Welcome to Year 6 – Class Hornbeam

Hello and welcome to Hornbeam. 

My name is Mrs Sophie McDowell and I am the year 6 class teacher here at Strike Lane Primary. In year 6, I am joined by the wonderful Mrs Hall and 29 lovely children, where we are all Ready, Resilient, Respectful, Resourceful, Reflective and use Reasoning every day. In Hornbeam, we are not afraid of a challenge and give 100% with all areas of the curriculum. Mistakes are welcome in the classroom; without mistakes, we would not be learning or challenging ourselves. In Hornbeam we work as a team and learn together every day. 

Since starting in year 6, Hornbeam have been enjoying reading Survivor, by Stephen Davies. The book is being used to support our English work and the children are currently writing a diary extract based on being a passenger onboard The Titanic. We have all enjoyed learning what the short voyage was like onboard The Titanic and how this differed for first class, second class and third class passengers.

Hornbeam are also exploring the causes of World War 1 and World War 2 and the effect this had on the rest of the world. The children have devised their own questions surrounding what they want to learn in relation to their history work and we will explore these further as the term progresses. 

This year, Hornbeam will have PE on a Tuesday and Friday, so PE kits must be in school each day. It would also be beneficial for every child to bring a named water bottle into school each day too.

Homework will be set via Showbie on a Friday and we ask that this is completed by the following Thursday. Mrs Hall and I will look at this before setting the next piece of homework. The homework set for Hornbeam will be linked to the work the children will be completing in class. It is therefore beneficial that all children complete their homework; this will ensure pupils gain a deeper understanding across the curriculum. 

If you have any queries or questions, I am always happy to help.

To keep up to date with our school, as well as being able to see what Hornbeam have been doing in class each week, please follow the school Twitter page @strikelane

Mrs Sophie McDowell