Welcome to Y6 - Badger!
The Y6 class teacher is Ms Janet Sharp and we are extremely lucky to be supported in our learning by Mrs Colleen McGrath.
This year the class are working diligently on the final year of their primary education and on preparing themselves for secondary school. In spite of the pressures of SATs preparation and taking external entrance examinations, we aim to offer a broad, balanced and creative curriculum to ensure that the children move into the wider world as fully-rounded, responsible citizens. All the staff is united in trying to ensure that the children are successfully fulfilling their potential and growing in self-confidence. Year 6 have many positions of responsibility around the school, from House Captains, to Digital Leaders, to Worship Support and corridor monitors.
We see communication between home and school as being essential to the children’s learning. While this site helps, please feel assured that you can communicate with us at any time and that you are always welcome to visit the school to discuss your child’s learning and wellbeing.
Our Topic Web will be updated each term to show the learning sequence and enrichment activities for that period. We love our trips and workshops in Year 6!
Here is a quick overview of our some of our subjects for Autumn term:
Science: Evolution & Inheritance; Light
RE: How do Muslims show their commitment to Allah?; Food Banks; Remembrance; Our Saints; Christmas advertisements and Christianity.
PE: Striking & Fielding; Gymnastics
Computing: Coding; Online Safety; Spreadsheets.
History: Anglo-Saxons & the conversion to Christianity
Geography: Changes to the UK over time
Art: Effect of light and shade; Saxon jewellery and art
D.T: Enterprise Project
PHSE: Responsibilities; PATHS – Resolving conflict
Worship life of school: Eucharist; Harvest; Black History class worship; Junior Carol Service
Trips: The National Archives (Geography/History); Southwark Cathedral (History/RE)
Workshops: Fossils (Science); Transport for London (PHSE/Citizenship)
Homework is given out on Tuesday and children to return the completed tasks work by the following Monday. All work should be completed in their red Homework Book, unless otherwise instructed. Arithmetic homework is sent home in a red folder on Monday for the children to complete that night and bring into school on Tuesday. The children are frequently in different ability groups in English and Maths; so the homework could vary in these subjects. We appreciate and see parent’s support of their children as being very positive (but would ask that any parental help is indicated beside the completed work).
We encourage pupils’ originality and creativity in their learning, including homework. The children are encouraged to do research on our topics and to have their own individual responses; this can include using a memory stick to display their work, when it is most appropriate. A Home Learning Project will be set in the Spring and Summer terms.