Welcome to Ash class in Year 6! It's your final year at Burnopfield Primary and we've so much to look forward to.
We have all sorts of exciting activities planned to make your final year at Burnopfield one to remember for all the right reasons. From topics to trips you will be immersed in a range of learning to provoke thought and inspire you to continue your learning long after you leave Burnopfield.
Year 6 can be challenging at times but with the right attitude you will all be amazing and achieve to the best of your ability! All I ask you to bring with you is a smile, a positive attitude and your growth mindset to keep persevering if things get tough!
I'm Mr Robertshaw the assistant headteacher and maths lead in school so I obviously love everything maths and everything mathematical. But there are a few things you might not know. I have been teaching now for 10 years in 5 different schools. I started my teaching career as a teaching assistant when I finished university but have actually worked in schools for 15 years where I started as a sport coach.
Outside of school I play cricket in the summer which has always been a huge part of my life. I’ve played since I was 6 years old!
I also like running – taking part in races of different distances, from 5 kilometer parkruns for fun all the way up to a marathon once!
I love to travel. I’ve been very lucky in my life being fortunate enough to go all over the world for cricket and on holidays. I love seeing other countries and visiting other cultures. But one of my favourite places to go is in our own country - The Lake District. Where I visit every year to walk the mountains and relax in the peace of one of the most beautiful parts of our country.
I have twin boys who are now growing up fast and keep me on my toes. I love spending time with them and visiting a range of places usually involving animals of some kind. Although their main love at the minute is buses!
Thank you for taking time to read this and I hope we have the best year possible!
We will also be joined by Mrs Jones who will support us in the morning!
I’m Mrs Errington. I have two young daughters and a very mischievous dog! We all love to be outdoors so we are always out and about, walking, exploring woodlands, climbing trees, splashing in streams and jumping in LOTS of muddy puddles. I love reading and I have read as much as possible recently, both for myself, my daughters and for the children I teach so I can help them find great books to enjoy! I love trying to find new and exciting novels to study in class and I really enjoy planning interesting lessons based around the books. This year, I have brought in some of my (extensive) book collection (much to the joy of Mr Errington) and it is available for anyone to borrow. I’m not entirely sure I can pick out my favourites (because there are too many) but anything by Katherine Rundell, Thomas Taylor and the amazing Nevermoor series by the wonderful Jessica Townsend would definitely be up there. Feel free to pop in to my class for a chat about anything book related- or head on over to the library and I will help you find your own favourites!
I have been a teacher at Burnopfield for eight years now, mainly in KS2. I have just returned to Year 6 after several years in Year 5 and I am delighted. I really love teaching upper Key Stage Two. I am the science co-ordinator at school and I love teaching science- especially the experiments (because let’s face it- they’re the most exciting bit). I really enjoy planning science week in school when everyone comes together to celebrate science. We usually have some guests visiting school who often conduct some noisy, exciting experiments - it often literally starts with a BANG!
We are going to have an absolute blast this year in Year 6! We’ve got brilliant topics such as WWII, The River Tyne and an environmental study and throughout the year we have planned some exciting visits, visitors and experiences (not to mention the end of year residential)! I will be teaching all of the Year 6 English this year and we will be using class novels and a variety of other text types to explore our topics and I guarantee every pupil will produce some wonderful writing based on what we read, see and investigate together. I know some of you may feel a bit nervous about Year 6 but you don’t need to worry- we will learn and grow together and we will have lots of fun along the way. By the end of the year, we aim to help you feel ready for your next adventure as you make the move to secondary school. All you need this year is a growth mindset and willingness to try and if you have that, there will be no stopping you!