Welcome to Year 6
“Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom!” Nelson Mandela
Mrs J Ward
Y6 Class Teacher and Deputy Head, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Maths Coordinator, Teaching & Learning Coordinator, Equalities, Specialist Leader in Education
UKS2 Class Teacher, History Coordinator
Teaching Assistant (SEN)
High Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA), Designated Safeguarding Lead, First Aider
Year 6 Worship
Christ at our Centre
Long Term Curriculum Overview
To find out more about our Year 6 curriculum, please look at the jigsaw below.Year 6 Long Term Curriculum Overview
Burn to Learn
Physically Active Learning
Academic Year 2019/2020
Welcome back to school! I hope you’ve all had a fantastic summer holiday and you’re ready for a brilliant year in Year 6. I always feel very privileged to teach Year 6 and I will do everything I can to make sure that you are happy, engaged, learning and grow in confidence and skills ready for secondary school. We’ve got so many exciting things to do together that I have no doubt it will be the best year you’ve ever had. Throughout the year, the Year 6 curriculum will be tailored to build on the children’s interests, make links to their role in the community of Wetherby, and the wider world itself. We will be ambitious for ourselves, aiming for the very best we can achieve academically, morally, emotionally and spiritually. There will be experiences built in along the way to inspire learning and to inspire the children for their future roles as active citizens. All the children will be able to achieve and thrive by giving their very best efforts.
Very soon, our class webpage will start to fill up with all the exciting activities that I have planned for the year. Watch this space!
School Trips, Visits and Workshops!
I am always looking for ways to enrich and enhance the Year 6 curriculum, therefore, I have planned many school trips, visitors to school and workshops for the year ahead. Please see the school calendar for full details. Look at some of the things that are already booked for the coming academic year!
- Geography field trip to Nidd Gorge and Knaresborough waterside
- Lego Robotics Workshop
- RE trip: Big Sing Liturgy Thing
- English: Shakespeare Theatre Production of Romeo and Juliet
- Marine Engineering workshop
- Railway Children Theatre Production
- RE trip: Mosque
- Mr Foster: Orthopaedic surgeon to visit
- Y6 Residential Trip to Robinwood
One of the things that Year 6 really look forward to in Y6 is being buddies with our new children in Foundation Stage 2. The Year 6 children play a huge role in helping our new children settle quickly. They help them in the lunch hall to build up their confidence, and then play with them in the playground at lunch time whilst encouraging them to play with their peers and have independence too. Year 6 enjoyed meeting their buddies today and will be spending a lot more time with them over the next year.
Y5/6 Statutory Spelling List
Please encourage your children to practise these compulsory Year 5 and 6 spellings, these are essential and should be practised alongside weekly spellings.Y5 & Y6 Statutory Spellings
At St Joseph’s, we are so grateful for the invaluable support that our parents and carers provide for our pupils. We know how well our families have been able to adapt to home learning so now that we can welcome all of our pupils back to school, we wanted to provide opportunities for our pupils to continue their learning at home, if they choose to. The homework given will prepare and support your child’s learning across the curriculum each half term. The homework tasks below are optional. If you would also like to read our homework policy, please follow the link below.Homework Policy 2020-22
To help you with your learning this half term, here are some optional homework tasks and resources/activities for you to complete. I can’t wait to see your work that you complete at home!