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.
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 returned to Cumbria after 10 years living and working in and around the Greater Manchester area. Although I thoroughly enjoyed living ‘down south’ and gained valuable experiences in different classroom environments, I am glad to be back and able to indulge in my outdoor hobbies such as […]
The Year 6 Service will start at 9:30am at St Mary’s Church concluding at around 10:30am. The Summer term will end at 1:00pm pm after lunch.
Some of our children from Year 5 have attended the School Vision Conference at Rydal Hall this week. We have taken part in a whole range of activities to help us think about the children’s involvement in our school vision. We were joined by many school from all over Cumbria. It was lovely to see […]
We are pleased to welcome our children after the Half Term Break.
We look forward to welcoming our children back after half term on June 3rd.
What a brilliant week we have had! As well as some of the most focused, mature and high-level work we have done so far this year, we have made excellent use of the fabulous weather and outside space around our school. The year 6 children really have been a credit to the school and are […]
The staff at St Mary’s have supported the Kenya Day fund raising by doing sit ups and pres ups throughout the day. The target was 500 then we increased it to 600. With a target of 1500 sit ups and then 1500 press ups we are well and truly smashing to target. Thank you to all of […]
Thank you so much for supporting Red Nose Day! We have had a great time together for a very important charity.
We have begun signing club recently with Harry. The children have been working on British Sign Language and at the moment looking at greetings. What a fantastic start at communicating in another language!
With only the slightest hint of nostalgia, Year 6 have been looking at the way different technologies have developed and changed since 1950. At the start of the week, we looked at the introduction of Space Invaders and its revolutionary use of music and sound effects at the same time. We then had a look […]
Initially we encouraged all of our children to learn new spellings which were taken from the year expectations. After a fun spelling bee in classes each year group put forward finalists for our school spelling bee. The whole school came together to celebrate learning spellings. We had a wonderful time with what turned out to […]
Click here to view online or download Year 6 Curriculum