In Year 6 our teacher is Miss Thompson (who is also our Maths and ICT Coordinator). We also have the support of Miss Segger and Miss Wood. Miss Segger works specifically to offer extra support for mathematics during the afternoon sessions and reading and spelling support throughout the day. With all the extra support, we try to make sure all the pupils achieve their full potential and are fully prepared for secondary school.
We are very lucky to have a brand new classroom that is full of bright furniture, complete with a new interactive whiteboard, laptop and 10 iPads! We have our own ‘Starbooks’ coffee shop themed reading area, separate learning area outside the classroom, lockers and even our own toilet and changing room.
In Year 6 we cover a range of challenging and creative topics, including Shakespearean Suspense, War and Conflict, The Magical Mystery Tour, Wild and Wonderful and finally, Lights, Camera, Action! STEM activities are embedded in our curriculum in Year 6, where we carry out a range of woodwork projects including: catapults and levers, electric time travel buggies (pulleys and motors) and moving fairground rides. We also do lots of work using more advanced ICT programmes such as Prezi presentation software, Garageband for music projects, iMovie for literacy work and VEX robotics for programming. We will take part in a range of art, dance, drama and music activities to support and enhance the rest of the curriculum. We have afternoon sports every Wednesday, which includes coaching and sports tuition from expert coaches in a range of disciplines including: rugby, cricket, football, hockey and netball. Please see the curriculum section on this page for a more detailed overview of the work covered in Year 6.
We try visit lots of places to enhance the curriculum, including visits to the Imperial War Museum in Manchester; the Buddhist Temple near Ulverston; a magical mystery tour of Liverpool (including a ferry across the Mersey, visits and workshops at the Museum of Liverpool and the Beatles Story Museum, in addition to a stop at the Cavern Club, ending with Dinner at the Smugglers Cove on the Albert Dock); an outdoor day (either as part of a transition day usually walking up Ingleborough or becoming rangers for the day and navigating the Malham landscape trail), finished off with our fantastic 3 day residential trip to London. Please click the link above for more information!
We sit our SATs in numeracy and literacy during the summer term and will be encouraged to follow a simple program of revision at home to support this. Pupils are provided with professional homework folders and Settle Primary School homework planners to help them to organise their homework. We also provide an after school homework club, run by Miss Segger (currently on a Thursday from 3.30-4.30pm), where children have access to computers, ipads, books, study guides and other resources - free juice and biscuits included! Please see the homework section on our class page for further information.
We hire out the Richard Whiteley Theatre each year for our end of year school play, assisted by Year 5 pupils. Children experience a real theatre with proper lighting and sound equipment, including wireless head mics. The infamous Helen Howard supports the dance choreography and pupils have opportunities to perform solo singing roles too. This is a very special occasion where friends and family are invited for pre-theatre drinks and a post show party! See below for the different shows we have performed to date.
Year 6 is all about hard work, learning to manage and organise ourselves in preparation for secondary school and, most importantly: real-life, creative and fun learning opportunities!