Year 6 Blog

Year 6 - What's happening this half term (autumn first half term)?

9th September 2021 Posted by Year 6

Welcome back to all our new, year 6 pupils. We hope you had a wonderful summer and a well-deserved break. We are very much looking forward to getting to know you this half term and working together over the next year.

We have an exciting curriculum to teach this year and lots to look forward to. Please read on to find out what we are going to get up to this half term.

In English, we will be reading ‘Point Blanc’ by Anthony Horrowitz. This follows on from the year 5 text, ‘Stormbreaker’. We will analysing the text, the characters and comparing the story to similar texts. We will also use this text as a stimulus for writing and our writing will focus on narratives, report writing and descriptive writing. Alongside this, will be GPS lessons, which will focus on grammar, punctuation and spelling needed for the writing.

In Maths, we will focus on place value and number. Children will practise their basic skills and number knowledge to secure their understanding. There will also be a focus on arithmetic and times tables.

In Science, our new topic will be ‘Animals including humans’. This topic focuses on the human body, the heart and keeping healthy. There will be opportunities for investigative work and group work.

In YPC, we will start with an art focus looking at impressionists. We will be studying the artists, ‘Monet’, ‘Cassatt’ and ‘Adam Ralston’. There will be opportunities to practise the skills shown in this style of art and create our own in the same style.

In PE, our focus will be Tennis and football. We will be refining racket skills, ball skills and how best to work in a team.

Please remember, if your child wears earrings, there are three options on P.E. days:

  1. Children do not wear their earrings on the day that they have a P.E. lesson. This is the safest option.

  2. Children have plasters put on at home so that their earrings are already covered for their P.E lesson.

  3. Send plasters in so that their earrings can be covered. Children will need to do this themselves, teachers are not able to.

Please come to school in appropriate sportswear on your PE days.

Forest school will also be continuing this year.

Please come to school in appropriate clothing suitable for all weathers. Please, as soon as possible, send in wellies to be kept in school.

To support your child at home, please remember to read regularly, listening to your child where possible and enjoying a book together. It would also help if you could record in the planner and use this a tool for communication with the class teacher. All class teachers are on Twitter so please do follow us for updates. The ‘Autumn 1 Work At Home’ pack will be available to download from the school website soon.

Please remember we are also here at the end of the day if you wish to discuss anything with us.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to working with you.

Class 6H - The end of a year

20th July 2021 Posted by Mr Haigh

It is with great sadness that I have to say goodbye to such a wonderful class.

I am so proud of all of you. You have been through so much over the past two years and the maturity, resilience, bravery and positivity that you have shown is amazing.

Since our return in March, you have all shown such dedication to your learning. You are all now in a great position to make a fantastic start at your new secondary schools.

I hope you look back at your time at Yardley with fondness. I certainly will not forget any of you and will miss you all. I am looking forward to when you are able to come and visit us in the playground and let us know how well you are doing.

Thank you for making my time this year happy and memorable. I wish you all well for next year.

Please keep in touch.

Take care and stay safe.

Mr Haigh

Class 6O - Goodbye 6O!

16th July 2021 Posted by Miss Orford

How strange to be writing this at home instead of enjoying our final week together.

I cannot put into words the pride and admiration that I have for every single one of you. You have been through so much over the past two years and the resilience, bravery and positivity that you have shown is incredible. One day, you will look back on this as adults and not be able to comprehend how crazy the world has been and how amazing you were in the middle of a global pandemic.

I know this week is not what we wanted for our final full week together but I am hoping to see all of your smiling faces next week and we will make sure we celebrate our final few days at Yardley together! I am counting down the days!!!

Since returning in March, you have all shown such determination to your learning. It hasn't always been easy, but you have worked so hard to ensure that you have gained the skills needed for your next chapter at secondary school.

I hope you will be able to look back at your time at Yardley fondly in years to come. I certainly will not forget any of you, you have all got me through a strange year in your own little ways. I am looking forward to the day that you are able to come and visit us in the playground and let us know the fantastic things you have accomplished.

Thank you for making my time this year incredibly happy and memorable. I wish you all the luck in the world and I know you will do yourselves very proud!

Please keep in touch, I will miss you all.

See you next week,

Miss Orford ​

Class 6P - Goodbye 6P!

16th July 2021 Posted by Miss Perkins

I can’t quite believe that it’s almost time to say goodbye. I know this last week wasn’t what we had planned, but I look forward to watching you all leave in style on Tuesday! We’re going to make it amazing for you and I hope to see you all there.

Regardless of the numerous lockdowns and having to self-isolate, 6P have done themselves proud this year. This academic year has been fabulous, the children have shone brightly throughout and have made good progress across the curriculum. As well as this, the children have gained excellent life skills that will see them well in secondary school. Every child has shown themselves to be resilient, determined and hard-working. I have no doubt that each child in 6P is going to thrive in their new secondary school - they are so very lucky to have you.

This half term, the children have enjoyed writing narratives, underlining their arithmetic skills, learning about Banksy and playing competitive games in PE. It’s been a joy to see so many happy, smiling faces!

I urge you all to spend some time reflecting upon your time at Yardley over the next couple of weeks. Think about all of your wonderful achievements and good times you have had with your friends. I do hope that when you are older, you look back at your time at YPS with a big smile on your face! We will miss you all.

Good luck for the future; you’re going to be FABULOUS!

Miss Perkins x​

Class 6NP - Goodbye 6NP

16th July 2021 Posted by Miss Potter

Wow, I can’t believe the time has come already to say goodbye. The year has gone so fast and what a year it has been. I’m so sad that we are not spending our final week together.

However, I want you to know just how incredibly proud I am of each and every one of you. In a year that has not been normal, I am proud of how hard you have worked and the resilience and determination you have shown. I know it hasn’t been easy but you have powered through and given it your all each and every day to make amazing progress and gain the skills and knowledge needed for the next part in your chapter. If you can survive the last two years, you can do anything!

I know that the secondary schools you are going to are incredibly lucky to have Yardley pupils who are so hardworking and who will go on to achieve such great things. I look forward to the day when you come back to visit us and tell us of all your accomplishments.

Thank you for a fun year. You have made me laugh, helped me learn new things and given me so many lovely memories. I will miss you all so much.

I know this week wasn’t how we planned to see out your year but I am looking forward to seeing you next week to have the best celebration ever.

I wish you all the luck in the world. Take care and stay safe,

Miss P x​