Welcome to Year 6!
Miss McGarraghy and Mr Longworth - Year 6 Teachers
Welcome to Year 6. We lead a fantastic team of staff who are here to make
Year 6 the most productive, successful and enjoyable year ever!
As Year 6 is the last year at St.Margaret's, working hard and embracing
all aspects of school life is something we encourage you to do.
We will help you develop your independence, confidence and skills in order for you
to move through the SATS and prepare you for high school.
We hope you all had a lovely Summer holiday. We are looking forward to working with our new class, and have already found out what amazing activities they have done in the summer.
Please see the curriculum overviews in the letter archive for details of what we are doing in the curriculum. The weekly spelling words can also be found there. There are ten spellings each week, plus an additional five words from the National Curriculum list of spellings that children are expected to know by the end of Year 6. This full list can be found in the letter archive. Please encourage and support your child in learning these words throughout the year. It would also be helpful if you can ensure that your child reads each night, to build up their fluency and vocabulary.
Miss Cadwallender and Mr Longworth
Some useful maths websites:
Maths for kids age 10-11
Mathematical activities for Year 6
My Mini Maths
DEARNE VALLEY 2018
Monday 10th September
Day 1. Hi all from Dearne Valley. Arrived at 1.50 pm (once the coach finally arrived to collect us from school!), my ears are still ringing from all the singing! Went straight into the first activity of Rock Climbing. There are certainly some Spidermen and women in this class - too quick to get a photograph of them! Children were more excited with there dorms, which are already untidy. The evening activity was Scrapheap Challenge - where groups had to protect a water balloon from bursting. Some did and teachers, well Mr Taylor, had these thrown at him to make sure they burst. Instructors are great and they are teaching children really annoying songs - lucky you at the weekend! Lights out at 10pm, but how long the silence will last for who knows! Will message again tomorrow, enjoy your peace and quiet.
Tuesday 11th September
Day 2 - after a very long night, where plenty of talking and eating occurred. As I write this, children are getting ready for bed as they are feeling the effects of last night! Breakfast was delicious - cereal, followed by a full English. Activities today were: Abseiling - it was a scene out of Mission Impossible (I wish I was more elegant with it like Tom Cruise!); Bushcraft - making and lighting own campfires; Archery - where there are some Robin Hoods and Maid Marian's in the class; Fencing, which was enormous fun and we finished the day with a Campfire, where children told (dreadful) jokes. More songs that will annoy you were learnt! Children are having a great time and showing resilience, teamwork and beating their personal challenges. It was interesting watching some of them eat their tea without a knife or fork due to missing the target in archery! A good sleep tonight will prepare them for the exhilarating activities tomorrow. Have a good evening and be in contact around the same time.
Wednesday 12th September
Day 3 - Children much more alert this morning after a vastly improved nights' sleep. Hoorah! The day started with high ropes, which were very high, low ropes, which were very low, but both showed, teamwork, communication and collaboration. Lazer Quest and Aero Ball were fun activities for the children. The highlight activity was the night line - blindfolding the children and sending them on an obstacle course (the poor trees got headbutted so many times) - one child went awol but soon found the course again. Teachers found this activity hilarious! All well fed and tonight's meal was a roast dinner with chocolate waffles and custard for pudding. The custard was disgusting - it wobbled! The day ended with a night walk where we went up to the top of the hill overlooking the surrounding area and watching the sun set. Children showering (some for the first time) whilst writing this update. Will post penultimate days activities tomorrow night. Make sure you are back in the country to collect your child on Friday!
Thursday 13th September
Day 4 - nearly there! Woken up with Mrs Hadfield singing Happy birthday to Alfie (poor child). Plenty of activities again today: Leap of Faith - involved climbing to a platform (36ft high) and then jumping to a trapeze, lots achieved this; Orienteering - still looking for some children now - hopefully they haven't gone to Doncaster!; Problem Solving exercises - where teamwork and collaboration should have been shown, but tiredness got in the way; Zipwire - from a very, very, very, very high tower all loved the activity and the evening finished with Mini Olympics. Children are packed up, rooms hoovered, plenty of unworn clothes and all looking forward to canoeing (white water rafting!) down the raging river tomorrow. Look out for us at the River Irwell based on our orienteering skills! Still aiming to arrive back at 3pm - I will keep the school updated - you will smell us on approach!