Meet the Year 6 Teachers!
Welcome to Year 6
Hello the soon to be Ash class in Year 6! I’m looking forward to welcoming you all back in September to hit the ground running for your final year at Burnopfield Primary School!
A little bit about me
Most of you will know me from Maths days and some assemblies but if you don’t this is me- Mr Robertshaw.
As you already know I Love 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. And started my teaching career as a teaching assistant when I finished university but have actually worked in schools for 15 years doing many different jobs- sports coaching was my first job in a school.
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( That’s the picture above at the end of a very painful London Marathon!).
I have a wonderful family with twin boys who will be 1 and a half when we return in September.
I love to travel. I’ve been very lucky in my life being fortunate enough to go all over the world for cricket (Abu Dhabi- below right) 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(below-left). Where I visit every year to walk the mountains and relax in the peace of one of the most beautiful parts of our country.
Next year even though the work will be challenging at times with the right attitude you will all be amazing and achieve to the best of your ability! So when you come back in September 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!
See you all soon Mr Robertshaw
Dear Year 5,
We have been asked to write a letter to our new classes to introduce ourselves. You already know me so I’ll try to include some things you might not know, as well as information about Year 6.
From September, I will be your class teacher again, as you know. Our new class name will be Apple Class (all of the classes in the school will have tree names). I will teach you English in the morning, as well as the afternoon lessons. You will go to Mr Robertshaw for Maths each day while I teach English to the other Year 6 class.
You all know how much I love books and reading. I read every day and like all sorts of books including adult and children’s books, adventure, fantasy, funny, mystery and sometimes scary books. My favourite children’s books are the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling, His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman, the Cogheart books by Peter Bunzl and Matilda by Roald Dahl. In my class you can expect to hear lots of talk about books I have read and you will be able to borrow books from my own collection. I love nothing more than recommending and discussing books that I have enjoyed. Some of you have already worked out that I can be easily distracted talking about books! We will be reading every day in class from the book we use for Guided Reading and English lessons to poems, short stories, information books and novels in our DEAR sessions at the end of each day.
I have two sons of my own, who are 11 and 14, and a gorgeous 2-year-old dog called Poppy. I love going for long walks with them and exploring where I live and new places. From woods or the countryside, to riverbanks or beaches, every weekend we go on a new adventure in the great outdoors.
I’ve been a teacher for 22 years now and a lot of that time has been in Year 6 so I can’t wait to have you in my class for Year 6 in September.
In Year 6, you can look forward to being the oldest pupils in the school and setting an exemplary example to the younger children, who will really look up to you. You will have a memorable and rewarding time in Year 6. You will learn lots of new things and become ready to move on to secondary school by the end of the year. We want you to become confident, successful and responsible young people and build the skills and knowledge you need to face your future.
Mr Robertshaw and I have already been planning what we are going to do and have lots of ideas of things we know you will really enjoy. We will start the year learning all about World War 2, which I’m sure you will find very interesting.
Some of you may be feeling nervous about Year 6, but I know that you will rise to the challenge, use your growth mindset and work to the best of your ability. If you believe in yourselves and never give up, there is nothing you can’t achieve.
I can’t wait to see you all in September – I’ve missed you so much and I’m looking forward to seeing your happy, smiling faces again. We are going to have a fantastic year and I know you will all be amazing!
See you soon!
Information for Parents: National Curriculum Assessment Results at the end of Key Stage 2