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6A Miss Davies & 6B Mrs Pitt and Mrs Everson

 

Meet the teachers and teaching assistant.

 

Miss Davies

Hi, I’m Miss Davies and in my spare time, you will find me shopping! I love to shop for clothes, bags and shoes. Now though, I have far too many pairs of shoes, but shh… don’t tell anyone! I also love to watch box-sets on Netflix and go to the cinema. My favourite tv programme is ‘Friends’ which I can watch over and over, and my favourite Disney film is ‘Lady and the Tramp’.  If I could live anywhere in the world, I’d choose New York City. I’ve been a couple of times, but would love to go again. I have a bit of a sweet tooth, and so I cannot go a day without eating some chocolate. When I was in school my favourite subject was P.E as I played for the school netball team and ran the 100 metre sprint for the school athletics team. I also loved creative writing in English. When I was 16, I started working on the weekend in Allsports. I kept this job throughout University too, when I was training to be a teacher. If I had chosen a different career, I would have loved to have been a police dog handler. I didn’t want to be a police officer, I just wanted an Alsatian!  

 

Mrs Pitt 

Hi, I’m Mrs Pitt and in my spare time I enjoy watching anything Marvel or Star Wars with my son, while eating popcorn and chocolate. I love reading books on my Kindle especially when sitting on Ladram beach in Devon. My favourite food is anything I haven't got to cook for myself and also chocolate brownies! I am really looking forward to going to Disney with my family and can’t wait to have my photo taken with Chewbacca. When I  was in school I loved Maths and Science. I was also part of the school choir and went to Austria to sing. During my time in school I was always involved in the school productions, my favourite one was Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat. While I was training to be a teacher I worked in my local Tesco and on the switchboard in the Royal Gwent Hospital. If I wasn’t a teacher I would have liked to have taken my British Sign Language lessons further and become a translator. 

 

Mrs Everson

Hello everybody! I’m Mrs. Everson. I really enjoy my job as there is always something different happening every day. I have always wanted to be a Teaching Assistant or Nursery Nurse as it was known then, since I was about 12 years old. I left school at 16 to go to college and qualified at 18. While in college, I worked in my local corner shop, stacking shelves and bagging sacks of potatoes into 5lb bags!

In my spare time, I love gardening in my allotment. At the moment I have carrots, peas, potatoes, beetroot, radish, and runner beans growing. When I need to relax, I sit and read, I love to lose myself in a book.  I love eating, I don't think there's any food I dislike. My favourite food would have to be curry, the hotter the better! My dream for the future would have to be living on a farm with lots of animals.

What will we be learning throughout the year?   

Autumn Term 

Battle Stations

We will be learning all about World War II and how it affected Great Britain. We will learn about rationing, the Blitz, evacuees and propaganda. We will also be using our Numeracy skills when making  Anderson Shelters. 

Spring Term 

Explorers of the Earth - Where will Year 6 travel?

We will be learning about different places around the world. We will learn about different cultures, foods, festivals and landmarks. Year 6 will also learn about space in Science. What would you take to Mars and why?

Summer Term

Eureka!

We will become inventors this term. We will research famous inventors, and their inventions.  We will then design and make our own. What would you like to invent? We will also plan the Leavers party.  

 

 

 

What can you do at home to help?

  • Encourage your child to read regularly, as reading for 10 minutes a day can have a huge impact on their progress. This could include reading books, magazines or working on Reading Buddy. How many books can you read? Can you beat your top score on the quizzes?
  • Test your child on all of their times tables.
  • Encourage your child to work on Mathletics, Purple Mash, Hwb and Reading Buddy. These learning tools all help to consolidate the work covered in school.

Books we are going to read this term:

  • For our ‘ghost’ genre, we will read ‘The Tortured Wood’. You will be kept on the edge of your seat to find out what will happen next.
  • To also link with our ‘Battlestations’ topic, we will learn more about the Holocaust through the story of ‘Rose Blanche’.
  • To link with our ‘Battlestations’ topic, we will learn more about evacuees and the life of children during WWII through ‘Carrie’s War’.
  • To link with our ‘Eureka!’ topic, we will be reading ‘Pig Heart Boy’ for our Science fiction genre. Would you accept a heart from a pig if you needed a heart transplant?

 

            

What pupils say about being in Year 6...

“We love having more independence when working in Year 6’”

“Modelling was lots of fun. I think my ICT skills have improved.”

“The books we have read in English have been amazing. I couldn’t wait for the next chapter.”

I’ve enjoyed working with lots of different children from my class, and the other Year 6 class throughout the year in our topic lessons.”

PE/Games Day

PE/Games kit will be needed on a Monday. Children will need to bring their kit to school to change into before their lesson.

Now that you are in Year 6...

  • You will be given the opportunity to become a member of ‘Heddlu Bach’.
  • You will be given the opportunity to become a member of ‘Fruity Friends’.
  • You will be given the opportunity to become a ‘Playground Buddy’.
  • You will participate in many transition projects to prepare you for life in the HIgh School.
  • You will have lots of fun learning experiences at ‘Crucial Crew’
  • You will also have great fun at our ‘Leavers evening’.

Communication at this time ...

With the current situation, it is a little tricky to talk to us at the start or end of the school day. If you would like to chat to us, we kindly ask that you contact the school office on 01633 817161 or via email at tredegarpark.primary@newport.gov.uk and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

 

You can follow us on our Twitter page - @TredegarParkPS

What can you do at home to help? 

Do you have a family member that can tell you about WWII? Try and find a recipe that people would have used in WWII during rationing. Have a go at making it!    

Have a look at a world map. Where have you been? Where would you and your family like to go? Why? 

What is your favourite modern day invention, and why? How about visiting one of Newport’s famous inventions (one of only two in the Uk) - The Transporter Bridge. You can travel across the river on the gondola or walk over the top.

 

 

Questions to ask instead of ‘How was your day?’

Tell me about the best part of your day.

What was the hardest thing you had to do today?

Tell me about what you read in class.

Who did you play with today? What did you play?

Can you show me something you learning (or did) today?

Tell me one thing you’ve learned today that you didn’t know this morning.

What did you do today that made you feel proud?

Did you need to ask your teacher for help with anything?

What did you do today that made your brain work really hard?

If you could change one thing about school, what would it be?

If you were the headteacher, what one rule would you make for all the children in your school?

If a new child was thinking about coming to your school, what would you say to them?

What do you think makes your teacher really happy?

 

Please remind your children about keeping safe online. Encourage them to think SMART when using online devices.

 

At home, encourage your children to use Mathletics, Crystal Explorers (BBC Bitesize), MInecraft on HWB and Oxford Reading Buddies daily to support their learning in school.

If you need any more ideas on how to support your child’s learning at home, have a look at our ‘Connect’ pages on our website.

 

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