I came to St Andrew’s Primary school in June 2009 working with year 2, and started teaching year 4 for the first time in September 2009. I then moved into year 2 for five years and I am teaching Year 6 for the 2nd year.
I studied primary teaching with a specialism in PE at Edge Hill University over three years and have now completed my Master’s degree in Teaching and Learning. Year 6 is a relatively new experience for me as a teacher, although I have taught this class when they were in Year 2 so I am looking forward to another exciting year together. This year I am leading Key Stage 2 along with Maths. Since January 2015 I have been working as the Assistant Head Teacher for the school and am thoroughly enjoying my new role.
On a personal note, I enjoy playing hockey and ice hockey and am a keen runner, cycler and walker. I play ice hockey at Blackburn and play field hockey for Ormskirk Town. I also play golf at Baxenden. I am a season ticket holder at Blackburn Rovers.
This year we are lucky enough to have Mr Hartley working with us. Mr Hartley has been working in our school for over two years now after volunteering whilst he completed his degree. He worked with Year 6 last year so has a good understanding of how the new National Curriculum has been implemented in our school.
Mr Hartley is a keen footballer who has been involved with sport from a young age. He studied sport at college before moving to Edge Hill University to study a degree in Physical Education and School sport. After volunteering here at St. Andrew’s he decided to apply as a teaching assistant and has never looked back after thoroughly enjoying his role throughout the school.
Homework will be handed out on a weekly basis. Children will be sent home with weekly spellings, English and Maths work. This will relate directly to what we have been learning in class or what we will be learning the week after.
Spellings must be learnt by the following Friday when we have our spellings test and homework must be returned by Tuesday at the latest.
For each Topic we cover there will also be a project to complete. This will involve research and creating a presentation to put on display in the classroom.
Reading books will be changed on a Monday and a Thursday. If your child has completed a book, please sign the reading record and have the reading book in school on these days. If a book isn’t completed, still send it back into school as an adult will read with your child on these days.
This year we have PE on a Monday afternoon and a Thursday morning. Please ensure that your child has their correct PE kit in school on these days with pumps that fit in case we decide to work outside.
Below is a copy of the Year 6 timetable for this year. This may alter slightly as we move through the year. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
|Break||LH (PB First Aid)||PB (AM First Aid)||AM|
|Dinner||PB Walkie Talkie||SLT||PB Lunch|
|PM1||Circle Time 13:00-13:30 Spanish||PB AHT Topic||PB PPA RE||Maths||Science|
|PM2||PE||PB AHT Topic||PB PPA RE||Music||Science|
The topics we will be covering this year are:
Autumn 1 – Survival
Autumn 2 – Britten’s got talent (Benjamin Britten)
Spring 1 – Heroes and Villains
Spring 2 – Super Sleuth (detective work)
Summer – World War 2
At the end of Year 6, children take their SATs tests along with children from primary schools across the country. This year, the way SATs work is changing and is currently being developed by the government. Our SATs will be taking place before Easter and a meeting with parents will be held in advance of this. If you have any questions beforehand, please feel free to ask. Closer to the time, homework will have more of a focus on testing to allow the children to get used to the way questions are set out.
In Year 6 we have an open door policy. If you have anything that you will to discuss, please don’t hesitate to come into school and speak to us. If you would like to speak on the phone, please leave a message with the office and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Thank you for your continued support in assisting in your child’s education and development.