Year 6

Mrs R. Walton – Year 6 Teacher and Deputy Headteacher

Welcome to Year 6

Welcome to the Year Six homepage! On this page you can find out what we are learning and see photos of events, trips and activities. If you would like more in-depth details of our subject coverage, please view our Curriculum section or pop in for a chat.

Year 6 has two main aims – to prepare children for the transition to secondary school so that they are confident and eager to begin, and to support the children through their SATs tests in a way that reduces anxiety to a minimum and helps them to be ready to show off their fantastic skills.

In Year 6 the teaching and learning style becomes more like KS3 – we don’t sit on the carpet, we have high expectations of independence, and greater emphasis is on the children to contribute to their own learning. Of course, they are still given as much support as they need. The teaching assistants who work in Year 6 are Mrs Saint, Mrs Stapleton and Miss English.

Year 6 also includes our residential visit to Robinwood – one of the highlights of the year!

It is a point of pride for us that children leave Parochial absolutely ready for the KS3 curriculum and the challenges that transition has to offer. However, we do love that they like to come back and visit!

If you have any questions or would like to chat about a worry, feel free to catch me any time or ring for an appointment.

Mrs Walton

 

Autumn in Year Six

Welcome to the world of Year 6! You’ll find it isn’t very different to previous years, but it will include a fair bit of preparation for SATs (more on this in our SATs meeting) and also some transition to help the children with their move to secondary school. Of...

Goodbye and Good Luck Year 6!

Year 6 headed off on the party bus for their special ‘prom’ celebration at Blaydon Rugby club which has been organised and staffed by our lovely parents! They have been a lovely bunch and truly deserve a night of celebration. We are very proud of the young...

Fun in the sun!

Well done to all the children who took part in the Intu Metrocentre Great Gateshead Run event at Saltwell Park today. Our Year 3 class ran the 1 mile fun run and ten children from Year 5 and Year 6 entered the 1 mile elite race. It was a scorching morning but everyone...

Blue Reef Aquarium

Year 6 had an excellent visit to Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth as an introduction to our ‘Blue Planet’ topic. We explored the aquarium, took part in a quiz, and had a very interesting and informative workshop on marine animal families. The children were...

Summer in Year 6

Summer term is in full swing now – whatever the weather may say – and we are deeply into our SATs preparation. The children are doing fantastically and are becoming confident in their knowledge and skills. Hopefully they will enjoy showing off their ability and not be...

Year 6 go to Robinwood

The residential visit to Robinwood is always a highpoint of the Year 6 calendar: and this year was no exception! We had a fantastic time: canoeing, climbing, swinging and generally having fun and getting muddy. Robinwood provides that children (and staff!)  with...

The Great British Spring Clean

On Friday afternoon Reception and their Year 6 buddies went around the school grounds picking up litter as part of ‘The Great British Spring Clean.’  We could not believe how many bags we filled.  We talked about how litter can be dangerous and makes our...

Safer Internet Day 2017

On Tuesday 7th February, it is Safer Internet Day.  Safer Internet Day is celebrated across Europe and in many other countries worldwide. This year’s theme is “Be the change: Unite for a better internet.” Our school is participating alongside hundreds of other schools...

Spring Term in Year 6

I hope you have had a happy and restful Christmas break and that 2017 has got off to a good start for you! This term is a very busy one in Year 6 – preparation for our SATs tests steps up a few gears, and it also includes our visit to Robinwood.  We’ve already had our...

Year 6 visit the Durham Oriental Museum

Year 6 went to visit the Durham Oriental Museum as part of our topic on Japan. We had a fantastic day with John, our guide, whose enthusiasm and knowledge inspired both our children and our staff to really engage with the day. We found out such a lot about the culture...

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