Learning

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6 – St George (Mrs Grove and Mrs Terry) and St Dominic (Miss Davies). This year the team includes Mrs English, Mrs Desanges, Mrs Eckhardt and Mrs Pereira along with Trainee Teacher Mrs Geaves.

Year 6: the final year in the primary school! We endeavour to prepare the children for a smooth transition to their secondary schools. As ever, the children are encouraged to be the best they can be, take risks in their learning and grow to become more independent. The children take on leadership roles in our School Council and support other year groups as role models.  They are encouraged to rise to the challenge of becoming responsible citizens.

During the course of the year there are visits from museums, workshops and activities planned connected to our topics. The children are inspired by their visit from the Spike in the Autumn term and lead the school throughout the year. Finally, during the summer term the children become very excited about their residential trip, running the entrepreneurial Business Bonanza, the end of year musical production and our Leavers’ Mass.

Please read our Curriculum Information booklets each term together with our presentation for parents from the Curriculum evening at the start of the year.

Please do speak with your child’s class teacher if you have any questions, worries or concerns over the SATs or anything else!

We are all looking forward to the residential this year at Sayer’s Croft. The presentation from the parent information evening can be opened here and you can follow all the excitement on this page

You can find out what we are learning in class this week by following this link to our Learning at a glance page!

At the end of this year the children will be sitting the nationals standard assessment tests (the SATs). The presentation for parents can be found here. If you have any further questions or concerns around the SATs please do contact your child’s class teacher and please do not worry!

Towards the end of Year 6, a lot of work is put in place to ensure a positive and successful transition for all the children to secondary school. All the children follow the Smart Moves programme with additional support for those feeling less confident and further support is available from the following websites:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zh4wy9q/starting-secondary-school/1

https://www.place2be.org.uk/our-services/parents-and-carers/getting-ready-to-start-secondary-or-high-school/

https://www.theschoolrun.com/moving-onto-secondary-school-with-sen

https://www.tes.com/news/transition-secondary-school-5-tips-help-parents

https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/june/the-art-room-and-bafta-kids-launch-project-to-support-pupils-with-move-to-secondary-school/