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 […]
This term we will be exploring a whole range of inspiring women from Jane Austin, Frida Kahlo, Marie Chiver, Rosa Parks and many other women who we believe will inspire all of our children. We are exploring their endeavours and seeing how we can learn from them in our own lives in 2019 and beyond.
We are pleased to be back at school to welcome our children for the start of Lent term
Happy New Year to all of our school family. We welcome our new children starting in January and look forward to seeing them. Our Lent term starts on Monday 7th January.
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas from the children of St Mary’s School.
What a beautiful candle lit service which took place at St Mary’s Church. Thank you to everyone who made the evening special. Thank you for supporting Mary’s Meals too.
Our children are continuing to build up their cross country skills on Fridays. Hopefully the children will get a few runs in over the Christmas break.
Our staff and governors wish you a very happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
Everyone joined Mrs Smith and Mrs Day for a parade around Kirkby. We dressed in our pyjamas and pretended it was the night before Christmas. Despite the rain we had a lovely time.
Our partner school in Rochdale made the news last week following their start to advent. The children that came to see us last year, now in Year 5, have been taking part in random acts of kindness. This was picked up by ITV and shown on several bulletins, which you can watch below. What a […]
What a great start to our two day local residential! We have successfully identified the majority of the trees around the school grounds; learned a host of new knots to help make our shelters strong and reliable; worked together as a team to fight raging torrents of water to retrieve important ‘pearls of wisdom’; developed […]
15th March - Red Nose Day
14th March - Cricket Development
25th February - INSET DAY – Children are not in school today
14th February - NSPCC Safegaurding
13th February - Swimming Gala – Sedbergh Prep
Click here to view online or download Year 6 Curriculum