Welcome to Year 6 – a very special class! As the oldest children in the school, we undertake a wide variety of important roles and with this comes a strong sense of responsibility. We are proud to take on the positions of Head and Deputy Head Girl and Boy and Key Stage/ Early Years buddies. We also help with the running of the school by preparing for assemblies, break times, lunch times, organising fruit and milk, and our most challenging task, keeping certain staff members organised, tidy and on time…
In addition to our extra responsibilities, we have a very high workload as we strive to ensure we have a sound understanding of everything we have been taught over KS2 and prepare for the curriculum expectations in Secondary School. Although this can be very challenging, the sense of achievement as we move through the year is amazing and very rewarding.
We will be working hard to prepare for the our Key Stage 2 assessments and can’t overestimate the value of support at home. Although we have now had two years of the new format, we are, as ever, expecting some changes and ‘improvements’ to the tests this year. We will have a meeting nearer the time to discuss this, but as a guide to what we can expect, Michael Tidd, a deputy headteacher from Nottingham, has made a video to clarify what is likely to be happening in the summer term and you can find it here: KS2 assessments – what will they be like and how can I help?
We also have many exciting activities to look forward to with things that keep us focused right up until our last days in Primary School. This year we will have two residential trips to help support our learning, and make the last year in Primary School the best yet! These include a new trip in the Autumn term – a one night stop in Liverpool to find out more about our topics on the Titanic, Victorian Britain and Britain since the 1950s. We will also be continuing our popular and successful outdoor adventurous residential to Hawse End.
However, above all these activities and expectations, we are proud role models for the rest of the school and want to help everyone have as good a time here as we have.
We have just started our YouTube channel as a way of sharing some of our work. Our first video is linked to the first pieces of writing we did in Year 6 and helps introduce and show off our school.
Mr Watson provides support through the school support our children. During the lunch time session he offers sports opportunities for our children in the Infants and Juniors.
I’ve worked at St Mary’s for the past ten years and have had the privilege of working in all key stages. I have a real love of reading, especially children’s books, and enjoy helping children of all ranges to enjoy and appreciate books themselves. Both my children attended St Mary’s and loved the experience. One […]
I trained in Exeter and then spent six years teaching in west London before moving to France (Strasbourg) for three years with my husband’s work. I have four children, the first two being born in France. We moved to Cumbria 18 years ago and all four of my children have been through QES and the […]
Having grown up in Kentmere and Ings, I recently returned to Cumbria following 10 years living and working in and around the Greater Manchester area. Although I thoroughly enjoyed living ‘down south’, I am glad to be back and able to indulge in my outdoor hobbies such as cycling, walking and canoeing. I am married […]
The junior children have performed a superb production of ‘Pirates of the Curry Bean’ in the Harlequin theatre. What a superb end of the year for our Year 6 children and another opportunity to celebrate heir talents for the other children. The show had various surprises and was an amazing combination of song, dance and […]
Year 4 and Year 6 all headed down to Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Union Football Club to attend their Primary School Festival, along with 16 other schools and 400 children! (link to site here) Although the weather was rather damp at the start, it quickly improved to give glorious blue skies as we played mini games […]
St Mary’s played host to Sedbergh Primary School on the QES astroturf for a couple of excellent football matches. Both schools brought two well-matched teams who played with skill, determination and pride for two very long halves; needless to say, the oranges and drinks were well needed by the end! Mr Watson, who trained both […]
What a wonderful day of athletic competition at Sedbergh Prep. Our school came second with over 27 first places. Well done to all of our athletics team.
Well done to all of our children who took part in sports day this week. The weather was good and the children really demonstrated our school values today.
Year 6 have been making the most of the fabulous weather around Derwent Water whilst taking part in lots of brilliant activities. The views from Catbells have been utterly fantastic and most of us have spent more time in the water than in our kayaks – through choice I’d like to add. As ever, behaviour […]
Mrs Gladwinfield will be spending the next four weeks in Kenya. She will be working in a primary school near Gilgil along with Mrs Highton. They have already been working in the school with classes of 60 children many of whom walk 10Km to attend the school.
This is the second group this week taking part in Football Club. yesterday playing on the QES Astroturf and today on the school yard. Mr Watson is working the children hard and really improving their skills.
After starting indoors, checking our understanding and calculations, we headed outside to collect data with which to test our skills further. With it being science week, this was a great opportunity to make sure our investigations are appropriate, well thought out and actually collect the information we need. Even the droning buzz above the class […]
We are pleased to announce that we will have a visit from the founders of the Noah Initiative on March 13th to hear about the work they are doing in Kenya. Mrs Neale recently went out to Kenya to visit the project and shared her experiences.
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