In year 6, we aim to fully prepare the children for their SATs at the end of the year and ensure a smooth transition for every child to secondary school, whilst learning in a creative and engaging manner.
Children will have regular opportunities to learn together as a cohort, as the classes are often mixed or combined for different purposes. This enables pupils to work with a variety of children, as well as be taught and supported by both teachers. We understand the importance of skills linked to our learning behaviours, such as perseverance, resourcefulness and collaboration, in order to achieve success in their learning in all curriculum subjects.
In addition to this, speaking and listening will be an integral aspect of our learning to ensure that children are able to confidently express themselves in a wide range of situations. This will prepare them not only for their transition to secondary school and in later life, but it will also enable them to work effectively with others whilst at Cottage Grove. They will be able to use these skills within all of their lessons and during the Poetry Competition which takes place in the first half of each term.
We will engage children in their learning by using cross-curricular links to the different history and geography topics, which this year includes: Ancient Egypt, Elizabethan England, World War 2 and a St. Lucia case study.
PE times will vary throughout the year and opportunities for extra PE sessions may arise. Therefore, it is imperative that children have their full PE kit in school at all times.
Homework is another important aspect of children’s learning. We will set topic homework every half-term and maths homework every Friday. It is expected that children read every night for at least 15 minutes. If children read their book at home five times a week they will earn a sticker on their school bookmarks. Once they have earned eight stickers, they will receive a book prize during celebration assembly. It is also essential that children practise their times’ tables and spellings each night as they will be tested on these each week.
Mrs Mitchell (Mornings)