Year 6 is the final class of Upper Key Stage 2, and children are expected to take responsibility both for their learning and for the school environment. The children take on various roles around the school such as mentoring individuals and being trained to be peer mediators and sports leaders.
6CS: class teacher Mrs Clare Shinebourne, supported by Mrs Emma Quinton and Mrs Mel Sale
6KF: class teachers Mrs Kate Foster (Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri) and Ms Helen Chappell (Mon, Tues), supported by Mrs Sue Gentry-Wells and Miss Lula James
In the Autumn Term, our topic is ‘We’ll Meet Again’ which focuses on World War II, with particular reference to the local connection in Lewes. Our school trip is to Newhaven Fort.
‘Take Over Week’ occurs in the Autumn Term, where Year 6 children can apply to work across the school in a variety of roles e.g. on the reception desk, teach a lesson or write the school newsletter.
In the Spring Term, (and leading up to SATs in May) our topic is ‘Into the Unknown’, which is split into two units: Antarctica and The Titanic. There is plenty of scope for creativity, for example, we make insular gloves and stop-motion penguin animation
In the Summer Term (when SATs are over), our final topic is ‘India’, which involves lots of group project work, culminating in the ever popular Indian Bazaar.
To help the children develop their independence in the run-up to secondary school, we go on an exciting residential outdoor learning trip to Carroty Wood.
Homework is sent out once a week, usually on Fridays. We alternate between maths and topic homework, and children are expected to spend 40 minutes on this, whether or not they manage to finish the task. They have one week to complete each task. Times tables are to be practiced 5 x 5 minutes a week, and spellings are sent out on Wednesdays to be learnt for the following week.
Children are expected to have their PE kits in school Mondays to Fridays. Outdoor PE is on a Thursday, and indoor PE may take place on Tuesday or Fridays. Swimming kits are required when the pool is warm enough.