Welcome to Year 6 at Andrews’ Endowed. Here, we believe in learning through doing, having a strong growth mindset and working hard to reach our potential. We believe strongly that the love of learning, having courage in everything we do and respecting ourselves, others and our property are life long attributes. Our teacher is Mr Paine and our teaching assistant is Mrs Copplestone. Mr Biggs also teaches us on Wednesday afternoons.
Please take a look at what we will be learning this Spring in our Curriculum documents.
Andrews’ for me is about having respect for others and trying to produce good quality work every day!
What is Andrews’ Endowed? Having friendships within your class as well as with your teachers, being happy with others about their achievements and having good sportsperson skills. We can trust our peers and fellow pupils in difficult times and I know that it is ok to make mistakes because that is how we learn! In class, we don’t look down on differences but embrace them and we continue to learn to accept everyone for who they are.
I enjoy the fact that we have a buddy scheme. This mean that we get to bond and help someone from the reception class (or Acorns as we call it) for 15 minutes twice a week. Some Year 6’s love to help their buddy in the class; others like that we go outside and learn things like respect and taking turns in games.
Our school is historical: it’s been around for 300 years! Although we may not be the biggest school with the largest classes, we get to develop stronger friendships due to the number of children here. I like that our school has many activities and clubs to try, meaning that there is something for everyone! Andrews’ is very supportive in all aspects of our learning!
To me, what makes Andrews’ is Forest School because it is great to be learning outside. During these sessions, we find and use nature, build dens in our secret garden (wooded area) and use fire for a number of uses. It’s great to learn with others in the class that we would not usually decide to learn with. It is also great for us to take learning into our own hands a little more.
Near the beginning of year 6, the whole class goes on a week-long residential, which the class looks forward to during their whole time at the school. We take part in activities such as: skiing, trawling, kayaking and archery. This has a big positive impact for us as a class because some of us had never stayed away from home before. We developed skills such as team work, tolerance and respect – particularly when we were tired!
This is my last year at Andrews’ and I think I’ve learnt a lot since my first day at school in Acorns. I’ve made new friends, I’ve experienced new things and most of all I’ve made memories. I recommend Andrews’ Endowed school so you can make memories just like I have!
When I think of Andrews’, I think of people being so friendly; we can make lifelong friends who help us learn, watch us mature and accompany us through harder times. Although SATs is a focus in Year 6, it is our friends that help us through it. We are especially looking forward to after the SATs week when we can enjoy activities like the UKS2 production and the class party after our SATs week.