Welcome to Year 6
In Year 6, we work as a team to help the children celebrate their time in primary school and prepare them for the transition to secondary school.
By the end of Year 6, we want our children to be respectful, independent, resilient, aspirational and light-hearted.
Hello I am Mr Soulsby and I have been at Etherley Lane Primary School since 2017, and this is my 16th year as a teacher. Currently, I am Key Stage 2 lead along with being one of the Y6 teachers. When I was at primary school, I loved all my teachers and can remember them all – they inspired me to want to be a teacher. I love being a teacher at Etherley Lane Primary School and I believe that all children have the ability to succeed given the correct nurturing, teaching and encouragement to be successful.
Outside of school, I love watching football with my 10 year old son, Finley, although being Newcastle United season ticket holders, sometimes I wonder why. My daughter, Isla, is 12, and I love watching her compete in dancing competitions. I absolutely love music and films and I taught myself how to play guitar so you’ll often find me picking out a tune and listening to music. Additionally, I go to the cinema to see the latest Marvel, DC and Star Wars films. You’ll also find me pounding the streets as I try to keep fit for the latest half marathon I have entered.
I love seeing children being successful and achieving as a result of their hard work – it always makes me smile. Hopefully, you’ll see me smiling around the school.
Hello, I am Mrs Summerson and I am one of the Y6 teachers. I have taught at our school since 2011 and in that time I have had the privilege of teaching all years groups across Key Stage 2. From a very early age I knew that I wanted to be a primary school teacher. The dream started when my parents bought me a blackboard; I would spend hours teaching my teddy bears! I am extremely passionate about teaching and ensuring that every child reaches their full potential. I strive to make lessons fun and creative to inspire the children that I teach and absolutely love ‘that lightbulb moment’ when they understand.
In my spare time I love nothing more than spending time with my family and friends. I am a keen traveller and have been fortunate enough to visit lots of different countries. I thoroughly enjoy watching Marvel and Disney films and I am a huge Harry Potter fan! I am always giggling and I’m sure you’ll hear me around school.
Hi, I’m Mrs Thompson and I support in year 6. I have worked at Etherley Lane since 2012 and started in year 1 before spending the past 3 years in year 6. I enjoy working with the children and seeing them progress and mature over their time at Etherley Lane. My aim is for children to achieve their best in every lesson.
Outside of school I am a busy mum of twin boys. They make sure that I don’t get much time to sit down but when I do I like nothing better than relaxing with a cup of tea and a good book!
Hello, I’m Mrs Yates and I’ve been working as a Teaching Assistant at Etherley Lane Primary School since 2014. I have experience of working in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, I am currently supporting in Year 6. I have high expectations of all pupils and I’m very passionate in inspiring young minds to achieve.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband and our three children. Most weekends you will find me stood in a muddy field supporting both my son’s sports – rugby and football.
Celebrating the end of SATs!
Revision – the Y6 way!
Year 6 are revising for SATs and took part in a Maths Reasoning Treasure Hunt.
“We are revising and preparing for our tests in fun ways. Everyone enjoyed it – especially Mr Soulsby. Trays were hidden around the field with maths reasoning questions inside. In pairs, we had to find a question then solve it. Teachers were hiding around the field and they had the answers to certain question. If they didn’t have it, we had to find the other teacher – they wouldn’t tell us who had the answers! Mrs Yates was hiding in a bush and Mr Soulsby was hiding behind the shed! We had to explain to each teacher how we found the answer – if we were correct, we got a sweet (providing Mr Soulsby hadn’t eaten them!).”
The treasure hunt
Times Tables Rock Stars!
“We have a new maths program called Times Tables Rock Stars to help us with our tables skills. To celebrate the introduction of it, and our first battle against each other, we dressed as rock stars. Mr Soulsby’s class won the first battle!”
- Autumn Term -Class 12 Parent Information Sheet
- Spring Term – Class 12 Parent Information Sheet
- Summer Term – Class 12 Parent Information Sheet