Year 6 Elder Class
I am looking forward to another exciting year with many fun learning experiences throughout.
I am Ms. Cassidy and Mrs. Daniel is our teaching assistant. I have been teaching for 17 years, seven of those at Maple Tree.
Over the coming year we have our statutory assessments (SATs) in May and following this we have our residential trip to P.G.L. in Grantham. Although a busy year, the trip in June is a fantastic way to end your time with us and prepare you for secondary school.
The year 6 curriculum is an exciting, engaging learning experience. We begin the year learning about World War II in history, where our energy comes from in geography and electricity and light in science. We also continue to learn French and begin to write simple phrases and sentences.
Art and design is an area I have a particular passion for. I began water colour painting just before lock down and have found it to be excellent for my mindset as it is relaxing and something I had not realised I was good at (although I have a long way to go!). For our musical children, there is the opportunity to join Rock Steady and be part of a band – you even get to perform!
I will also introduce you to my dog, Marty. Although he is getting on now, (17 ½ years old), he can still zoom around the garden, followed by one of his favourite snacks.
Should you have any questions or concerns please contact me via the teacher email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will get back to you within 24 hours.
There are three classes in Upper Key Stage 2 for children aged 9 – 11: Juniper (Year 5), Sycamore (Year 6) and Elder (Year 6).
Teachers plan using the national curriculum and differentiate the work within their class to suit the children’s needs.
The Upper Key Stage 2 team consists of:
Mrs. Rowley Yr5 teacher
Miss. Goodman UKS2 teaching assistant
Mrs. Walker 1:1 SEND teaching assistant
Mr. Neill Yr6 teacher
Ms. Cassidy Yr6 teacher and Key stage leader
Mrs. Daniel UKS2 teaching assistant
P.E: Elder have P.E on Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure your child has a full, named P.E kit. Long hair needs to be tied up and jewellery removed.
Spellings: Weekly spellings will be given out on Thursday. Children are tested on them the following Thursday. Spellings are around a sound/homophone etc and consist of some of the Year 5/6 statutory spellings. Children are expected, as part of their homework, to write the spellings in sentences.
Reading: All children are expected to read their reading book for at least 20 minutes five times a week. This should be recorded in their homework diary. It is your child’s responsibility to take AR quizzes in order for them to reach their targets each term.
Homework: Year 6 will receive maths, SPaG and reading homework every Tuesday. It is due back the following Tuesday.
Homework diaries: The homework diaries are for the children to record any homework and reading that they receive/do, key dates and reminders. We do ask that a parent/carer signs the diary weekly to confirm that your child has read the amount that they have recorded. The diaries are also a way of communicating with me.
Meet the Teacher presentation
Please see below for the presentation that was shared with parents at our Meet the Teacher/SATs Preparation evening in September. This will give you an insight into how things run in Year 6.
Please click the link to see what Year 6 are learning in the Autumn Term.