Class Teachers: Alison Davies, Natasha Morgan and James Farmer
OUR SPRING ONE TOPIC IS THE GEOGRAPHY OF NORTH AMERICA
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 organized 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. Children in Year Six have many opportunities to shine, whether through sports, the arts or in academia. 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.
Year 6 Teaching Team
|Year Group Leader
|Alison Davies (Baobab Class )
|Natasha Morgan (Banyan Class )
|James Farmer (Beech Class )
Rosie Sawyer (Art)
Chelsea Orridge-Golding ( PE)
|Higher Level Teaching Assistant
|Learning support assistants
Curriculum / Learning
Here are the new school values:
We will act with cooperation because we are a community
We will use creativity to learn and grow.
We will show consideration as everyone is of equal value and importance.
We want our children to:
Know who they are
Respect others for who they are
Never stop learning.
Termly Class Curriculum Letter
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Access to age-appropriate resources from London Grid for Learning ( including Purplemash)
The National Curriculum
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The Topics we will be Teaching
Discover all the topics by downloading the Year 6 curriculum map.
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.
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.
The following subjects: Art and Design, Design and Technology (D&T), Geography, History, Computing, French (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. To discover the Foundation Subject Skills and Knowledge we will be teaching within the topics download the skills and knowledge link below.
Ourselves and others
These lessons will focus equipping the children with important and essential life and citizenship skills. Our school uses the PSHE Association, St John’s Ambulance and Christopher Winter Project (CWP) lessons and resources when delivering RSHE. Further information regarding the teaching of RSHE can be found in our (RSHE) policy which can be accessed from our Policies page on our school website. The schemes of work for each year can be found on the Curriculum page on our school website.
Year 6 will be looking at Wider living, First aid (choking), Preventing early drug use and Puberty, relationships and reproduction
Please go to the French tab to find out more about our French learning at school.
The Skills and Knowledge we will be Teaching
YEAR 6 SATs INFORMATION
What are SATS?
SATs are standardized assessment tests administered by all primary schools in England to children in Year 6. They are designed to evaluate your child’s progress throughout years 3-6.
When do the SATs take place?
SATs will take place during the week of Monday 13th May until Thursday 16th May.
The children will sit KS2 SATs in: English Reading English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (One grammar paper and one spelling paper) Maths Arithmetic Maths Reasoning x 2
Year 6 SATs: English
There are two tests for English – a reading paper, which lasts for one hour, and a grammar, punctuation and spelling (SPaG) paper, which lasts for 45 mins. There’s no English writing test – teachers in school will assess your child’s writing against the National Standards, which will take place in the Spring and Summer terms.
Year 6 SPaG Paper
- In the grammar & punctuation test your child will need to show they understand a range of grammatical terms. Examples of these terms could be relative pronouns (such as which, who, that) and conjunctions (but, and, because).
- Your child will also need to show they can use punctuation (such as inverted commas for direct speech) and knowledge of the language used in context.
- The questions in the SPaG paper could be multiple-choice, joining boxes, writing in a sentence or writing a short explanation.
- Some questions may ask your child to insert punctuation correctly into a sentence or identify a section of a sentence.
- In the spelling test, your child will need to spell twenty words by inserting them into a sentence in their answer booklets. After each sentence is read aloud, they’ll have time to write the word before the next sentence is read out.
Year 6 Reading comprehension paper
- During the reading test, your child will usually have three different texts to read. These will be a mixture of fiction and non-fiction writing, including poetry.
- Your child will answer questions which assess their comprehension and inference skills. Inference means they’ll have to use a mixture of evidence from the text and their own reasoning skills.
- The questions range from multiple choice answers to longer, written responses.
Year 6 SATs: Maths
The maths test consists of three papers – one arithmetic paper of 30 minutes and two reasoning papers of 45 minutes each.
- The arithmetic paper tests your child’s understanding of number along with mental and written calculation skills. Your child will need to know a range of number facts (such as their times tables). They’re also tested on their knowledge of written methods of calculations (such as short division).
- Papers two and three are reasoning tests. Your child will need to apply their mathematical knowledge to solve problems. This could mean buying things in a shop, adapting recipes for different numbers or calculating area and perimeter for tiling a floor. These test papers cover a broader area of maths, including geometry and statistics, as well as number knowledge and arithmetic.
We will provide you with more information about SATs in Spring 2.
Year 6 Media
6AD have been learning to sing a song with different parts, Here is our Baiskeli song about a bicycle journey.