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


NSPCC visit Years 5 and 6

On Thursday 1st October Year 5 and Year 6 had a visit from Patricia, Natalie and ,of course, Buddy from the NSPCC. They led a very helpful and informative assembly, reminding us that every child has the right to feel safe and happy, and that no type of bullying or...

Developing a ‘Growth Mindset’ in Y6

This term we are going to be discussing ways in which we can improve our attitudes and thoughts about our learning. As we grow up we want to become more independent and have a positive and resilient approach to challenges. Today we have been learning about the way...

Celebrating Year 6

Here are some photos of our lovely Year 6 all dressed up and ready to board the party bus for their leavers' 'prom'! We hope that they had a lovely time and that any adults who had to go on the party bus with them have recovered from the experience! They are a...

Year 6 Confirmation

We had another proud moment today at our parish church of St Mary the Virgin in Whickham, as eighteen of our Year 6 pupils were Confirmed in a service led by Bishop Paul, the Bishop of Durham. Bishop Paul's service was enjoyed by all, though the highlight was, of...

Whickham Cluster Awards

Monday 29th June saw Whickham School host their annual Year5/6 awards ceremony for cluster schools. Each year since the London Olympic Games, Whickham have asked the cluster schools to nominate children for awards in the seven 'Olympic and Paralympic Values': Courage,...

Summer term 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 very confident in their knowledge and skills. Hopefully they will enjoy showing off their ability and not be too...

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