Year 6 2020 - 2021
In Year 6 it is a very busy year but our children still have loads of fun. They work in lots of different ways.
We have monitors in Year 6 who help out in other year groups too. There is a buddy system so that Year 6 children are paired up with children in Year 1 and Reception to help them learn and play fun games at playtimes. There are also Peer Mentors who help to solve people’s problems and if any child from any year group is feeling upset, they know who to go to.
Buddies can also be found in the library, they check books in and out and reserve some special books which are very popular.
Monitors can also be found across the school during assembly times operating the computers, holding the doors and putting out the benches. They are also in the office at lunchtimes, and giving out registers across the school, twice a day.
Children in Year 6 have the opportunity for extra lessons on the lead up to SATs, called ‘Booster classes’ and they happen twice a week from 3.30 – 4.30pm. They help children with skills, quick thinking and test practise so that they are fully prepared for the Tests in May. The teachers across the school help the children with their booster classes so there are small groups and a range of teaching styles.
At the end of May children do their end of Year assessments. They work really hard throughout the Year to reach their full potential and meet their targets. The SATs last for a week and it's a big team effort with all the teachers and children working together.
At the end of SATs week the Year 6 children start to practise for their end of year play which has proved a huge success in previous years.
The learning environment in Year 6 is very bright and colourful. The walls are full of interactive resources to help children learn key facts such as maths Vocabulary and English phrases.
Miss Mackenzie and Mrs Hunter work very closely together to ensure all work is matched to the abilities of the children in the class.
The following link will take you to a website where you will find games to increase working memory
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