Welcome to Year 6!
The staff in year 6 are as follows:
Mrs Coates - class teacher
Mrs Harrison - class teaching assistant
This will be after school until 4.15p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from January 14th. The sessions will finish the week before the SATs. In previous years, Y6 pupils have found these sessions really useful and we are sure that this will apply to this year too.
Our regular visits have finished for this year but we will keep in touch via an afternoon tea in summer and by offering invitations to our final class assembly and leavers' service in church.
We have a day trip planned for Thursday 12th March to Mere Sands nature reserve in Rufford which will help to bring our science lessons on plants and animals come to life! Warm clothes and sturdy footwear are the order of the day as we take part in a variety of outdoor activities.
We learned about the dangers of becoming part of a gang through some interesting and relevant workshops. The class was brilliant in taking part in discussions and has much food for thought. Thanks to James who ran the sessions.
As part of our work in R.E., we will be participating in a Passover meal to help us to understand its significance and how it links to the Last Supper and Holy Communion. Rev. Amanda will be coming into class to talk about Holy Communion later this term.
Anyone who wishes to become confirmed needs to return their signed letter to school before Monday 2nd March so that Rev. Amanda can make arrangements for a group to meet. The confirmation service is at St.Luke's on May 3rd.
We had a visit from Rev. Amanda on Ash Wednesday and we talked about the significance of the day and of Lent. The sign of the cross on foreheads was offered to Year 6.
After that, teams from Year 6 went off to be teachers in each of the classes when they delivered the first of our Lent collective worships using the Archbishop of York Youth Trust's "Be the change you want to see" Lent theme of "Look in Look out". The first week's focus was on friends and future topics are family, school, community, country and the world.
Before our Easter service in church, Year 6 will be busy making banners to give to the church and in planning and delivering the Easter story to the school. After the service, the class will walk back to school in silence behind the cross to allow time for reflection.
We are having a special series of P.E. lessons this half-term as a squash coach is teaching us some new skills. In history, we will be studying the ancient kingdom of Benin and our art focuses on portraits.
Each class from Y2-Y6 has entries in the Crosby and District Bible Reading event in school on March 9th and 10th. We were overwhelmed with the number of children who wanted to take part - it is great to see everyone's enthusiasm!
There are a number of football fixtures coming up and the Y6 swimming gala will be on the morning of March 10th.
Y6 will be on hand to help with the lunchtime sessions of the Book Fair. You can buy a book after school from Monday 16th to Friday 20th March (KS2 pupils 12.45 p.m. Tuesday to Friday).
Year 6 pupils are allowed to bring mobile phones into school if they are travelling without parents/guardians to and from school. There is a permission letter to be filled in and the phone must be switched off an left in a designated place in the Year 6 classroom.