Welcome to Year 6
Year 6 provides a suitably challenging and stimulating culmination of the primary cycle. We ask our children to adopt a mature attitude as they assume their roles as positive role models for the younger members of the school.
Each child has the opportunity to become a monitor and take on special jobs around the school. We find that the children respond positively to the responsibilities given them and build firm relationships with pupils of younger ages.
We also provide the exciting opportunity of an election campaign where the children bid to become voted in as house captain for one of our four houses. The children design posters outlining their manifesto, giving reasons why they should be voted in, and place them around the school. Speeches are given on polling day and the winning candidates are announced in a special assembly. We believe that the process gives the children a great chance to shine as responsible leaders around our school.
All children are rewarded for good behaviour and hard work through our house point system. Stickers and certificates are given out on a weekly basis for the most improved workers, for particular effort and for outstanding pieces of work. We also reward positive team work which encourages the pupils to work together to meet aims and objectives and to build positive relationships.
As well as working hard in the classroom we consider regular excursions to be essential in providing a balanced and broad curriculum for the children. We organise trips to the theatre and cinema and to see a musical performance...
As part of the geography curriculum we take the children for a walk in the mountains and on a field trip to a residential centre in the Sierra de Gredos. This trip to Gaia provides both a wonderful outdoor learning opportunity and a chance for the children to strengthen friendship bonds and to demonstrate their growing independence.
We are also including a brand new trip to Cordoba and Granada to complement our History studies in our topic on Islamic civilization.
We relish the chance to grow in confidence and show our creative side in year six.
Performance is encouraged from class assemblies to shows!
We also have a very special event at the end of the year where we ask each child to learn a poem by heart in English and recite it at a special poetry recital in the final term. We invite our parents to share this memorable day with us and join us for afternoon tea while we put on our exceptional performance!