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 […]
We have been celebrating Down Syndrome Awareness Day with Andrew Ridding joining us to hand out awards today. We have all been wearing odd socks and discussing Down Syndrome in classes. Thank you for your support.
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 […]
This is just a small reminder of the fantastic Ben Greenep Winter Run held in recently. Clearly a good day at the office! The run is an excellent chance to represent your house and a super opportunity to run together. #marathonkids
We have had some fun in our Class Spelling Bee Challenges. Our whole purpose is to provide a fun opportunity to learn spellings. It is so motivating for children to know they are making progress in their spelling. It is very special to see our children feeling more confident as they improve their spellings and […]
We were very fortunate to have a dry and warm day despite the ground being soft. The Ben Greenep Winter Run went well with the children representing their house and running for individual medals in each class. There was a superb atmosphere and the children even asked to have a little fun run at the end. […]
Here are a few photos of past inter house winter run events. The race was named after the winner of the first ever run. We have developed the run since to an annual winter run. Each member of the junior classes represents their house as well as there being event winners for boys and girls […]
Year 6 have been observing and exploring the heart and respiratory system exploring how blood is pumped around the body. Mrs Gates joined the class for a superb science lesson and totally wowed the children. Thank you for joining us and making this science topic come to life!
4th April - Art Day
4th April - Lent Term Music Concert
29th March - Kenya Mufti Day (Red/Green/Black)
21st March - Down Syndrome Awareness Day
21st March - Full Board of Governors Meeting
Click here to view online or download Year 6 Curriculum