Welcome to Year 6!
Year 6 is a very special year, filled with special responsibilities, a residential trip and many exciting ways to develop and nurture confidence (like the school play and talent show). It is a stepping stone to secondary school and we structure our curriculum and homework schedule to prepare our pupils for the demands of the changes which lay ahead. Of course, we are unsure of the future but we are hoping that many of the traditions of Year 6 will be able to take place this year.
The Recovery Curriculum, written by Barry Carpenter, has shaped our planning for the first term and a list of the key concepts are below:
Below is information for Term 1 whilst current restrictions are in place.
Owls - Mondays
Leopards - Wednesdays
Children should wear their games kits to school, including trainers, on these days as lessons will take place outside for Term 1. Earrings should not be worn on PE days.
Owls - Tuesdays
Leopards - Fridays
Children will need to come to school in old clothes suitable for Forest School on this day. We will be going out in all weathers, so please make sure they have a waterproof jacket if it is raining. Wellies would be useful to change into before the session if it is damp/wet.
Selina, our play therapist will be delivering a 'Think. Feel. Behave. workshop to the class on Monday 7th (1:30- 2:30) so there won't be PE on this day for Owls.
Term 6 - the final term of Primary School!
Wow - what a fantastic term!! The children have behaved beautifully and it's been great to see their personalities shine through as we've been teaching them in smaller groups.
The leavers' assembly was a great success on Friday, followed by a surprise visit from an ice cream van (thanks to WASPFA for providing the funds). The children have also enjoyed a water fight!
Hours of editing have enabled the production of the following two videos - enjoy! (These upload quicker if opened in Chrome).
Here are the Challenges set for Kingswood week (w/c 1st June) in case you haven't got around to doing them yet:
'Home Learner of the Week' is awarded to those pupils who complete the most tasks each week.
Well done for everyone who tried to complete some tasks which they had missed in the previous weeks. 1 child managed to complete 15 extra tasks!
'Learners of the Term' will be announced at the end of this week.
Mrs Betts presents to you (finally after many attempts at reducing the file size)....
Year 6 Dance Club 2020! This is their fabulous dress rehearsal on the stage of Astor College.
New class email address
Mrs Wood has kindly set us up class email addresses. If your parents need to email us about anything or ask us any questions, they are welcome to send us an email:
Keeping Your Child Safe Online
Your child may well be using the internet more than normal during this time of school closure so it is important that they remain safe. Please take the time to follow the link below to complete the activities from 'thinkuknow' in order to reinforce online safety.
20th March 2020 - The end of Year 6...for now!
What an emotional week! As a staff we were devastated at the thought of cutting short the Year 6 journey. We are passionate about teaching and helping our pupils fulfil their potential; the real satisfaction of the job is seeing them blossom, by gaining confidence and finally tackling the challenges of a residential stay away from home and putting on a full-scale production during the final week. We feel like we are half-way through a painting and have been told to suddenly stop!
As no-one knows exactly what the future holds, it was decided to focus on the possibility of when we can all be together again as a year group - we will still be their teachers and TAs, hopefully establishing links through Purple Mash after the Easter Holidays (and of course we will still be teaching some pupils of Key Workers).
For the pupils who were able to be in school on the final day, they were given the opportunity to spend time together and below are a few pictures of their last day...hopefully until we all meet again later in the Summer Term.
Home learning packs are waiting in the office for anyone who was not able to attend on Friday 20th March. We hope you like the addition of the sewing task, please bring these back into school when we return, so we can add them to our Pandora display! It is hoped that the paper based activities will take you up to the end of the Easter Holidays, after that please refer to the 'To Do' list on Purple Mash.
Year 6 Dance Club - Boom Shake the Room performance at Astor College for the Arts