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.
Summer Term Topics
Art – Still Life Drawing
Computing – Desktop Publishing
MFL – Festivals
PE – Athletics
Science – Light
Topic – Civil War
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.
Extended Day Trip to Keswick
In October, children in Year 6 went on an extended day trip to Keswick in the Lake District. The purpose of the trip was to find out about a mountainous locality and to help develop the children’s understanding of Mountainous Regions. During the day we visited the Lake District Wildlife Center, The Puzzling Place and had a tour around Keswick Town looking at the different types of shops and buildings. The trip provided children with firsthand experience of the locality and was a fantastic day for all the children and staff.
In Year 6 we have been improving our knowledge of rounding, negative integers and prime numbers. We have played: Prime Number Pairs, Reasoned Rounding, Negative Numbers Connect Four and Positive and Negative Tug of War. We love playing games as they help us to deepen our understanding in fun and practical ways. We have even invited Miss Roberts along to compete against us!
Head Boy and Girl Elections
Last week, Park Brow elected their new Head Boy and Girl. The Year 6 candidates delivered their speeches to the pupils and staff of the school. Following the speeches, every child and staff member had the opportunity to vote for the new Head Boy and Head Girl. Mr James then held a special assembly once the votes had been counted to announce the results.
Head Boy – Mikey Kinder
Head Girl – Lilah Wright
Deputy Head Boy – Bradley John Doherty
Deputy Head Girl – Sophie Ogilvie
Prefect – Olivia Balmer
Prefect – Nicole Churchill
Prefect – Elliot Cossgrove
Prefect – Frankie Moorcroft
Prefect – Dylan Riley
Visiting Kirkby High School
This week, year 6 were invited to Kirkby High School to watch their Christmas production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the performance – especially as many of the cast were former Park Brow pupils.
This week, year 6 had Ian from CLC in class to help us use Scratch to design our own game. We created our own game in pairs and wrote a set of instructions for a friend or family member to use to help them make their own game.
World Book Day
The children in year 6 made a fantastic effort when dressing as their favourite story characters on World Book Day. To celebrate World Book Day, we enjoyed taking part in a year group story quiz as well as reading our favourite stories too.
On Tuesday, year 6 watched a video that used a real life cyber-bullying situation. This video helped sensitise the children to the hurt and pain that can be caused by cyber bullying. The film showed ways in which cyber bullying can occur, who it involves, how it can affect different people, and what can be done to prevent it and respond to it. As a class we discussed different ways that bullying could be tackled and how we could help others who are possibly being bullied. We also thought of questions that we could ask those involved in the situation and used them during role play and hot seating.
Sport Relief Run
On Friday 23rd March, the whole school took part in a fun run around the both the junior and infant yard and the MUGA. The children were extremely supportive of one an another and they were all determined to finish the race. Well done year 6!
Some pupils from year 6 have been working with Miss Brady each Thursday lunch time to choreograph a dance routine. From this, the children’s confidence has greatly increased – this was evident when they performed their final dance to Upper Key Stage Two. Thank you Miss Brady!