Welcome to Year 6.
In Year 6 we aim to prepare children for the transition from Primary Education to Secondary. The children receive a broad and creative curriculum with a focus on basic skills firmly embedded throughout. Mrs Gray and Mrs Wilson form the Year 6 teaching team and provide children with additional Literacy and Numeracy sessions and interventions wherever needed. This flexibility helps prepare children for our end of Key Stage assessments in May each year. In the Spring Term we host a SATs meeting for parents to ensure that parents are aware of the expectations and support that they can give their child at this time.
In school we promote Growth Mindset, encouraging children to take on challenges and take risks with their learning. This is vital for preparation for National Tests, individual growth and personal achievement in all areas of life. We use ClassDojo to highlight achievements of children linked to Growth Mindset goals, and children are able to identify when things may get tough and work out strategies to help them overcome difficulties.
Day to day life in Year 6
PE is delivered weekly on a Thursday or Friday. Children are required to have their PE kits in school at all times as they are sometimes involved in sports festivals or tournaments.
A Maths task and spelling list are handed out every Monday, and are to be returned to school by Friday. An exciting menu of additional Topic and Literacy based homework is handed out at the beginning of each half term and homework is handed in on a two weekly cycle, with a minimum of four pieces to be completed by the end of the half term.
Enterprise events are held regularly throughout the school year with the children raising money for a hooded sweatshirt and the eagerly anticipated end of primary school celebration event.
Residential visits and trips
Children are encouraged to participate in the five-day residential visit to Howtown. This is a fantastic opportunity for the children experiencing activities out of the ordinary; such as canoeing in the dead of night! School trips and events take place regularly throughout the year to both enhance learning opportunities for children and to enjoy together with their families. The WW2 event always proves popular with children and their adults.