Welcome to Year 6 and the final year at Trotts Hill Primary School! Mrs Cook is the class teacher and Mrs Cornish is the teaching assistant. Mrs Shergill will also be supporting the class on a Tuesday and Wednesday.
Year 6 is an extremely important, yet exciting year, when your children will sit their SATs in May. To ensure the children are ready for these tests and are feeling confident, all the support and interest you take in your child’s education is extremely valuable. We ask parents to read and sign their child’s reading record each week and help their child with home learning tasks that are set.
We cover the core subjects of English, Maths, Science and Computing as well as a full range of topics where we encourage children to take an active approach towards their learning including:
Year 6 is a very important year and we have organised a range of activities which ensure children receive a broad curriculum which challenges them. Children participate in a ‘Robotics Day’ where they design and programme a robot to walk on Mars. Children’s Design and Technology skills are developed through a K’Nex workshop where the children build a model based on strict design specifications. Finally the children’s fitness is tested through a residential at the end of year where they have the opportunity to conquer fears and achieve goals!
The expectations in Year 6 are very high, but year on year, children always rise to the challenge through good home-school partnerships and a determination to succeed.
We tested different types of paper to determine its strength, its absorbency, how ink spreads, its opacity and its fibres. We conducted five different tests! This is part of our exploration phase in DT before we build up to designing and producing our own kites.