Category: Year 6

Year 6K

Oaklands initial letter to families 2019

 

Welcome to year 6

 

It is lovely to see so many familiar faces all looking so refreshed and so TALL!

Mrs Spencer and I are certainly looking forward to our final year together.

Swimming Lessons – we will be starting our curriculum lessons on Friday 13th September for 6 weeks, therefore children will be required to bring in their kit (towel, goggles, brush) ready for each lesson. They will start at lunch time and run throughout the afternoon in school. We are lucky enough to have our own swimming facilities so there is a small cost which is payable online.

Homework in year 6

Our expectation is for the children to be much more organised and independent this year, ready for secondary school. Therefore it is there responsibility to make sure their homework diaries are checked and signed by parents every week.

Year 6 children need to read EVERY day and this needs to be recorded in their diaries as we will be checking.

They will be set times table homework via TTRock Stars.

Spellings – a new list will be handed out every Monday and the children will be asked to learn them ready for the following Monday, but will also be asked to research their words so that they understand the meaning of the words and how they can be used.

Monday – homework and reading diary check, spelling review, times table review. New spelling list.

Tuesday – TT Rockstars homework is set.

Thursday – Grammar, spelling, punctuation, reading or maths revision homework. Due in Monday.

Reading – EVERY DAY.

PE – Kit in every Monday and to be taken home Friday. Our PE lesson is Wednesday, however children also benefit from additional PE activities and sessions with Commando Joe’s and Mr Davies.

Secondary School Admissions

Information booklets for parents were handed out to year 6 this week. The aim of the booklet is to provide parents with information about secondary education in Wirral and in particular the arrangements for transferring to secondary school. It is extremely useful.

Wirral parents can apply on-line from 1st September at:

www.wirral.gov.uk/schooladmissions

The on-line system closes on 31st October 2019.

The deadline date for the return of all parental preference forms is Thursday 31st October 2019.

 

Birkenhead High School Academy – entry into Year 7 September 2020

Please could you remind your parents/carers in Year 6 that if they wish their daughter/ward to be considered for a place at BHSA in September 2020, they firstly need to go onto our website and click on Admissions and complete our Year 7 application form and confirm whether they want their daughter/ward to sit the Music Aptitude test. This form needs to be submitted by Friday 4th October.  The Assessment Day is going to be held on Saturday 12th October in the morning. Please could you also remind them that they must put our school down as one of the three school preferences, and that even if they have completed our application form, if they don’t put us down on the LA form, their daughter/ward will not be considered for a place.

The week of the assessment parents/carers will be emailed with the times etc., for the Assessment day.

Mr Cuddles

Mr Cuddles is our class bear and a new edition to our class this year. This was requested by the children. We have decided as a class that our ‘Star of the Week’ will take Mr Cuddles home with them each Friday and will record his adventures to then share with the class the following week. We have asked the children to ensure they take good care of Mr Cuddles and remember he belongs to all of us, therefore he needs to stay safe, dry and intact ready for the next Star of the Week. The children can take photographs or record their adventures, which will then become part of our own private year 6 diary/book.

 

Our Week!

 

This terms newsletter can be found on our webpage, including some dates for your diaries.

Tuesday 23rd July 2019

LAST DAY

What an amazing end to the year. We laughed, played, ate biscuits and had a final dodgeball game. The weather has been fantastic and we got to spend some time out playing with our Reception Buddies.

A Final Farewell

Year 6K have been truly outstanding all year, I couldn’t have wished for a better class to be my last Year 6 at Pensby Primary School. I’ve loved every minute of this year and will miss each and every one of my talented and special friends.

Goodbye and Good Luck – you are all amazing! I will miss you all dearly and you will always be remembered as my last and greatest Year 6 class. I am very proud of all of you, what you have achieved and how you have worked together all year to produce excellent results. You were great role-models for the rest of the school and I loved every day we spent together, especially the Christmas Play, SATs Party, Oaklands and the Hive!

It has been my honour to watch you all grow as individuals, in confidence, in resilience and in putting up with my silly jokes. If you can survive a year of that then you are ready for anything!

I hope you enjoy your DVD and watch it for many years to come. This year was filled with many happy memories and I hope I was able to capture them all for you. Have a great Summer break and I look forward to seeing you when you visit in September – in your over-sized blazers!

Love from,

Mr K

Friday 19th July 2019

2 days to go!

Thank You!

Mrs Jones and Mr Klausen would like to say a massive THANK YOU to all the families that clubbed together to present us with the most amazing gifts! It is much appreciated. It has been an honour and a pleasure to work with your children this final year and we wish them all the best as they move to the next stage of their lives. They have been a truly outstanding Year 6 class in every way, their final performance last night showed that! We will miss them dearly. We are hoping to put a DVD together of all the video shown at last night’s performance. Fingers crossed these will be ready by Tuesday!

T-Shirts

Year 6 can bring their T-Shirts into school on Monday and Tuesday to be signed. We cannot sign anything they are wearing!

Children will need their own permanent marker and a piece of card.

