In Year Six, we seek to create an exciting, vibrant and safe learning environment in which our children are stimulated and develop lifelong learning skills.
Our Y6 curriculum aims to provide lessons that are engaging, meaningful and fun – we provide pupils with outdoor learning opportunities and hands-on experiences within the classroom that provide the right balance of challenge and support. Such memorable learning experiences promote creativity, independence and enjoyment. Our close links with the St Mary’s Church and the Court also serve to enhance the provision that Year Six children receive.
We offer and continue to build upon a broad and balanced curriculum which reflects the variety of subjects that pupils will study at secondary school. We promote independent learning and develop organisational skills, as well as confidence, social awareness and how to stay safe. Through our Jigsaw PSHE programme, we aim to enrich the children and prepare them for life outside of Lady Katherine Leveson C of E Primary, as they continue with their journey to secondary school.
Within English, we develop pupils’ key skills by promoting the enjoyment of writing for a range of audiences and purposes. Reading is shared and celebrated daily and, to support success in both writing and reading , challenging class texts are interwoven into our English curriculum to engage, stretch and extend our pupils. In Maths, children develop their reasoning and applying skills by using concrete materials alongside pictorial representations to explore all aspects of the mathematical curriculum and to deepen understanding of the four number operations. As part of our drive to enhance our children’s experience, we provide small focus groups to support these key areas. In Science, we create scientific enquiry and let the children guide the learning through experiments and investigations. It is important that children have this scientific enquiry- allowing investigation, develops curiosity, a thirst for knowledge, independence and resourcefulness –all key life skills.
As a class, we celebrate: ‘being the best that you can be’ which is inextricably linked to perseverance, resilience and risk-taking; together with this, we encourage kindness and caring and embrace the value of :Everyone is different ; Everyone is equal.
The Year Six Team