Welcome to our Year 6 page!
To our wonderful Year 6 pupils and St Edward’s family,
We just want to say how proud we are of your hardworking, supportive and committed approach that you are showing during this period of uncertainty that we are currently facing. Your strength and resilience is inspiring, we are very much united in the challenges that we have been set and you are all coping and managing so well with the shift to the online Google Classroom – well done to each and every one of you.
Keep logging into the Google Classroom daily and checking for new posts as we will be posting regular updates throughout the day, every day. We will be contacting you personally each week to ensure that you are managing well but please contact us at any time, we are always here to help.
Keep your selves safe, stay home as much as possible and keep washing those hands!
Hopefully we will see you all very soon.
Miss Simpson, Mrs Willington and Miss Readman.
A warm welcome to Y6. We know how exciting and also nerve-racking the last year in Primary School can be for both you and your child, so we want to support you in every way we can. This year will see Y6 using the new curriculum in all subjects. Beginning last year, there have been changes to reporting and assessing pupils’ progress, as levels are no longer in use. You will receive information about this and whole school issues through school newsletters and parents’ evenings. If you require more information, feel free to pop in to see us at any time!
Thanks so much,
Miss Simpson and Mrs Willington
Our Year 6 teachers are Mrs Willington and Miss Simpson
Our teaching assistants are Mrs Harrison and Miss Readman
As last year, we will be using the new national curriculum objectives and assessments.
PE for both Year 6 classes will change on a weekly basis so we advise children to have their kits everyday.
Homework will be handed out each Tuesday to be returned the following Tuesday.
Children are encouraged to read every day and record this in their reading record, which should be brought into school each day.
Important dates for this term:
- SATs Parents’ Meeting: Monday 3rd February 5:00pm
- SATs Booster sessions will commence on Tuesday 3rd March (3:10-4:15pm)
- Parents Evening: Monday 24th February (3:30-7:00pm) & Tuesday 25th February (3:30-4:30pm)
- SATs week : Monday 11th May – Thursday 14th May 2020
Newsletters and Y6 Overview
Peat Rigg 2019
In October 2019, Year 6 had a fantastic time on their annual residential trip to Peat Rigg. It was a fun filled week which saw the children totally immerse themselves into all of the activities – which included archery, zip lining, canoeing, orienteering, crate stacking and team building challenges – they gave everything a go! The teachers, and the Peat Rigg staff, were so impressed with the children’s fantastic ethos: their encouragement towards one another, dedication and the team work of both group 1 and group 2 were incredible. Well done Year 6 – it was a fantastic week!
History: World War One
Click on the image above to check out our World War One Knowledge Organiser.
In Science we are currently learning about the heart. We recently investigated how our pulse rate is affected by exercise: we carried out a series of exercises and then measured our pulse rate afterwards. It was really interesting to see how long it took for our pulse to return to our resting bpm afterwards. We also learnt that athletes (particularly marathon runners) usually have slower pulses than the average person. This is because exercise strengthens the heart muscle: It allows it to pump a greater amount of blood with each heartbeat. More oxygen is also going to the muscles.
We chose to study Martin Luther King Jr during our whole school theme week: ‘Voices that refused to be silenced’ to celebrate Black History Month. This inspirational Civil Rights Activist inspired us to carry out a sponsored football match and raise money during our month of mission. We began the tournament with a one minute applause to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr and thank him for the selfless work her carried out to begin a movement which seeks equal justice for all. We came together as a Year Group and worked as a team to show that we are all united and that together, we can achieve great things.
We really enjoyed our whole school black history theme week: voices that refused to be silenced. We were learning about Martin Luther King and were really inspired by his work as a civil rights activist. Within our History and English lessons, we wrote a biography which documented the life and work of MLK Jr, we were really inspired by the civil rights campaign and it made us realise that we need to speak up about matters that really affect us. This triggered us to write a Room 101 style speech: we chose two issues (one of which was racism) that we believe should be banished and left in room 101.
In our class text, Private Peaceful, we have been examining the themes that have been uncovered throughout the text. To portray the thoughts and feelings of Tommo – the main character – we carried out a conscience alley. We then wrote a balanced argument where we answered the question: Is Tommo to blame for the death of his father? We provided answers both for and against the question and then gave an overriding answer in our concluding paragraph. We enjoyed bringing drama into our English lesson.
Heugh Gun Battery – Hartlepool
On Friday 15th November, Year 6 visited the Heugh Gun Battery Museum, in Hartlepool, as part of our history topic: World War One. On 16 December, 1914, the German Navy bombarded the town of Hartlepool, it was the first time soldiers had been killed on British soil in warfare since the battle of Culloden, in 1746. Dozens of buildings were destroyed or damaged and many of those hit are still scarred by pieces of shrapnel embedded in the walls. The children were shown around the historic site, created their own censored letters from the trenches, looked at various artillery, weapons and uniform used on the Western Front and even spent time in the trenches! It was a fantastic day and really helped the children to understand what life was like for soldiers.