Year 6Mrs 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.
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 and knot tying...
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 using a style called...
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....