Welcome to J8
Welcome to Year 6, your final year at Urmston Primary School. Eek! On this page, I will give you an idea of what we get up to in Year 6 and provide you with important information and reminders.
This year I will be working alongside my favourite partner in crime, Mr Keen, my right-hand lady Mrs Ball and also the wonderful Mrs Hart, Mrs Walsh and Mrs Clarke. It’s a busy year but one which I am sure you will love. We will spend our time getting the children ready for transition to High School (this will come quicker than you can imagine!) and making sure we are as prepared as we can be for Year 6 SATs testing in May. That is not all though. We have got lots of exciting learning opportunities across a range of topics as well as Bikeablilty training (dates tbc), end of year productions / residential and fun week in July and leavers activities. We promise to make it a year to remember!
If any children or parents have any questions or worries, my door is always open so please do not hesitate to come and see me.
Mrs Billingsley x
A few reminders to get us started:
Monday: Reading books are checked for updates from the children and parent signatures.
Friday: Homework handed out.
Wednesday: Homework due in.
School PE kits (indoor and outdoor) need to be brought into school and left for the whole of the half term. We will send them back to you in the holidays for washing.
At UPS we place great value on the health and well being of our pupils. This is one of the reasons Year 6 has decided to support the charity Place2Be. Place2Be provides emotional and therapeutic services in primary and secondary schools, building children’s resilience through talking, creative work and play. Place2Be provides children’s mental health services in 286 primary and secondary schools, reaching a total school population of 129,000 pupils, helping them to cope with wide-ranging and often complex social issues including bullying, bereavement, domestic violence, family breakdown, neglect and trauma. We are politely asking the children to contribute 5p a week in support of this charity. A collection jar is available in each Year 6 classroom.
Some of the activities we have covered during our first two weeks back in school have included: a game of extreme rock, paper, scissors, fingerprint analysis (we have just started our history topic on crime and punishment), Dr Dodgeball, drawing self-portraits, basketball skills and sharpening our maths reasoning skills by planning a dinner party for some of Roald Dahl’s characters.
Work out the clues and send your answers in on a postcard to Georgiah and Caitlin…