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 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 **New Date Monday 5th - 9th July 2021**
An update letter with Essential Information Form and Kit List have been sent out via to parents/carers of children attending Residential Camp in July., giving additional information on the Grittleton House Camp arrangements. A copy was also sent out via SchoolPing (please see downloadable copy at the bottom of this page).
Any outstanding balance payments should be made as soon as possible in the usual way via ParentPay. Please return completed Essential Information Forms to school by 14th May. If you have any queries or would like to discuss Year 6 camp, please email the school: email@example.com Alternatively, you can leave a message to speak to Miss Upham Group Leader, or speak to your child's class teacher.
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.
11th-14th May 2020 - Year 6 SATs: As a result of recent school closure following Government Guidelines due to Covid-19, Year 6 SATs were cancelled 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.
Order deadline date - 20th March
Payment to 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.
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 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.
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.