Mrs Scott and Miss Hinchliffe are guiding the children towards success during their final year at Ashwood. Year 6 is all about the children enjoying their last year in primary school and starting secondary school as prepared as possible.
This half term, we are learning about coal mining. This is a topic that is an important part of our local heritage and we have loved our learning so far. We began studying coal mining in the Victorian Era, when children as young as 6 started working down the mine. We are now learning about modern mining techniques. Our next section of this topic will take us to the Miner’s Strike of 1984. We have an exciting trip booked and we can’t wait to go underground in a real coal mine! We can’t wait to meet some real ex-miners and hear some of their stories too.
PE – Our PE day is every Monday and Thursday. Please ensure that children have both an indoor and an outdoor PE kit. We recommend that your child has their PE kit in school all week, just in case we manage to sneak an extra session in!
Homework – homework is handed out every Tuesday (when possible) and is due in the following Tuesday. Please ensure that you do your homework at home as it ensures that you get extra practice. It’s so important!
Mrs Tomlinson is the transition teacher from RCS. She is in school every Tuesday morning and Wednesday afternoon. If you wish to contact her, please nip in to class to pass a message on. Mrs Tomlinson is a key contact for Year Sixes as they make their way up to secondary school.
All of the links below are brilliant resources that can be used to support pupil’s ongoing learning and revision.
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
In Year 6, many children have access to social media accounts. The following link has some guidelines for parents regarding safety online and privacy features. There are many hidden features on social media, so it is always worth being ‘clued up’ with what your child is using and accessing.