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 had our first look at the tests last year, 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 2016 – 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 three residential trips to help support our learning, and make the last year in Primary School the best yet! These include two new trips in the Autumn term – a camping trip to Box Tree Farm, a one night stop in London to look at how democracy in our country works, how the UK is governed and where the UK fits in within the bigger world picture. 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.
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 […]
What an amazing trip! Our Year 6 children were absolutely fantastic on the recent residential to Hawse End Outdoor Centre on the banks of Derwent Water. We took part in a whole range of activities and experienced lovely, warm, welcoming weather, and non-stop rain, soaking us to our cores. However, some of us spent so […]
We have held another successful Fair Trade Afternoon, hosted by Mrs Neale in the Year 3 Class for all of our parents. During the afternoon children and volunteers served teas and coffee and also sold fairly traded goods from Tradecraft. During the time we sold £91 of produce for Tradecraft and had a a great […]
Governors have spent the day with children and staff monitoring the school improvement plan. Included in this, the governors also explored behaviour for learning, school values and breadth and balance in the curriculum. They also had an opportunity to meet with parents on the school yards in the morning. Five of our Governors spent the […]
Alfie and Ethan have given us an excellent explanation of how computers are put together and what each part does. There were a lot of questions (and dust), including trying to find out why the motherboard and other PCBs are all green. The boys were able to answer the vast majority with great expertise. Only […]
This week we have received a loan box from The Houses of Parliament. The box contains various items to facilitate a debate as if we where in the House of Commons. This is especially pertinent with the General Election and local voting taking place in the coming weeks.
Despite the chilly winds, we’ve had an excellent time with Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club, who have been in to school to give us a taste of the real game. We’ve used the putter and an iron, albeit it a plastic one, to hit targets and greens – very small greens. We may not yet have […]
We are hosting a meeting in the music room where parents can meet with Mr Jones for a cup of coffee (or tea). This is a great opportunity to chat about school and the future plans for the school. Please go to the music room (in between reception and nursery).
What better way to end our term than our inter-house sport competition. This term it was tag rugby which resulted in some very close matches. Its clear to see we have some excellent rugby players in school but, just as importantly, everyone showed excellent sportsmanship and teamwork. Very well done to Howgill who won overall. […]
Well done to everyone at St Mary’s School. We have begun our journey to improving our grounds with a superb gardening extravaganza. The plants we have begun to plant our beginning to leaf or flower as spring has sprung. Congratulations to everyone as not only have we achieved RHS Level One Gardening Award but we […]
Mrs Smith and Miss Loy have decided on a new uniform for the staff!!!
20th July - Year 6 Leavers Service
18th July - Junior Production
17th July - Junior Production
11th July - Full Governor Meeting – 6:30pm
7th July - PTA BBQ
Click here to view online or download Year 6 Curriculum 2014-15