Welcome To Year 6
Year 6 is a very special year and one that is action-packed from start to finish. We start with an adrenaline rush on our annual residential visit to Bowles, to develop the children’s team building skills, which will serve them well throughout the year. The children ski, zip-wire, climb, problem-solve, kayak, raft-build, orienteer and then sleep!
We love investigative mathematics and use real-life contexts through which to further develop the children’s knowledge and understanding. Examples include our Skittles challenge and planning a celebratory event as part of our World War II topic. We plan opportunities to link topics with other curriculum areas where possible.
Most of our writing relates to each term’s topic. In the autumn term, the children learn about Word War II from an evacuee’s point of view. They write stories and explore biographical writing through film, drama, art and diary writing.
In PSHE Education, the children develop the skills needed to keep themselves safe as they prepare for secondary school and the wider world. These topics are often linked to science and history. For example, to deepen their understanding of life as an evacuee, the children have learned about the current refugee crisis and have explored the stories behind the numbers and headlines.
In the final term, it is time for the children to take to the stage to rehearse and produce their end of year show as they prepare to say a fond farewell to friends and school staff that they know and have learned to trust.
We gather together for a last goodbye in the final week of term for our very emotional leavers’ assembly.
Not a dry eye in the building!