Welcome to Class 6W
Mr Walker is Class 6W’s teacher.
Mr Chappell is their teaching assistant.
Welcome to Year 6
Year 6 is not just the year that children do their SATs and move onto Secondary school – It’s the year that they can take responsibility in looking after and leading younger children in a variety of activities, represent the school through a wide range of enrichment opportunities and build their confidence and independence in preparation for moving on.
From the very first week of Year 6, in which every child makes a powerful speech to their house as part of the House Captain elections and writes job applications, to their final weeks of primary school, in which they lead their houses during Sports Week and take over the entire school for a day, they are offered opportunities to grow as individuals and give back to the school community.
As Young Leaders, the Year 6s plan, manage and run extracurricular breaktime clubs for younger children – from chess to cricket, sign language to art. Displaying their commitment to this responsibility earns them their green ‘Young Leader’ hoodies, making them easy to spot around school!
This term our topic is Harry Potter and we are kicking off the subject with a visit to Warner Brothers Harry Potter World with class 5. These experiences will form the basis of our writing opportunities; through the power of J.K.Rowling’s writing, we will be covering language roots, letter writing (howlers!), ‘Fantastic Beasts’ non-fiction writing, a real sorting ceremony in order to create first-person recounts, creating potions and instructions, exploring the myths and legends of Beedle the Bard and even learning to play Quidditch in order to write match reports of real games!
Our Maths curriculum follows the White Rose exemplification, and offers children consistent and comprehensive coverage of the curriculum, with opportunities to delve deeper into mathematical concepts through investigation and problem solving. Developing reasoning is a key part of our approach to maths, and ‘Einstein Awards’ are always on offer for those who demonstrate and apply their deeper understanding!
Our Duke of Alne award offers Year 6s the opportunity to challenge themselves at home and develop their skills, personal qualities and character. This is a yearly project that involves completing 6 disciplines, resulting each term in a Bronze, Silver and finally Gold Award. In the past, children have taken on community projects such as turning telephone boxes into Libraries, helping at Playgroup or picking up litter. The ‘Fitness’ project has seen children designing their own triathlons or trying a new sport, and parents have been spoiled with meals and cakes being prepared for them as part of the ‘Culinary Science’ module! It is always a very rewarding project to undertake and each term culminates in an experience to reward the children for the hard work and commitment they have shown to their Duke of Alne activities.
East Barnby is our residential trip that normally takes place in the final term-normally after SATs-and is a week of great activities and opportunities to make new friends with other Year 6 children.