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. Children will also be prepared for their transition to Secondary School.
6KGLD: class teachers Kylie Gibney (Mon, Tues, Weds) and Layla Dyer (Friday) supported by Mel Sale
6JC: class teacher Jake Clay supported by Sue Gentry-Wells
In the Autumn Term, our topic is ‘We’ll Meet Again’ which focuses on World War II, with particular reference to Lewes and the local area. 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 ‘Survival’. In this topic, there is plenty of scope for creativity and we will be researching individuals who have survived against all odds.
In the Summer Term (when SATs are over), our final topic is ‘Fit for Life’, which involves lots of group project work, culminating in a wellbeing exhibition and fair. Our trip for this term is a residential visit to Carroty Wood.
Our Home Learning Grid will be given to the children at the start of each term and will consist of a selection of topic and mathematical based tasks. We expect the children to complete a minimum of 6 pieces of home learning per term (3 topic and 3 maths). We will collect them in on, or before, each Friday deadline. Further details of this can be found on the grid itself. Alongside this, 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 Tuesdays, and indoor PE will take place on Fridays. Swimming kits are required when the pool is open again, hopefully in the Spring Term.
Uniform – Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled as it helps the children to identify their own belongings. Please remind your child to bring a coat every day in the winter months and also please encourage your child to bring a named water bottle to school every day.
Medication – Please let the school and your child’s class teacher know if your child has any condition requiring medication, including allergies or asthma. If your child needs to be on a course of medication then please complete the relevant form which is kept in the school office.