Welcome to Year 6!
6M - Mrs Maynard/Mrs Mann
6U - Miss Upham
6S - Miss Sinclair
FOR A COPY OF YOUR CHILD'S YEAR GROUP CURRICULUM LETTER, PLEASE SEE DOCUMENTS BELOW.
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.
11th-14th May 2020 - Year 6 SATs: As a result of recent school closure following Government Guidelines due to Covid-19, Year 6 SATs will not take place this year.
Year 6 Published Book Orders: Please see below letter with details regarding the Year 6 Book to be published and Order Form reply slip.
The deadline date for orders is 20th March and payment can be made via ParentPay www.parentpay.com Cost of book is £4.75 per copy.
Year 6 Bristol Educational Visit 3rd and 4th March 2020: Year 6 classes had a fantastic time on their visit to Bristol where they had the opportunity to discover the City by boat and learn all about its links to the Transatlantic Slave Trade. They were also able to explore the ‘Bristol Life and Places’ Exhibitions in the M Shed Museum to learn even more about the local history of Bristol. They will be using the information to enhance their writing over the next few weeks.
10th February 2020 - Educational Visit to Lifeskills Centre, Bristol (see class letters below)
Year 6 Morfa Bay Residential Camp: Many of our Year 6 pupils attended Morfa Bay for their residential camp again this year. They had an amazing time and were able to participate in a wide range of adventurous activities from abseiling and climbing to sea activities and mountain biking.
It was great to see so many children overcoming fears and also developing a new passion for some of the activities throughout the week. Thank you to all the staff who helped make the week a success – without them these experiences wouldn’t happen.
Year 6 Transfer to Secondary School September 2020 Applications: Parents and carers will need to complete a Transfer to Secondary School Application which can be completed online at www.n-somerset.gov.uk/admissions, or you may complete a paper copy. North Somerset Application Service is now open, the closing date for submission of online is 31st October 2019 at 23:59hrs.
Please refer to copy of 'Time to apply' letter below from North Somerset School Admissions. A copy of this letter has been sent home with your child.
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.
Term 3 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!
Year 5 and 6 Author Visit:
Thank you to Joffre White - Author, a UK Patron of Reading & Reading & Writing Motivator for his fantastic visit in January. After an assembly with the Year 5 & 6 classes, he did creative writing workshops with our Year 6 pupils to inspire their story writing. At lunchtime he did a Questions and Answers session in the Library - lots of children came to meet him including a huge number of boys who were very inspired by Joffre.
Year 6 Visit MP John Penrose: A group of Year 6 pupils visited the Surgery of John Penrose at The Campus on 14th December. They presented their ideas on reducing plastic pollution in Weston-super-Mare and represented St Martin’s School brilliantly in their presentation. Well done!!
Following the visit, John Penrose shared his thoughts about the Year 6 discussion on Twitter. To read more click on following link>> https://twitter.com/johnpenrosenews/status/1073663242730397696?s=21
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.