Year 6 is a very busy but extremely enjoyable year. The children will be encouraged to take on more responsibility around school and are expected to take a greater control of their own learning. I believe that children should be stretched this year, without being stressed, to achieve their own personal potential.
Please Click HERE for more information on what will be taught throughout the year.
The children will also have the opportunity to take on additional responsibility around school including becoming a house captain, a prefect or even Head or Deputy Head girl or boy, as well as helping in the infants during rainy playtimes and assisting in nursery and reception at lunch times.
In year 6 we have two sets of exams. The first come in January when the children sit the King David High School entrance exam along with any independent school exams that you choose. These are generally in English and Maths with some schools having an additional science and/or verbal or non verbal reasoning paper. The children will have lots of support in school for these exams and if there is any additional help you need, please just come and ask. Please go through any corrections with your child – it is not only completing papers that will help your child move forward but correcting mistakes and understanding common errors.
SATS & End of Year Assessments
There are SATS tests in English and Maths. The statutory SATS take place in Year 2 and Year 6 and these results are reported to the government. In Year 3 – 5 the children complete the optional SATS and these results, along with teacher assessments throughout the year inform the final judgement. In Year 1, the children complete a statutory phonics screening test in June and are assessed in Reading, Writing and Maths through teacher assessment.
In the final half term of school, year 6 begin our wonderful transition curriculum. This curriculum includes:
- Cycling proficiency
- Visit on the metro to a recycling plant
- Out and about crossing roads on the way to the park
- Streetwise visits exploring emotions and situations associated with their move to high school
- Writing and performing ‘Speech Day’ where they recall memories of their time in school
- A Spanish lesson
- Designing and making a roller coaster
- End of year production
- Year book
- School newspaper