Year 6

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!

Now that we are allowed to have assemblies together again, we have restarted our Star Award Assembly on Friday morning. This is a very special assembly where Mr. Sharrock tells us how amazing one of our friends has been this week – our parents are even allowed to come! Well done to all of our recent Star Award winners.

Things to know about…

Year 6 is a very busy year, ultimately preparing the children for their next step in education – high school. There is an awful lot for the children to look forward to in Year 6, but we do have high expecatations for our school’s oldest children – with regards to attitude, behaviour and homework.

Role models: In Year 6, our children set the standard for all other children in the school. The Year 6 children will all have a Reception Buddy, who they mentor and support throughout the year. On top of this, the Year 6 children will have positions of responsibility around school and monitor jobs within the classroom to promote independence, leadership, organisation and communication.

Homework: The Year 6 children will receive English and maths homework to complete on Seesaw every week. Homework will be set on Friday and will be submitted via Seesaw by the following Friday. Children will also receive weekly spellings and times tables to learn, ready for a test the following week. Year 6 children will have 1 Learning Log per half term to complete, with the aim of bringing their topics to life and broadening their opportunities for cross curricular learning.

Reading: It is the expectation that Year 6 children read every night, without fail. I cannot express just how important daily reading is at home to develop the children’s reading speed and reading fluency. The children will pick books from our extensive class library which is packed with high interest books linking to our topics. Reading diaries must be signed daily to show home reading, though by Year 6 we trust the children to do this themselves.

To find out more detailed information about Year 6 routines, homework expectations and curriculum, please click on the content link below to access the Year 6 parent’s important information document.

Year 6’s Latest News

 

Scoot At School Day!

Scoot At School Day!

Throughout the last week, classes across school have taken it in turns to bring in their scooters for another Scoot At School Day. After the success of our first Scoot At School Day and seeing how much the children enjoyed themselves, we are going to hold a Scoot At...

Year 6 Fleetwood Visit

Year 6 Fleetwood Visit

On Friday 13th May, Year 6 went on an educational visit for the day to Fleetwood and Fleetwood Museum. After a long week of completing their SATs, the Year 6's were ready for an adventure and what better way to get to Fleetwood than a tram ride down the full stretch...

Get Caught Reading Challenge Launch

Get Caught Reading Challenge Launch

After the success of our Festive Reading Challenge and to continue the momentum of the children's love of reading after World Book Day, we are holding a new school-wide reading competition this half term. Our latest 'Get Caught Reading' competition requires you to...

Reception and Year 6 Reading Buddies

Reception and Year 6 Reading Buddies

We are very lucky in Reception to have the Year 6 children come to read with us. Everyday they share their love of reading with the younger children, reading them stories and talking to them about the plot, characters and illustration in the books. ...

Year 6 World Book Day

Year 6 World Book Day

On Thursday 3rd March, we celebrated World Book Day in style in Year 6. The children all dressed up as their favourite book characters and completed lots of challenges about our current class book - The Midnight Gang. Our day started with a 'Guess The Staff Member'...

Year 4, 5 and 6 Orienteering Day

Year 4, 5 and 6 Orienteering Day

On Wednesday 2nd March, Year 4, 5 and 6 held an Orienteering Day to help develop their understanding of what orienteering is, map reading and team-work skills. The children had a wonderful time participating several different orienteering courses in pairs and...

Year 6 Wellbeing Week!

Year 6 Wellbeing Week!

This week across school, we have held a wellbeing week to celebrate and hold further emphasis on the children's mental health. Our specific focus in Year 6 this week has been team building, resilience and developing our confidence with communication. We have had...

Year 5/6 Handball Tournament

Year 5/6 Handball Tournament

We had a fantastic afternoon when Year 5 and 6 joined together for a Handball tournament. It was just a bit of fun during our Well-being Week, but Saint Cecilia house won overall. Well done everyone for your hard-work and determination, but most of all the teamwork...

Year 6 Make Healthy Pizzas!

Year 6 Make Healthy Pizzas!

During the last half term, Year 6 have learnt about healthy living and how to maintain a healthy, balanced diet in Science. They have recently applied this knowledge to a D.T. project, where they had to design and make a healthy pizza. We wanted to take a food product...

Year 6 Safer Internet Day

Year 6 Safer Internet Day

On Tuesday 8th February, Year 6 celebrated Safer Internet Day. With an increased number of children having access to technology, we chose to focus heavily on safe communication and respect when interacting online for this year's Safer Internet Day. Our day was started...

Year 6 WW1 History Visit

Year 6 WW1 History Visit

On Tuesday 14th December, Year 6 had a very special visit from Sergeant Powell, a World War 1 sergeant who was brought in to teach Year 6 about all things World War One and put them through their paces. The children learnt some simple drill steps on the parade ground,...

Year 6 – Quidditch Afternoon

Year 6 – Quidditch Afternoon

On Wednesday 1st December, Year 6 played Quidditch for the afternoon as their prize for winning our termly Golden Mile competition. The children ran over 300 miles as a class, beating their nearest competition by around 60 miles, so by way of reward they were...

Year 6 Survival D.T. Project

Year 6 Survival D.T. Project

Over the last two weeks, Year 6 have been working hard in design technology on their survival shelter project, which will culminate with the children building enormous shelters in the Forest School area on Thursday 2nd December.  The children had a design brief which...

Year 6 WW1 themed P.E.

Year 6 WW1 themed P.E.

In Year 6, we aim to make links between our half termly topic and every subject - P.E. is no exception! This half term, the children have been working in small groups to create freeze frames recreating different still images of World War 1 trench life. We have learnt...

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

On Sunday 14th November, Evie and James (our Head Girl and Head Boy) as well as Deborah and Katie (Deputy Head Girls) joined members of the public and other organisations from Kirkham to remember those who gave their lives for us during times of war.  They represented...

Year 5 and 6 Archery Club

Year 5 and 6 Archery Club

This half term, Year 5 and 6 children have been taking part in our amazing after-school Archery Club! The children were at first fooled into thinking we would be doing soft-archery, but to their surprise, they were to be taught how to use real bow and arrows with...

Year 6’s Trip to Tower Wood!

Year 6’s Trip to Tower Wood!

Between Monday 4th and Friday 8th October 2021, our Year 6 children embarked on the adventure of a lifetime. They waved goodbye to their families and set off to the Lake District to spend the week at Tower Wood.  They had an absolutely amazing week, learnt plenty...

Year 5 & 6 Football Competition

Year 5 & 6 Football Competition

On Monday 20th and Monday 27th September, 9 children from Year 5 and 6 took part in the Carr Hill Primary Football Tournament. The children competed against other local primary schools in 6 a side matches that were held at the fantastic astro turf pitches at AFC...

Year 6 – Positions of Responsibility

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...

Year 6 – Meeting our Buddies

Year 6 – Meeting our 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...

Welcome Year 6

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...

Headteacher: Mrs S. Barnett | Victoria Road, Kirkham, Preston, PR4 2BT
Telephone: 01772 684 371 | Email: bursar@willows.lancs.sch.uk

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Headteacher: Mrs S. Barnett | Victoria Road, Kirkham, Preston, PR4 2BT
Telephone: 01772 684 371 | Email: bursar@willows.lancs.sch.uk

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