Welcome to Year 6
We are really lucky as Year 6 teachers as we get to spend the year with your children preparing them for exciting things to come. When the children arrive with us they are always full of questions about the exciting year they have ahead.
Within Year 6 the first thing they experience is applying for a Year 6 job. All our children take on a different role across the school, whether this be house point collecting, golden book sticker monitor in assemblies, eco warriors or one of many, many more.
Our Year 6s also buddy up with a child from Year 3. We spend a session every week with these children sharing learning. We do a variety of activities together including: reading together, sharing each other’s homework projects and enjoying Maths Meetings with one another.
Our Year 6 curriculum is very exciting! We spend our first term looking at World War 2 and link this to our work across the curriculum. During this term we spend an afternoon with any grandparents the children have that have experience of the war. We also go to Duxford for the day dressed in 1940s clothes and spend a session there with an ARP warden. Within the spring term we look at mountainous environments in detail then survival in extreme environments around the world. We have a Survival Day during this term on which the children spend the day outside building fires, building shelters, tasting bugs and orienteering. It’s great fun! In our final term we think a lot about Journeys and transition to high school. During this term the children will take the SATs tests. In the second half of the term Year 6 will go to Norfolk or on the local visits- this is something we all look forward to all year!
We are very lucky at Moulsham Juniors in that a lot of our children go to Moulsham High School after Year 6. Due to this we spend a lot of time with the High School doing lessons up at their school such as swimming, drama and food technology and having teachers visit us to teach sessions such as German and music. This helps build a familiarity for the children when they come to moving on from the juniors.
As teachers in Year 6 it is an honour to see the children develop over the year, take on the pressures of SATs (and survive) and spend time in a totally different environments with them during the residential and local visits week. Although we all find it very difficult to say goodbye to them at the end of the year, we truly believe that they are prepared for their next journey.