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 […]
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 […]
We have announced the 20 children who have got a place at the new Fit for Sport club after school on Tuesdays after half term.
This video shows what we managed to do in the Year 5 classroom with one of our drones yesterday using coding skills. Although it might not seem very impressive, the work that goes in to getting the drones to do what they are told is quite extensive, so to see a perfect photograph with the […]
Year 6 have been developing important, life-long skills on their bikes this week. Heavy rain and dropping temperatures didn’t put them off as they enhanced their confidence and skills, first on the playground and then the roads around Kirkby Lonsdale. Once again, the politeness, determination and focus of the children was commented upon by our […]
Year 5 and 6 have had an initial session of cross country running around a shortened course on Friday afternoon. We are getting ready for the annual cross country competition at Casterton and also setting the scene for our own Ben Greenep Cup competition later in the year. It looks like we have the makings […]
Our first Governors meeting took place recently beginning the year following a very successful year. The Governors have looked at our school Improvement Plan for the forthcoming year and are preparing for another productive year.
From Year 1 coming into school as Superheroes, Year 2 designing transport and sharing their presentations, to culinary delights throughout the Juniors, the projects have been wonderful. In Year 6 we have seen Titanic models, films, and presentations. Year 5 have produced Egyptian wonders such as masks and pyramids. Year 4 have travelled back into […]
Our children have had a wonderful time at the Westmorland Show, meeting HRH The Countess of Wessex. Year 4, 5 and 6 attended throughout the day which was mercifully dry for the majority of the time.
Congratulations to Freya and James who have become our new Head Boy and Head Girl. Congratulations to Beth and Marley who are now Deputy Head Girl and Boy also. All of the children who took part in the presentations were very confident, producing powerpoints, films and superb speeches. Well done!
We have had a lovely and positive start to the new academic year. We are looking forward to welcoming our spring and summer born children in Reception over the next week. A special welcome to children starting in the juniors who are new to our school.
29th November - Liverpool Residential Visit
21st November - Rugby Coaching at Casterton
Click here to view online or download Year 6 Curriculum