Year 6 – Angelou and King classes

Welcome to Year 6!

The year 6 classes are led by Mr Holt and Mr Fortune, supported by Mrs Gore. Mr Holt is also an Assistant Head Teacher at Lillington. All our teachers believe that Year 6 is an important stage of children’s school life.

As well as being successful learners, it is important that the children become more independent ready for their transition to secondary school. We’ll be putting a lot of effort into developing the children’s resilience, respectfulness, responsibility and their ability to reflect on choices and achievements.

In Years 5 and 6 children will have the opportunity to become leaders and inspire those around them. Taking on opportunities like House captains, sports leaders and Head boy or Girl. Further success is embedded, swimming a length, abseiling, knowing all times tables and becoming a master in maths. 

It is also a very important year as the year 6 children are assessed in the summer term as part of the End of Key Stage 2 Assessments (Key Stage 2 SATs). These are formal tests which are taken under test conditions.

Curriculum

In year 6, the children follow the National Curriculum. English sessions are taught through the Talk for Writing approach. Children’s reading and writing will develop through reading, analysing and responding to high quality texts.. Maths sessions follow the White Rose Maths teaching sequences and progressions. Mastery of maths through practical, pictorial and abstract experiences will ensure children have the deepest understanding possible.

Our foundation subjects (geography, history, science etc) are taught through the Cornerstones curriculum. This topic themed approach ensures children cover the National Curriculum through a broad range of exciting and progressive learning activities. 

Children read for 30 minutes daily and their reading progress is tracked through the Accelerated Reader software. After reading a text that’s suitably challenging, the children take quizzes to check their understanding of the book they’ve read. The software then recommends a new, suitable book for them.

​Find out what Year 6 are learning by looking at this half-term’s curriculum.