Welcome to Year 6!
“Nothing is impossible; the word itself says ‘I’m possible!’”
Year 6 is a challenging year for many reasons, not just the academic. It is also our chance to shine; to mature; to be responsible; to be proactive and to push ourselves to the very best our abilities. We strongly believe that EVERYONE CAN with the right mindset and determination. We know that our brain can and will grow if we use the right strategies! Our teachers believe in us all so much and remind us at every opportunity how mindset changes everything!
Mrs Donald, Mrs Stockwell, Mrs Burton, Mrs Rahmani and Mr Moore know their stuff and are always there to help us if we need it! The staff are firm but fair but we all have a good laugh too!
Many Y6 pupils worry about their SATs tests in May, and at the very start of the year, we did too. We have achieved so much already this year and we are continuing to work our socks off each and every day. We now realise that they are not that scary really! Instead, it just gives us a chance to show off what we can really do! This year, SATs week is Monday 11th May 2019 –Thursday 14th May 2020.
Every year, Y6 get the opportunity to go to Marrick Priory for a residential visit. We do outdoor activities such as rock climbing and canoeing which help us to be confident, brave and work better as a team. Some children have never been away from their parents before, so this experience can help make them more independent. We are going to Marrick Priory from 18th May – 22nd May 2020. We can’t wait!
We all like to keep fit and be active and have fun! We have had the chance to represent our school at many competitions already this year and we are getting better and better everytime! We have also been taking part in the Golden Mile, which we love!
Before we leave to go to Secondary School, we visit our new schools and get to know the layout of the building, the teachers and the kinds of thing we will be doing. The Y7 teachers also come into our school to prepare us for our start in “Big School”. This helps us to feel more at home when we start in September.
Homework is a very important part of Year 6. We need to get into the good routine of being organised and independent learners. We will bring home Literacy and/ or Numeracy on a Thursday to be handed in the following Thursday. Science will be brought home Thursday to be handed in the following Thursday. We can also use Conquer Maths and Read Theory to help us with our learning in school. We also know that reading for 30 minutes each day helps us LOTS!
This is a lot to do, but we know that every little bit of work we do at home helps us massively!