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Mrs Davies

Mrs Davies

I’m Mrs Davies and I have over 27 years of teaching experience, including 10 years as Year 6 teacher at St Peter’s; I’m also the Deputy Head Teacher. I absolutely love teaching in Year 6, it is most definitely the best year group as far as I’m concerned! I enjoy teaching all subjects, but my favourite two have to be English and P.E. I always try my very best each year to ensure all children get an opportunity to represent St. Peter’s in a sporting event from gymnastics to rugby, to cross country or even orienteering. There is always something exciting happening in Year 6 whether it’s playing with special friends, paddling a canoe down the Menai Straits (when we visit The Conway Centre in April) rehearsing for our Summer Show - a definite highlight of my year - or even working our socks off to be the best that we can be when we take our end of KS2 assessments! In my spare time I love spending time with my family, taking my youngest daughter to lots of Cross-country races, walking and generally having lots of good times and living life to the full!

Miss Buckley

Miss Buckley

I am Miss Buckley and I have been at St. Peter's for over 15 years and have worked with Mrs Davies for the majority of those years in Year 6. I love it! My favourite subject to teach is Art and Design because it lets me show my creative side and I love to see what the children achieve, especially as it is not classed as an 'academic' subject and lets them show their self-expression. Seeing the children develop into mature, young adults in Year 6 makes me realise how far they have come in their journey at St. Peter's and makes me feel proud to have supported them in this. I also run the school council and enjoy supporting the children with their ideas on how to support St. Peter's. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and going for walks. I have 3 cats who sometimes bring me 'presents', which most of the time I don't appreciate it!

Mrs Stacey

Mrs Stacey

I'm Mrs Stacey and have worked at St. Peter's on and off for the past 8 years. I started at St. Peter's as a teacher, and after I had my two boys, decided to become a teaching assistant. I enjoy all subjects, but especially P.E. and History. I have two young boys, one of which is starting St. Peter's this year! In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, as well as going for meals, walks with my children and sausage dog, and having fun days out!

Overview of Year 6

Welcome to Year Six; this year is an exciting time for our children as they are reaching the end of their wonderful journey at St. Peter’s Catholic Primary. They will have created many memories throughout their time with us and during this year they are being prepared to leave us and make smooth transitions into secondary school. Everybody has many opportunities to shine, whether through sports, the arts or in academia. From the very beginning, Year 6 pupils are expected to take on more responsibility around the school and every child will be given a role of responsibility such as: ICT Monitor, CAPA Crew Leader or  perhaps by becoming a member of The Sports Crew. Year Six pupils also take the lead in our summer performance, accompanied by the rest of Key stage 2 children once restrictions are lifted.

In addition to their responsibilities, Year 6 is also an important year which reflects on their knowledge and skills gained throughout their time in primary school, as in May they sit their end of Key Stage assessments.

Just before we gear up for our assessments though, we have the chance to participate in outdoor, adventurous activities, as well as learn important lessons about team work and perseverance, during our residential trip to The Conway Centre in Anglesey during April. The children challenge themselves to work as a team from building rafts, scaling walls to canoeing down the Menai Straits. Again, this is if restrictions are lifted by this time.

Due to the current situation, children will not be allowed to bring in their own pencil cases or equipment to minimise the risk of cross contamination. Water bottles also need to be filled before the children come to school, as we are trying to minimise movement around school.

Photo of Classroom

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Start and end of the school day

Due to the current circumstances, Year 6 children are asked to arrive at school for 8:55 and are to enter school through the gate on Ryder Road when directed to do so by a member of staff. Children will be asked to enter the school premises independently without an adult to minimise traffic. We ask that children try to maintain a distance of 1m between each other where possible when entering and exiting school. Children will finish the school day at 3:15 and are to be collected promptly on the KS2 playground, again, exiting school via the gate on Ryder Road Lane immediately to minimise contact.

Weekly Timetable

P.E. lessons are on Thursday and Friday. Please ensure your child arrives at school in their P.E. kit on these days.

P.E. kits consist of a white t shirt with logo, maroon shorts, grey St. Peter’s hoodie, extra socks. On cold days, children may wear tracksuit bottoms.

English

By the end of Year 6, pupil’s writing and reading is expected to be sufficiently fluent and effortless for them to manage the expected demands of the curriculum in Year 7. Our aim is to prepare our pupils for secondary education by ensuring they can consciously control sentence structure in their writing and understand why sentences are constructed as they are. It is important that they understand nuances in vocabulary choice and age-appropriate academic vocabulary through practice and a discussion of language through our Reading, Writing and Spelling programmes. We will, whenever possible, encourage pupil confidence, enjoyment and a mastery of language through public speaking, performance and debating opportunities.

Year 6 Statutory Spellings

Reading

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A.R.E. Documents

Maths

The principle focus of mathematics in Year 6 is to ensure that pupils extend their understanding of the number system and place value to include larger integers. By the end of Year 6, pupils are expected to be fluent in written methods for all four operations, including long multiplication and division and in working with fractions, decimals and percentages. Furthermore, pupils should be able to solve a wider range of problems, of increasing complexity using efficient written and mental calculations.

A.R.E. Documents

Homework

Given out on a Friday to be returned on Monday.

Maths (linked to learning that has taken place that week) CGP Booklet

English: Reading Plus. Children are expected to complete 3 comprehensions and 1 vocabulary session each weekend.

Spellings: Given out on a Monday to be learnt for assessment on Friday of same week.

End of Key Stage 2 Assessments

Please find information regarding the end of KS2 assessments which take place in May below, including useful websites and documents.

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Useful Websites for Learning

Michael Tidd - Ramblings of a Teacher

Although the below video was published in 2016, the content is still relevant today and will give you an overview of the assessments your child will be taking.

Michael Tidd

BBC Bitesize English Revision

English

BBC Bitesize Maths Revision

Maths

Primary Homework Help - Maths Questions

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Top Marks - English Revision Activities

Top Marks

Top Marks - Maths Revision Activities

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Bootcamp

Some of these activities are free, though some do require a subscription.

SATs Bootcamp

Practice KS2 Questions

ICT Teachers

Who Wants to be a Mathonaire?

Mathionaire

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Primary Homework Help

Primary Homework Help

True or False Maths Questions

Teaching Treasures

Past KS2 Assessment Papers

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Past KS2 Assessment Papers

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