Welcome to Year 6
We wish you a warm welcome to Year 6, where our focus is on preparing our children for their future learning journey. We strongly believe in equipping our students with a ‘growth mind-set’, encouraging them to face all new challenges with an open mind and perseverance.
Year 6 is a special year for many reasons. We have a busy and exciting programme of events throughout the year, including our residential trip; some science lessons with a nearby secondary school; leading roles in our Harvest Festival and Christmas service and a performance worthy of a West-End stage in July. We develop our learning through a range of exciting topics, and we thrive on challenges and work hard to develop our reasoning skills. We embrace all learning opportunities and prepare diligently for the Year 6 assessments in May.
The teaching team of Mr Duffin and Mrs Haffenden welcome any questions or inquiries that you may have; please feel free to contact James Duffin via email or the school office.
We have been focusing our History around The Maya this term - learning about their lifestyle, farming methods, religion, diet and the structure of their society. We are now going to explore their region in more geographical detail . We will think about landscape, land use and elements of map making too.
This term Year 6 are learning to cook! They have already had two sessions with Pioneer Cooking, learning to prepare and make French Toast and creating a Vegetable and Bean Chilli. During the sessions, they are developing their knowledge of kitchen safety, including safe cutting skills. They are exploring healthy eating options and considering the nutritional value of foods too.
For their final week they made American Pancakes. They were delicious and creative! Thank You to Cooking Pioneers for teaching us how to cook and what to cook to stay healthy.
Year 6 have had a busy start to the year! They have been engrossed with Goodnight Mr Tom in guided reading and have produced some fantastic writing based on War Horse in English. In maths they have really embedded their understanding of place value and the four operations and have used the bar model to help them show their understanding. In science they have been learning all about evolution and inheritance, whilst in history they have studied World War II
Some of the Year 6 children were lucky enough to attend a STEM day at Kent College where they were involved in workshops with Microsoft, Amazon and Lego. What a fantastic opportunity!
We enjoyed sharing stories with Reception class.
We enjoyed sharing the donations from from school with local residents in the village. The warm smiles on their faces made our day!
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