Friday 25th March 2022
Star of the Week - Marley
Year 6 have organised a 'Cake for Break' sale on Wednesday and all monies raised will be deonated to support families in the Ukraine. All Year 6 staff and indeed all school staff are immsensley proud of the Year 6 children for organising this.
English saw us continuing to study our books, where children have produced descriptive writing about the chapters studied in Harry Potter and in Stormbreaker. Next week the young entrepeneurs enter the Dragon's Den! In Maths, children have been learning about how to use Alegbra and all knowledge and vocabulary associated with this and applying these skills to a variety of reasoning questions to showcase their understanding. In Science, children have continued their topic of Light and in RE we have been studying 'What kind of King is Jesus?'
As I type this, the sun is shining. The weather looks good again this weekend and we hope you all get to go outdoors and have some fun and relaxation. Stay safe and well and see you all on Monday.
Friday 18th March 2022
Star of the Week - Francesca
It was great to welcome you all in the hall for parent's evening last night and to talk to you in person giving you the opportunity to see the work your child has been producing this year.
Thank you to all those who have purcahsed a Red Nose and came in their own clothes today. It shows what a wonderful and caring community we live in and the monies rasied will certainly go to a good cause.
English saw us continuing to study our books, where children have produced descriptive writing about the settings and the Potions Master in Harry Potter and in Stormbreaker they have finalised their description for an everyday object that a young spy could use. Only one week to go till the young entrepeneurs enter the Dragon's Den! In Maths, children have been learning about how to read and interpret Pie Charts and all knowledge and vocabulary associated with circles and applying these skills to a variety of reasoning questions to showcase their understanding. In Science, children have continued their topic of Light and in RE we have been studying 'What kind of King is Jesus?' This week has also given the opportunity for children to eneter a competition for WonderPop, where they could create a something to be linked with a party to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee and there design will end up on a Vevo video. Watch this space for the announcement of the winner soon.
As I type this, the sun is shining. I hope the weather is good again this weekend and you all get to go outdoors and have some fun and relaxation. Stay safe and well and see you all on Monday.
Friday 4th March 2022
Yet another busy week in Year 6! World Book Day was a success where the children enjoyed exploring another book for the day and completed some lovely activities. It was good to see some book character costumes in the class as well...including a Wally!
English saw us continuing to study our books, where children have produced descriptive writing about the settings in Harry Potter and in Stormbreaker they have begun to design and describe an everyday object that a young spy could use...some were very imaginative! In Maths, children have been learning about Coordinates, Translations and Reflections and applying these skills to a variety of reasoning questions to showcase their understanding. We read our next chapter of the Heartstone project, with excellent discussions had afterwards and have made their own bookmarks and have begun to produce some lovely art work. Geography saw children using Google Maps and applying all their previous knowledge and skills learnt during their mapping topic. In Science, children have been moving onto their new topic of Light and in RE we have been studying 'What kind of King is Jesus?'
We have had whole school assemblies this week, which has seen the Year 6 complete a number of monitor duties during these and they have been amazing when doing their roles. Year 6 have also been playground leaders for children in Willow, Lilac and Oak classes, where both the younger children and the Year 6 children have really enjoyed their lunchtimes.
A letter will be going home tonight regarding Parents Evening on Thursday 17th March. You will be able to book your appointment electronically, but more is explained in the letter. It will be good opportunity for you to see your child's book and talk about the progress they have made this year.
Hope the weather is more pleasant again this weekend and you all get to go outdoors and have some fun and relaxation. Stay safe and well and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday; kean, eager and ready for more learning in Year 6.
Friday 25th February 2022
Welcome back Children seemed to have had a fun and enjoyable week despite the lovely weather and storms during the week! Hope parents had a relaxing and fun time as well as the children. They have made a slow start to the week and are now well and truly back into the groove of learning. They are working well through their revision books each night and please can you ensure that they have these in schools each day.
We have continued to study our books in English, writing a character descritption and describing settings in the novels. All children are working extremely hard at improvoing their writing and we are delighted to see the progression in this. Maths has seen children learn about and calculate Volume. We read our next chapter of the Heartstone project, with excellent discussions had afterwards. In Geography they have developed their map reading skills looking at Longtitude and Latitude and some are extremely competent Geographers.
Hope the weather is more pleasant this weekend and you all get to go outdoors and have some fun and relaxation. Stay safe and well and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday; kean, eager and ready for more learning in Year 6.
Friday 11th February 2022
Year 6 have had a very busy week with all the extra curricular activities they have taken part in. On Monady, Andy Walker came and delivered his inspirtaional workshop on Living Your Dreams. Children have been further motivated and inspired to work hard and follow their dreams and overcome any obstacles that may get in their way. They completed a variety of activities, which included sitting in a wheelchair blindfolded and driving this round a cours; controlling Andy's wheelchair and brushing each others teeth! Fun and lots of learning was had throughout the day.
After such an inspirational and exciting day, children attended Crucial Crew, where they learnt important life skills. They had sessions delivered by; GMP, Metrolink and Transport, Healthy Diet, Healthy Minds and First Aid. Children gained a lot of knowledge and will become even better citizens when they leave St Margaret's this summer.
On Thursday, the Local Authority community cohension officer along with a PCSO came to deliver an assembly on Hate Crime to Year 6, which they enjoyed and found very informative.
In between all of this, the continued to work hard in lessons and make progress through the Year 6 curriculum. Year 6 fully deserve the half-term break as they have worked exceptionally hard. We hope you and your families have a lovely break, have lots of fun and hopefully the weather will be good and we can get outdoors! Year 6 make sure you relax and recharge your batteries.
See you all on Tuesday 22nd February.
Friday 4th February 2022
Can you believe it's February already! It was great today seeing Year 6 celebrating Number Day and raising money for the NSPCC. Lots of Maths puzzles have been solved in Year 6 and children have had a lovely day - they even did Maths is Spanish!
You have probably been made aware by your child that it has been practice SATs in Year 6 this week. Children have given them 100% and have tried their best and worked hard all week and we are so proud of them. When it comes to May they should just relax and showcase how awesome and amazing they are letting us see their wonderful skills and knowledge.
We have another busy week next week:
Monday 7th February - Living Your Dreams Workshop with Andy Walker
Tuesday 8th February - Crucial Crew Trip (morning)
Wednesday 9th February - SATs meeting for parents (either 3.30 - 4.00pm or 5.00 - 5.30pm), where revision books will be handed out.
Have a lovely weekend and continue to keep yoursleves and family safe. Look forward to seeing you all on Monday, refreshed ready for your new challenges for the week.
Friday 28th January 2022
Another busy week in the Year 6 classroom. In English, children have continued reading the class novels; Harry Potter and the Philosphers Stone and Stormbreaker. They have produced good writing in their books all week, demonstrating the Year 6 writing criteria. We have continued with 'The Heartstone Project' in our Guided Reading sessions, reading Chapter 5 and having good open, mature discussions about a variety of issues. In Maths, children have been developing their reasoning skills and calculating area of compound shapes and triangles. In Science, children have continued to learn about the heart and the digestive systems. In Geography; map reading skills and looking at the longitude and latitude were studied.
Well done to the Year 6 who respresented the school in a basketball competition last night, where they have progressed to the finals and see who they draw!
Friday 21st January 2022
Another busy week in the Year 6 classroom. In English, children have continued reading the class novels; Harry Potter and the Philosphers Stone and Stormbreaker. They have produced good writing describing settings and characters in each novel. We have continued with 'The Heartstone Project' in our Guided Reading sessions, reading Chapter 4 and creating bookmarks. In Maths, children have been developing their reasoning skills and calculating area of compound shapes, which might need some further revision on Mathletics. Children have finished their spreadsheets in ICT, with some moving on to calculating percentages and VAT on these! In Science children have continued to look at the heart and new topic in Geography; map reading skills and looking at the Greenwich Merdian and time zones.
Well done to the Year 6 who respresented the school in a football competition last night, where they played 4 games, winning two of them 4 - 0, 4 - 1 and drew the others 0 - 0 and 1 - 1. They have progressed to the next round and see who they draw!
