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6DF

Year 6 is a challenging, memorable and rewarding year for the children. We aim to provide pupils with a well-rounded, inspiring curriculum that prepares them for both the rigours of academic life and the world beyond the school gates.

We also expect much of them in return: not only do they have the important milestone of SATs to work towards, they, as our oldest pupils, set the example that our younger children follow.

In 6DF, there are various exciting topics that we will be covering over the course of the year. We begin with a scientific topic called ‘Blood Heart’ – studying the circulatory system and its functions – followed by finding out about the Second World War. We will also study other exciting topics such as evolution and inheritance. In PE, we will cover a range of different sports, and offer the children the opportunity to join a variety of sporting teams. To add to this, we will be doing some exciting projects in music, art, DT and computing.

In Year 6, children go into smaller teaching groups for English and maths lessons, in which teachers set tailored work for the children, often linked to our current topic. English and maths homework is set weekly on a Friday, to be returned to school the following Tuesday. The children are also given new spelling words on a Monday, to be learned during the course of the week.

Half-termly creative homework tasks allow pupils to earn points for completed projects. We really enjoy receiving the creative homework and see the learning that goes on outside the classroom.

If you have any questions about Year 6, or would like some advice on how to support your child’s learning, please get in touch.

Please ensure your child reads at home and their reading record is signed weekly – we read every day in school and would encourage children to do the same each evening!

What their teacher says:

Year 6 is always a brilliant year. It can be hard work (for teachers as well as children!) but each day is different. From SATs to trips to prom, the ‘Year 6 experience’ is always memorable. I am excited to see what the rest of the year brings!
Mr Forster

What the children say:

“I like being taught by different teachers in Year 6 as they all have different ways of explaining things. I have really enjoyed my year so far” (Kyra) “Maths is great in Year 6 because my teacher always explains the problems clearly.” (Kurdistan)