborative learning skills.
We enjoy problem-solving maths sessions, where we work together in groups and use our individual strengths to crack tricky problems. We choose the problems we would like to tackle and the order that we would like to take them on. We build our mental maths skills using Kahoot! quizzes, Prodigy or TT Rockstars.
Our writing sessions involve lots of discussion, exciting stimuli and big, colourful planning. Some of the things we did to inspire our writing last year included visiting Harry Potter Studios.This year, we are using the book “Wonder” as a starting point for our English. It is helping us to consider the importance of kindness and not to treat people differently because of the way they look.
We are keen scientific thinkers and great readers.We are now using Accelerated Reader in Keystage 2 which assesses our reading while helping us to choose books which interest and challenge us.
We value each other’s individual strengths and achievements in Class 6, and between us we have many talents; there are lots of keen musicians and sportspeople. There are plenty of chances for us to use these skills both in our learning and in the wider school setting, including harvest festival, summer concert and the Christmas production, as well as sports week, cluster cross-country running and the football, netball, tag rugby, hockey and cricket teams! Hopefully, all these things will be available to us again! In the meantime we tale on the challenges offered by doing our Duke of Alne Folders which are 6 areas of individual challenges in 6 different ways: The Arts, Fitness, Sport, New Skills, Current Affairs, Cooking.
We like to think we are the role models of the school and enjoy the roles and responsibilities of being in Year 6