Friday 14th January 2022
Year 6 have worked hard this week and the Christmas holiday cobwebs are falling off them and they are being more productive in lessons! We have begun studying our new books in English; Harry Potter and the Philosphers Stone with Mr Longworth and Stormbreaker with Miss Cohen and good writing has been produced this week. We have continued with 'The Heartstone Project' in our Guided Reading sessions, reading Chapter 3 and creating our own Class Charter. In Maths, children have been developing their reasoning skills and calculating perimeter of shapes. Children have been finalising their spreadsheets in ICT and Lord Sugar would certainly be impressed with these! We have also begun our new topic in Science looking at the heart and new topic in Geography; map reading skills.
We have a trip to Crucial Crew arranged for Tuesday 8th February and a letter will be going out next week telling you more information about this. Also, we will be sending a home a letter about a meeting regarding the Y6 SATs and revision guides to support the children. The meeting will be take place on Wednesday 9th February.
Have a lovely weekend with your families and we look forward to seeing you all again on Monday.
Friday 7th January 2022
Happy New Year! Having spoken with the children this week, they have had a lovely Christmas and got some amazing presents! We hope you and your families had a lovely Christmas and begun the new year well. Children came back still in holiday mode, but soon picked up the pace with an artithmetic test to welcome them back to start the new term. As the first week is finishing, they are slowly getting back into the groove and work ethic, which is paramount this term.
Unfortunately, Andy Walker could not come into school to deliver his 'Living Your Dreams workshop' yesterday due to mechanical issues with his wheelchair. He was extremely apologetic and in his words he was 'gutted'. BUT once his wheelchair is fixed he will becoming into to school to deliver this, it will just be a little later than planned.
Next week Year 6 will begin studying new books in English; Harry Potter and the Philosphers Stone with Mr Longworth and Stormbreaker with Miss Cohen. We will also be continuing 'The Heartstone Project' in our Guided Reading sessions. In Maths, children will be developing their reasoning skills and calculating area and perimeter. In ICT we will be finishing Spreadsheets and then moving onto look at Blogging. The curriculum overview and what we will be covering this term is below.
It will be certainly a busy term and we will be working even harder and raising expectations more! We have a trip to Crucial Crew planned (more details will follow) and we will be sending a home a letter about a meeting reagrding the Y6 SATs and revision guides to support the children.
We hope you have a lovely weekend...it may even be a snowy weekend!
Friday 17th December 2021
We have finally made it to the end of term! Year 6 have worked incredibly hard all term and thoroughly deserve a well earned break this Christmas. We hope you and your families have a lovely Christmas break and safe and peaceful new year. Stay safe and well, and have a lovely festive break.
We look forward to welcoming children back in 2022, on Tuesday 4th January.
Reminder - Year 6 have the Living Your Dreams Workshop on Thursday 6th January. Please could all monies be paid to the school offics ASAP.
Tuesday 14th December 2021
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Friday 10th December 2021
It was lovely to see all the children in their Christmas Jumpers today. We have recorded our Christmas songs on video for you today, which we will be uploading here next week! Watch this space, as children and staff had great fun in recording them.
On Wednesday 15th December it is Christmas Dinner day and the party in the afternoon. A letter was sent out yesterday regarding the arrangements of the party. Also, we have sent a letter out regarding watching The Boy in Striped Pyjamas and Goodnight Mr Tom next week to finish the books we have been studying this term. There will be Christmas activities in between finishing all the curriculum lessons off this week.
Have a lovely weekend with your families, and we look forward to teaching you all for the last week in 2021. Stay safe, have fun and see you all on Monday.
Friday 3rd December 20021
Can you believe that it is December already?! It has been great to learn about all the different advent calendars that children have at home - completely different from when I was a child!
There is only two weeks left till we break up for Christmas but there is still a lot of work to cover; design and make Anderson Shelters, finish WW2 art, complete Science unit on electricity; making Christmas lights, complete work on Spreadsheets in ICT, finish WW2 topic and finish our RE topic as well as the work in English and Maths! A busy 10 days await!
We are looking forward to seeing the children wearing there Christmas Jumpers on Friday 10th December. I am sure there will be many different desgins and will be great to see. Good luck to those who have bought raffle tickets to win a hamper. Mrs Perry will be drawing the raffle supported by her two trusty elf helpers...Mr Longworth and Mrs Barnes.
Friday 26th November 2021
This week has seen Year 6 sitting practice SATs papers. They have been incredibly mature and sensible throughout the week. Children now can see the many areas of strength that they have and we can now plan lessons to strengthen the areas where they do not feel as confident. They have approached these in a mature, positive manner, and this attitude will set them well in life.
Children have continued to develop their knowledge in Electrictity in Science, Spreadsheets in ICT, Art in our WW2 topic and have been enthusiatic in PE and Spanish.
Today saw the Year 6 hang a bauble on the Christmas Tree for the last time. The tree now looks very festive, especially at the top where the Year 6 children could reach! They enjoyed taking part in this and saw the three elf helpers (Mrs Perry, Mrs Barnes, Mr Longworth) helping them with Christmas music and organising the decoration of the the tree.
Have another lovely weekend with your families and next time I will message it will be December and the count down to Christmas.
Friday 19th November 2021
Year 6 have had another productive week, working hard in all subject areas. They have produced quality writing in both texts; The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Goodnight Mr Tom. The topic of electricity is progressing and they carried out a good investigation. There was plenty of work covered this week linked to Anti-Bullying Week and all the children are very understanding, aware and know what to do.
The week finished, with children coming to school in their own clothes, raising alot of money for Children In Need. Many thanks for your kind and generous donations and the monies will be grafetully received.
Have a lovely weekend, the weather forecast looks good (hopefully we have not cursed this!), and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday.
Friday 5th November
It has been to great to hear about the wonderful activities and adventures that Year 6 have been up to over half term. It sounds like they got plenty of treats when they went out on Halloween!
All children have come back, refreshed and with a hunger to learn, which is a great start to the half term. We are continuing studying the books Goodnight Mr Tom and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. They have completed an assessed piece of writing this week, linked to each book, which has been a pleasure to read and mark. They are already showing what competent writers they are.
In Maths, we have looked at converting measures and the rules associated with these. If children could keep practicing this area on Mathletics if will certainly help their fluency, understanding and confidence. We will continue to build upon their skills in this area next week. In Science we are moving onto our new topic of Electricity and in ICT we are going to learn about Spreadsheets.
If you do go out to a Bonfire display, or have your own fireworks in the garden, make sure you have lots of fun, enjoy yourselves but keep safe - we went to see you all on Monday fit and healhty! Have a lovely weekend, wrap up warm and have fun.
Friday 21st October
We have made it to half term! Well done Year 6 for your amazing work over the past 8 weeks and being superb at Dearne Valley (that seems a lifetime ago!) Please remember to hand in your piece of writing linked to Black History Month when we return. You will then be sharing your research with the rest of the class. It was lovely speaking to your parents last night on the phone, telling them how well you all have settled into Year 6 and the progress you are making. Keep up the hard work, drive, dedication, determination and enthusiasm and you will achieve your potential this year.
Over the holidays, please spend time with your families and have lots of fun. Hopefully the weather will be good so you can get to be outside. Have a good break, recharge your batteries and we will see you on TUESDAY 2nd NOVEMBER. Enjoy Halloween and hopefully you will all get plenty of treats. Have a lovely break and see you all in November
Friday 15th October
Yet another busy week for Year 6 with excellent writing being produced all week. In Maths, they are now confident with dividing fractions and we move onto adding and subtracting fractions next week!
Year 6 had a good morning at Parreenthorn on Wednesday, where they had an art lesson and a DT lesson along with experiencing food at a high school. They enjoyed their taster morning of experiencing life at a high school.
Have another lovely weekend, as the weather looks to be fine. Get out and fun with your family and friends and we will see you all back in on Monday for the final week of the half term.
Friday 8th October 2021
Year 6 have settled into their roles of responsibilities really well this week and we know that they will grow into these and become wonderful leaders within the school. They have now been presented with their badges and look offical!
Another busy week has taken place in Year 6...as always making sure every second counts! Children have been writing figuratively to describe the setting in Goodnight Mr Tom and have researched Auschwitz in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, producing an informative piece of writing. Maths, has seen children conquer calculating fractions of amounts and they have become very competent at this. Children have continued to produce great work in all subject areas, showcasing their writing across all curriculum.
