Your Year 6 teachers are Miss Fini (6F) who is Head of Year, Mrs Harmston (6W) and Miss Wilson (6LW).
Details of the curriculum can be found on the curriculum pages and in the curriculum booklets.
What happens in Year 6?
Year 6 is a very important year and the children have the opportunity to take on many roles and responsibilities throughout the year. Some children are chosen to be House Prefects or monitors e.g. library, music monitor. To become a house prefect in Year 6 or to have another monitor role, the children in Year 5 now need to go through an interview process with the teachers.
All the children in Year 6 have a buddy in Year 3 to help them settle into the routines of Knaphill School. This also helps the Year 6 children to develop mentoring skills.
As secondary school is approaching, we encourage the children to become more self-reliant and make their own decisions. They need to start to take more ownership and responsibility for their own learning and progress.
Many fun and exciting things happen in Year 6:
- The children make political party campaigns where they have to persuade parents to vote on their idea to improve the classroom environment.
- At Christmas time, the children perform in a Carol Concert at the Holy Trinity Church.
- The children have a Victorian themed day in the Spring term and an Ancient Egyptian themed day in the Summer term.
- The children take part in a Junior Citizen day at Woking Football Club.
- In the summer term, the children take part in an Apprentice project and sell items they have made to children and parents.
- Near the end of the Year, the children perform in a Summer Production and take part in a leaver’s assembly to the whole school and their families.
Day by day guide:
Children need their homework diaries, reading folder, a reading book and pencil cases in school every day.
Please encourage your child to read for at least 10 minutes a day, and where possible, read and discuss texts with an adult on a regular basis. Children need to record their reading in their homework diaries and they need to be signed by an adult at the end of each week. Children have a reading genre chart in their A4 reading folder and must update the books they have read from the School library and class book corner on their chart.
All children will need to remember their PE kits for their two PE days and their kits need to be named.
- 6F – Monday and Friday
- 6LW – Tuesday and Friday
- 6H – Tuesday and Wednesday
Some children who cannot swim 25 metres will have swimming lessons in the Summer term and will need their swimming kit on their swimming day. This will be confirmed before the Summer term.
This will be handed out on a Monday and should be returned by Wednesday. Spelling lists will also be given. These will be glued into homework diaries where there is space for learning them. We expect children to practise their spellings at home regularly. If your child does not understand the meaning of a word, please encourage them to look it up in a dictionary and to practise using the word in a sentence.
This will be handed out on a Wednesday, and should be returned by Friday. Children will also be given a mental maths skill to practise (i.e. 7 times table) and this will be tested during the week. We would greatly appreciate your help in assisting your children with these skills – there are many ways to make learning these fun, for example: songs, computer games, and flashcards.
In order to promote more responsibility for their own learning, the children will be given an exciting London project to complete over the course term. All details and instructions will be included when they receive their project folders and it will clearly be explained to them at school. We will also be discussing this at the curriculum evening should you have any questions.
Two homework books are provided. There is a homework club on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Computing suite if children wish to complete their homework at lunchtime.
There are a number of publishers who produce revision books, for example, CGP, Letts, Rising Starts, Schofield and Sims, which you will find useful in covering all the key areas tested. These books can be purchased in leading bookstores such as Waterstones and WH Smith.
In March, the children have the opportunity to go on a residential trip to Stone Farm in Devon. Click here to find out more information about the Year 6 Trip to Stone Farm 2018 – 2019.
In the summer term, the children go on a trip to the Haslemere Museum.
In their Ancient Egyptian collection, the museum holds around 130 items. These include a mummy and several mummified animals, accompanied by other ritualistic objects including shabti figures, offerings, hieroglyphics and jewellery.
During a workshop which is specifically designed for KS2 children, our children will be able to:
- Find out what the Ancient Egyptians believed about the afterlife.
- Learn about mummification by disembowelling a mummy-doll.
- Visit the real mummy, Par-Er-Abu, and mummify their own toy!
This promises to be an excellent opportunity for promoting factual writing, writing instructions & for inspiring imaginative fiction.
We discuss issues that may arise in Secondary School during PSHE lessons. Staff and teachers from Woking High and Winston Churchill come in and visit Knaphill School and meet the children and all the children have an opportunity to go on a transition day at the new secondary school in July.
Support for parents/guardians
Last year, the year 6 teachers carried out some parent workshops for English and Maths to show what is being taught in the curriculum and how children are assessed. You can view the PowerPoint’s from the workshops by clicking on the links below: