Year 6 2019 - 2020

Mrs Hrabowenskyj

Mrs Naylor

Mrs Hankin

 

                           Year 6    

 

 

In Year 6, our class teachers are Mrs Hrabowenskyj and Mrs Naylor.  

Mrs Hankin is our teaching assistant. Mrs Burrows and Mrs Anderson

also work in Year 6. 

 

Year 6 routines:

Mondays: Dinner money and toast money should be paid on a Monday. All money should be put in a named envelope and given to the class teacher.                     

Tuesdays: Tuesday is the day to remember in Year 6: everything happens on a Tuesday! Firstly, Tuesdays are when we take part in PE lessons. Kits should remain in school for the full half term (teachers will send home your child's kit at the end of each half term so it can be washed). We also give out homework on Tuesdays. In Year 6, because it is such a demanding year, children will receive a piece of maths homework, a piece of SPaG homework, a reading comprehension, 10 spellings and a home reading book. This homework is due in school the following Tuesday.          

Fridays: Diaries  should be brought into school and taken home each day. We ask that diaries are signed each week by a parent / carer and shown to the class teacher on a Friday morning to be checked and signed. This is an important part of our routine as diaries are a good form of home- school communication, so it is important that diaries are looked at and signed regularly. Children should also come to school in their school tracksuit on Fridays.

 

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A little about life in Year 6

Year 6, as you know, is a busy year. Children in this class are the oldest in the school and as such, they have a lot of responsibilities. At St. Mary's, we try our best to ensure our children are prepared for the next step in their educational journey by encouraging them to grow in independence and to become more responsible. Therefore, we have lots of jobs that are given out (in case you didn't know, Year 6 kind of run the place!) Some of these jobs include fruit monitors, register monitors, house captains, prayer table monitors, good work collectors, eco council and many more. These jobs encourage our children to be sensible, prioritise their time and act as a good role model to the younger children. 

Another part of being in Year 6 is SATs (Standard Assessment Tests), which are mandatory tests that the government implement in all schools across the country. This is just a small part of Year 6, and while we work hard to do our best on these tests, we constantly remind the children that they are not the be all and end all of life in Year 6. We work hard, but we have fun, too. Year 6 is the year we go to PGL; we put on a fabulous Christmas play each year, we fully immerse ourselves in the wider life of our school and we enjoy spending our final year in primary school with our friends and teachers. Year 6 is a wonderful year for all involved. 

In Year 6, we have reward systems in place to encourage and reward exemplary behaviour. Our school runs a house point system, where the child with the most house points wins a trophy each week. The children are extremely motivated by this system, particularly in Year 6, as they are house captains and want their house to win. In Year 6, we also have a raffle ticket system that we call 'Star of The Day'. Raffle tickets are given to children who work hard, use their manners, try their best, make good progress, show random acts of kindness to others and act in a generally helpful and kind manner. At the end of the day, a winner is chosen out of the raffle ticket tub and that person is tomorrow's Star of The Day. We have lots of prizes available for our SoTD winners:

  • Wear emoji slippers for the day (indoors only)
  • Have use of a fluffy blanket
  • Sit on a cushion for the day
  • Choose a friend to sit next to all day
  • Take a dip in our 'lucky dip' box of prizes (lots of exciting things up for grabs!)

The winner is also given the responsibility of handing out raffle tickets to other children the next day as part of their prize. This system works extremely well in Year 6 and really reminds children of our behavioural expectations. 

 

 

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On our class page, you will notice at the bottom, there are galleries and blogs. These are updated by the class teachers regularly. Please do keep checking them; it is lovely for us to share all of our hard work and it is a good opportunity for parents, carers and family members to keep up to date with what we have been learning about in class. Below, you will also find links to some of the websites we currently use at school that your children are welcome to access at home. 

        

 

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Useful Websites...

     
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Year 6: Blog items

Year 6: Galleries items

Hurdling to success, by Mrs Naylor

Brilliant bread!, by Mrs Naylor

Remembrance Walk 2019, by Mrs Naylor

St Mary's Birchley Catholic Primary School

Birchley Road, Billinge, Nr Wigan,

Lancashire WN5 7QJ

Main Contact: Mrs Janet Ollerton

SENDCO Contact: Mrs Andrea Hymers

Tel: 01744 678610

Email: stmaryrcbp@sthelens.org.uk