Welcome to Year 6
Year 6 comprises Merlin and Osprey classes.
In Year 6, we study a diverse range of topics and high-quality texts including Skellig by David Almond, Street Child by Berlie Doherty, Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson, The Viewer by Shaun Tan, The Nowhere Emporium by Ross Mackenzie, Secrets of the Sun King by Emma Carroll and Can You See Me? By Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott.
If you want a deeper look at the Year 6 curriculum and all that we have to offer, click here. (Under review)
Alongside this curriculum, the children received weekly Forest School, Computing, JIGSAW (PSHE), French and PE. Throughout the year, they also are taught Design & Technology and Art inspired by our topic.
As a school, we are committed to celebrating inclusion and diversity throughout the year: we celebrate Black History Month, Disability History Month, LGBTQ+ History Month, Safer Internet Day, Children’s Mental Health Week and British Science Week to name a few! In Year 6, we have sensitive and mature class discussions during these celebrations to ensure that our children leave Moorlands as well-rounded, empathetic and open-minded individuals.
Year 6 is a very exciting time for trips, beginning the year off with a trip to the Life Skills centre. Every time this trip has taken place, the children comment that it’s their favourite trip of primary school! It is a fantastic opportunity for children to learn life skills they can implement in their life outside school. Year 6 children also have the opportunity to attend a week-long residential trip within the UK as a final celebration of all their achievements at primary school with their classmates and teachers.
Firstly, as teachers, our priority is that the children are happy, safe and enjoying their education and school life. As we tell the children, SATs do not reflect who they are or who they will become; there is so much more to make up an individual than test results.
However, we encourage all children to Achieve their Best, in line with our LEARN Values, and only ask that the children do their personal best.
Throughout the year, we do the following to prepare children for SATS:
- CPG homework books
- Revisiting learning from KS2
- Celebrating marvellous mistakes and the lessons we learn from these
- SATs style questions used in Maths and Reading to ensure familiarity
- Positive learning environment that promotes a growth-mindset and self-confidence
Year 6 is the perfect opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the huge personal and academic progress that every child has made.
We aim to equip all our children to leave Moorlands as confident, self-assured, inquisitive, kind, worldly-wise members of their community.