Miss Howson's Class


Welcome to Miss Howson’s and Mrs Peavoy's Year 6 class page! Miss Howson teaches Mondays to Thursdays, Mrs Peavoy teaches every Friday.

We are so lucky to have our wonderful teaching assistants to work alongside us this year. Mrs. McEnroe works with us all week and Mrs Radmall also helps us nost of the week. Their work is invaluable to us!

As we are Year 6, the final year of primary school, we strive to work really hard whilst also having fun – this is the way, we believe, to fantastic learning and progress!

All children have their own personal learning targets for reading, writing and maths which identify their next steps in learning, as well as personal targets which they set themselves in discussion with the teacher.

These targets are regularly reviewed and updated so that all children can track how brilliantly they are learning and identify what they need to do to get even better!

Our mission statement is: 'It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities'.

Our class target this term is: Everyone is joining up their writing and will be reading fluently by Christmas.

The children are working towards a class reward which they will decide upon nearer the time.  

We are starting this Year with a whole school 'mini topic' which we have called 'Magic Mischief and Fairies'. Parents are invited in on the second Friday of the term to see what we have been learning and enjoying. Our topic from then on this term is 'Scandinavian Scoundrels'.  We are learning about the Vikings and the incredible impact they had over 1000 years ago. Our class text is 'Beowulf' by Michael Morpurgo - a wonderfully grusome text. Lots of our creative writing will stem from this too. We will be visiting the Yorvic Centre within the term to bring our topic to life even more!

Follow what we’re doing in class by using this site – it’s going to be a great year!


Maths Homework

Handed out: Monday

Due in: The following Friday

Reading Comprehension / GPS Homework (alternate weeks)

Handed out: Monday

Due in: The following Friday

Reading Books

The children are responsible for taking their books home and bringing them to school every day. The children are more than welcome to bring in a book from home to read in school. It would be very helpful if you could hear your child read out loud and listen for fluency, intonation and expression, as often as possible.


Handed out: Monday

Test: The following Monday

The children will have one set of spellings to learn, and be tested upon, these will be words that require a spelling rule to be learnt that we will cover in school.


PE Days

Thursdays and Fridays (however it is preferable if children have their kits with them each day of the week).