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 Elections
During the Autumn Term year 6 children will have the opportunity to apply for Head Boy and Head Girl of Park Brow. The Year 6 candidates will deliver their speeches to the pupils and staff of the school. Following the speeches, every child and staff member will have the opportunity to vote for the new Head Boy and Head Girl. There will be a special assembly once the votes had been counted to announce the results.