Year 6 – Merlin and Osprey classes

Welcome to Year 6.

As well as studying a number of different ‘Wonder’ topics, such as ‘Trading Places’, ‘Evolution’, ‘Houses of History’, ‘All the World’s a Stage’ and ‘Brazil’, the children take part in a range of exciting and engaging curricular activities. In Year 6 they also have the opportunity to take part in a range of events including Forest Schools, learning a musical instrument, specialist PE lessons and Lifeskills. We begin the year with team building and challenges when we go, as a year group, on a residential trip at PGL, Osmington Bay.

Throughout the year, children continue to receive home learning and reading tasks in order to prepare them for the next steps in their education. They are encouraged to be organised and active in developing their own learning and independence. They are supported in undertaking new and exciting roles of responsibilities too. There are various year group, House and whole school responsibilities such as Sport and House Captains, Librarians and School Councillors, to mention a few. We also build close links with our youngest pupils when we set up a ‘buddies’ partnership. The pupils meet each week; it is lovely to see these relationships develop over the year.

Year 6, of course, is a special time for all the children and their final year at the school. We think it equally important that the children have the opportunities to celebrate their time and learning at Moorlands. Traditionally, we have a special end-of-year production, a Leavers’ Assembly and a Leavers’ Prom (organised by our parents). We want every child to leave Moorlands feeling proud of their successes and ready for the future that lies before them: prepared to realise their full potential.

It is an action-packed, pacey and challenging year which is fun, exciting and dynamic.