In Year 6, we continue to build on and develop the children’s ability to be successful, independent learners. It is an important year in preparation for transition to secondary school and we encourage the children to use a variety of self-help strategies including the use of our Learning Powers, Learning Partners (which change weekly), 3B4ME and Help Desks.
English and Maths lessons are taught daily and include individualised learning tasks to meet the needs of all children. Key skills, such as spellings and times tables, will be practised regularly. Our classroom environment encourages and supports the development of vocabulary and background knowledge to strive for success throughout the curriculum.
We prepare our children, through a carefully planned broad and balanced curriculum, for the formal testing in May (SATs); supporting and encouraging each child to fulfil their full potential.
The Year 6 curriculum allows areas of Mathematics and English to be linked and developed through the children’s Learning Journeys. We strive to make learning fun and hands on to take into account pupil’s differing abilities and interests. The children will also be given the opportunity to share their learning with the rest of the school and parents/carers through regular Class Presentations.
As the oldest pupils in the school, each Year 6 child is given the privilege and responsibility of supporting and nurturing an FS2 buddy, enabling them to develop lifelong skills. They will have the honour to lead on charity work and enterprising projects.
Home Learning will be set through ‘Reading Rambles’, ‘Maths Meanders’ and ‘Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Books’ and your support is valued and vitally important for your child’s development and is also a great opportunity to spend time together.
We aim to make your child’s last year a happy one of course, but we also pride ourselves on preparing polite, mature, independent learners who will become successful secondary school students and hence valuable adults in society.