Year 6 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Year 6
When children reach Year 6, they are in the final part of Primary school which includes sitting their end of year SAT tests. Work towards these tests is balanced with some fun and exciting aspects. At the beginning of the year, some children go on residential to Kingswood Peak Venture which is a fabulous opportunity for them to build relationships with new teachers and fellow pupils, whilst enjoying challenging physical activities. As well as the fun involved, the residential gives a chance for the children to become more independent; a great preparation for the challenges of the SATs and high school.The year ends with a trip to Lightwater Valley as a reward for the hard work undertaken throughout the year.
All children become role models and leaders for other children in school and can volunteer for important roles such as: Play Leaders, School Councillors, Peer Mentors and Befrienders.
Importance of year 6
As previously mentioned, children take SAT tests at the end of year 6. These are national tests taken by children throughout the country and results are reported in the press, to show achievement of all schools. There are three tests which are Reading, Mathematics and Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation (SPAG). Children are assessed for writing, but this is through teacher assessment and moderation, rather than a test.
This is not the only focus however, as the children need to work hard in all subjects, to achieve the level they are capable of. This is why we stress to parents the importance of homework.
Some Year 6 Events:
Y6 Kingswood Residential - Children partake in various activities such as: the 3G swing, archery, campfire, quad biking, laser tag and climbing.
Year-end trip to Lightwater Valley - We visit the Theme Park for the day with children deciding whether they are brave enough to venture on The Ultimate, The Eagle's Claw or The Flying Cutlass or whether they prefer more sedate rides such as The Carousel or The Ladybird. This trip allows opportunities for children to enjoy a fun day with their friends and test their limits.
The school boasts a wonderful new garden area which includes an outdoor classroom and an allotment with an indoor work area. Year 6 have the responsibility for a specific bedding trough which they maintain (watering, weeding, feeding) throughout the year. Recently, members of Year 6 took part in landscaping the school's grounds by planting various donated saplings to improve future shade for outdoor learning.
Greenhead Science Lab
Children conduct a series of experiments within a professional laboratory, at Greenhead College.
Quotes from students:
“Maths lessons are fun and challenging and we are always being pushed”
Homework / PE
Year 6 have an indoor and an outdoor PE session on a Monday and a Tuesday. Again, we ask for kit to be in school ready for these sessions. Please ensure all kit is labeled.
Children are given regular homework to help consolidate their learning. We encourage parents to be involved in their chlid's homework to ensure they complete it to the same high standard expected on them within school. Children are encouraged to participate in exciting new initiatives such as Times Tables Rockstars, Oxford Reading Buddy, SPAG.com and the school VLE, on their devices at home, to use screen time productively.
It is vital that book bags are brought to and from school every day. We ask that you read with your child for ten to fifteen minutes each evening.
School Trips and Residentials
Each half-term involves a memorable experience to engage children's enthusiasm for their learning.
|Autumn 1||Victorian Theme Day|
|Autumn 2||Iceberg Holodeck experience|
|Spring 1||Holocaust exhibition|
|Spring 2||Heart dissection|
|Summer||Mexican Street Party|