We have begun celebrating Black History month by learning about Nelson Mandela this week. Each week we will be learning about a different influencial character. Next week we will be learning about Nicola Adams.
Letters will be going out on Monday regarding Parents Evening. This will be held on Thursday 21st October between 1.00pm - 6.30 pm and will be over phone by either myself or Miss Cohen. Please could you complete the forms, indicating your preferred time slots and send then into school by next Thursday.
On Wednesday 13th October, Year 6 will be going over to Parrenthorn to have lessons all morning experiencing life at a secondary school. Lunch will be provided by Parrenthorn for all pupils and they will return in the afternoon.
The school office has emailed AGAIN regarding Google Classroom for Year 6. Please can you accept the link to join the Y6 Google Classroom - we currently have a class of 18. Then can you edit the username that appears on google classroom to your child's name for safeguarding reasons, so we know who is accessing the work to be set on this platform.
Friday 1st October 2021
We are delighted to announce our new Head Girl and Head Boy.... Isabella and Tom, with their very able deputies Lexi and Ben. Along with this we have our 8 superb house captains for Thorne, Musgrave, Carver and Swinburne. There will be more opportunities throughout the year for children to take on extra roles and responsibilities including; playground leaders, school council and computer team. We know these children are going to do a fantastic job and will prepare them for future life.
This week children have produced some excellent diary entries in the role of William Beech and Bruno. Children had developed there knowledge of percenatge this week so they will be able to calculate where to get the best discounts! In Science they have been learning about classifying animals using a classifcation key. PE has been very wet this week!
Friday 24th September 2021
Another busy week of learning has taken place...plenty of books marked! Children are working incredibly hard in all lessons and it is great to see the progression they have made in this short period of time. They are fulling embracing lessons; participating and producing high quality work. They are really enjoying our topic of WW2 and the books that we are studying in English. They have a great work ethic and should look to build upon this throughout the year.
Friday 17th September 2021
We have had a very productive week in Y6 and children have worked incredibly hard, after their adventures at Dearne Valley last week. We have begun studying our new books; Goodnight Mr Tom and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. In Maths, children have shown great understanding whilst solving long multiplication questions. Great work ethic has been shown in all lessons and hopefully this will continue throughout the year.
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All arrived safely after a long, long journey on the M62 (motorists were rubber knecking at the accident on otherside of the motorway) and then got stuck behind a tractor leaving the motorway! Lots of happiness and singing on the coach... Mr L bellowing out tunes from Radio X in his car!
Children rushed off the coach, excited and were not impressed that they had to make their own beds, which was hilarious to watch! Beds were eventually made by the time our first activity began at 4pm. Children were quick to settle into their dorms, and sweets and chocolates have already been consmued...do not know if there is much left for the rest of the week!
The first activity was Problem Solving...or not! Year 6 displayed teamwork, perseverance, collaboration, communication, listening skills and thinking logically and outside of the box. Lots of different puzzles and challenges were overcome...including staff finding shade from the sun! Then the most important time of the day - DINNER!! Lovely food, and Mr L and Mrs D were great at serving donuts for desert, whilst Miss C and Mr P were eating their second portions...Mr L was jealous!!
With bellies full to the brim, we embarked on our nightime activity - Campfire. Lots of songs (some very annoying, which children will sing to you!) were sung, jokes told and riddles solved. Children fully immersed themesleves into this creating an uplifting atmosphere, having the staff laughing in stitches!
As we type this (at 21.35) children are having their showers and chilling in their rooms before lights out. Some very tired children and some very hyper and energetic children and exhausted staff! We are hoping for a quiet night and will post again tomorrow. Hope everyone is well and you are enjoying your quiet house! TTFN.
We actually got some sleep on the first night! Adults mangaed to get into their rooms for sleep from midnight...a new record! It was fun waking some very tired children up at 7.15am this morning - midnight feasts and chatting must have occured. Breakfast was plentiful - once Mrs Devine worked out how to use the toaster! Bacon, Sausage, Hash Browns, Beans, scrambled egg, cereal and unlimited fruit and the unlimited toast when it arrived.
Mornings activities were Vertical Play Pen and Nightline. All children gave the Vertical Play Pen a go, and on their second go surpassed what they achieved first time. Many reached the top and danced, whilst teachers looked on in fear! It was great seeing them lowered and children doing funny moves and poses! Condidence and sense of achievement soared in this session - harnesses are still not comfy! The Nightline was hysterical! Children were blinfolded (which they took a while to achieve this!) and had to follow a rope over and under a variety of objects alongside teachers being mischievous! Communication and listening skills were worked along with lots of screaming when approaching a tree! After this we went for a break in the dorms to escape the heat.
Lunch was soon upon us, where we had to eduacte the children what a Tacco was! They were lovely with chips and we were very full ready for our afternoon of fun which included; Zip Wire and Buggy Building. The Zip wire was exhilarating and so much fun. Many children overcame fears of heights and leaping into the unknown. Music was being played from the top of the tower and children were singing whist going down the line - it was much more tuneful than Mrs Hadfield's singing! Buggy Building was a team exercise to build a buggy to carry water and all of the buggies buillt...collasped! They need to work on knot tieing and more communication and teamwork. Mr Perry and Miss Cohen then got drenched by the left over water because of the poorly built buggies.
Dinner (you may be noticing a common theme with these posts!) - was Chicken...nuggets and hunters chicken, which was delicious. Desert was cake and custard - yummy! Back to dorms before the final activity of the day... Scrapheap Challenge. This saw children in groups of 6, create their own new brand of clothing from boxes and paper, card that they then modelled on a catwalk. To test the new clothing teachers threw water balloons at the children to see if the designs were waterproof....they weren't! Children were not impressed and trudged back to the dorms to a warm shower and dry out. Lets hope that we have another goodnights sleep and that children reenegise themsleves for the adventures that lie ahead. Message tomorrow, enjoy the weather... we want it to be cooler!! TTFN.
Do not want to curse this but children after lights out were quiet and slept well. They were very hard to wake this morning Day began with another plentiful, carb filled breakfast ready to start the day. Back in the dorms plenty of suncream was applied and waterbottles filled - this was the same after every activituy as it is very hot here.
Morning activities were; LazerQuest, Aeroball and Jacob's Ladder. The jungle themed arena was packed with sneaky hideout places, ramps, staircases and slides, where children in teams went and zapped each other. This was a very competative session and one child from the session said "I learnt to zap someone", nevermind collaboration, communication and teamwork! Aeroball, was quick, frantic and exhausting incoprating basketball and trampolining. We finished the morning with Jacob's Ladder - his ladder was far too difficult for adults to climb and he should have gone to B&Q! In pairs, they supported each other fantastically and showed what you can achieve when you work as a team. Everyone had a sense of achievement and left feeling proud and have accomplished this task.
Lunchtime! Sandwiches, wraps and jacket potato and beans were on offer and were devoured due to the energy loss on the morning activities.
After a break from the sun in the dorms, afternoon activities saw us conquer low ropes and abseil. Low ropes involved working in three's to complete a low rope obstacle course where two 'spotters' ensured that person on the course did not fall - again reinforcing teamwork, which is developing well. Next was abseil - teachers favourite...not! Many children were like spiderman and Bear Grylls on a mission going down this tower. Others found it challenging, perseverance and great determination saw them conquer this, as some then wanted a second go. Teachers were happy completing it once and having their feet firmly back on the ground.
Dinner time!! Cottage Pie or Sausage and Mash...though if you were a teacher you got both! Desert was a refreshing frozen yogurt, which was delicious. Naughty Mr L had two!! We ended the night withe the Nightwalk. This entailed a 40 minute walk up a hill that over looked Doncaster and Connisburgh. The views were amazing and children learnt how to echo their voices - locals would have loved us!! Met some horses on the way back down. This has wiped them out and as we write this (21.50) we hope when we return they will be all in bed sleeping! Weather looks to change tomorrow....maybe rain! TTFN
Another good nights sleep - I have never known a class to sleep so well. Saying that I probably have cursed tonight now! Children found it extremely hard to wake up - so many tired eyes and heads popping out of duvets like merekats! Woke up to cooler weather today - hurray! Breakfast was plentiful as previous days and I am going miss my full english breakfast next week.
