Year Six is a really important and exciting year for all the children. Throughout the year children will be provided with a wealth of opportunities that are designed to help them develop into responsible, resilient and independent young people ready to make the transition to secondary school. All children will be challenged to fulfill their academic potential, develop their independence and to contribute to the wider school community.
If parents or carers have any questions or queries during the academic year then please do not hesitate to contact the school office and make an appointment to see any of the Year 6 Team.
The Year 6 Team
All children must read at least 10 pages every day at home, record what they have written in their reading diary and if possible talk about what they have read. This will help the children to develop the higher reading skills required for comprehension, deduction and inference. Even if your child is a very fluent reader, it is still important that you take the time to hear them read as they will still come across words and phrases that they do not understand. It is also enjoyable and exciting to talk to someone about the book you are reading.
Children in Year 6 will have P.E sessions each week. For this they will need a labelled Park Brow kit. Sometimes, P.E sessions may be taken outdoors and therefore the children will need suitable outdoor PE Kits. Once kits are in school they can remain until the end of each half term when kits will be sent home to be washed. 6C will have P.E of a Thursday afternoon and 6J will have P.E of a Friday afternoon.
Autumn Term Topics
Art – All About Me
Computing – E-Safety and Networking
MFL – Spanish
PE – Swimming and Football
Science – Electricity
Topic – Local History and Geography
During the autumn term, year 6 take part in a two week swimming block at the local leisure centre. By the end of key stage 2, children are expected to:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
Head Boy and Girl
Congratulations to all our candidates who were shortlisted for Head Boy and Head Girl at Park Brow! Well done to Jasmine and Nicholas who have been chosen to represent our school in their new roles. They will be supported by our Deputy Head Girl Layla and Deputy Head Boy Kaden. Supporting prefects include Callum, Mia, Patricja, Taylor and Layton.
Park Brow Remembers
Year 6 created poppies in preparation for Remembrance Day. We used a variety of collage materials to create eye catching poppies that will be used in a display at Park Brow.
Megan Rix’s Visit
Year 6, along with the rest of KS2, were fortunate to attend Megan Rix’s assembly and listen to her fantastic stories about the assistance dogs that she trains. Megan’s popular children’s books are based upon the dogs that she has trained – she even brought 2 of them to the assembly. The pupils were very excited to see the dogs and enjoyed listening to Megan. After the assembly, pupils had the opportunity to meet Megan and buy one of her books.
During Computing lessons, year 6 have been discussing how to stay safe online. We have had discussions around what things we access online (SnapChat and Fornite being the favourites), how to stay safe and what things we would class as ‘inappropriate’. The children were very mature and honest during these discussions and keen to ensure they keep not only themselves safe, but also their peers too. We identified who children could speak to if they felt someone was asking inappropriate questions online. The children were confident when identifying adults including their family members and staff at Park Brow.
Kirkby High Dance Sessions
6C began their transition sessions at Kirkby High last week. The children all enjoyed the dance lesson and were all enthusiastic throughout. The block of sessions are based upon the famous film, ‘The Greatest Showman’. The children enjoyed listening to some of the songs from the soundtrack whilst warming up as well as watching some short scenes before learning the dance. The staff of Park Brow and Kirkby High School were so impressed with the pupil’s attitudes and participation.