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 are now very familiar with the assessment framework, 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 three residential opportunities and trips to help support our learning, and make the last year in Primary School the best yet! These include an overnight stay at school at the start of the year, developing our outdoor learning activities, leadership and teamwork, as well as 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 introduced a class set of Chromebooks to be used in all of our subjects, where suitable, which uses an individual user email. We will be developing our use of connecting and collaborative technologies to support our learning and will keep you updated with them as we go. We are also planning on updating our video on the school (see below) to allow for the many developments the school has seen – watch this space!
Mr Gorst is an Apprentice Teaching Assistant who is supporting pupils with SEN and providing intervention support.
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 […]
(Currently on Maternity Leave) I work alongside Mrs Jamieson in Year 2 and thoroughly enjoy the exciting activities we have been doing in class. I also work across KS1 and in Year 4 as PPA cover for the classes. I really enjoy this challenge as it allows me to see how the children change and […]
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 […]
Thank you for your understanding whilst we prepared for improving the markings outside of school and on the playground. You will now see that our lay by has been properly signposted to show it primarily as a drop off zone with four parking bays (see photos). Please do not park in the drop off zone […]
We are so excited to tell everyone that we have new playground markings at school. We know how excited the children are with their new playground. We are going to have some very active learners using these in lessons! Hurrah!
Please bring a donation of £1 for Children in Need and come in MUFTI on Friday 15th Nov.
Today we have had a visit and question and answer time with Tim Farron who talked with our children today. We have been electing our School, Worship and Sports Councillors this week. It has been lovely to hear Tim’s responses and to hear about how passionate he is about the constituency he has represented.
It’s been another excellent week of high quality training on the roads around Kirkby Lonsdale. Robin and Adrian took groups out every day to develop the confidence and skills of our Year 6 children with the aim of allowing them to enjoy the freedom of cycling in a safe and respectful manner. Well done to […]
Our children have had the opportunity to visit the Houses of Parliament and also the Dept for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy. They had the opportunity to watch debates in the House of Lords and Commons as well as meet our M.P. Tim Farron. The group had the chance to go to Buckingham Palace and […]
What an amazing couple of days! Year 5 and 6 have given their all during our outdoor days and have learned a huge amount about building shelters, our local environment, cooking, lighting fires and teamwork. The weather wasn’t always the kindest, but everyone attacked all of the activities with great enthusiasm and energy and I […]
Each year we celebrate European Languages Day. Each class looks at a different country and explores the languages, culture and geography. We have had a super time! Many classes like to try and explore a new country, this year Belgium was the choice of Year 6.
What an amazing experience! Because the tour was heading through Kirkby Lonsdale, we came together to make a whole school bike wheel on the field before heading off to watch the riders as they sped past. The atmosphere on the road was amazing as dozens of motorbikes, support cars and media vans whizzed past, all […]
Wow look at what Mia has been doing…
Click here to view online or download Year 6 Curriculum