Morning activities - bushcraft and archery. To start the day we all channeled our inner Bear Grylls. Lighting the fire was easy - keeping it going was harder! Lots of aching hands from trying to get the flint to light the paper. We all came away with a lovely aroma of fire! No one was burnt or any animals killed for the fire! Next was archery, where we have quite a few Robin Hood and Maid Marrian wannabes in our ranks. Also, some are still looking foir their arrows that flew over the target and making its way to Doncaster. Their aim and confidence grew during the activity. Mrs 'I hit the bull' Devine showed us how to do it...not that we are competetive.
Lunch - choice of pasties, hot dogs and chips... beats a sandwich whilst marking books!
Afternoon activities - oreinteering and kayaking. Luckily, we have not lost any children on the course and their map reading skills have improved. They navigated around the many acres of Dearne Valley to find their trig points and were in a race against the time. Good teamwork was again displayed and there were a lot tired legs from all the running. Finally, kayaking - what can I say! This was a firm favourite with children and staff! Everyone went in bone dry and came out like drowned rats! BUT they learnt how to kayak and capsize their kayak...several times. Some were even doing handstands in the kayak and stood up and rowed. Great fun was had and was led by our group leader Brad.
Dinner - Fishcakes / Southern Fried chicken and chips with apple pie and custard for desert.
Our final evening activity was Mystery Trail. There has been a murder in school and the children had to question or what they did - interrogate the four suspects. You can guess who they were!! There are some future lawyers in this class! The murder was the receptionist (not Mrs Barnes) but Mrs Devine!!! We went for a walk around the grounds at night as children already packed their suitcases before dinner. Lets hope for one final goodnights sleep!
Tomorrow we have climbing and one group has archery whilst the other has orienteering. We will be having our lunch at 12.45 before boarding the coach to set off home at 1.30pm. We anticipate to be back at school for 2.50 pm ish. We will keep the school informed of our progress. Children will be looking forward to seeing you and recalling their adventures for the week. See you all tomorrow. Enjoy your final night of peace! TTFN
Thursday 22nd July
Goodbye Year 6 - you have been a delight to teach and we wanted to thank you all for making each day special and memorable for us. You have been an amazing cohort and we will miss you.
LEAVERS ASSEMBLY - WEDNESDAY 1st SEPTEMBER
Please could you all arrive at school for 12.30pm, where you will go into the Year 6 classroom and have a final rehearsal as you might have forgotten the songs!!
The assembly will begin at 1.15pm on the playground., so parents can you come back for that time.
Please can you bring a school shirt so all your classmates (and teachers) can sign this for you.
We wanted the opportunity to ensure that Year 6 got the send off that they fully deserved as they have been a pleasure to teach and we will miss all of them.
Wednesday 21st July Update...
We will be having two Zoom meetings tomorrow (deatils are on our Google Classroom)
When you join please ALL have your cameras ON and have yourselves on mute.
We will be asking you to do some work in preparation for this (now stop moaning, it is fun work!!)
When it is your turn, take yourself off mute to share your memorable moments...we cannot wait to hear them.
There WILL be a Leaver's assembly on Wednesday 1st September at 1.15 pm, but more details will follow as we are finalising plans!!
Never loose sight of how awesome and wonderful you are. You have been an amazing cohort to teach and we didn't want to end the year like this as you do not deserve it.
See you tomorrow on the zoom
URGENT - Tuesday 20th July
It is with deep regret that I write to you all with this information. Unfortunately, there has been a positive case via LFT within Y6 and we have had to close our bubble.
This does mean that tomorrow's trip to St Anne's will be cancelled and monies will be refunded at soon as possible. We will notify you of the PCR result as soon as the results are received.
Please do not hesitate to contact the school office or the Year 6 email if you have any further questions.
Friday 16th July
As we enter the final week for Year 6 at St Margaret’s we just wanted to say how amazing they are and how hard they have worked and persevered through a challenging year and they are credit to themselves and you.
On Wednesday, we will be going to St Anne’s beach. Please be in school promptly for 9.00 a.m. as we will be leaving soon after. We will be leaving St Anne’s beach at 3.30p.m., aiming to return to school for 4.30 p.m. Packed lunches will be required for all children. Make sure they have a water bottle that they can drink from throughout the day and pack extra drinks as well. Children can bring up to £5 spending money to buy snacks e.g. ice-cream, candy floss, sweets, drinks during the day. It is not to be used to buy their lunch. Children will be responsible for their own money. Please can you ensure your child wears their school t-shirt and jumper / cardigan with their own shorts/ trousers and suitable footwear. Please also bring a beach towel, sun hat, sun cream and if raining waterproofs. They may also like to bring a bucket and spade or suitable game to play on the beach but they will be responsible for this. There will be no mobile phones allowed on the trip – all phones will be kept at school for children to use on their journey to and from school.
Friday will be their last day in Primary school and we will be holding our leavers assembly, socially distanced as far as possible on the school playground. This will begin at 1.15 p.m. Gates will open, once we have the rest of the school in their classrooms, after lunch. If you wish you can bring chairs, blankets, to sit on during the assembly. Bring cameras to remember the occasion but please do not post any pictures on social media sites of the whole class. You may also need to bring tissues!! Children can bring in a school shirt for their classmates to sign as well, which will happen in the afternoon.
Today, children will bring home their school report and the refunded money from the Dearne Valley trip.
Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your wonderful support throughout the year, especially in lockdowns and isolation, when home learning occurred. It has been a pleasure to teach such a magnificent and wonderful cohort and we will miss then so much when they all move onto their secondary schools, where I am sure they will have an excellent time.
Monday 12th July
Year 6 had a busy week last week. It begun with an amazing Greek day led by Mr Perry. Children learnt about the Greeks through; Art, Drama, DT, History and Geography during the day. The amount of facts learnt was mesmorising and they had a great day.
Unfortunately, Sports Day had to be cancelled because of bad weather and was re-arranged to Tuesday 13th July, which has now been postponed due to bad weather again!! Sports will now be Thursday 15th July 1.15 - 2.45 and hopefully it will be third time lucky!
Then came the trip to Ashworth Valley, where children completed Archery, Grass Sledging and a Low Ropes course along with an obstacle course. I must admit I really liked the Grass Sledging and want to go to the winter Olympics with my other three crew members who were awesome!! There are some amazing archers as well - Robin Hood, Year 6 are coming for you!
Finally we had our 'Living Your Dreams Workshop' which was led by Andy Walker, who is truly inspirational and the children had a fun and educational day, learning lots and taking away the message to dream big, follow your dreams and achieve whatever you want to.
Please note some key dates for your diary in the remainder of this term:
Tuesday 13th July - Crucial Crew (9.10 - 11.45)
Wednesday 14th July - Ashworth Activity Centre: Day 2
Thursday 15th July - Sports Day (1.15 - 2.45)
Friday 16th July - please bring in plastic bag so children can take home their books
Wednesday 21st July - St Anne's Beach
Friday 23rd July - Leavers assembly 1.15 on the school playground
Friday 2nd July 2021
Year 6 have been absolutely wonderful this week. Considering the diasappointment of the cancellation of the residential, they have shown great maturity and understanding showcasing what a superb cohort they are...they are not allowed to go to Secondary School!
This week we have been to Heaton Park to go on the playgrounds and have walks; played pitch and putt; had a Transition day to the Secondary school and finished with a pizza and film day. They have seemed to enjoy all the activities and have shown lovely manners throughout and enjoyed spending time with their friends outside the classroom.
We have finalised three days out for the children; two to the Ashworth Activity Centre and another to Anne's Beach. Children have been sent home with a letter with all the details on this. Please could all permission slips be returned before Wednesday. Thank you all for your understanding and paitence this week. Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing Year 6 back in the class on Monday for a Greek Day!!
Friday 25th June 2021
Y6 have done remarkably well this week staying in their activity groups to enable them to get to Dearne Valley...and completing the last set of tests!! We hope they all stay safe and well through the weekend.
On Monday children need to be in school by 11.00am with a packed lunch . No electronic devices are allowed (mobile phones, smart watches). Any children that require medication please ensure that you hand it to a group leader on arrival at school.
