So what happens in . . . .Year 6?
Year 6 is the last year of Key Stage 2 and the final year of primary school. The children all have a job within the school and those that are selected as prefects lead a weekly whole school achievement assembly. We spend a lot of time preparing the children for their end of Key Stage assessments (SATs). Although this can be a daunting time for some children, we ensure that it is manageable for the pupils with lots of rehearsal and familiarisation of what to expect. We also spend time focusing on the transition to secondary school from March onwards once they know their school for September.
We have two classes which are Morris (Mrs Larkin) and Escher (Mrs Saunders).
Here’s what our classrooms look like.
This is Morris’ classroom ...
...and this is Escher's classroom...
These are the teachers and teaching assistants who you’ll be learning with:
Mrs Larkin, Mrs Saunders and Mrs Al-Najjar.
Mrs Saunders, Mrs Larkin & Mrs Al-Najjar World Book Day 2020
Each class has a book corner but we are lucky to also have the library next door to the Year 6 area which we use for all sorts of things. There are separate cloakrooms and toilets specially for the Year 6 children to use. There is a trolley of 30 chrome books that we share with the Year 5 children so we are used to accessing technology from Year 5.
Some important things to know about Year 6
We have lots of exciting topics to help us learn all sorts of wonderful topics
Science: electricity, light, human body systems and evolution
History: WW2, Local area of Kingston and early Islamic Civilisation
Geography: Mapwork skills , Fair Trade and Renewable & Non-Renewable energy.
All of these as well as continuing to improve our reading, writing and maths.
To help with our learning in Year 6 we have some exciting events throughout the year such as a visit to Chessington World of Adventures for the interactive Junior Citizenship Programme and a trip to the Lavender Hill Magistrates Court. During our lockdown period, we have been able to hold virtual sessions such as with the Houses of Parliament too so we hope to be able to offer this again in the future.
We also look forward to an overnight residential stay, which in recent years has been held at the PGL site of Marchant’s Hill.
You can find information about each of our topics on our curriculum map each term.
Please make sure to bring in your water bottle every day, filled with fresh water.
We also suggest you bring in some fruit to eat at playtime.
We have PE on Mondays and Wednesdays. It’s easier to just bring your PE kit in and leave it in school but if you do take it home then make sure it’s in class for those days. Girls, please have your hair tied back on PE days and any jewellery removed or covered up.
We read every day and so you need to make sure that your Reading Record comes to school in your bag every morning. That way it will always be ready should you need to change it or if you need to read individually with somebody. Make sure your grown up writes in your Reading Record every evening when you read to them at home. You will have a wide selection of books to take home from our Year 6 class libraries as well as all of the books allocated to you on Bug Club-a whole school reading scheme which children can access online.
Your homework will be given out on a Thursday and it is due back by the following Tuesday. As well as weekly maths and literacy , you have a themed homework overview where there are lots of activities for you to have a go at. Each half term there is a new overview based on our topic.
Please click on the links below to find out more about the skills and knowledge your child will be learning.