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


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...

Cross Country Competition

On Wednesday 28th September, our school’s cross country teams took part in the Gateshead Primary Schools Cross Country Event at Watergate Forest Park. The children put in truly excellent performances on what was a challenging course on a very windy day, with the Y6...

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.

Visit to Washington Wetlands

Today our Year 6 and Reception children ‘buddied up’ for a visit to the Washington Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. The visit was a special reward for the fantastic way that the buddies have worked together and helped each other through the year, and was a...

Enterprise Project

Year 6 completed their Enterprise Project at our Summer Fayre yesterday. The children each received a loan of £5 with which to start of a small business venture (a stall at the fayre) to see if they could turn a profit. The money they made was given to the Friends in thanks for the Year 6 leavers hoodies that will soon be arriving.

Awesome Aly Dixon!

Today KS2 children had the privilege of meeting the fastest British female from this year’s London Marathon but that’s not all… she is a member of the British athletics team flying out to compete at the Rio Olympics this summer.

Summer term in Y6

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...

Happy Chinese New Year of the Monkey!

In Year 6 this week we have been exploring and celebrating the traditions and origins of Chinese New Year. This is a special year for a lot of the children in the class, as they were born in the year of the Monkey! This traditionally suggests that they are upbeat,...

Spring Term in Y6

Happy New Year and welcome to the Spring term!

I hope you have had a happy and restful Christmas break and that 2016 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. With regard to these two momentous events, a parents meeting will be organised very soon to discuss details – we’ll send a letter out to you as soon as possible with a date.

Play in a Day

Year 6 had a fun day of drama with Lisa from ‘Play in a Day’ on Tuesday. Lisa led us through some great games to warm us up and test our voices. Then it was down to some serious acting! Between 10:45am and 2:45pm Lisa performed the minor miracle of pulling...

Winter Gardens visit

Sunderland Winter Gardens Year 6 had a fantastic day in the Sunderland Winter Gardens as part of our Rainforest topic. We explored shapes and patterns in leaves and did some unusual and colourful artwork. We also took part in an Animal Explorers workshop in which we...

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