Welcome to Year 6 - Eagles!
Hello and welcome to Eagles’ class page. We are Year 6 and the children are in their final year at primary school. It is an exceptionally busy year, not only as we work towards our SATs, but also full of exciting trips, activities, events and responsibilities.
Our motto for Eagles is “Work Hard...Play Hard”, led by our fabulous class staff team - Mrs Matthew, Mrs Trisorio and Mrs Mulla.
Part of our working hard involves regular reading at home and in school. Homework is given out on Friday and should be returned on Monday. The work usually reflects the learning of the previous week and often consists of English, Maths, Science and spellings. School provides a homework / reading diary for parents to sign weekly / daily.
As well as working hard, Year 6 undertake various responsibilities and proudly wear a monitor’s badge. Duties include: assembly preparation, register collecting, Key Stage 1 play-leaders, collating housepoints, organising the Headteacher’s Certificates, and running the Tuck Shop. Eagles are also voted as House Captains, Vice Captains and Sports Captains of our four school teams: Amazon, Colorado, Nile and Thames. We also nominate school council representatives.
In class, our first topic of the year is Crime and Punishment through the Ages. We study Shakespeare's “Macbeth” and visit Pendle Hill to experience where the "Pendle Witches" lived. After Christmas, we then move onto our London topic, in both our literacy and creative curriculum. We learn about the landmarks of London; research travel guides and study novels set in London. The highlight of our topic is the trip to London itself. We travel by train to Euston; tour London on an open top bus; and spend time at the Natural History Museum. It’s an amazing experience - one that all Eagles remember! Later in the year, we also visit the Streetwise event at Witton Park High School.
In May, Year 6 children must sit their SATs. There are tests in Reading; Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar; and Maths. Writing and science is also assessed. We always work hard to prepare for these exams, but we know that once they are over, there are lots of treats in store!
Our first reward is the end of year hoodies that we wear every day until the end of term. We choose the colour and fundraise to help towards the cost. Eagles’ also take part in an Army problem solving day, First Aid workshops and help out at the summer school fair. We also organise and run the yearly Macmillan Coffee Morning and School Book Fair to raise money.
Finally, at the end of the year, we perform an end of school production, which involves all the children in Eagles. Parents are invited to watch our spectacular show. This is followed by a special Leavers’ Prom night, where we dress up in our finest, eat pizza and party! The children design and create Year Books as a keepsake of their primary years and perform a Leavers Assembly on their final day in school.
As we’ve said – it’s a frantic but fantastic year and we know that it is one the children will always remember!