Welcome to Year 6!
6M - Mrs Maynard/Mrs Mann
6U - Miss Upham
6C - Mr Cottis
FOR A COPY OF YOUR CHILD'S YEAR GROUP CURRICULUM LETTER, PLEASE SEE DOCUMENTS BELOW.
NEW YEAR 6 CLASSES - RESIDENTIAL CAMP GRITTLETON HOUSE 27TH SEPTEMBER-1ST OCTOBER 2021: We have sent out an update letter together with a Kit List and Essential Information Form for the children attending Grittleton House Camp in September (please see copy below). Please can we ask that you complete and return your child's Essential Information to school by Friday 10th September (a paper copy will be sent home at the start of Term 1).
*NEW DATE* Y6 BBQ & Disco: Year 6 have now finalised arrangements for the BBQ and Disco which will take place on 12th August - 4pm until 6.30pm. The children will be provided with food, drinks and snacks so will not need to bring anything with them. Year 6 parents will need to log onto SchoolPing and refer to message sent out 21/7/21 for more details and to confirm and book your child's place via the Response Form.
Year 6 Residential Camp 5th-9th July 2021: The Year 6 children had an amazing week at Grittleton House. The camp was a huge success this year and this was the first time we have used this venue. The children took part in a fantastic range of activities during their stay and we are looking forward to taking our new Year 6 classes at the end of September.
Year 6 Art & DT Week: The last week of Term 5, Year 6 children worked in a different class each day to produce a piece of artwork.
In 6U classroom, children worked to create a sketch of a forest scene using their shading and blending skills, looking at the use of negative light. In 6S classroom, children created dragon eyes out of clay using their scoring, smoothing and slipping skills to join more intricate pieces of clay. In 6S classroom, the children created marble mazes from wood using sawing and joining skills to create simple and mitred joins.
Some of these mazes will also be quarantined over half-term so Reception children can test them out!
Thank you to Darren Wilson from Wickes, Midsomer Norton for kindly donating the wood for their DT projects this week. (27th May 2021)
Bikeability Training: Well done to the Year 6 cycle groups who all completed their Level 2 Bikeability Training. Life Cycle trainers Shena, Gillian and Simon complimented the children on their hard work and fantastic behaviour during their training. The children were all awarded with Level 2 certificates and badges shared during our Achievement Assemblies. Bikeability training aims to develop children’s riding skills and confidence.
Here's a selection of some rockets and other design technology structures our Year 6 bubble have been making.
The children practised measuring, sawing different lengths and angles and glued them together for their finished products!
Well done Year 6!! These are amazing.
Year 6 Book Reviews Term 3:
Always reading the same kind of genre? Looking for something new to read?
Our Year 6 children are on hand to help! They have created book reviews on some of their favourite books to inspire us all to try something new. Have a look at some of their reviews below and see if they inspire you.
Our Year 6 bubble designed and coloured their own positive word mindfulness posters at the start of Term 3. They have displayed them on their classroom windows. We are very proud of their positivity and the art work they have created!
Our Year 6 children have created some outstanding pieces of Art and Design ⭐️👏 Here are some finished work from Year 6 bubble groups who designed their own Islands & Maps, produced Lego super hero models, lion sketches and sunset watercolours.
Year 6 have also been learning to create pieces of writing about Shakespeare’s play ‘Romeo & Juliet’.
Here the 6C bubble group have retold the story by creating their own comic strips.
Year 6 First Aid Training: Each Year 6 class had a visit from St John Ambulance to give them First Aid training. In a day of practical sessions and information, the pupils were given the opportunity to learn how to treat a range of situations they might come across including the primary survey (DRABC), contacting the emergency services, recovery position, bleeding, asthma, shock and head injuries. The children practised their skills on each other so that they will be prepared if they ever need to help others. Well done to all of the children involved who picked up these useful skills quickly.
Year 6 Art Work to inspire their writing - clay and sketched dragon eyes and oil pastel dragon tails, scales and feathers. These magical creatures will be making an appearance in the books they are going to be writing this term!
WEBSITES FOR LEARNING AT ST. MARTIN'S
Just a reminder about some of the websites we use at school to help children learn that you can also access at home!
https://play.edshed.com/login Spelling Shed and Maths Shed
(pupils have their own log in name and password)
Times Tables Rock Stars: (pupils already have their own log in and password)
https://readingeggs.co.uk/ (pupils have log in details)
This website has links to lots of maths games that are both computer and tablet
Username: student3749 Password: stmartins
Espresso online gives children access to useful resources to help them with their learning, covering a range of subjects. A reminder of log in details has been sent home via email to parents.
Year 6 Leavers' Video: The Year 6 team put together a special video in place of their Leavers' Assembly July 2020. The pupils recorded some of their favourite memories from over the last seven years. To watch the video uploaded on 17th July, please click on this St Martin's Official Facebook page link >> https://www.facebook.com/stmartinsschoolworle
We hope you enjoy sharing their memories and wishing them all the very best at their new schools.