Year 6 is a very exciting year. The staff team consists of: Mrs Doyle, Mr Morgan, Mr Heath, Mr Gough, Miss Armstrong, Mrs Johnston, Mrs Gilbert, Miss Forster and Miss Lavelle. It is always a delight in Year 6 to watch the children develop and grow both personally and academically.
During Year 6 pupils begin to prepare for life after leaving us. Moving from primary to secondary school means that they will be expected to be much more independent. As their teachers, it is our intention to make sure that they develop the skills required to achieve in secondary school, through increasing their independence, leadership opportunities and academic success. Learning expectations are very high as we prepare the children for the next stage of their “learning journey.”
Whether they have been with us since the Nursery, or if they joined us in their final year, it is always sad to see our pupils go. As a result, we like to do all that we can in order for them to feel supported on their forward journey. We have excellent provisions in place for the transition into secondary school, including meetings with High School staff, and ‘transformers’, a series of lessons which develops skills, such as resilience, independence, assertiveness and determination. We encourage families to visit as many schools as possible to ensure that you and your child are happy with the choices you make.
As our pupils move up the school, we naturally expect them to set an example to the younger children; from a smart school uniform to being polite and helping out around the building. Children are given responsibilities within their classes and play an important part in the daily running of our school!
We believe that first-hand experience is vital to learning and a number of trips have been arranged to support this. We visit ‘Crucial Crew’, where children learn about accident prevention and safety. We visit Stockport Air-raid Shelters to support our learning about World War ll. In the summer we develop geography fieldwork skills on our visit to the rural village of Bakewell in Derbyshire. Our residential visit to Ghyll Head provides an unforgettable experience, where children have fun whilst developing confidence, team-building and life-skills.
During lessons we aim to provide challenge, enabling every child to fulfil their potential. Home and school work together as a team and we value your support in ensuring that your child completes homework and ensuring that they have an appropriate environment in which to do it.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher. We are always happy to help.
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