Rhinos’ Class are the oldest and largest class in the school. Working in the class are two teachers, Mrs Rogers and Mr Lewis, as well as experienced teaching assistant Mrs Wrigley.
Our doors open at 8.50, though morning sessions begin at 9am and finish at 12.30. In the mornings the class is split in to two separate groups (Javan and Sumatran Rhinos) who take turns being taught maths and English in the two smaller groups.
Afternoon sessions start at 1.15pm and end at 3.15. In the afternoon Javans and Sumatrans then combine, to be taught topic related work, computing, modern foreign languages, RE or PE as a whole class. These sessions are predominantly led by either Mrs Rogers or Mr Lewis whilst the other teacher works with booster groups to help children improve skills and enhance learning in core curriculum areas. Our afternoon topics cover subjects such as history, geography, science, music, design technology or art and change either on a half-termly or termly basis.
In Rhinos, PE sessions take place on Monday and Thursday afternoons and are taught by our specialist PE teacher, Mr Spencer. On these days children need to bring a PE kit: a separate t-shirt/top and shorts/tracksuit trousers/leggings (which appropriately cover their body) as well as a pair of suitable trainers.
Maths and English homework is given out on Fridays and should be completed and returned by the following Monday. In addition, on each Monday Year 6 are given a list of differentiated spellings to be learned before a test on the Friday. Children are expected to read at home each evening and should return their home reading diary daily to ensure they are monitored by the class teachers. Our library session takes place on Tuesday.
During the second full week of May, Year 6 pupils participate in the Government’s Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs). The whole year-group are also trained as play-leaders, are expected to take on responsibilities and act as good role models throughout the year.
At the end of the year, Year 6 plan a full day trip out as a reward to all children who have worked hard, been responsible and demonstrated good behaviour throughout school. As part of the enterprise work, they are expected to organise this trip as well as fundraise in order to pay for it. Although we ask for a relatively small initial contribution from parents the children must work hard to cover the majority of the costs themselves.
Meet the Staff
Mr Lewis Mrs Rogers Mrs Wrigley