Welcome to class 6AB!
Our class teacher is Mrs Banks. If you have any questions, or you would like to talk to her about anything, she is on the KS2 playground before and after school every day.
Also make sure that you regularly check Seesaw for updates, copies of letters and photographs of your children doing exciting things in school.
To find out what we are learning about each half term, the Year 6 curriculum plans can be found here.
Each half term we have a learning reflection event to celebrate the work we have been doing. Our parents and carers are invited into school so that we can show them what we have been learning. Come along and take part in some of the activities based on our current topics and look at what your children have been doing. The dates can be found on our school newsletter.
In Year 6, we also try hard to develop good learning habits. You can see our Year 6 Learning Habits here:
In Year 6, we are also given some important responsibilities, as we are now the oldest children in the school.
House Captains – these children volunteered to represent their houses (Alnwick, Bamburgh, Chillingham and Warkworth) by being good role models, behaving sensibly and encouraging the younger pupils to do the same. They help deliver our achievers’ assemblies every Friday and can also reward good behaviour around school with their House Captains Stars.
Buddies – in Year 6, we can choose to be playground buddies. This is where we look after the other children on the yard, especially those in Key Stage 1, and help them get along with each other and play games. We can make sure that no one feels left out and everyone has a friend to play with.
Sports Leaders – this is another special responsibility for Year 6 children. We have been trained to run sports and games on the yard at lunch time and other children can sign up to play. We are responsible for looking after the equipment and returning it at the end of each session. Sports leaders also need to understand and abide by the rules of each game they run, so that they can help others learn them too.
Reading buddies – this is a new role for Year 6 this year. At lunchtime, some Year 6 pupils volunteer to read stories and books to the younger children in Key Stage 1 or Early Years.
Important things to bring to school:
Water Bottles – children can bring their own water bottle into school and store it by the sink in the classroom. Please make sure that water bottles only have water inside.
Reading – children need their reading book and reading diary in school every day. This should be signed, by an adult at home, at least 3 times a week.
PE – children in 6AH need their PE kit in school on a Monday and Wednesday. PE kit consists of a white t- shirt, black shorts and plimsolls/sand shoes. Children may wear long, black tracksuit bottoms and a jumper or hoody if we go outside.
Homework – Homework is sent home every Friday and needs to be completed and returned to school by Wednesday morning.
Please visit our Twitter page: @GCPSYear6 to follow our regular updates of the children’s learning and important information.