The coach will be departing school at 1pm, parents are welcome to wave their children off but please adhere to social distancing rules. Mr Longworth will contact the school on arrival at Dearne Valley, which is anticipated for 2.30 pm
The Year 6 webpage will be updated each evening once the children have completed the activities and are in the dormitories ready to sleep!!
Friday 18th June 2021
Year 6 have had another productive week and have moved into our temporary home of the school hall to make sure we can get to go to our residential at Dearne Valley. We only have another 5 weeks left before your schooling journey continues into secondary school. We will make sure we have plenty of fun and laughs in your last few weeks with us... but they will be extremely busy and jam packed as well! Have a lovely weekned and make sure you socially distance yourself and stay safe
Friday 21st May 2021
We have had another extremely busy week of learning and we are incredibly impressed with the efforts that children are putting into their work. They are working so hard and should be proud of their achievements. We look forward to seeing you and your child at the Dearne Valley meeting on Wednesday 26th May at 4.30 pm. socially distanced on the playground - weather permitting! You will receive a pack with all the relevant information you need and information will also be uploaded onto this page. Hope you all have a lovely weekend and that the weather is kind so we can all get outdoors and have fun.
Friday 14th May 2021
It was lovely speaking to you all last night reporting on your child's progress and attainment. They have all done remarkbly well and I am sure they will continue to work hard and showcase their learning in all subjects for the reminder of the year. They are a marvellous cohort to teach and we will miss them when they spread their wings and fly off to their secondary schools. But before then, we will have lots of fun and enjoyment whilst learning.
Friday 30th April 2021.
We have got through another week and the Year 6 bubble remains strong! Year 6 have been working hard again all week, showcasing their narrative and instructional writing talents along with their reasoning skills and calculating algebra in Maths. Keep working hard and demonstrating how awesome you all are.
Enjoy the sun (hopefully it will appear and the rain will stay away) this bank holiday weekend. Make sure you all have fun, stay safe and look after yourselves and your families and we will see you all on TUESDAY morning.
Friday 23rd April 2021
It has been great being back in the classroom teaching the Year 6 - hopefully we will get through their last term without the bubble being sent home! All Year 6 have been enthusiatic and their work ethic has been great - keep it up.
Our residential to Dearne Valley will be going ahead on Monday 28th June for the week. There will be a meeting reagrding the trip later on in May and I will send a letter out confirming the date and time. Before that, we have a parents evening on Thursday 6th May and this will be via phone call again. A letter will be going out on Monday and please return this as soon as possible so we can allocate times.
Enjoy the sun this weekend. Make sure you all have fun, stay safe and look after yourselves and we will see you all on Monday morning.
Friday 26th March 2021
Thank you for all your work you have been submitting - there have been some amazing villan top trumps! You have been working incredibly hard, which we knew you would. You should be proud of your achievements and work ethic as we ceratinly are. Just think...this time next week we will not be in isolation! Have a good weekend with your families and relax, do not go near a screen!! We will see you Monday morning on the zoom meeting at 9.30am.
Tuesday 23rd March 2021
Unfortunately, Team Year 6 has got to isolate for the remainder of the term, until Friday 2nd April. We will be returning to our morning zoom at 9.30 a.m. Please can you all attend this as myself and Miss Cohen will be informing you of the day's work. When joining please have you camera on so we can see your happy smiling faces and if you want after the register you can turn your camera off. The work will be set on Google Classroom and you can also access this via the website, in the home learning folder. Can ALL work either be submitted back on Google Classroom or emailed to the Year 6 email address. We will still be assessing each piece of work submitted gainst the Y6 standards, and hope that you will be equally as awesome and produce high quality work like last time.
We will be Team Year 6 again after the Easter Holidays and we really look forward to seeing you all again on Monday 19th April. Please keep safe and look after yourself and your families. Keep happy and adding to the Y6 Wall of awesomeness as we are here for you and in this together as a team.
Friday 12th March 2021
It has been wonderful teaching Year 6 as team Year 6 once again. It has been great to catch-up with them all finding out about how awesome they have been during lockdown. They have settled well into life in Year 6 and have continued with the same work ethic and determination to improve like they had before Christmas. Today, they had made wonderful spy gadgets, ready to be grilled in our on Year 6 Dragon's Den in a couple of weeks!! Everyone has been ethusiastic and happy all week and have done incredibly well...long may it continue! Have a great weekend, stay safe and look after yourselves and your families and we will see you all on Monday.
Monday 8th March 2021
The day has arrived when Team Year 6 are reunited! We hope you have had a relaxing weekend with your family and are really looking forward to continuing your journey in Year 6. We will be hitting the ground running! You have all done remarkably well this year and should be proud of your achievements and progress. You have all worked hard during the last week of lockdown, showcasing your knowledge and understanding and talents across all the subjects and now we can build and extend upon this knowledge in class. See you all at 8.45am, which some might find a struggle!!
Friday 26th February 2021
It has been lovely seeing you all on zoom meetings or in the Y6 classroom this week after the half term break. After Monday's announcement from the Prime Minister, Year 6 will be back together again on Monday 8th March and we are really looking forward to having you all back and being Team Year 6 again. Keep working hard during the last week of lockdown, showcasing your knowledge and understanding and talents across all the subjects. You have all done remarkably well this year and should be proud of your achievements and progress. Lets hope the weather is like it is as I am typing this so we can all get out for walks and bike rides. Keep being awesome and we hope you and your families are safe and well.
Monday 22nd February 2021
Hopefully you all have had a relaxing half-term and managed to go on some walks or bike rides with your family or just get outside and away from a screen for a while! We will know more tonight on the projected return for children to school, and hopefully this will be very soon.
There will now be two zoom meetings each day at 9.30 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. Please have a pen and paper handy for each meeting to join in and make notes of the tasks you will have to complete. Please try your best to attend the afternoon zoom mmetings, but we do understand and appreciate that all families cicrumstances are different in each household. Here is what will be happening in each meeting:
9.30 – 10.10
Delivery of the Maths lesson
Delivery of the English lesson
Questions and Wellbeing
1.00 – 1.30
Delivery of the afternoon tasks
Questions and Wellbeing
We are really looking forward to seeing you all either in the classroom (don't forget your cardboard boxes!) or on the zoom meeting tomorrow. Please continue to add your comments on the Padlets: 'Y6 Wall of Awesomeness' and 'What book you are reading.' Enjoy your Monday and we will see the wonderful and amazing Year 6 tomorrow.
Friday 12th February 2021
We just wanted to say how amazing Year 6 (and you!) have been this half term regards with accessing and completing the remote learning. Children have worked incredibly hard and should be so proud of their efforts and achievements. It really is wonderful seeing them on zoom meetings; they certainly lift our morale and make the meetings so much more enjoyable and fun. Children in school have been working equally as hard as well. So, homework over the half term is to have some superb family time, relax, chill and go nowhere near a screen for the week! Also Y6, don’t spend too much time texting your valentine on Sunday!!!
Thank you all for trailing three zoom meetings this week and submitting your preference of the number of zoom meetings to be held after term. The votes are in! They have been verified and checked by an independent judicator (that’s what Ant n Dec say!)…
46% Zoom at 9.30am and 1.00pm
29% Zoom at 9.30am
25% Zoom at 9.30am, 11.00am and 1.00pm
Beginning Tuesday 23rd February, there will be TWO compulsory Zoom meetings at 9.30am and 1.00pm. Please see below what will be occurring in each meeting and make sure you have pen and paper handy for the meetings:
9.30 – 10.10
Delivery of the Maths lesson
Delivery of the English lesson
Questions and Wellbeing
1.00 – 1.30
Delivery of the afternoon tasks
Questions and Wellbeing
We do understand and appreciate that there is a varying circumstances at home in each household. We have gone with the majority and hopefully you will be understanding and committed to the two Zooms each day. We hope you have a lovely half-term, stay safe and look after yourselves and we will see you on February 23rd.
Friday 5th February 2021
You will have received the email from myself and Mrs Perry saying that all classes will be having two zoom sessions a week; their morning time zoom and an additional one at 1pm. This zoom at 1pm will to to ask any further questions about the tasks set in the morning and for us to address any misconceptions we have noticed. Also, to further explain the afternoon tasks.