PE Kit

Year 6 will need their PE kit on Monday. We are trying to organise some team games against the staff… hopefully the weather will be nice and we can all get outside! It should be fun!!!

Trophies

We had a special assembly this morning and all the children in Year 6 were presented with a trophy to signify their achievements this past year. It was nice that all the other children in the school were able to take part and we were shown a special video made by our Reception Buddies.

OAKLANDS 2019

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Day 1…

Friday 14th June 2019

Summer Term… Counting Down – 27 school days to go!

Hilbre Island

Unfortunately we have had to postpone our visit to Hilbre Island due to the bad weather this week. Hopefully we can re-arrange it before we finish in a few weeks. We are just waiting to hear back from the Ranger to see when the tides are out during the school day. Nevertheless we have continued working on our Coast 2 Country projects and combined with all the work Year 5 have done it’s shaping up to be a wonderful collaboration.

 

Light Cinema

We had an amazing morning at The Light Cinema on Thursday, it was great being able to spend time with our Reception Buddies. We had lots of comments from the organisers about how amazing our movie was, how wonderful the children were dressed and how well behaved they were.

End of Year Events

It’s a busy past few weeks as Year 6 at Pensby Primary. Below is the link to a letter that was sent home today. On online consent form for the Treat Day to The Hive will be sent out on the coming weeks. We also need a few photographs of each Year 6 child from when they were younger to use in a short film at the Leavers’ Ceremony. These can be sent to school to be scanned or emailed direct to the school office.

Leavers & Hive Treat Day 2019

Visiting Author

We sent this morning with Sue Hoffmann, a local school teacher and author. She read extracts from her first book ‘High King’ and set us to work creating new creatures, describing their feature and drawing pictures of them. After break we learnt about a dragon in the story and wrote about our first encounter with a dragon. Sue did a fantastic job of inspiring us to write. Signed copies of her book High King are available to buy for £6.50. Cash can be brought into school by next Wednesday. She also showed us her new book ‘Timothy’s Gate’ which is for sale for £8.99.

 

Key Dates:

  • Monday 17th June: Pensby High School in to meet new pupils
  • Tuesday 18th June: Year 5 and 6 to Pensby High school for PE morning – Sports kit to be worn all day
  • Tuesday 18th June: Personal Safety Session with Judo Instructor – Sports kit to be worn all day
  • Tuesday 18th June: Mr Putman ‘Walk Through The Bible’ session 3
  • Wednesday 19th June: Birkenhead High School in to meet new pupils
  • Wednesday 19th June: Neston High School in to meet new pupils
  • Friday 21st June: Ice lolly sale after school

 

  • Tuesday 25th June: Mr Putman ‘Walk Through The Bible’ session 4
  • Wednesday 26th– Friday 28th June: Oaklands Residential visit. Information pack sent home and is available to download by clicking HERE. Online consent form to be completed
  • Friday 28th June: Ice lolly sale after school

 

  • Tuesday 2nd July: Mr Putman ‘Walk Through The Bible’ session 5
  • Friday 5th July: Ice lolly sale after school

 

  • Tuesday 9th July: Year 6 Treat Day out to The Hive. Own clothes
  • Wednesday 10th July: Transition Day – Year 6 Spend the Whole Day in their New School (do not come to Pensby Primary School)
  • Friday 12th July: Ice lolly sale after school

 

  • Thursday 18th July: Year 6K Leavers’ Ceremony. Approx 6pm start. Should last an hour. More details to follow
  • Friday 19th July: Ice lolly sale after school

Light Cinema Red Carpet Event – Year 6 and Reception

 

 

YEAR 6K REMINDERS: Key Information for Next Week

Monday: Science Project. Empty bottle needed (narrow screw top type) and other materials to make a bottle rocket.

Wednesday: Hilbre Island. Packed lunch needed. Comfy outdoor clothes, waterproof coat, sensible footwear (something you can walk a long way in and don’t mind getting dirty), sun-cream and hat (if a sunny day), plenty of water to drink, perhaps a rucksack to keep everything in. £3 payment due via TUCASI. POSTPONED

Thursday: Light Cinema. Packed lunch needed. Smart clothes (or uniform) to be worn.

Friday 7th June 2019

Summer 2nd Half, Week 1

Coast 2 Country

What a busy week we’ve had. We’ve been working hard on our Coast 2 Country project, designing and building our models for display.

Graffiti

We have also been learning about Graffiti, and wrote a balanced argument asking the question… ‘Is Graffiti Art or Vandalism?’

Next Week

This is a busy half term, there is so much going on! Next week is an extremely buy one for Year 6. We are out at Hilbre Island all day Wednesday and are taking our Reception Buddies to the Light Cinema on Thursday. We also have local author Sue Hoffmann in to work with us on Friday morning. Make sure you check the ‘Key Dates’ section of our class page each week.

Weekend Homework

  • Keep collecting all the items we requested for our Coast 2 Country Project (see Monday’s info below).
  • Gather additional items for your science project on Monday morning. You’ll need a plastic bottle and other recycled materials to build a bottle rocket!

