Pupils in Year Six are split into two main classes with an additional support class running alongside every morning. This enables highly focused teaching to take place that closely supports the needs of individual groups of learners. Pupils are taught in these three groups to accelerate progress in their core curriculum subjects of Reading, Writing and Maths. In addition to this, there is a fourth ‘teacher around the team’ who supports differing groups of pupils across the two main classes to rapidly ensure that learners make progress and achieve their potential.
Our afternoon sessions enable pupils to apply their core curriculum learning as well as develop their skills and knowledge in other curriculum areas. Throughout the week, pupils also are taught by specialist teachers for Art, P.E., Science and French. Pupils also take part in small group reading sessions three times a week to support their acquisition of the skills needed to become competent readers.
We believe that pupils learn best when their parents/carers and teachers work closely together. Because of this, we are always happy to discuss your child’s progress whenever necessary.
Letters that have been circulated to parents are available for you to view and download here.
These are the times that apply to a year 6 pupil’s school day.
|08:55||Pupils line up in playground|
|08:55||-||11:00||first morning session|
|11:15||-||12:30||second morning session|
In the morning, class teachers will collect their pupils from the playground and take them to their classrooms ready to start the day promptly.
It is really important that pupils arrive on time to start the school day. This ensures that they maximise their learning time and are ready to begin learning alongside their peers. Please click here for our expectations of punctuality with arrival & collection of your child.
|Miss Charlotte Knowles||6A - class teacher|
|Miss Laura King||6 alpha - class teacher|
Throughout the year, pupils have the opportunity to go on a variety of visits including a residential trip to France.
Homework, which helps pupils practise their learning, is set on a Friday and is due in on the following Thursday. It will usually involve an English and Maths activity along with weekly spellings. Pupils are also expected to read daily and independently record this in class on a daily basis. We also require pupils to practise their times tables ready for their weekly tests.
The English Curriculum is closely linked to the topic work covered in Year 6. This generates interesting, multi-layered units of work that allow pupils to make links and immerse themselves in a deeper understanding of a range of themes and ideas.
Grammar and Spelling:
The following strands will be covered across the three terms:
Times tables will also be practised on a daily basis alongside the above units.
For more information about the strands please click the National Curriculum link at the bottom of this page.
This year, pupils study key elements of History and Geography such as:
Part of the learning in Year 6 involves preparing pupils for their move to Secondary School. This means that it is expected that they will begin to be more independent and responsible for themselves so they are ready for Year 7.
Key stage 1 and 2
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primary curriculum (key stages 1 and 2)