Welcome to Class 6EB
My name is Miss Broadbent and this is my third year at St Edward’s. I lead English across the school. I am very passionate about English, as I believe that understanding the language provides children with access to the whole curriculum. Fluency in the English language is an essential foundation for success in all subjects. The subject plays an essential role in our lives as it helps in communication. English broadens the children's minds and develops emotional skills. Another subject that I enjoy and love teaching is Geography. I studied Geography for three years at the University of Manchester before I trained to be a teacher at Newman University.
Growing up, my main hobby was Irish dancing. I danced for fourteen years and enjoyed competing at world level. My greatest achievement was finishing 25th at the World Championships in Glasgow back in 2007, with a second and a ninth placement from two of the judges. I competed all over the world and even qualified to dance at the World Championships in Philadelphia! I try to keep active now by going on long walks with my dog, Ted. I have included an image of Ted smiling at the camera for you all.
At the weekend, I enjoy going to watch live sporting events such as football, tennis and cricket. I also enjoy travelling, art and cooking. During the school holidays, I like to experiment in the kitchen, trying out new recipes for my family and friends to enjoy. I have recently started to plan my wedding and I am really excited for what the future holds.
I have really enjoyed getting to know the children in Year 5 and I look forward to continuing our journey together in Year 6. Year 6 is such a special year and I feel blessed to be teaching such a wonderful group of children in their last year here at St Edward’s. It is such an honour and a pleasure to work with such fantastic staff, children and parents. If you need anything at all, I am always here to listen and help where I can. I have attached a photo of myself just in case you are unsure of what I look like.
Homework will be set on a Friday on SATs Companion and on the Homework tab on the BGFL platform. It will be collected in and checked the following Friday. New spellings will be set on a Monday and spelling tests will take place each Monday.
Our current PE days are Monday and Tuesday, and the children can come into school in PE kit for the day, we will notify you if this changes as we do have external providers associated with school to enhance our provision; and they are only available on certain days. Please remember no earrings should be worn for health and safety reasons and a white round neck t-shirt with the school badge and plain blue or black shorts/ tracksuit bottoms should be worn.
The children have settled in extremely well on their transition days considering the circumstances and time they have had off. From the very first day they have come in with big smiles, full of stories and with excellent attitudes towards their work. 6EB are so eager to please and have already earned marbles in the class marble jar and lots of table team points!
The first two books we will be studying are ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ and ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’. I love stories and at times get carried away when reading them, but the children's enthusiasm fuels this even more. I am really looking forward to the wonderful things we can share together and the experiences that we will have in Year 6. We have so much to look forward to, including: Confirmation, trips, SATs and of course the highly anticipated end of year play.
Take care everybody,
Welcome to Year 6 2021/22
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
OUTDOOR DAY - 24TH NOVEMBER 2020
We had the most wonderful day learning outside as a class. We enjoyed the fresh air, completing challenging tasks and working as a team. Our main task was based on our World War Two topic. We had to build a shelter that we thought could be helpful if we needed to protect ourselves during a war. We needed to use our skills of communication, overcome not having the exact materials we wanted, be resilient and evaluate our structures. We had the best time!