Monday 3rd June 2019

Summer 2nd Half – Final Countdown…

‘KEY DATES’

Just 7 and a bit weeks to go…

This is shaping up to be our busiest half term yet! We spent today researching Hilbre Island as part of our Coast 2 Country project. We discussed some ideas for an art exhibition and we need a few things to help us along…

  • Empty, clean plastic milk/drinks bottles and tops
  • Empty, clean glass jars (no labels)
  • Empty, clean yogurt pots
  • Quality Street tubs (the large plastic hexagonal ones) empty or full!
  • Old newspapers (please check the content)
  • Any clean sand/seashells/driftwood

We have a whole host of great ideas on how to use these items to create some fantastic artwork. When it is complete we will invite you in to have a look!


Wednesday 12th June: Hilbre Island – Day Out

On Wednesday 12th June 2019 Year 6 will be joined by Year 5 for a special trip to visit Hilbre Island as part of our Coast 2 Country project work we have begun today.

We will be guided on the day by the local Ranger who will walk us across the safest route to the island and guide us around the many wonderful features and activities.

It is about an hour walk both to and from the island so will be a challenging day (mainly for the staff). 

Children will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing and comfortable footwear for the walk. Wellies, walking boots or old trainers would be ideal.

The cost of the trip is £3. This is to be paid via TUCASI.

Please Note: You will need to provide your child with a packed lunch for the day.

Please complete the consent form that has been emailed to you.


Thursday 13th June: Light Cinema Morning Out – Litfilmfest

We have been invited to attend a screening of a film we made jointly with our Reception Buddies. It is at the Light Cinema in New Brighton on Thursday 13th June. You should have received and email asking for consent. Please complete it as soon as possible. There is no cost for this trip… it is completely FREE!

The children have been invited to come ‘dressed to impress’ as it is a red carpet event.

Please Note: We will be returning late for lunch so your child will need to bring a packed lunch into school on Thursday 13th June 2019.

Please complete the consent form that has been emailed to you.


Oaklands

You should have received an email asking you to complete the relevant information needed for our upcoming residential trip. Thank you to those parents that have completed theirs already. If you haven’t been able to do yours yet them please do so as soon as possible, if you didn’t receive the email then please contact the School Office.

Please complete the consent form that has been emailed to you.


Key Dates: Summer Term 2nd Half

  • Wednesday 5th June: Weatherhead in to meet new pupil
  • Thursday 6th June: Wirral Grammar Girls to meet new pupils
  • Friday 7th June: Own Clothes Day in exchange for cakes for Summer Fair
  • Friday 7th June: Ice lolly sale after school
  • Saturday 8th June: Summer Fair 12-2pm

 

  • Tuesday 11th June: Calday in to meet new pupils
  • Wednesday 12th June: Year 5 and 6 out all day to Hilbre Island – Online consent form to be completed. Packed lunch required
  • Thursday 13th June: Year 6 and Reception to Light Cinema New Brighton for film screening. Online consent form to be completed. Packed lunch required
  • Friday 14th June: Upton Hall in to meet new pupils
  • Friday 14th June: Local author Sue Hoffmann in to work with Year 6. Signed books may be purchased. More details to follow.
  • Friday 14th June: Ice lolly sale after school

 

  • Monday 17th June: Pensby High School in to meet new pupils
  • Tuesday 18th June: Year 5 and 6 to Pensby High school for PE morning
  • Wednesday 19th June: Birkenhead High School in to meet new pupils
  • Friday 21st June: Ice lolly sale after school

 

  • Wednesday 26th– Friday 28th June: Oaklands Residential visit. Information pack sent home and is available to download by clicking HERE. Online consent form to be completed
  • Friday 28th June: Ice lolly sale after school

 

  • Friday 5th July: Ice lolly sale after school

 

  • Tuesday 9th July: Year 6 Treat Day out to The Hive. Own clothes
  • Wednesday 10th July: Transition Day – Year 6 Spend the Whole Day in their New School (do not come to Pensby Primary School)
  • Friday 12th July: Ice lolly sale after school

 

  • Thursday 18th July: Year 6K Leavers’ Ceremony. Approx 6pm start. Should last an hour. More details to follow
  • Friday 19th July: Ice lolly sale after school

End of Summer 1st Half

Charity Day and Oaklands

Charity Day

What a great way to finish for the half term – Charity Day! Year 6 put on an amazing morning of activities for all the children to enjoy and raised a fantastic £561. They should be very proud of themselves.

After tidying up we walked down to St Michael’s Church to enjoy a chippy lunch and some fun games. We then presented Mr Putman with a cheque for £561 form the children at Pensby Primary School.

Oaklands

A leaflet was sent home today detailing all the key information for the upcoming residential trip next half term. You can download and view a copy of the updated booklet by clicking the link below:

Oaklands INFO BOOKLET FOR PARENTS 2019

Please note that there are two amendments in the above booklet. Medicines need to be brought into school on Monday 24th June (not on the Wednesday) and your child will need to pack insect repellent (spray, patches or wrist band). 

 

Have a lovely Half Term break… don’t forget your Homework: Make your bed and start to pack your bag!

 

Year 6 Important Information for Parents