Class Teachers: Emel Ali, Alison Davies, James Farmer
We aim for all Year 6 children to have a fun-filled, exciting and educationally stimulating end to their time at primary school. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum as well as opportunities for children to participate in a range of extra-curricular activities. We also spend a considerable amount of time preparing the children for the transition into secondary school by encouraging them to become independent and organised learners. In addition, we plan an extensive unit of work focusing on all aspects of personal, social and health education in the second half of the summer term to ensure all pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education.
Year 6 Teaching Team
|Class Teachers||Emel Ali (Phase Leader)|
|Banyan Class (6EA)||Emel Ali|
|Beech Class (6JF)||James Farmer|
|Baobab Class (6AD)||Alison Davies|
|Teaching Support||Wendy Armah (HLTA)|
|Kim Barnard-Lim (HLTA)|
|Specialist Teaching||Demi Jeffels
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG)
|Planning, Preparation and Assessment Cover||Brendan Amooty (P.E.)|
|Nadine Chadier (French)|
Curriculum / Learning
Children in Year Six have many opportunities to shine, whether through sports, the arts or in academia. Year Six pupils take the lead in the Christmas performance, accompanied by the rest of the school, and perform again at the end of the year in the Year Six Production. Year 6 pupils are also encouraged to take on more responsibility around the school as Peer Mediators or Junior Sports Leaders.
Pupils also have the chance to participate in outdoor, adventurous activities, as well as learn important lessons about team work and perseverance, during our residential trip to Caythorpe in April. The children challenge themselves to jump off tall buildings, scale walls and kayak, all within the watchful eye of trained teachers and PGL staff! Our PGL trip is a real highlight of the year and provides a well-deserved treat in amongst all the hard work.
This year our topics will be:
|Autumn 1||Mysteries of the Mayans (history focus: an ancient non-European society)|
|Autumn 2||Where the Sun Never Sets – The British Empire (history focus: a study of an aspect in British History beyond 1066)|
|Spring 1 &|
|Born Free (RE focus: How should we live and who can inspire us)|
|Summer 1||Islam (RE focus: What does it mean to belong to a religion?)|
|Summer 2||Lost (Geography focus: Mapping and fieldwork skills)|
Our School Values for this academic year are: ‘Co-operation’, ‘Empathy’, ‘Fairness’, ‘Forgiveness’, ‘Kindness’ and ‘Loyalty’.
For a more comprehensive outline of the Year 6 curriculum refer to our Curriculum Page.
Orchestra – Mondays at 14.30 pm
Junior Choir – Mondays at 09:00 am
Chamber Choir – Mondays at 12:15 pm
Boy Band – Thursdays at 09:00 am
P.E. lessons are on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Homework will take a number of different forms this year. Each week there will be one main piece of homework to be completed. This will be sent home on a Thursday and will be expected in on the following Monday. There will also be a small amount of maths homework set three times a week to reinforce concepts taught in maths groups. Grammar homework and spelling lists will be set on Mondays for the following Monday. Pupils will be encouraged to record homework tasks in their planners and spelling lists will be stuck in each week. We would be grateful if parents/carers could sign pupils’ planners. We also encourage all pupils to read for at least 20 minutes a night.
Please make sure your child is in the playground ready for the bell at 8.55am. Lessons will start promptly at 9.00am.
Year 6 Media
Year 6 working with Oxfam
Human Rights Category Winner