Staff Team: Miss Curtis, Mrs Eddleston and Mrs Mueller (HLTA)
Year 6 is a great place to be- lots of hard work and lots of fun too! Our aim is to make the last year of primary school a special one where children can reach their full potential and shine as a person and also as a learner.
Miss Curtis teaches English, Maths and Reading on a Monday- Wednesday and acts as booster teacher on Thursday and Friday so that we can maximise and personalise support for as many children as possible.
Mrs Mueller teaches spelling Mon-Wed mornings and also leads the children for the last part of these afternoons where the focus is on PHSCE, RE and PE (the PE is led by Mr Evans, our Sports Specialist).
Mrs Eddleston teaches the whole of Thursday and Friday and will lead our science topic as well as the English and Maths lessons on those days.
All the adults work very closely together so if you let one of us know about something we will work together to support your child. Class dojo is a great way to get in touch and keep an eye out please as this is also a great way for us to communicate with you too!
PE- Monday afternoon- The children will need an outdoor PE kit with trainers and, when it is colder, a long sleeved sweatshirt and joggers. Shorts and a t-shirt are required for indoor PE. Please ensure that all items of kit and uniform are clearly named.
Now that we have such brilliant engagement with Google Classrooms we don’t want to lose it and we use this platform to set home learning tasks and also to personalise learning in school too. We hope that this will help develop the children’s independence in becoming secondary school ready – we see this year as a time to help them learn to ‘fly’ on their own as they move into the next stage of their school career.
Reading really is the key that underpins everything to your child’s future success- we LOVE losing ourselves in a book and hope that this enthusiasm transfers to your child. Please, please encourage them to read for 30 minutes a day and sign up to do AR quizzes in school- this will also be great practice for their SATs.
As you know, Year 6s sit Statutory Assessments in reading, maths and SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) in May of each year and also then have a few weeks where their writing is assessed during the month of June. Attendance at this time is obviously essential. We don’t want this to be an anxious time for your child at all and will spend the year being really focused on providing the right kind of practice in English and Maths to help them be as confident as they can to leave Primary School being the best that they can be.
Whilst the school is closed to most children, Mrs Curtis and Mrs Eddleston are working from home to deliver quality remote learning for children in Class 6.
The time table above gives families an idea of the learning plan for each day. It is recommended by the government that children should be spending between 3-4 hours on learning at home each day. Not all of this will be delivered through live teaching. Some lessons will be videoed and posted onto the year 6 Google Classroom page and some learning will be set as activities for children to do as independently as possible.
We appreciate that some families are having to fit remote learning around others and working commitments. We have tried to make all of the timetabling as flexible as possible so that you can log on when you can and access most learning to fit around your own busy lives.
It is really important that children engage with literacy and math's each day , spending approx. 1 hours on each. The afternoon activities focus on foundation subjects which children should engage with for an hour a day. In addition to this Children should be engaging in independent reading for 40 mins a day as well as working on spellings and times tables.
Teachers are available on Google Classrooms daily to offer support and help for children. This can be done through messaging, small group and 1:1 online meetings. The school has also opened up access to Accelerated Reader so that children can complete reading quizzes at home. Click on the Remote Learning link on this page to find the URL link for Accelerated Reader
Due to the current COVID pandemic, the school is closed to all children except for those whos parents are Critical Workers and vulnerable children.
Learning has now moved online. St Anne's uses Google Classroom as its main tool in delivering online learning to children.
Please click on the link below if you require more information about accessing Google Classrooms or how to request ICT equipment at home.