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.
11th-14th May 2020 - Year 6 SATs Week
10th February 2020 - Educational Visit to Lifeskills Centre, Bristol (details to follow)
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.
Tuesday 10th September 2019: Year 6 Transition Meeting for parents/carers discussing Year 6, SATs and Morfa Bay Camp update.
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.
2018/ 2019 Dates & Events
Leavers Performances 16th & 17th July: Well done Year 6 on their fantastic performances at the end of Term 6. The children are so talented and we are very proud of every one of them. Thank you to all the parents and carers who have supported them and brought them backwards and forwards from rehearsals each week, also to all the staff who have made these performances happen and those who have helped back stage.
Year 6 Fundraising Day on 18th July: A huge well done to Year 6 who raised an incredible £521.58 at their fundraising event. The money will be split between the charities chosen by each of the classes (Cancer Research UK, Surfers Against Sewage and Huntington's Disease Association). Thank you to all of the families who sent money in to support this fundraising event.
Kaleidoscope Year 6 Leavers Event at Hutton Primary School on Friday 12th July - the event will include a picnic (see letter sent home via SchoolPing).
Year 6 First Aid Training: Each Year 6 class had a visit from St John Ambulance to give them First Aid training at the end of Term 4. 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.
14th March 2019 - Year 6 classes visit to Lifeskills Centre Bristol: The Year 6 classes enjoyed their visit to the Lifeskills Centre, Bristol during Term 4, where they had a fantastic opportunity to experience real life scenarios. They learnt about road awareness, hazards in the home, safety in the garden and at the beach and worked with trained experts.
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
Tuesday 2nd October Sand Point Visit: Year 6 classes all enjoyed their visit to Sand Point where they found lots of little fossils on the beach at Middle Hope Beach as part of their geography work. The children participated in a variety of activities to develop team building and had an opportunity to apply their recently learnt Geography skills in field sketching, map work and classification.
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
https://play.edshed.com/loginmaths Maths Shed
(pupils have their own log in name 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
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.