Welcome to Year 6
In Year 6, we have Toucan Class taught by Mrs Katelyn Ducat and Phoenix Class taught by Miss Jenny Foster. Mrs Tracy Anderson will also be working with Year 6 this year.
Year 6 is going to be filled with unique and exciting opportunities and experiences for everyone.
Now the children are in Year 6 they have many chances to take on important (and vital) jobs in and around the school. Year 6 children may be found keeping the office in order, leading playtimes for younger children, carefully maintaining the accounts of the tuck trolley and, also, demonstrating the school values with pride and maturity.
Year 6 is a challenging year and the children work very hard towards their SATs. However, they also have plenty of opportunities to have fun.Throughout the year, the children go to camp, attend lifeskills, explore Crealy and perform in the end of year production.
We have very high expectations of all of our children but particularly those in Year 6. Having travelled through primary school we expect them to show an excellent understanding of how to be a representative of St.Peter's. Over the years we have provided as many opportunities as possible – academic, cross-curricular and pastoral – to allow the children to grow, develop and make the most of their strengths. This is their opportunity to demonstrate all that they have learnt.
It is our aim that our boys and girls should be fully prepared for secondary and leave us with the confidence to do well in senior school, attend universities or other training opportunities and move on to embark successfully on a wide range of careers.
We kick off Year 6 with an amazing residential trip to Barton Camp. This is a fun filled, jam packed adventure that really bonds the children and teachers. We went to camp on Monday 24th until Thursday 27th September 2018. Over the week, children:
- swam in the outdoor heated pool every day (including a spooky 'midnight' swim!)
- climbed the enormous Crooks Peak
- designed camp t-shirts
- took part in team challenges
- had fun on the zip wire and obstacle course
- sang songs round the camp fire with mugs of hot chocolate
- let off steam at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm.
Everyone had an absolutely fantastic week getting to know each other and bonding as a Year 6 team!
The first topic in Year 6 is based on the book 'Kensuke's Kingdom' by Michael Morporgo. It follows the story of Michael, who, whilst on a round-the-world adventure with his family, soon finds himself washed up on a mysterious island. He discovers that he is not alone...
As part of this topic, Year 6:
- learn about Michael's journey around the world
- discover the different countries he visits
- experience island life and the difficulties surrounding the finding of food
- create beautiful art work