Next week in Year 6, we will be trialing a different approach to home learning. We will be having 3 zoom meetings a day, where we will deliver the input for each task at that time as well as taking the register in the morning and the afternoon:
9.30 - 10.00 Register + Maths
11.00 - 11.30 English
1.00 - 1.30 Register + Other Subjects
Another week of lockdown completed - well done Year 6 (and your parents!) Never loose sight of how amazing and incredible you are and what you are achieving and we will all be back os the Year 6 team soon. Again, please have a well deserved rest over the weekend, which you have totally earnt. Please continue to look after each other and stay safe. I will see you on the zoom meeting on Monday at 9.30. Have a lovely weekend and continue being the amazing awesome Year 6, you are all doing superbly well.
Friday 28th January 2021
Another week of lockdown completed - well done Year 6 (and your parents!) You are working incredibly hard and should be proud of your progress and work ethic completing all the tasks this week. Please have a well deserved rest over the weekend, which you have totally earnt. If the weather is pleasant get some fresh air and spend some time with your family outdoors... and you can always use Sameroo for your food deliveries!!
Most of you have found it a little difficult, at varying points during the week and we are here to support you. Feel free to send a meesage on Google Classroom or via the Year 6 email as we are always here to support you. Never loose sight of how amazing and incredible you are and what you are achieving and we will all be back os the Year 6 team soon.
Hope you and your family are well. Please continue to look after each other and stay safe. I will see you on the zoom meeting on Monday at 9.30. Have a lovely weekend and continue being the amazing awesome Year 6, you are all doing superbly well.
Friday 22nd January 2021
Another week of lockdown completed - well done Year 6 (and your parents!) You are working incredibly hard and should be proud of your progress and work ethic completing all the tasks this week. Please have a well deserved rest over the weekend, which you totally deserve. If the weather is pleasant get some fresh air and spend some time with your family outdoors.
Zoom meetings are becoming the new 'normal' and you all are extremely punctual to joining these and listen well during what we have to say. Please could you have cameras turned on at the start of the meeting so we can see you, before going to a screen saver of your choice! Thank you to those who use the chat facility in the correct manner - it makes our life alot easier and helps others to see what questions are being asked.
Google Classroom is the new 'normal' as well. It is great to see so many of you submitting work back via this portal. Please keep ensuring that every piece of work is high quality beacuse the work you are submitting will go towards the Teacher Assessment grade you will achieve at the end of the year. We now Return your work to make the classroom screen easier for us to see which work we have marked and those we still have to mark - you dont need to return the returned work!!
Hope you are families are well and please continue to look after each other and stay safe and well. I will see you on the zoom meeting on Monday at 9.30. Have a lovely weekend.
Friday 15th January 2021
First of all I want to say how amazing the Year 6 are, which we already knew! As we begin this second lockdown, you all have taken to attending our daily zoom meetings and completing learning remotely like a duck to water. You all should be proud of yourselves to what you are achieving. Equally, it is wonderful to see all the hard work you are comleting and submitting. Please continue to set high standards for your self and aim for the stars and beyond, beacuse you can do it. Myself and miss have been busy marking and assessing your writing and Maths and it is great to see the condidence and progression in your work. Donot let your standards slip - keep the belief and the positivity that YOU CAN!
Have a well deserved break this weekend - parents you too as well! You should be proud of your achievements and continue to show this great work ethic, which will help you in later life as well.
Please continue to stay safe and healthy and remember to look after your families. I will see you all on Monday's zoom meeting at 9.30.
Friday 8th January 2021.
It has been good to see you all on zoom meetings this week. They will continue at 9.30 am every morning, where we will explain your Maths, English and other task that you have to complete. Key worker children, in school, will be receiving the same zoom meeting and completing the same work that children at home will be completing. Please can ALL children submit there work (all three tasks) back on Google Classroom or via the Year 6 home learning email address each day. Please complete each task fully and to the best of your ability as each piece of work submitted we will be teacher assessing your understanding and knowledge in this area of learning. As you may be aware, the government have decided that the Year 6 SATs will not be taking place, so the work you do from now on will go towards your teacher assessment result.
If parents have any general enquiries please could you email the Year 6 home learning email and use the Google Classroom to only submit work, or ask questions about the work. This will be easier for us to monitor and reply to your queries more quickly.
Keep yourselves and your families safe and well and hopefully we will see you back in the Year 6 classroom soon.
Tuesday 5th January 2021
Good morning all. Home learning will now commence from tomorrow until the half term holiday. Please ensure that you all can remember how to access Google Classrooms as details for tomorrow mornings zoom meeting will be posted on there today. We look forward to seeing you all via zoom. We will be posting 3 lessons each day on Google Classroom please can ALL children submit there work (all three tasks) back on Google Classroom or via the Year 6 home learning email address each day. Please complete each task fully and to the best of your ability as each piece of work submitted we will be teacher assessing your understanding and knowledge in this area of learning.
Parents, please keep checking your emails and looking on our website for up to date communication from Mrs Perry and the office staff. Also if you have any enquiries please could you email the Year 6 home learning email and just use Google Classroom to submit work because this will be easier for us to monitor.
Keep yourselves and your families safe and well and hopefully we will see you back in the Year 6 classroom soon.
Monday 4th January 2021
We hope you all had a lovely Christmas with your families and we would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a Happy New Year. Thank you for the wonderful, kind gifts that you brought in for us for Christmas. In the Longworth household lots of food and chocolate was eaten in the festive period! Hopefully, you all are safe and well and have recharged your batteries for a new term.
This term in English, Mr Longworth will be studying the book 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' by JK Rowling and Miss Cohen will be studying 'Stormbreaker' by Anthony Horrowitz. In Maths we will be looking at developing your Reasoning skills, alongside covering the other parts of the curriculum. Our History topic this term is Anglo-Saxons and in Geography we will be looking at mapping skills. Knowledge Organisers of these topics can be be in the Home Learning Folder and then in the History and Geography section.
DEARNE VALLEY UPDATE
Due to the recent government announcement regarding school residential visits, the Year 6 residential to the Kingswood centre called, Dearne Valley, located on the outskirts of Doncaster has been re-scheduled. Our stay there will now be from Monday 28th June to Friday 2nd July 2021.
The cost for this week of outdoor adventure is £227. Many thanks for the deposit payment of £40, which was paid back in 2019! The remaining balance of £187, needs to be paid by Friday 22nd March 2021. Instalments, will be accepted as will a one off payment. Please can all monies be handed in at the office in an envelope with your child’s name clearly labelled on this.
Nearer the event I will be in contact to inform you of a meeting to inform you what your child will need to take for the week, finding out any dietary requirements and medical needs along with telling you more about the centre including accommodation, food and activities. In the meantime please use this link to see what wonderful facilities and activities Dearne Valley has to offer - www.kingswood.co.uk/locations/dearne-valley/
Monday 14th December
As we enter the final week of term, Year 6 have recorded a Christmas reading and Christmas song for you all to enjoy. Please log onto to Google Classrooms to view this. It was recorded on Friday, when all Year 6 were wearing their Christmas jumpers and looking very festive. Thank you all for your donations on Friday and I know we raised lots of money for Save the Children.
Children worked very hard during their assessment week, last week, and should be proud of their achievements and progress they have made. They know their areas of strengths and ones to develop in. They have worked incredibly hard all term and I would like to take this opportunity to thank parents for their support during the two periods Year 6 had to isolate at home. You supported them marvellously with their home learning and thank you for uploading work on to Google Classroom and via the year 6 email.
Those children who have school dinners were joined by the adults in Year 6 on Thursday for the Christmas Dinner lunch, which I must say was delicious and we had great conversations during the meal! This week please remind your children to come in their own clothes on Wednesday as it is party day and we have a lovely treat for them in the afternoon.
Myself, Miss Cohen, Mr Perry and Miss Hilton, would like to wish all children and their families a safe and Happy Christmas. Enjoy the Christmas break and look after yourselves and your families and we will see you in 2021, on Wednesday 6th January, when the year 6 journey will continue.
Saturday 5th December
Well done Year 6, our isolation period is now over! You have have been amazing attending our daily zoom meetings. Hope you have enjoyed the different themes and the Year 6 alternative Christmas story...which will continue over the next two weeks in school.
