Year 6

Exciting year ahead

We hope you have all had a lovely Summer Break and are ready for the term ahead. We are excited to welcome your children back to class.

We run an open door policy so please do not hesitate to come and speak to us if you have any questions or concerns.

What we will be learning this term

Literacy The focus this term will be on grammar, punctuation and writing. Work will be related to WW11 and the book Goodnight Mr Tom.

Maths Our Maths focus will be on place value.

Computing Scratch Science: Living Things and their habitats

RE Journey of Life History: World War II

Geography Russia and Europe

DT Clothing

PE Gymnastics

Music Classical Music.

Art German Art

MFL Mandarin

PSHE New beginnings

PE uniform Please note the school has uniform on sale. Please write your child’s name on all their clothing – it helps enormously if they get lost or mixed up with another child’s clothes! Please note we are not responsible for any lost items of clothing – we teach children to take full responsibility for their possessions. If for any reason clothing is lost, we endeavour to help locate it but we do not replace uniform of any kind (please see our lost property policy).

Latest Year 6 News

Year 6 Staff

  • Ms Bell
    Ms Bell
    Learning Support Assistant Year 6 (6a)
  • Natalie Tremlett
    Natalie Tremlett
    Year 6 Teacher (6a)
  • Vanessa Deol
    Vanessa Deol
    Year 6 Teacher (6b)
  • Miatta Sesay
    Miatta Sesay
    Learning Support Assistant Year 6 (6b)
  • Maria Ennis
    Maria Ennis
    Learning Support Assistant Year 6 (6a)
  • Amber Lyseight
    Amber Lyseight
    Inclusion Officer, Learning Support Assistant Year 6 (6b)

Upcoming Year 6 Events

Dec
25
Mon
all-day Christmas Day
Christmas Day
Dec 25 all-day
Christmas Day
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Dec
26
Tue
all-day Boxing Day
Boxing Day
Dec 26 all-day
Boxing Day
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Jan
2
Tue
all-day Inset Day
Inset Day
Jan 2 all-day
Inset Day
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Jan
3
Wed
all-day First day of Spring Term – Child...
First day of Spring Term – Child...
Jan 3 all-day
First day of Spring Term - Children back to school
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Feb
12
Mon
all-day Spring Half Term – School closed
Spring Half Term – School closed
Feb 12 – Feb 16 all-day
Spring Half Term - School closed
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Paper Copies

If you would like a printed copy of any of the school’s polices or any other information please contact the school and we will be happy to provide it.

Illustration of Girl Skipping
Ms Bell
Learning Support Assistant Year 6 (6a)
Natalie Tremlett
Year 6 Teacher (6a)

Additional Role

 

Joining Grinling Gibbons in September 2017, I immediately felt welcomed into the school community. Both the children and adults in our school have a great enthusiasm for learning, as well as a sense of mutual respect and kindness. I am particularly pleased to be in Year 6, as it’s amazing to see the children mature over the year into confident, resilient and independent learners who are ready for secondary school.

What motivates me as a teacher is seeing children achieve new things and take pride in their successes – whether that be in sports, arts, extra-curricular activities or our core subjects, English and maths. As maths leader, my role is to ensure our children have an engaging maths curriculum that challenges every learner, as well as teaches them the skills they will need for adult life.

Vanessa Deol
Year 6 Teacher (6b)

Additional Roles

 

I have worked at Grinling Gibbons Primary School since 2014.

I am proud to work here because it is such a friendly school where everyone looks out for each other: staff, children and parents alike. We have fantastic resources, dedicated teachers and children who love to learn, which makes working here very rewarding and enjoyable.

As a teacher, I have an interest in, and commitment to, each child.  I work to create a class environment which supports, extends and engages the learning of every child and I am committed to ensuring that children have opportunities to explore their aspirations and enhance their life chances.

Miatta Sesay
Learning Support Assistant Year 6 (6b)
Maria Ennis
Learning Support Assistant Year 6 (6a)
Amber Lyseight
Inclusion Officer, Learning Support Assistant Year 6 (6b)

I joined Grinling Gibbons in March 2011 as an LSA in year 1. The child I worked with went from not being able to communicate, read or write, to being able to take his SATS, which was an amazingly rewarding achievement for us both. When he went onto secondary school, I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to join the inclusion team which is where I’ve been since September 2016. I get to work within a team who put the child’s needs first every day and can honestly say that I love my job.

Working at Grinling Gibbons, no two days are ever the same. I work in class one to one supporting different children; I run speech and language sessions; I arrange for our AGT children to further their learning by sourcing and arranging specific events; and I run mindfulness sessions as well as a fit club for the staff and an after-school multisport club. In September 2017, I organised a residential trip to Kingswood for the Year 6 children which was a huge success.

Grinling Gibbons is the only place I know that hugs so much. Our school is a real community, and one that I’m very proud to be a part of.