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Excellence Everyday

Year 6 class 2020-2021

Welcome Message

'Excellence Everyday'

We have missed you all so much and we can't wait to start the new school year with you.  You will shine bright in all of your new learning in the year ahead.

'Learn, Live, Laugh and Love Ashurst'

Learn to be inspiring and make a difference to this world, we know how amazing you are,

Live with understanding and compassion for others, knowing we are all different and special in a community where equality stands tall,

Laugh and listen to the enjoyment of learning and excitement of everyone celebrating their achievements,

Love Ashurst, our special school and the hub of supportive staff, parents and children who aim high to be the best they can be.

Our new stars of Year 6! 

SATS Parents Meeting

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and social distancing restrictions becoming tighter, we are not able to hold a SATS meeting for you as parents. However, it is so important that you are aware of what is expected of your children come the Summer Term and how you can help them at home to feel ready and prepared. Therefore, I have put together a presentation with all of the relevant information included to help explain everything.

We have already started SATS Boosters, on a Tuesday night, and I am so proud of all of the children for their dedication and hard work which the other teachers have informed me of. This is really going to benefit them and prepare them for the Summer. 

If you do have any questions, please do not hesitate to email or ring the school office and I will get back to you

Thank you for your continued support, Miss Hughes  

Pie Corbett English Teaching Live

The children, every Thursday, are taking part in English lessons taught by Pie Corbett on Zoom. They have absolutely loved their first session, and were so excited when their work was shared with other schools by Mr Pie himself!

Here are a few examples of the pieces of work we have created with him...

 

Teacher

Miss L. Hughes

Learning Assistant

Mrs P. Prescott

Year 6 - St Thomas' CE Primary School (VA) 

Year 6 2020 - 2021

Teacher - Miss L. Hughes

Learning Assistants - Mrs P. Prescott

We have lots of great opportunities planned for the year ahead and we are looking forward to sharing our adventures with you. Our website page will be home to a variety of helpful information, key dates and photographs of our fantastic learning journey. We can not wait to share it with you and show you all what we have been up to!

About us...

Year 6 is such an exciting year as the children are reaching the end of their primary school journey here with all of us at Ashurst. They start to take on more responsibility around the school as they are maturing, giving them more independence, which helps with getting them 'high school ready'. 

When the children return to school, Ashurst will look slightly different physically, but our ethos and values still remain the same and a strength. There will be different routines and arrangements to what the children may be used to, but do not worry we will help them to get used to things quickly and easily and settle them straight back in to school life. We look forward to seeing you all back at school again really soon!

Your new times of the school day are as follows:
Start time: 9.05am
Lunch time: 12.40pm
Finish time: 3.20pm

You will still come in to school and leave  via the Key Stage 2 door.

Important notes to remember...

Homework

There is a big emphasis placed on homework and extending learning beyond the classroom; especially in Year 6. Maths and English homework is sent home on a Friday and is expected to be back in class by the following Wednesday; please ensure that this is given in on time. This is a vital aspect of Year 6 as this will become common practice when the children move up to High School. Children are also expected to have rapid recall of all their times tables, learn their spellings weekly, ready for their tests, as well as learn the Year 5 and Year 6 spellings from the list which can be found in their Reading Records. 

 

SATS

Key Stage Two Tests this year will take place W.C. 10th May 2021. A meeting will be held in the Spring term 2021.

 

PE

PE in Year 6 takes place on a Monday and Friday afternoon. On these days, please come into school in your outdoor kits with your trainers. You can bring in your pumps to keep in your lockers in case we are doing indoor PE. 

 

PGL

Later on in the year, we are hoping that our Year 6 residential will go ahead; this is all dependent upon the COVID-19 situation and travel advice. If this is possible, we will provide further details and information, and invite you to a meeting during the Spring term 2021.

 

If you would like to discuss any aspect of your child's learning then please don't hesitate to call and make an appointment to see us.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to working alongside your families

Miss Hughes and Mrs Prescott 

 P.S. Remember to keep those Maths and English skills flawless and impeccable by going on Times Table Rockstars, spag.com, Reading Plus and practising your year 5/6 word list spellings.

 

Your New Classroom

In September we will all be together as a year 6 bubble and I can't wait to see you all! You all will have your own individual pencil case filled with everything that you need inside your tray.  Here are a few pictures of what your new classroom will look like; I can not wait to fill it with all of your wonderful work and achievements!

            

 

Reading Video

I have uploaded a little video of an extract from one of the books that we will be starting work on in September!

I hope you all enjoy it and I can't wait to see you all very soon! Miss Hughes x

Year 6 Long Term Plan 2020-2021

Take a look at our exciting learning from 2019-2020

Manchester University Science Visit

We had some electrical engineers, who are working on cutting edge technology, eg moving things with your mind - come and talk to us and show us how to make electrical circuits. We all made a circuit and lit a light bulb - this was challenging but great fun! We now understand how lights in our own homes work, as this is the same but on a larger scale with more wires.

Guided Reading Drama Lesson

So far this year we have been reading the exciting book Groosham Grange by Anthony Horowitz. We love this funny story and to show our understanding of one chapter we acted out the scene David's train journey to Groosham Grange. Some of us really got into character and even ended up on the floor. Ask us to explain more.....................

Year 6 Class Assembly

Year 6 have written their own class assembly and shared this  with parents, carers and other adults  on Thursday 3rd October at 9:30 . The children have worked so hard to include their favourite lessons and learning from this term and performed fantastically in front of their audience. Thank you so much for your attendance and participation in order to make their assembly a memorable occasion for all.

Geography Fieldwork Trip to the Lake District.

  We visited the Brockhole Centre and learned about how tourism has an impact on the site - we walked round identifying features of both positive and negative effects and worked as team to discuss topics like erosion, congestion and polution - Did you know over 19 million people visited the Lake District in 2018? We looked at landscapes and went on a boat trip around Lake Windermere.

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Working with St Helen's Chamber , we have looked at various issues that affect the young children of St Helens. Together we wrote a story about a girl called 'Helen' and produced a short dance telling her story. (Have a look at our story and Mental Health Poster below)

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