Welcome to 6JM!
Year 6 is a very special year where the children grow into responsible individuals ready to move on to their next stage in their secondary schools. We enjoy our own 'wing' of the school and the two classes very much work as one unit. We look forward to working with our new year 6 and we are confident that they will have a super year.
Our topic this term is 'Around the World in 60 days@ which looks at the history of the local shoe industry incorporating great DT and creative opportunities also. Science will start with the topic on 'Light' which has proved to be a very enjoyable topic full of opportunities for quality science discussions and discoveries.
Computing has gone to a whole new level with year 6 starting a unit on Scratch and Python programming as well as incorporating all the office tools (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Publisher) into our other curriculum lessons as a valuable tool.
The staffing is as follows:
6JM - Monday - Wednesday - Mrs Jenny May
Thursday/Friday - Mrs Jen McMahon
Teaching assistant - Mrs Nikki Youngman
6VdB - Mrs Vanessa DeBoer
Teaching assistant - Mrs Ashley Howes
Group teacher - Mrs Mel Montgomery
Teaching assistant - Mrs Di McLeod
In the mornings the year groups will be divided into 3 groups for Maths and English. This allows for all the children to work in smaller groups and have focused teaching allowing them to reach their full potential. Their teacher will depend on the group they are in. This arrangement also allows the children to get used to being taught by different teachers in different classrooms which is great preparation for secondary school.
Indoor PE will be on a Monday and outdoor Games on a Friday. It is important the children remember their PE kits including clothes to keep them warm on the Friday outdoor sessions. Sturdy footwear (trainers) are also important to keep the children safe.
Homework is given out on a Thursday and needs to be handed in by the following Tuesday. There is a year 6 Friday lunchtime homework club for those who are struggling to get it done at home but the expectations are that homework is returned completed to a high standard on time.
If there are any queries please don't hesitate to contact Mrs May or Mrs McMahon either through the office or come and have a chat when we are outside in the playground after school.
J May, J McMahon and the 6JM team