Welcome to the Cougars class, our teacher is Miss Poole.
Our class is made up of 27 awesomely brilliant children, who love every challenge that faces them and always want to learn more. We are incredibly supportive of one another and love to see each other succeed.
Year six is an incredibly busy time so our days are always packed! Each morning we come into class between 8:50-9am to complete a morning challenge before starting our maths lessons with Times Table Rockstars. Then, we manage to squeeze in a whole class guided reading session before an assembly and some handwriting practise. After break time, we practise our new spelling rule before brushing up on our grammar skills in English.
The afternoons start with 20 minutes of reading time, which allows us to calm ourselves from lunch time play and complete quizzes about the books we have read. This time is incredibly important to us as it allows us to escape into the world of make believe, be introduced to new words and develop our understanding of different texts.
The afternoons are then filled by wider curriculum subjects that we love to explore. As a school, we are looking at blocking our learning, which gives the children the chance to explore one subject in lots of depth over a 2-3 week period. For example; this means that all of our afternoon lessons could be science and the children will build upon and apply the knowledge they have recently learnt that week.
On Thursdays we have a weekly arithmetic challenge against the other schools in the Trust. PE for the Cougars is on Tuesday afternoon’s and Thursday mornings. On Tuesday’s the children will come home in their PE kits and then return to school again on Thursday in their PE kits (hopefully, with their school clothes in their bags). This gives them the chance to maximise the time they have with our sports coach and embrace learning outside of the classroom.