Year 6 is a very important year for our children as it's their last year before moving on to secondary school. Our aim is to ensure that they leave us as independent, responsible young people with lots to offer to the world. In Year 6 we continue to offer a broad and balanced curriculum and don't narrow down our curriculum in order to focus solely on numeracy and literacy.
This year, class 5 is a mixed age class with both Year 5 and Year 6 children working together to achieve their full potential.
In the Summer term we will be working on a history topic of Ancient Egypt in which we will look at a wide historical period; allowing us to put events within a chronological framework. We will work in a varied and enquiry-led manner which allows children to follow their own interests whilst still meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum. In science we will be learning more about the natural world and how animals adapt over time. We will continue to work hard in Literacy and Numeracy as we prepare for the Year 6 SATs which take place during the week beginning May 13th. This allows four weeks to focus on the skills that will allow every child to perform to the best of their ability in their SATs. This year, the SATs will be very challenging but all children in year 6 are working hard to achieve their best. Children will receive spelling homework on a Wednesday and at least one piece of numeracy homework a week as well as other pieces of work related to what we are doing in school.
On a fun note, we will be performing our summer extravaganza production which will be ‘unmissable’. We are also looking forward to our summer trip.
This is the children’s final term at Appleby Primary for our Year 6 children and we are really going to miss them; let’s make it a great term!