Throughout the period of isolation, you have worked incredibly hard and should be proud of your achievements. Some of you have developed into superb independent learners and your technology skills accessing zoom, Google Classrooms and uploading work has blown us away. When I was in Year 6 there use to be one computer that was on a trolley and got wheeled around to each class to use and I didn't have a computer at home till I was around 15!
We are looking forward to welcoming you all back on Monday 7th December, and hopefully you will feel the same. Please continue to keep yourselves safe and well and look after your family too. Have a great weekend and can't wait to see you back in the Year 6 classroom.
Monday 30th November
Good afternoon Year 6. We have had two very interesting themed zoom meetings! First of all, on Friday it was lovely seeing so many pets, that were so well behaved. My rabbit, would never stay still long enough for you to see him! Then, this morning (after technical issues) it was great to see the 'bed hair' day or wear a hat day. Glad you all are contributing to our themed zoom meetings and I know that tomorrow you will be amazing with the Christmas theme. You are a credit to yourself for your punctuality, listening and participation skills you are showing on these meetings. Myself and Miss Cohen want to thank you for this - it makes learning a lot easier for everyone else.
You all are working incredibly hard during this self-isolation period. Myself and Miss Cohen are very impressed with your work ethic and completing the tasks to a high standard. You all have been using Google Classrooms fantastically and exceptionally well. It is also great to receive your work on the Y6 email too. We are looking forward to welcoming you all back on Monday 7th December, and hopefully you will feel the same. Please continue to keep yourselves safe and well and look after your family too.
Thursday 26th November
Good morning Year 6. It has been lovely seeing you all in our daily zoom meetings, you certainly make our day better seeing you all. We are looking forward to seeing your pets tomorrow and we will be have a themed zoom meetings next week to bring even more fun to them! Thank you all to contributing to these and listening well to the tasks we are setting.
You all are working incredibly hard during this self-isolation period. Myself and Miss Cohen are very impressed with your work ethic and completing the tasks to a very high standard. You all have been using Google Classrooms fantastically and exceptionally well. It is also great to receive your work on the Y6 email too. We would like to say a huge thank you to the parents who have sent very supportive messages during this period of self-isolation. We are looking forward to welcoming you all back on Monday 7th December, and hopefully you will feel the same. Please continue to keep yourselves safe and well and look after your family too.
Sunday 22nd November
You should have all received an email and text stating that unfortunately our class has had to close due to a child testing positive for Covid. We wish them a speedy recovery. Please access Google Classroom, where you will find details about the Zoom meeting tomorrow morning. There are also tasks for English, Maths, Maths homework loaded on there for you to complete. We have also loaded the same tasks into the Home Learning folder (Maths and English) for you to access as well, if you find Google Classroom difficult. BUT we have the whole class signed up to Google Classroom and it will be great to see you all tomorrow morning at 9.30, where we will complete a register and explain the tasks you have to complete.
Friday 20th November
Year 6 have had another productive week and they all should all be proud of the effort they are putting into each lesson. They are working incredibly hard and we can clearly see the progress they are making from the great foundations they have laid last half term. Myself and Miss Cohen enjoyed speaking to parents last night over the phone for parents evening. It was different this year, not speaking face to face but it was successful. Year 6 know their areas of strengths and where they can improve to develop further, which with the amazing work ethic they have I know they will do this.
We celebrated Anti-Bullying week by wearing odd socks and completed activities around this topic in our PSHE time and in other areas of the timetable throughout the week. This week also saw children work extra hard in the 'November Numeracy Challenge' in Mathletics. We awarded the first Silver certificate this week, along with a number of Bronze certificates. Thank you to all of you who are working incredibly hard at home as it will definitely improve your fluency and confidence in Maths. Keep logging on each day and complete 10-15minutes worth of tasks each evening. Also when you go on Live Mathletics please click on the level where the golden star is because they are your level questions you should be answering...don't go down the easy path of easier levels!
Have a lovely weekend, stay safe within your family bubble and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday morning (with your homework books!). Fingers crossed the weather will be better than it is as I am typing this so you can get outdoors with your family.
Friday 13th November
Thank you to all of the amazing Year 6 who came in non-uniform to support Children In Need. It was great seeing the whole school support such an amazing cause and I know that Mrs Barnes will be announcing how much we raised, I'm guessing around £300. A massive thank you for bringing in your contributions to this and hopefully Year 6 enjoyed completing work in non-uniform for the day.
On Wednesday 11th November, Year 6 wrote some poignant poems to remember all those brave, heroic soldiers who sadly lost their lives in war and paid their respects with a minute silence at 11am. They produced some lovely artwork to showcase Remembrance Day and these alongside their poems will produce a lovely display in our classroom.
Next week, beginning Monday 16th November, sees the start of Anti-Bullying week. On Monday we are asking children to wear odd socks for the day as this will launch the week. There will then be activities around this topic in our PSHE time and in other areas of the timetable throughout the week.
This week also sees the 'November Numeracy Challenge' in Mathletics. Please can your child log on and complete Mathletics tasks at home each evening if possible. We will be ensuring they have access to Mathletics more during the school day as well this week. The last two years we have nearly broke into the top 100 schools finishing 116 and 103...not bad considering we are a single form Primary School and we are competing against Primary and Secondary schools around the world! Lets hope we can break into the 100 this year - Year 6 have great maths skills and lots to offer.
Also this week is Parents Evening on Thursday 19th November between 1pm - 6.30pm. You will all have received a time where either myself or Miss Cohen will contact you by phone and discuss how your child has settled into Year 6 and the progress they are making. We have ensured that times will not clash with other siblings in the school and we look forward to chatting to you over the phone.
Finally, please continue to complete tasks on Mathletics (online) and read each evening for approximately 15 minutes. This will help your fluency in both Maths and Reading. We will continue to study the books; The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Goodnight Mr Tom and our topic of WW2. We will begin our new topic in Science - Electricity. Have a lovely weekend, hopefully the rain will stay away!
Friday 6th November
We hope you all had a lovely, relaxing half term with your families. I'm sure your Halloween and Bonfire Night celebrations were not like they usually are but hopefully next year you will be able to enjoy them even more. I had great fun carving pumpkins with my family, though my rabbit was not to impressed with the smell of the pumpkin or it lit up!
It is great to see that Year 6 have returned, fully of energy, ready for the challenges for this half term. They have been very productive in all lessons and demonstrating a great work ethic - well done and keep this up. A letter will be going out on Monday informing you about parents evening and we would appreciate that you can return this as soon as possible so we can allocate you a time for the telephone conversation we will have with you.
Please continue to complete tasks on Mathletics (online) and read each evening for approximately 15 minutes. This will help your fluency in both Maths and Reading. We will continue to study the books; The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Goodnight Mr Tom and our topic of WW2. We will begin our new topic in Science - Electricity. Have a lovely weekend, hopefully the rain will stay away!
Friday 23rd October
Year 6 have been working hard all this half term and fully deserve the welcomed break, to recharge their batteries. They have begun the year with such positivity and determination and willingness to improve in an abundance...keep this going all year and you will certainly succeed. We enjoyed having our virtual meeting with the Mayor of Bury, Tim Pickstone, on Monday afternoon. You all certainly asked some excellent questions, to keep him on his toes!
There has been some homework sent to be completed over the half term - Mathletics tasks (online) and Spelling tasks to be completed for when we return. This will help their fluency in both subject areas. We will continue to study the books; The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Goodnight Mr Tom and our topic of WW2.
We would like to wish you all to have a happy and safe half term with your families. Look forward to seeing you all refreshed and raring to go on Tuesday 3rd November. Remember to put your clocks back this weekend and enjoy the extra hour on Sunday! Have a relaxing week.
Tuesday 13th October
Year 6 have had a busy week since returning from isolation. Thank you so much to those who uploaded the home learning tasks on to Google Classrooms. Speaking to a few parents, children appreciated the quick feedback and responses they were receiving. There are still a couple more that need to sign up to this. Hopefully you have all received a guide to Google Classroom via the school email. This will help show how to upload and send in any further tasks that are set on here.
