Hello, we are the Year Six leavers of 2022. We are the oldest and most responsible in the school. We expect this year to be a good one but there are a few things we really need to work hard at in the meantime.
Mr Frost, Mrs Wainwright and Mrs Davies are our teachers. Mr Frost is the class teacher, who teaches us in every lesson such as history, geography and, his favourite, art. He is also the leader of growth-mindset, which means we have to work really hard, persevere, and put 100% effort into all that we do. Some children go to Mrs Wainwright for maths and English, which is great because we learn in a smaller group to help us learn. Mrs Davies helps us a lot too by supporting us in maths and English and taking us for interventions whenever we are struggling with something.
After two years of restrictions, due to COVID, we are looking forward to going on trips again, which is great because the ones in Year Six are amazing. For our autumn topic, ‘The Victorians’, we will be going to Blist’s Hill, which is a real Victorian village. We are all already looking forward to the end of year trips to Alton Towers and Stanley Head though! Stanley Head is a great, week-long residential where we take part in a range of outdoor adventurous activities.
There are lots of topics in Year Six. We start the year off with the Victorians topic and we’ve already learned many interesting facts about these such as: chimney sweeps were banned in 1843; Charles Dickens was born and died in the Victorian era; and that the average life expectancy of people living in the Victorian city was very low. We also study the Battle of Britain, which is a World War Two topic and we are super excited about! Our science topics are also very interesting. We study living things and their habitats; light and reflection; evolution and inheritance; and the human body. These are going to be taught by Miss McCann this year, who is the science guru of Hillside.
Authors of the Term:
Our authors of the term link with our topics of that term. The first author we study is Charles Dickens, who wrote ‘A Christmas Carol’, ‘Oliver Twist’, and ‘Little Dorrit’. This study links with our Victorian topic. John Boyne is our other author of the term, who we study alongside our ‘World War Two’ topic. He wrote ‘The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas’.
We are now allowed to sit in tables of four. When we do good things our table gets rewarded with marbles. At the end of the week, the teacher counts up our marbles and we get rewarded with a biscuit. At the end of the term, the team who has collected the most marbles in total is rewarded with extra playtime.
Because we are the oldest and most responsible in the school, we have been given job roles. Everyone has a role in Year Six. Of course, there is a Head Boy and a Head Girl. There are also other roles, such as chair monitors, DJs, playground leaders, sports leaders, register monitors, librarians and, brand-new this year, the dinner monitor role. At the beginning of the year we all filled out an application form for the different jobs that we wanted to do. Year Six also have a Rock-band, which rehearse with Mr Hall.
Thank you for taking the time to read our class page, we hope that you have a bit of a snapshot now of what it is like in our amazing class.