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Year 6

Year Six

Miss Buckley and Miss Odufuye are supported by Mrs Hudson. Mrs Wright is also a student teacher in 6B.

Curriculum

At St. Helen’s we are committed to developing the whole child through a broad and balanced curriculum. The children study a wide range of subjects from maths and English to cookery and forest schools.

Click here to view the Year Six Curriculum Map Overview.

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 Click here to view Year 6 – SATs presentation 2020 to KS2 Parents

Supporting Learning at Home

In year 6 the children are expected to progress towards being an independent learner, but for some homework projects, such as science experiments, parental help is essential.
The children are given an hour of maths and English homework each week, as well as spellings to learn and a reading record to fill in.
We hope the children read widely and for pleasure, to help them the children will always have a reading book borrowed from the class library.

Homework is provided to your child every week. This homework links to work that they have been doing in class. Children have access to GSuite accounts; and as we move with the times homework in KS2 will be more increasingly set through this electronic platform. Please therefore refer to the GSuite Parent Guide to increase your confidence with how to use it when engaging with home learning. Please click here for the guide.

Year Six Expectations

The children in year 6 are assessed in two ways. In all subjects, the children are given a teacher assessment. This happens throughout the year to ensure all children are making progress. The children’s attainment is measured using the bands below. The end of year 6 expectation is 6S.

 

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The Children also take national exams (SATs) in reading; grammar punctuation and spelling; and maths. Teacher assessments for writing and science are also sent to a national agency. 

 

Exam scaled score SATs grade
80 - 89 Has not met the year 6 standard (HNM)
90 - 99 Working towards the year 6 standard (WTS)
100 - 114 Working at the expected year 6 standard (EXS)
115 - 120 Working at greater depth within the year 6 standard (GDS)

 

News & Photos 

The children took a brief break from cooking to hold and tend to the chicks before they leave us for the farm.

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Year 6 went to see an interpretation of the French tale, The Little Prince, at the Stratford Circus Theatre. Pupil's enjoyed the excellent production and learning the moral that, "small efforts matter, every little bit." Pupils created outstanding home learning products which were inspired by the story.

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Year 6 presented their assembly on Wednesday. They shared information about their educational visit to the Houses of Parliament with their parents and KS2. They shared their knowledge of the British political system and spoke about new facts that they had learnt on their visit.

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Representatives from TFL delivered a workshop to year 6 pupils. The workshop educated pupils on personal safety, respect, responsibility and awareness both on and around public transport. It covered the different forms of public transport. The workshop informed, challenged and reinforced the transport knowledge of Year 6 pupils as they become increasingly independent.​

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This week we have been focusing on Citizenship; in particular are topic area of Subsidiarity. In classes, we have been discussing ‘Subsidiarity’ within society & how it occurs. We have researched it in religion, Parliament, at home, in school and in our world.

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This half-term in Year 6, we have been learning about the Houses of Parliament.We have been researching MP’s, the process of voting, the Queens duties & the role of Our Prime Minister. We have learnt how to debate against issues that are important to us & how this reflects what happens in Parliament.

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In Year 6, we completed our Christmas production “Christmas with Aliens” here we learnt the joy of accepting everyone in our world; regardless of where they come from. We not only celebrated the story of Jesus’ birth but also the difference & uniqueness of all.

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Year 6 completed a sponsored relaxation afternoon in order to raise money for charity. Their friends and family generously sponsored them to participate in meditation, relaxation stretching and nowpressplay mental health activities. They completed the activities as part of their Citizenship learning. They have raised over £200 for their chosen charity (The Children's Society). Year 6 would like to say a big thank you to everyone who sponsored them.

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Useful Links


English Links

Literacyshed
Website: https://www.literacyshed.com/
Description: Fantastic selection of reading, spelling and writing activities.

BBC Bitesize
Website: www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks1bitesize
Description: This website is packed with games and activities to support your child's learning in school.

Maths Links

Active Learn
Website: www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/planning#abacus
Description: Use your child’s login to access lots of fun and interactive games.

ICT games
Website: www.ictgames.com/resources.html
Description: A selection of fun games to support mathematical skills.