Thanks also to those who sent work in via the Year 6 email, which we looked at and sent comments back. Final thanks to those who sent in the work on paper, having used the website to access the learning and then completing this on paper. You have all done marvellously whilst in isolation and you should be proud what you achieved and completed. Keep this hunger for learning burning throughout the year.
We have been continuing to study the books; The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Goodnight Mr Tom. In Maths we have moved onto learning how to add and subtract fractions. Year 6 are really enjoying the topic of WW2. This month they have been completing tasks to celebrate Black History Month and have also entered a competition to design a Christmas card for the Mayor of Bury.
Hope you all have a lovely week and continue to keep yourselves and families safe and well.
Sunday 4th October
Happy Sunday Year 6. Each day I am getting stronger. I am writing this as the sun is out after a horrible day of weather yesterday - good old storm Alex! I have uploaded the last home learning before we return to school on Tuesday. There is a Maths task, English Task - though this is more art based, and a Black History Month task. Your English and Black History Month task, please bring into school with you on Tuesday as we will be using these in the lessons. This learning will also be accessible in Google Classrooms as well. Thank you so much for those who have been using this portal.
We look forward to seeing you in a couple of days, where we can continue your journey in Year 6. Please make sure you continue to self-isolate and look after yourself and your family. Stay safe and well and see you all on Tuesday 6th October at 9am
Thursday 1st October
Hello Year 6. I am recovering well (it is a horrible virus) and it was great seeing so many of you on the zoom meeting yesterday - it certainly cheered up all the Year 6 team seeing so many happy and smiling faces. From all the positive responses; it is good that you can easily access the learning either here on the website or via google classrooms. Hopefully you will all becoming more independent learners.
Thank you to all of you, who have being using Google Classroom - we hope you have found it easier to use and navigate round. When you have set up the Google Classroom, please can you ensure that it is a parents name or your name as it makes it easier for teachers to work out who is submitting the work! In Also, please could we also ask that we have one account per family to keep the class number down and easier to work out who we need to invite, or has not submitted work.
Sunday 27th September
Hello Year 6, I hope you and your families are safe and well. Unfortunately, I am one of the adults who have been tested positive for Covid. I am putting all my energies, as it is not a pleasant illness, into ensuring that you have work to complete at home on Monday and Tuesday, with clear guidance so you can work independently through them. These will be posted in both the Home Learning folder on this page and also in Google Classrooms; you can choose which portal you want to access them.
Timetable of Tasks for the week:
Monday - Maths, English and GPS (Grammar punctuation and Spelling)
Tuesday - Maths, English and Guided Reading + Maths homework will be set on Mathletics
Wednesday - Maths, English and Science
Thursday - Maths, English and WW2 Topic
Friday - Maths, English and RE + English homework and Spellings will be set
If you wish you can complete the Morning Challenge each day by clicking on the link below.
If you do a piece of work for any lesson, those of you who have signed up for Google Classrooms can type your work and send it back on that same portal, where we can type feedback to you. Others have emailed in and I know Miss Cohen has already given feedback to those children stating strengths and areas for development. Maths work will be set with examples how to complete the activity and will also come with answer sheets as well, so you or your parents can mark this.
I look forward to seeing you all soon, when I am better, so we can continue your journey in Year 6. Please make sure you self-isolate and look after yourself and your family. Stay safe and well.
Thursday 24th September
Hi Year 6. As you are fully aware you will be working from home for a short period due to the spread of covid in our school. Please can your parents click on the link on an email that the school office sent out regarding Google Classrooms. I checked earlier and we had 22 members, when we teach 35 children!
Please look in the Home Learning folder for the work set by Miss Cohen on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and by myself on Mondays and Tuesdays. There will be work set in English and Maths every day and then Science on a Wednesday, Topic work (WW2) on Thursday and RE on a Friday. Please keep checking these each day for the tasks for you to complete. You can also go on mathletics and complete activities on any areas that you might not be as confident with.
Work you complete please email a copy of this to the year 6 email, but from next week we will be experimenting with Google Classrooms to set work and you can return that on the same platform. But please be patient with us and this is new to us as well!
Make sure that you self isolate and you and your families stay safe and well. Look forward to seeing you all soon to continue our journey in Y6.
Week Beginning: Monday 21st September
Hope you all had another lovely weekend and that your children are feeling refreshed for the learning that will take place this week. Please can you check your emails from the school office, which has a link to join the Year 6 Google Classroom. Click on the link and sign up to the classroom...currently we have a class of 20 and there are 35 Year 6 children! I have begun to show the homework via this platform as well and if you could log into this weekly to familiarise yourself with it will be useful.
Children are continuing to work incredibly hard and are still motivated with a hunger to learn, it is a pleasure to teach them and see such enthusiasm. In Maths, we are moving onto learning how to calculate percentage of amounts. In English with Miss Cohen, children are continuing to study the book Goodnight Mr Tom and with Mr Longworth, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Both of these texts link in well with our topic of WW2 this term. Please continue to ensure your child is reading regularly at home and completing homework by the due date. Finally, your child should be bringing spellings home in a folder and please could you help in the learning of these words, but also the rules associated with them. Have a lovely week, and it is great seeing so many of you when dropping off and collecting your child
Week Beginning: Monday 14th September
Hope you all had a lovely weekend, after the first full week back at school. Your child will have been given a letter regarding the Year 6 residential to Dearne Valley in February 2021. This explains when payments can be made and more information about the trip. Nearer the time, we will hold a meeting telling you more details about our exciting week away.
You will also have received an email from the school office with a link to join the Year 6 Google Classroom. Please can you click on the link and sign up to the classroom...currently we have a class of 12 and there are 35 Year 6 children! We will begin to set homework on this once we have everyone joining.
Children are working incredibly hard and still motivated in all there subjects, it is a pleasure to teach them and see such enthusiasm each lesson. In the Home Learning section please look at the video to support your children with long multiplication. We are moving onto learning how to answer long division questions in maths this week. In English with Miss Cohen, children are continuing to study the book Goodnight Mr Tom and with Mr Longworth, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Both of these texts link in well with our topic of WW2 this term. Please continue to ensure your child is reading regularly at home and completing homework by the due date.
Good evening parents,
I just wanted to introduce myself. I am Miss Cohen and I will be teaching your children on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting your wonderful children and I feel very lucky to be working with such a polite, lovely and hard working class. I had a fantastic first few days and I hope they did too. I am really excited about the year ahead and looking forward to meeting you all throughout the year.
Miss Cohen :)
Monday 7th September
It has been great to see and hear what the children have been doing over the past few weeks and months. They all seem eager to embark upon their new journey in Year 6 and I am sure they will thrive and succeed. Hopefully, you are all navigating around the Year 6 page with relative ease. The school office has sent you an email regarding joining the Year 6 Google Classroom. Please could you click on the link and get your child to join the class.
Miss Cohen, has set some topic homework, which your child should bring home with them. This is due in next week. From next week, Maths and English will be set and their will be a paper copy and also and electronic copy which will be posted in the homework folder in the Home Learning section.
Next week, children will begin studying the books; Goodnight Mr Tom (Miss Cohen) and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (Mr Longworth). In Maths they will develop their multiplication skills by looking at how to complete Long Multiplication. If you look in the Maths folder in home learning their is a video on how to support your child to do this. Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday. The drop off time for Year 6 is 9.00 a.m. and collection time is 3.30 p.m.
BREAKING NEWS - Year 6 residential to Dearne Valley will now take place Monday 8th February 2021 till Friday 12th February 2021 . More details will follow regarding payments and information about this.
Week Beginning: Monday 31st August
Hello and welcome to a new Year. We hope that you all have relaxed and recharged yourselves ready for a fun year of learning. We are all looking to seeing you on Wednesday.
The Year 6 classroom will look slightly different this year, as you will be in rows that will be facing the front of class. You will need to be dropped off between 9.00 and 9.10 in the morning on the top playground and you will walk down the stairs towards the Y6 classroom. There will be hand sanitiser to use, hang your coat up and into the classroom -ready to learn. The end of the school day is 3.30, where you will sanitise your hands before leaving through the Year 6 door onto the playground.
Breaktimes: 10.00 - 10.15 and 2.00 - 2.15
Lunch: 12.00 - 12.30 (Inside eating) 12.30 - 1.00 Outside