Class Teachers: Alison Davies, Aileen Cronin, 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.
We will provide broad and balanced teaching opportunities which will promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of our pupils and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. Our teaching of British Values alongside the school’s own core values aims to embed pupil empathy, consideration and kindness and develop a common mutual respect for different cultures, societies and religions plus an understanding of the importance of the rule of law and democracy.
Our School Values for this academic year are: Helping others (Autumn 1), Friendship (Autumn 2), Patience (Spring 1), Courage (Spring 2), Ambition (Summer 1) and Sharing (Summer 2).
Year 6 Teaching Team
| Leader for Learning|
(Years 4, 5 and 6)
|Class Teachers||Alison Davies (Baobab Class )|
|Aileen Cronin (Banyan Class )|
|James Farmer (Beech Class )|
|Specialist Teaching Support||Maria Panayiotou (Mathematics + English)|
|Specialist Subject Teachers||Brendan Amooty (P.E.)|
|Rosie Sawyer (Art)|
|Higher Level Teaching Support||Wendy Armah (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)|
|Teaching Assistant Support||Tom Hoffman-Lagro|
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.
Every week, we will post the week’s learning in the table below. This week we have been teaching:
|Mathematics||English||Spelling Rules||Grammar Focuss|
Tier 2 Collaborative Home Learning Projects
|Home Learning Projects|
|Maya/Islam Presentation||Autumn 1|
|Science Fair Project||Autumn 2|
|Photography Project||Spring 1|
|World Book Day Diorama||Spring 2|
|Artist Research||(Ongoing throughout year)|
|French Film Project||Summer 2|
Tier 3 Optional Home Learning
|Home Learning Websites|
|Times Table Games||https://www.timestables.co.uk/games/|
|Maths Zone (Tables and Games)||http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/timestable/index.html|
|Learning Games for Kids||https://www.learninggamesforkids.com/spelling_games.html|
Termly Class Letter To Parents and Carers
The National Curriculum
By the end of Year 6, pupil’s writing and reading is expected to be sufficiently fluent and effortless for them to manage the expected demands of the curriculum in Year 7. Our aim is to prepare our pupils for secondary education by ensuring they can consciously control sentence structure in their writing and understand why sentences are constructed as they are. Also that they understand nuances in vocabulary choice and age-appropriate academic vocabulary through practice and a discussion of language through our ‘Big Read’ and ‘Talk for Writing’ programmes . We will whenever possible, encourage pupil confidence, enjoyment and a mastery of language through public speaking, performance and debating opportunities.
The principle focus of mathematics in Year 6 is to ensure that pupils extend their understanding of the number system and place value to include larger integers. By the end of Year 6, pupils are expected to be fluent in written methods for all four operations, including long multiplication and division and in working with fractions, decimals and percentages. Furthermore, pupils should be able to solve a wider range of problems, of increasing complexity using efficient written and mental calculations.
Mathematics Programme of Study
The principal focus of science teaching in upper key stage 2 is to enable pupils to develop a deeper understanding of a wide range of scientific ideas. Pupils will be encouraged to explore and talk about their ideas, asking their own questions about scientific phenomena. Pupils will be expected to answer science questions using different types of scientific enquiry, including: observing changes over different periods of time, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying things, carrying out comparative and fair tests and finding things out using a wide range of secondary sources of information. Also drawing conclusions based on their data and observations and using evidence to justify their ideas and to use their scientific knowledge and understanding to explain their findings.
Science Programme of Study
The following subjects: Art and Design, Design and Technology (D&T), Geography, History, Computing, Languages (MFL), Music, Physical Education (PE), Religious Education (RE) and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education (SMSC)/Citizenship are taught within exciting topic lessons over the academic year.
Topics are driven by different subjects (e.g. History and Religious Education). All foundation subjects will be taught through this cross-curricular approach providing the different disciplines with a practical learning context. Each new topic commences with a planned ‘launch’. Launches may be a workshop, a school trip, a visitor/guest/parent presenting to the year group, the sampling of international foods/dance and/or opportunities to celebrate cultural/religious festivals. Visit our curriculum page to view each Foundation Subject in greater detail
The Topics we will be Teaching
Discover all the topics by downloading the Year 6 curriculum map.
The Skills we will be Teaching
To discover the Foundation Subject Skills we will be teaching within the topics download the skills matrix below.
- 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, Thursdays and Fridays.