Welcome to the Cougars class.

Our teacher is Miss Fenn and our teaching assistant is Mrs Bush (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday).

We are the Year 6 class which makes us the top of the school! Now we are the top of the school we have extra responsibilities such as feeding the school fish, looking after the library and helping with the younger children at lunch time.

There is lots to learn in Year 6 as we have some very important tests coming up in May! We always work extremely hard to make sure we can achieve the best we possibly can.

To help support us this year we have each been assigned an adult in school as a mentor. We meet once a week to discuss our learning and work. As well as talking about things we might find tricky, we also spend time sharing our work and achievements that we are proud of.

We are encouraged to read as much as we possibly can. As a class we have written two lists of books that we recommend to each other. Reading lots of different books will also help our imagination when we write our longer pieces of text. There is a lot of grammar to learn and to be a really good Year 6 writer we have to use this grammar in our writing too. Our focus texts so far this year have been ‘Holes’ and ‘Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’. There is lots of amazing vocabulary in this book that we have started using in our own writing!

Every week we have to complete an arithmetic test and we compete against other schools in the Trust to achieve the best score. We keep a track of our class average to see how much progress we are making! To make sure we are secure in our arithmetic is really important as we then need to learn how to apply our knowledge in other situations!

School isn’t only about English and maths, so every afternoon we have lessons from across the curriculum. The wider curriculum is taught in blocks so every afternoon, across 1 to 3 weeks, we will focus on the same unit. We are about to start a DT unit where we will be designing pop-up books after finishing our science unit on classification!