In Y6 is an exciting year for the children as they enter their last year in primary school. The year starts with a history project looking at both world wars and the key events, battles and people that defined them before moving on to a geography-based project looking at India and contrasting the lives of those living in the industrial sides of the city with those living in the slums. These units are both supported by fantastic novels: Letters from the Lighthouse and Broken Glass. The final term focuses very much on transition and exploring feelings through art as the children create sculptures to portray their emotions. There will also be an increasing number of leadership opportunities as we strive to develop the children’s independence and initiative. In science, the children will have plenty of practical opportunities as they explore electricity and light and shadow. However, they will also learn how to classify plants and animals as well as learning about evolution and how living things have adapted to suit their environment.
Throughout the year, there will be a number of sporting opportunities available including cross country, sports hall athletics, football, high 5, gymnastics, rugby and cricket as well as the opportunity to develop their computing skills through the Robotics Club. An exciting trip to Crucial Crew early on in the year will teach the children how to stay safe in a range of scenarios; however, the highlight of the year is undoubtedly the residential to Kingwood where the children will really learn to push themselves out of their comfort zone through a range of exciting activities. We are all really excited about September and the year ahead and we hope that you are too.
I am Mrs Payne and I live with my husband, and two children: Olivia and Georgia. Having a PE degree and being a competitive swimmer as a child, I love sport. My favourite spectator sport is Rugby League and I follow the Sheffield Eagles. In addition to this, I am an avid Take That fan and love anything leopard print. At the weekend, I can usually be found making memories with my family or enjoying coffee and cake with friends. In school, I enjoy teaching maths as I am very logical. I also enjoy hands on activities such as science and can’t wait to share some of these lessons with you.
Welcome Y5 (soon to be Y6), I am Miss Ryder and I will now be moving into my fourteenth year teaching Y6; however, I have experience across KS2 and have also worked in secondary schools in my role as a school sports coordinator. As such, PE is one of my particular passions, but I also genuinely love teaching maths and English.
Now, I love nothing more than making memories with my family; however, when I get the chance, I still love to sneak in an adventure or two. Past highlights have included sky diving, participating in Tough Mudder and completing both the Yorkshire and National Three Peak Challenges. My favourite place in the world is the Lake District where I can be usually found up a mountain or doing water sports on Lake Windermere. I am really looking to meeting you all in September and getting to know more about you and your hobbies and interests.
Mrs Hooley - Teaching Assistant