Welcome to Year 6
In Year 6, we have three classes: 6 Warhol, 6 Banksy and 6 Vasarely. In 6 Warhol, the class teacher is Miss Holmes. In 6 Banksy, the class teachers are Miss Brown & Mrs Redden. In 6 Vasarely, the class teachers are Mrs Hallett and Mrs Spatcher. In addition, we are fortunate to have Mr Kennedy (HLTA) & Miss Morley (HLTA), Miss Peal, Mrs Masood, Miss Ottaway & Miss Tate who will support across Year 6.
In Year 6, we strive to meet the end of Key Stage 2 expectations and prepare the children for their SATs in a supportive environment. We try to instil independence in the children, as well as develop their resilience and the skills they will need to prepare them for Secondary School and beyond.
You will find our curriculum information further down the page!
Battle of the Beaks!
- Published: Thursday, 15 February 2024 17:24
- Written by Year Six
In our Evolution and Inheritance unit for science this term we have been learning about Natural Selection. We learnt about Charles Darwin's discovery of how finches have different shaped beaks on the different islands of the Galapagos. He found that the finches' beaks had adapted over time to suit the available food source on their particular island. The birds with the best beaks to access the food available in their environment would be stronger and therefore pass on this favourable adaptation to their offspring until that beak type dominated on their island - natural selection - the survival of the fittest. The children conducted their own experiment to simulate what Darwin found and we compared our results.
We have also been looking at how the Peppered Moth had to evolve due to the Industrial revolution. Natural selection meant that the darker moths were surviving whilst the white ones were eaten by predators as they were no longer able to camouflage against the trees. After learning about this, we simulated this in the classroom with moths made from black paper and newspaper.
Year 6 Blog Posts
Helping at Home
In Year 6, the children are set weekly spellings on a Monday which are tested on a Friday; on Thursday we also set an additional piece of home learning which is due in the following Tuesday. The children have been issued with a Homework Diary to help them manage their time effectively in preparation for secondary school. These need to be signed by a parent/carer each week and handed in every Wednesday to be signed by their class teacher. In addition to this, please continue to support your child with their reading by regularly reading to them, listening to them read and asking them questions about their reading. We encourage them to record this in the homework diary too.
Our Year 6 PE lesson is on a Wednesday afternoon so please ensure your child has their PE kit in school on this day.