Year six zone

Welcome - Year 6 is the final year in which children stay in the primary school, after which they will transfer to one of the local High Schools.

We operate a 2 year rolling programme of topics which are shared with Year Five, so your child will cover all of the topics shown below, but which topics they cover in each year group will depend upon where in the cycle we are:

 

Our topics (shared with Year 5) are…

Cycle A

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

 Anglo Saxons

Forces / Light 

Earth & Space

Kingdom of England

Life Cycles & Reproduction

Materials

France & Cooking

 

 Animals & Humans - Changes to Old Age

Cycle B

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

 Electricity

Great Britain

Computing

Evolution / Inheritance

Classifying Plants & Animals

Local History - Felixstowe

Felixstowe Trade

 British Geography

Painters

South America & Rainforests

Mayan Painting

 World Issues

Food

Olympics

 

As young adults, we wish the children to develop even greater independence and more responsibility, so we give them many opportunities to demonstrate this. For example, our older children may be chosen to be:

  • Playground buddies
  • Library monitors
  • Lunchtime helpers
  • Support for younger children
  • Other monitor roles

We also have Break-Out areas for the older children, where small groups are allowed to spend agreed times without direct supervision. By giving the children the opportunity to demonstrate that they can be mature, sensible and trusted, we hope that they will develop a better understanding their responsibilities as young adults.

 

In Year 4 the children had the opportunity to go on a 3 day residential visit to Norfolk; in Year 6 we wish to build upon this and offer a one week residential trip. The trips are not only educational, but help the children to learn more about independence and managing themselves and their belongings. Although it can be subject to change, our current focus for the Year 6 residential trip is Kingswoods. This trip takes place in the summer term and gives the children an opportunity to be adventurous and build self esteem through a range of outdoor and indoor activities.