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 morning.
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!
This term’s Stars!
Below you’ll find photos of the children who have been given the Star Award in our Friday morning assembly.
Things to know about…
In Year 6 homework is exceptionally important. The homework which is set allows the children to either:
- practice skills from the lessons during the week
- have a go at skills which will be covered over the coming weeks.
Homework is also a key part of the children’s transition to high school. The expectation, with regards to homework, changes dramatically when starting high school. Whereas at primary school children will be expected to complete two pieces a week, at high school this is more often than not one or two pieces a night.
The children are expected to read for at least ten to fifteen minutes a night, learn the spellings and this week’s times tables every night. The reading should then be recorded in their homework diary and signed by an adult.
Generally speaking, the children will be set one piece of English and one piece of Maths homework a week. These are set on a Friday, to be completed over the weekend and handed in on the following Friday morning. On some occasions the children will be set more homework depending on the topics being covered during the week.
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Year 6 Prayer and Liturgy
Baptism of The Lord
On Thursday 16th January, Year 6 presented their Prayer and Liturgy to the whole school based on the Baptism of The Lord. The children read beautifully and were very confident in their delivery. After discussing Baptism and the significance to a Catholic, the children asked the whole school to consider their actions and set the mission of choosing positive thoughts and actions for the next week. Our Prayer and Liturgy was finished off with the song ‘My Lighthouse’ which was enjoyed by the whole school. Well done Year 6!
I’m a Year 6, Get Me Out of Here
On Friday 29th November, Year 6 had their highly anticipated ‘I’m a Year 6, Get Me Out Of Here’ survival sleepover in the school hall.
The children designed and built their shelter which they would sleep in for the night and there was some excellent creativity and teamwork on show. Following this, we had the first Bushtucker trial where the children were blindfolded and had to route through vile mixtures like beans, jelly, tinned fruit, plum tomatoes and soapy spaghetti to find stars for their teams. The girls took an early lead, which was then extended with the code breaker Orienteering challenge. The girls managed to find all of the clues and answer the questions correctly, while the boys only managed a mere two clues answered correctly. The boys pulled some stars back for their team during the general knowledge quiz and it was a close race leading into the final challenge – the eating trial! As I am sure you will agree from the pictures, there was hilarity and shock at the reaction of the children to this year’s foods which included snails, oysters, jalapeños, whitebait, whole squid, rollmop herrings and caviar! The girls did enough to hold off the valiant effort of the boys and won the bushtucker trial series.
The children had a fantastic time and it was an excellent way to bring their survival topic to life.
Meeting our Buddies
Earlier this term, Year 6 met their Reception Buddy. Every year, each child in Year 6 is given the responsibility of looking after a child in Reception. Not only does this help Year 6 to become role models, it also helps the Reception children settle into life at The Willows.
We are incredibly proud of our Year 6 children, they set an outstanding example to their buddies and in doing so, both Reception and Year 6 learning valuable life lessons.