Class Teacher: Mrs H. Yarnold (Deputy Head)
Teaching Assistant: Mrs K. Miles
Helping us to master a deeper level of learning: Mrs S. O'Rourke
The Journey Of A Year 6 Pupil At St. Peter's Primary School
When a child joins us in Year 6......
A Year 6 child has travelled such a long way in their learning since Reception. Year 6 pupils are now in their final year of Primary School, a journey of many fabulous experience and opportunities. Year 6 pupils will have a variety of differing needs. Good quality teaching and effective differentiation will match the range of learning styles and needs that the pupils bring with them. On entering Year 6, pupils may be anxious about the future SATs in May and about the imminent move to High School. As a school, it is our aim to encourage pupils to approach these milestones with resilience, an increasing confidence and a determination to do their very best.
Over the course of a year, what skills will a Year 6 pupil develop?
Year 6 is about hard work, dedication and enjoyment. Our lessons allow us to be creative and show our learning in interesting ways. As pupils have progressed through the school, they will have developed so many different skills and really understand all the values within our moral compass. It is these skills and values which guide us in our learning journey as we continue to grow and develop into caring citizens and members of our wider community.
In addition to facilitating engaging lessons, we also aim to provide curriculum enhancement through visitors, trips and events.
For Year 6, this includes the opportunity to go on residential for three days; an invaluable opportunity to develop confidence, teamwork and independence - while also being heaps of fun!
How will we prepare the Year 6 pupils for KS3?
In the final year of primary school, we aim to equip pupils with the skills they will need for their upcoming transition to secondary school. Some of the ways in which we aim to do this include developing their independence through increased responsibilities in school (including Year 6 monitor jobs), increasing their resilience in lessons and developing their confidence in all areas.
When July comes, it will be a time to celebrate all our achievements, both big and small since joining the school. We will be able to look back at all our wonderful memories of our time at St. Peter’s Primary School and remember that: "It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are". We encourage pupils to do their best and believe in themselves.
Home learning is an important element of the partnership between teachers and parents in Year 6 as it supports learning in school, prepares them for examinations and ensures that pupils are ready for the transition to secondary school.
Summer Term 2020 STAY SAFE
Please see the school portal on the home page for
Home Learning activities and resources.
Year 6 Task Menu 18.5.20
Year 6 Task Menu 4.5.20
Year 6 Task Menu 20.4.20
Would you like to take part in the 1-SHOT! Photography Challenge?
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Take a look at the Year 6 Topic Web to find out what we'll be focusing on during the Summer Term (whether we're working from home or in school).
Take a look at some of the wonderful photographs in the gallery below, helping to highlight some of the fabulous things that the Y6 children have been doing at home.
Still working very hard at home - we are really enjoying the Rainforest topic........
HOPING TO SEE YOU VERY SOON!
Spring Term 2020 second half of term
This term, we continue to focus on a wonderful topic, 'Light Up The Past'. We shall continue to use the class text, 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty, as the stimulus for much of our work in class including extracts from Oliver Twist.
We look forward to learning about the Victorian era and using the class texts to find out more about the lives of children during the Victorian times.
Please find the Topic Web below for the Spring Term along with the Y6 weekly timetable.
Please see the Year 6 Homework Menu below:
What's the latest? What have we been up to in Year 6?
Victorian Bridge Building Challenge
Following in the footsteps of Victorian engineer and genius, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, pupils were challenged to design and build a bridge using paper art straws. The winning bridge would be the one that would hold the heaviest weight. Incredibly, we had three winning bridges, each holding an impressive 6kg!
Year 5 and 6 residential trip to the Pioneer Centre at Cleobury Mortimer - we had an amazing time! We experienced a wide variety of thrilling and challenging activities which included: Caving, Trek Course, High Ropes, Big Bounce Inflatables, Archery, Nightline, Campfire, Challenge Course and Climbing. We had a fantastic time in beautiful sunshine and will treasure some wonderful memories.
Dragons' Den - Victorian Style
In order to learn about Victorian inventions in a fun and interesting way, pupils in Y6 researched an object invented during the Victorian times and presented their findings to a panel of 'Dragons'. Could our inventors impress the Dragons so that they would invest in their new product?
Pupils in Year 6 welcomed a very important visitor to the classroom - Queen Victoria!
Through the wonders of time travel, the children enjoyed posing their questions to Her Majesty and will use research notes to create biographies - a written account of Queen Victoria's life.
A huge THANK YOU to our wonderful Teaching Assistant, Mrs Dickson, for being a fabulous Queen Victoria.
Please see the most recent class newsletter below:
Please see previous newsletters below:
Autumn Term 2019 topic: Kingdom Of Adventure
The fabulous book 'Kensuke's Kingdom' by Michael Morpurgo sits firmly at the centre of our Literacy work. We shall enjoy following the adventures of the main character whilst learning much more about our own beautiful planet.
How many books by Michael Morpurgo have you read? They're wonderful.
During our first week in Year 6, Mrs Yarnold set the children a mountain of a challenge. In teams, could pupils build a pyramid of paper cups using only a piece of string each and one elastic band? Pupils were not allowed to touch the cups with their hands or any part of their body and all team members had to participate in each lift. Could it be done?
See photos in the gallery below:
We completed the pyramid challenge and proved that we're going to be a fantastic Year 6 team.
What's the latest?
Steel Pans Workshop with residents from Ross Court Care Home
Year 6 pupils enjoyed welcoming the residents from Ross Court Care Home. The children showed the residents how to play the steel pans and enjoyed sharing precious moments together (as well as tea and biscuits, of course).
Everest Week in Year 6
As part of our topic,'Kingdom of Adventure',pupils in Y6 have been learning more about the mighty Mount Everest and what it must take to be a mountaineer. We have enjoyed writing an Everest acrostic poem; creating our own mountain landscape artwork; learning more about famous climbers (Sir Edmund Hillary) and produced are own research projects on a mountain of our own choice. Next week, we look forward to hearing about Mrs Jefferson's own climb up Mount Kilimanjaro.
Please see the most recent Autumn newsletter below: