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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6. This is an exciting time for the pupils, who have come to the final stage of their journey through Wimbledon Park Primary School. Year 6 is made up of 3 classes led by: Miss Brunt (6B), Miss Preedy (6P) and Mrs Allsop (6A). The children will also be supported by Anne Knights, Andy Hansen, Louise Rooney and Michele Ellard.

As their teachers, it is our intention to prepare all children for secondary school by promoting: independence, resilience, leadership skills and academic persistence.  Learning expectations are set high as we strive to ensure that pupils are ‘secondary ready’ by the end of Year 6.

 

Some of the key events of Year 6:

  • Opportunities for leadership roles
  • Statutory Assessment (SATS)
  • Residential trip 
  • End of year performance

 

We look forward to meeting you over the Autumn term and are available to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. We are happy to organise a chat (currently via Zoom) to address any concerns or email us on the following email addresses:

 

Miss Brunt (Year Group Leader): sbrunt@wimbledonpark.merton.sch.uk

Miss Preedy (Phase Leader): gpreedy@wimbledonpark.merton.sch.uk

Mrs Allsop: fallsop@wimbledonpark.merton.sch.uk

The Year 6 team.

 

Curriculum

In Year 6, the children are given the opportunity to develop their investigative skills and work as teacher/learner to explain their understanding of methods and their application.

 

English is taught daily and incorporates a range of reading, spoken and written activities and objectives. The children develop their editing and redrafting skills and focus on the use of more complex authorial techniques. The use of whole, quality texts inspires the children to write and write well. Some of the texts that will be used this year will be Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Michelle Paver’s Wolf Brother and Libby Haythorn and Gregory Rogers’ Way Home.

 

Science topics this year are designed to build upon the knowledge the children have retained from previous years. Science topics include Animals including humans, evolution and inheritance, living things and their habitats, electricity and light.

 

The children will also have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a range of wider curriculum units this year, beginning with the Ancient Mayans in the Autumn Term. Later in the year, we will also look at Climate Change, Civil Rights Movement and Coasts to name a few. The coasts topic will be tied closely to our visit to Osmington Bay, Dorset. In Art, we will also cover topics that include (but are not limited to) Abstract Art (including Kandinsky) and Andy Warhol whereas in D.T., the topics will include sewing, building and cooking! Wish us luck!

 

Home Help

In order to prepare the children for the expectations of Secondary School, a wider variety of home learning is set in Year 6.  Every Wednesday pupils receive Reading, Maths and SPaG home learning to be handed in on the following Monday.  This will now be delivered through Google Classroom. From time to time (often during the Half Term), pupils might be set a small project too around the wider curriculum.

 As well we the homework that is set, the pupils are encouraged to read as much as possible – preferably with an adult at least once a week. Taking time to practise their Maths fluency will also help them in class too. This can be done through Times Tables Rockstars (https://ttrockstars.com/) or other games (https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/mental-maths)

 

 

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