Hello and a big welcome back to all our Year 6 pupils, we hope that your Christmas break was restful and you’re all back and ready to learn! Our wonderful curriculum will provide our pupils with some fascinating, engaging and exciting learning experiences this first Spring half term.
During this first half of the Spring term, pupils will spend time as a class exploring and examining our new Power of Reading novel, “Pig Heart Boy,” Pupils will use this text for inspiration to write own fictional stories based on the characters within the text and to act as a learning anchor throughout the half term. They will also look at the grammatical concept of subjunctive form and the use of semi-colons to enhance their writing.
Pupils will link the setting of their Power of Reading Text to their studies of health and the human body. They will explore and gain knowledge about the functions of the blood, heart, blood vessels and lungs. They will also learn about how oxygen, water and nutrients are transported around the body.
Within maths, Year 6 will develop their understanding of how to solve problems involving the relative sizes of two quantities where missing values can be found by using integer multiplication and division facts. They will also learn how to express missing number problems algebraically and solve problems involving the calculation and conversion of units of measure, using decimal notation up to three decimal places where appropriate.
Pupils will explore the religions of Islam and Christianity this half term in RE and look at the idea of how people express their faith through the arts. In Spanish, pupils will learn ways to describe where they live, which we will use to create quizzes on Purple Mash to test our language recall.
In Music, pupils will explore rhythmic call and response, arranging and performing songs and structure. Within computing, they will learn to plan and create their own app, suited to a specific purpose, by programming different types of software. Through PSHE lessons, pupils will learn about how the media can influence people, as well as discussing counter arguments to the benefits and disadvantages of the media and the news.
As a reminder, homework will be sent home every Wednesday to be completed by the following Tuesday. All Year 6 pupils are also expected to wear the correct PE kit into school every Wednesday. Information about clubs and other activities can be found on our website.
We look forward to an amazing half term and everything that our pupils will achieve. Please let a member of the Year 6 team know if you had any questions.
Year 6 Key Stage 2 SATs Tests
Pupils in Year 6 will sit the end of Key Stage 2 SATs tests in the week beginning 8th May 2023. Due to the additional bank holiday to mark the King's coronation, the timetable will be as follows:
Tuesday 9th May: Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Papers 1 and 2
Wednesday 10th May: Reading Paper
Thursday 11th May: Maths Arithmetic Paper and Reasoning Paper 1
Friday 12th May: Maths Reasoning Paper 2
There will be a workshop for parents and carers in the Spring Term to discuss the way in which the tests will be carried out. In addition, we are planning to hold our regular Easter Tuition during the Easter holidays and there will be a free Breakfast Club for Year 6 pupils in the week of the tests.
For further information, please see the leaflet at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-1-and-2-national-curriculum-tests-information-for-parents
All parents and carers need to apply for a place at secondary school for their child currently in Year 6 by 31st October 2022.
Please see above the brochure giving details of the secondary schools in London Borough of Hounslow. You may also wish to look at schools outside Hounslow, for example those nearby in Surrey or in Richmond.
Year 6 pupils from our school transitioned to a range of schools in September 2022. These included:
Brentford School for Girls
Isleworth and Syon Boys
St Paul's Catholic College
The Bishop Wand C of E School
The Green School for Boys
Some of our pupils gained places at grammar and independent schools including:
St Bernard's Catholic Grammar School
Colchester County Grammar School
St James' Senior Boys School