Year 6: News items

Shoebox Appeal 2018 , by Miss Barlow

Date: 30th Nov 2018 @ 1:41pm

A huge thank you to everyone who dontaed to this year's St Helen's Rotary Shoebox Appeal. We donated 70 boxes in total which is just fantastic!

Revision Books, by Mr Weston

Date: 8th Nov 2018 @ 3:04pm

Many thanks to all parents who attended Parents' Evening yesterday. Hopefully, the meeting proved useful. Certainly for me, it's fantastic to know that we have such supportive parents and that I know we're all pulling in the same direction for the benefit of our children.

A couple of parents asked about revision books. I did show a book by the publisher 'Haslam & Hall' which is a small revision guide for both Maths and English (the Maths is probably the more useful of the two), and costs £2 from their website (or £3.99 for a Kindle version on Amazon). Also, we will be buying revision workbooks for the children, which parents can then purchase from us. Traditionally, this has happened early in the Spring term. I will let you know as soon as we have these ready as I know some of you are keen to get your hands on them already!

SAT Revision, by Mr Weston

Date: 18th Apr 2018 @ 4:04pm

Year 6 has been working hard this week revising for the upcoming SATs. We especially had some really positive results from our practice Reading test (the 2017 SAT paper).

On Tuesday, we watched this video to help explain the punctuation of 'commas for clarity'. Pink zebra crossing!


Summer Reading Challenge 2017 , by Miss Barlow

Date: 28th Jun 2017 @ 2:10pm

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The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year in libraries over the summer holidays.

This national reading for pleasure programme has been running for 18 years, and last year more than three quarters of a million children took part by borrowing, reading and talking about their

favourite books.

Each year the Challenge has a different theme.

This year we have teamed up with the UK’s best-selling children’s illustrator, Tony Ross,

for ANIMAL AGENTS, the Summer Reading Challenge 2017.

The Animal Agents are a whole host of clever creatures, ready to solve all kinds of crimes!

This band of furry, slippery and feathered friends is specially trained to use their skills and natural instincts to unravel mysteries – with a huge helping of fun along the way.

Children who take part:

  1. Are more enthusiastic about reading
  2. Maintain their reading level over the holidays
  3. Boost their confidence and self-esteem

How it works

  1. Each child (most are aged 4 -11) signs up at their local library
  2. Children borrow and read at least SIX library books of their own choice during the summer, collecting special stickers and rewards along the way
  3. Library staff and young volunteers provide guidance and encouragement
  4. Children receive a certificate and/or a medal when they complete the Challenge
  5. Many libraries also run a pre-school Mini Challenge
  6. Most libraries will start the Challenge on Saturday 15 July. Regional variation will apply, so check with your local library to find out when the Challenge will start and end in your area

We would love as many of our children who can, to take part in the challenge. Rainhill Library are eagerly awaiting for you to go and sign up. If you complete the challenge, please bring your certificate back into school in September. The class who have the most children completing the challenge will win a prize. Good luck!

SAT Club, by Mr Weston

Date: 30th Mar 2017 @ 1:43pm

This news item is just a reminder for parents of the remaining dates for Year 6 SAT Club, especially with the upcoming bank holidays.

Thursday 20th April or Monday 24th April - Maths

Thursday 27th April or Tuesday 2nd May - Reading & Vocabulary

I would also like to say a big 'thank you' to all the parents and staff members for your fantastic support in these sessions so far.

Year 6 children will be receiving some holiday homework. A note will be attached to this which also includes a list of useful websites. An electronic copy of this sheet can be found on the Year 6 class page.

There is no friend as loyal as a book. , by Miss Barlow

Date: 4th Mar 2017 @ 9:08am

What a fantastic week we have had! Our reading drop ins were so popular again and it was a delight to see so many of you attending the different events throughout the week. Thank you so much for coming. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. 

Have a look at some of the photos from throughout the week. 







































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