My name is Mr. Hawksworth and I teach our Year 6 pupils. I have currently been teaching for three years now and thoroughly enjoy teaching the pupils at Yohden. I teach a wide range of lessons including Mathematics, English and Science and lead whole school mathematics and computing. On an afternoon, either Mr. Cain, Mrs. Judd or Miss Brown supports our learning. On Friday mornings, Mrs. Fenwick teaches PE, French and Music.
Which yard and start times?
Year 6 enter and leave the school using the KS1 yard and start at 8.50am. We finish our learning at 3.15pm.
Lunchtimes (when, who)
At lunchtime, we go out to play at 12:30pm and eat our lunch in the hall 12.45pm. We go back out to play again at 1:15 and return to our classroom for our learning at 1:30pm.
Our lunchtime supervisors are Mrs Jones and Mrs Hough.
Our PE days are Monday and Friday. Our Monday PE lesson is swimming and pupils will require the swimming kit; including swimming hats. Pupils should not wear earings or any form of jewellery for this lesson. On a Friday, we wear blue/black shorts or trousers, a white t-shirt and appropriate sports trainers. Earrings need to be removed for safety or covered with tape during this lesson.
Home learning (spellings, TTRS, Lexia, reading etc)
We need to complete 1 hour of both Lexia and Times Table Rockstars each week to help us with our Year 6 multiplication tables and our reading ability. This should be completed independently with minimal support and supervision.
We hand out new spelling words or rules on a Monday, which should be practised using taught strategies from our in school learning, and activities completed by Friday that week for a spelling test. Sometimes we may need adult support to help us practise and to test that we have learned our spellings.
Reading is important and we must read at least 3 times per week at home with an adult. We ask our Year 6 pupils to have two books at any time; one at their level which they can be tested on at school and one book which should be a reading for pleasure book based on their interests. Adults need to write about how we read e.g was there a word we were stuck on, did we read fluently, did we understand the meaning of vocabulary, and could we answer questions about events and characters?