Welcome to Year 6’s class page…
Welcome to our Year 6 class page. Below you can find out about some of the exciting things we have been doing in Year 6 as well as keep up to date with all of the relevant information.
Year 6 are taught by their class teacher Mr Sharrock, as well as Mrs Spacey the class teaching assistant who also covers lessons on a Thursday afternoon and Friday afternoon.
In Year 6 at The Willows, our children grow as independent and self-confident learners who are ready to tackle new challenges as they prepare for high school. We firmly believe in engaging and cross curricular learning here in Year 6 and as you will tell from the posts below, we have lots of exciting opportunities to look forward to!
Make sure you check out our page regularly to keep informed of the exciting opportunities and news events for Year 6. Parents can also stay up to date with all things Year 6 by reading our weekly Year 6 class newsletter which is posted on Seesaw!
This term’s Stars!
While Star Award Assemblies may not be as they used to be, we are making sure we still celebrate the hard work, talents and achievements of the children by having a class Star Award celebration on a Friday. Well done to all of our recent Star Award winners.
Things to know about…
Please click on the content link below to access the Year 6 parent’s important information document. Here you will find out all you need to know about our way of working in Year 6, Year 6 homework expectations and things to look forward to in Year 6.
Year 6’s Curriculum Newsletters
Click the buttons below to download each Curriculum Newsletter.
Learning Logs and Homework
As we cannot bring things into school, we are not completing Learning Logs in Year 6 until further notice. Homework will istead be set on Seesaw every week for Maths and English, as well as daily reading and weekly spelling / times table practice. Homework will be set online on Friday for the children to complete by the following Thursday. The children will also have weekly spellings and times tables to learn which will be tested in school on Thursday afternoons.
Year 6 positions of responsibility
On Monday 13th September, Mrs Barnett made the highly anticipated announcement of the Year 6 positions of responsibility. Following the inspiring Year 6 speeches on Thursday, every child from Years 3 to 6 held a confidential, independent vote of who they considered to be the most suitable candidate for Head Boy and Head Girl. This was a perfect opportunity for teachers to discuss the importance of democracy and the importance of having a pupil voice in major school decisions.
The assembly started with the Year 6 children all receiving a badge each for their most important role this year – to be Reception Buddies. Every child in Year 6 has been paired up with a child from Reception, and their role will be to welcome the Receptions to school, ensure they have friends to play with, read with them at different times throughout the year and show them how to be a well-mannered and well-behaved member of our Willows family.
Our House Captains for this year are as follows: St Theresa – Francesca, St John – Jack, St Joseph – Chloe and St Cecilia – Victoria
Our Head Buddy this year is Christopher.
Our Eco-leader this year is Chloe.
Our Deputy Head Girls this year are Deborah and Katie.
Our Head Boy this year is James and our Head Girl is Evie.
Well done to our worthy new members of our School Leadership Team. However, every member of Year 6 should be incredibly proud of how well the prepared and presented themselves when reading out their speeches last week. You introduced yourselves brilliantly to the rest of the school as role models and children that will set a high standard for everyone else in school.
Year 6 meet their Buddies!
On Friday 10th September, the day had finally come for Year 6 to meet their Reception Buddies! The children were so excited and could hardly contain themselves when they heard the news. We decided to hold a Forest School morning, where the Reception and Year 6 children could get to know each other and play games, create dens, swing in the hammocks and gossip to their heart’s content. We also had a fire, where the children enjoyed campfire toast together.
The children bonded instantly and it was so wonderful to see them have fun in the outdoors. The Year 6’s gave the Receptions a guided tour of our Forest School area, led games and played so kindly and patiently with them. We plan on the Year 6’s and Reception meeting up every week to continue building this special bond.
Welcome Year 6!
We have had a wonderful first few days in Year 6 and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the class. It should be a fun-filled year ahead, with Tower Wood just around the corner and the prospect of a year without Covid related disruption impacting our school routines!
Over the last few days, we have spent plenty of time in the Forest School area, playing games and completing team challenges. We have also written our own Year 6 rap to the tune of Queen’s ‘We will rock you’. The children are extremely excited about the adde roles and responsibilities that come with being in Year 6, not least being a Reception Buddy! They cannot wait to meet their new Budies on Friday for the first time, where we will spend the morning bonding over campfire toast in the Forest School area and playing music games in the afternoon with Miss Mallinson.