Mrs McCormick Mrs Hart
Welcome to year 6. I am sure you have been surprised by how quickly the children have got to this stage of their school life. We are determined in school to ensure that the children leave year 6 with the best possible academic grades but also ready for secondary school so they find the transition smooth and enjoyable. We have a fantastic year ahead planned with many highlights, including residential visits to London and Spain, then it won't be long and they will be performing on the stage for the end of year show so let's make the most of every minute!
Our main topic themes for the year
Can you take the world on a tour of London?
Why go to Segovia?
Can you plan and perform for our school production?
To support our understanding of our topics we have planned exciting visits which will enrich our learning and give our children the opportunity to develop their social skills.
Our visits for this year are:
- Bewerley Park - Outdoor Education Centre
- A 3 day residential to London
- Sikh Gurdwara
- A 3 day residential to Segovia, Spain
In Year 6 children are encouraged to read every night and record this in their reading diaries.
All children have access to a wide variety of books. Children have the opportunity to choose a book of their choice and also a book levelled at their ability. Parents can support their children's learning through reading with them every day, taking children to the local library to read about our topics, and by practicing maths with them.
We hope that you can join us each week for our class celebration, when you are invited to share and celebrate learning and see our certificates and rewards being presented.
You are welcome to join us for Welcome Worship. These special worship sessions are led by the children once per term. Join us in the Chapel after drop off for some refreshments and the children will come along to lead worship - its' a great way to catch up with other parents in the class too. Our Welcome Worship dates can be found in our diary dates.
We welcome parental involvement in the life of our school. If you are able to visit the school or help in any way, please contact your child’s class teacher.
Visits to London and Spain
We begin year 6 by taking the children to London for 3 days and this forms the basis of the learning challenge for most of the autumn term. This residential provides ample opportunity to learn many aspects of the curriculum and contrast this visit with that of the tranquil 3 days spent on Lindisfarne in year 5. Children in year 6 will also get the opportunity for a residential visit to Segovia, Spain.
Partnership with schools in Segovia
We will also welcome children from our partner schools in Spain to visit us in the summer term.
Transition to Secondary School
The selection tests for Ripon Grammar School take place early in the autumn term. Applications for secondary places have to be in by the end of October. Families do not have confirmation of secondary school places until March. At this point we are in regular contact with all of the secondary schools to ensure a smooth transition. Each school has its own transition arrangements but we meet with staff from every school and discuss children individually. We arrange for the children to take part in wider transition activities organised by our local partnership of schools- these ensure children get to meet future peers and find out about their new school. Much of the work we cover in the summer term is designed to prepare the children for the changes that are about to happen in their lives.
If you have any questions about year 6, please do not hesitate to make an appointment with me or contact me on the phone or via email.
Please click here for January's SATS Information Evening PowerPoint