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 Electronics with Emmanuel

Year 6 have begun our participation in a programme of Electronics lessons with Mr Peterson, a teacher from Emmanuel College. He and a technician from the college led a fabulous first session for us on Tuesday. We are told that we will eventually be making moving,...

Year 7s

Hello Year 7! I hope you are enjoying your new school and showing off how fantastic you all are! As promised, you can collect your Year 6 books from my classroom. Some of you have already been in, but I still have lots of books left. They will be available after...

Shakespeare in Year 6

Year 6 have been working on our project “Shakespeare’s World”. We have completed some brilliant work in our brainbuilder books, some of which is on display in our classroom.               We have focused on the play...

Welcome to Year 6 2012/13!

This term in Year 6 we will be working on the topic “Shakespeare’s World”. The children will find out more about the man himself, the world he lived in and, of course, his many plays. We will get to know the play “Romeo and Juliet” in depth and will be putting on a...

Dragon Days

Year 6 have been enjoying the freedom from SATs with some dragon themed activities! We began with a forest schools challenge creating mystery nests for different beings (you probably guessed one of them was for a dragon!). We then went on to be lucky enough to...

Dancing Queen

Many of you will know that we have our very own Irish Dancing star in Year 6. Emily Thornber has competed in Irish Dancing since she was small and has always performed brilliantly. This Easter Emily and the rest of her under 13 team went to Belfast to compete in the...

SATs timetable and info

Hello Year 6 Just a bit of information for SATs week. Firstly, the timetable: All of our tests will begin as soon as possible in the first session of the morning with the exception of the mental maths test, which will be after break on Wednesday. Monday: Reading test...

Robinwood Visit is a great success!

  Year 6 had a fantastic time at Robinwood – they were absolutely brilliant and we were so proud of them. They worked really well together and all of the staff complimented them on their excellent attitude and behaviour – well done Year 6, yet again...

Stella Artois gets wet!

During our Kensuke’s Kingdom topic we made some mini shelters for Stella, the main character’s dog, who was stranded on a desert island with him. We used natural materials and tried to make the shelters waterproof. We learned lots about shelter building...

Year 6 experience Japanese artwork

  In the Autumn term Year 6 studied the Michael Morpurgo book “Kensuke’s Kingdom”.  We did lots of writing, mapwork and art from this book. In one of the chapters, Kensuke, a Japanese war veteran, teaches Michael, the main character, to paint...

Year 6 visit the Blue Reef Aquarium

On 25th January Year 6 had a fantastic day at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth. We went the the aquarium to support our work on the Blue Planet so that we could choose a marine animal and become an expert! We met seals, otters, sharks and rays, to name but a few....

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