Welcome to Class 6S. We know that our teacher Mr Sanders and our teaching assistant Mrs Power strive to provide a stimulating and safe atmosphere for us in our classroom. Through the strictly approach, the adults in our class ensure that all our needs are met during lessons in an effective and kind manner. This allows us to build resilience and make progress in all our curriculum subjects. Our teachers always tell us to be positive and, if we encounter something a bit tricky, to tell ourselves that, “We can’t do it YET but if we keep trying we WILL be able to!” Although we don’t mention the exam and test words too often, we know we are given many educational opportunities which will help us to prepare for our end of year SATs tests and our transition to secondary school.
Our writing lessons are based on carefully selected novels, which engage and inspire us to write a variety of thoughtful and creative narratives. We can often be overheard enthusiastically discussing novels such as ‘The Boy in the Tower’, ‘The Unforgotten Coat’ or ‘Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief’. In our Mathematics sessions, we are taught a variety of strategies and given numerous opportunities to select and use the most efficient method to solve a problem. Once we master a skill, we are then able to use these skills in a practical way. Due to revisiting the skills we have learnt through retrieval practice, we never worry about forgetting how to do something because our teachers give us the opportunity for ‘Shed Loads Of Practice!’
As part of our experiences in Year 6, we will also have the opportunity to spend a week at Shropshire’s PGL outdoor activities experience. While on this trip, we will take part in a range of outdoor activities such as kayaking, canoeing, climbing and many more. Mr Sanders tells us that children who choose to go on this trip always come back more confident and mature than when they left.