Red Hall Primary

Red Hall

Primary School

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Believe and Achieve

Year 6

Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.
Albert Einstein

In Year 6 our teacher is Miss Henry and our fantastic teaching assistant is Miss Waters. In Class 6, we know that it is OK to make mistakes, as this is how we learn and find out new things. Miss Henry and Miss Waters believe in each and every one of us and are always encouraging us to be the best that we can be!

This academic year has been a funny one, full of uncertainty for many. What we are certain of in Y6, is that we, as your teachers, will do everything we possibly can to help and support you through this challenging time. We promise to make your learning exciting, engaging and purposeful, whether this be in the classroom or during periods of time working online. Your well-being is what is most important to us, which is why we now have ‘Well-being Wednesdays’ – a day to take care of our own well-being and spend some time away from academic studies, completing activities which encourage you to spend time with the people you love the most and develop social skills which may have been impacted on due to lockdown.

I would like to share a quote with you, as it is very powerful:

Please remember to never be ashamed to ask for help. Asking for help is a great strength. Anything you need, we are here for you. Never forget that!

We are so excited to have all of our pupils back in the classroom with us and look forwards to sharing many more fantastic experiences. We are looking forward to more exciting Science experiments, lots of outdoor learning opportunities to inspire our writing and preparing for our move to secondary school!

How your child is learning at home is very important to me. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email the School, and I can help you as best I can!
Miss Henry 🙂

Key Dates

This half-term we have some key dates coming up…

  • Sports Week – w.c. Monday 5th July 
  • Transition Live Link – Education Village – Monday 5th July
  • Residential – Lake District – Wednesday 7th July – Friday 9th July – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID BUBBLE CLOSURE
  • Transition Live Link – Wyvern and St. Aidans – Thursday 8th July
  • Leavers Surprise – Tuesday 13th July
  • Last Day at Red Hall – Friday 16th July 

Homework & PE

  • Homework is given out on a Thursday and is due in on Tuesday. This means that if you need any help with your homework, you can check with me on Friday or Monday. Homework given is a mixture of all our subjects - not just Maths and English
  • Reading at home should be done at least 3 times per week. Reading Records will be checked on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at school. If you don't have it, you will read at break time!
  • For each Topic we cover, there will be a home project to be completed.
  • Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit. This must be a white t-shirt and red shorts. If your child will be having PE lessons outside, they may wear tracksuit bottoms however indoors, they are required to wear shorts.

Topic News

Current Topic: Our Wonderful World - How have humans impacted on the physical geography of the North East?

We are just beginning our new and exciting topic in Y6, which is a Geography based topic.

Mrs Lixon took us into the woodland at the start of term and told us a very interesting story. It was about a fox, who heard peculiar sounds around his den area. He described the sounds to be unlike any he had ever heard. He explained that since first hearing the sound, there are no rabbits for him to eat and so he now has to travel far to try to find prey. On his journey he has seen big black holes, and moving creatures with huge yellow claws. There are lights, which look as though the sun has fallen from the sky; they're blinding! He knows it cannot possibly be the sun because there's only one sun, but there's to of these mysterious lights. He is worried for his safety. He is worried for his survival. What creature could this possibly be? Stay tuned as we invesitgate and explore our questions and solve the meaning behind this story.


Virtual Learning


In the case of a positive case of COVID-19 test in our working bubble, our bubble would have to shut in school. Remote learning will be provided for your child via Google Classroom and this is an expectation - not a choice. The children have all been shown how to navigate this resource and were all successful in doing so during our recent national lockdown. Children also have 'Home Learning' books, which they have at home to complete work tasks in. Some activities for children will be completed online, where the children will then 'Turn In' or 'Hand In'. Once they have done this, I will then mark it and return the work back to them with feedback and guidance.

Please click here to view the expectations of Year 6 pupils during remote learning periods.

Here are some links to some key learning websites which your children should access during remote learning periods:

  • Times Table Rock Stars
    Children know their login details and love accessing this - especially when we are battling other year groups! The multiplication facts your child will practice are personalised to them.
  • Accelerated Reader
    Above is the link to AR. This allows children to quiz on books they have read at home.
  • MyOn
    Children know their login details. This is a website to help children develop their reading skills. It provides a range of books which children can read online and many allow children to quiz.
  • Emile
    Emile is a brilliant educational website which has online games to help your child secure their understanding in Grammar, Spelling and Maths
  • BBC Bitesize
    There are a range of activities for all subjects on this website
  • Ducksters
    A very useful website to use for History, Georgraphy and Science research

If you require any login details for any websites, please contact me and I can pass these onto you!


Quote of the Week

"When you feel out of your depth, breathe and keep moving,' said the Horse." - Charlie Mackesy.