Where we BELIEVE, therefore we ACHIEVE!
Year 6 has the oldest children in the school. Miss Snowdon is the Class Teacher. Mr Beadle supports in this class too! Miss Snowdon’s aim is for all children to have fun whilst learning and to reach (hopefully even exceed) their potential. In order to do this; she holds before and after school booster club sessions, as well as regular afterschool parent and child clubs.
In Class 6 we work exceptionally hard. Additionally, we also have lots of fun. Whenever possible we like to learn outdoors and go on trips to enhance our understanding of the curriculum. We read daily either in our reading groups, with our peers or independently. Miss Snowdon regularly reads a class novel to us, such as ‘Demon Dentist’ by David Walliams. We love this book as it has lots of descriptive language, which we can then use in our own writing.
Miss Snowdon is the Literacy Leader in school, therefore, she loves to see children’s writing and praising children for their fantastic effort and determination in Writing. She also loves giving out pen licences to children who always take great pride in their presentation. Miss Snowdon and the Literacy team have recently designed a fantastic library in the Lower Key Stage 2 intervention area – which was recently opened by Peter Barron (editor of the Northern Echo).
As well as being Literacy Leader, Miss Snowdon is also the PE and Outdoor Learning Leader too! So many sporting activities take place each half term and our parents are always invited to take part in sporting events regularly throughout the year. The profile of PE and Outdoor Learning is forever increasing at Red Hall, due to the hard work of Miss Snowdon and the PE team.
As part of our Literacy topic this year we are studying all things Harry Potter and the best way to learn about Mr Potter himself is to visit the place where some of the filming took part….so we did just that! Class 5 and 6 made the long journey to Alnwick Castle to experience a day in the life of a pupil at Hogwarts. We had a tour of the grounds and also participated in Broomstick Lessons!! The trip has helped our imaginations run wild and has led to all the children in Class 6 producing some marvellous writing.
What a wonderful action packed week our fabulous Year 6’s had at Kingswood. We set of on Monday morning and travelled an Hour or so with exciment running through our bodies, as soon as we arrived we had a tour of the site then we were straight in to our activities. Throughout the week we took part in lots of exciting activities from the very muddy nightline to the wobbly Jacob’s Ladder. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and represented the school very well, whilst eating our way through all of Kingswood’s food….Yum Yum!
We cover some brilliant topics in Year 6, including Beast Creator, Frozen Kingdom, Hola Mexico, A Child’s War and more! Our topics always start with a memorable experience. So far we have found a piece of War memorabilia, discovered a chewed box in the woodland which housed ‘something suspicious’, we have completed a giant ice cube experiment and visited Eden Camp.
In September, we also took part in a week-long residential at Kingswood. Our team working skills greatly improved during this time and we loved being away from home!
- Homework is given out on a Thursday and is due the following Monday.
- Make sure you read at home every night for at least 10 minutes and get it signed at least three times a week (if you have lost or forgotten your reading record you can always download one from the School Library page).
- There are usually some spellings to practise too.
- Finally, we have our Topic Projects for parents to help with. Expect some special prizes for these!