Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

The last year in KS2

 

Year 6 is our final class in St Nicholas and St Laurence Primary School it is a fantastic year! Children are given responsibilities and entrusted to be role models & leaders of our school. We do our utmost throughout the year to ensure that every child is fully prepared for the transition to their Secondary School, leaving our school with the confidence to take the next step in their learning.  

 

Mrs Neale is our class teacher, supported by Mrs Bedford, Mrs Simons, Miss Wakefield and visiting PE specialists. Mrs Bedford assists in class every morning and supports interventions in the afternoon. Our students receive a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum enabling them to achieve their very best.

 

Homework

Homework is set on a Friday with an expectation that, if there is any written work, it will be returned by the following Thursday.  This can be submitted via your child’s Google Classroom account if this is easier for you.  

Reading 

By Year 6, the expectation is that children will read for a minimum of 60 minutes per week out of school. Please continue to read with and listen to your child as they read to you, even if they are a confident reader. This will help them with confidence and the ability to entertain the listener through expression. We ask to see their signed reading record every Monday. 

Times tables


Times tables knowledge is supported by TT Rockstars online and the children will practice three different tables per week. By Year 6, we hope that all students will be fluent in all times tables up to x12.

PE

Students are asked to wear PE kit to school on the timetabled days that they have PE

Key stage 2 tests are timetabled from Monday 9th May to Thursday 12th May 2022.   We believe that each child will achieve their best if they attend school regularly and we thank you for supporting us with this.

Please do not hesitate to speak to the class teacher if you have any questions or would like to know more about how you can support your child’s learning.  

Mrs Bedford

Teaching assistant


Mrs Neale

Classroom Teacher



Look at what we are learning

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Summer 1

Blood Heart

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Summer 2

Darwin's Delights

Transfer to Secondary School

What happens?

Transfer to Secondary School In the autumn term of Year 6, the Education Authority will request that you give your preferences for secondary schools in the area.

Historically the majority of our pupils transfer to The Wey Valley School. The other options for pupils from this area are Budmouth College, Isle of Portland Aspirations Academy (Royal Manor Campus) Portland & All Saints.

You will be notified of Open Evenings given by the four secondary schools in October, which you may wish to attend.

Our links with local schools are there to ensure as smooth a transfer as possible and staff from secondary schools are always willing to meet parents individually wherever possible, to answer questions.

Year 6 News

Christmas Bauble competition winners

Perseverance 19th November 2021

Star Learners 19th November 2021

Star Learners 12th November 2021

Star Learners 5th November 2021

Making Our Mark for Biodiversity

All classes were invited to ‘make our mark’ in the style of a stonemason to show our support for climate change. Mason’s marks were chosen because more »

Harvest Service in church

It was a joy to walk to church this week with the whole school for our Harvest Service, and Year 6 were super role models for more »

Resilience awards 22nd October 2021

Star Learners 22nd October 2021

Carey camp June 2022 information letter

Carey camp June 2022 information slide show

The Jurassic Coast Trust

    Year 6 had a dinosaur-tastic afternoon with Kieran from the Jurassic Coast Trust. As well as bringing in fossils to show us, he helped more »

Star Learners 15th October 2021

Performance Poetry from Adisa

Year 5 and 6 shared a real treat this week with a virtual visit from Adisa – a performance poet, who has been a poet for more »

A (Virtual) Trip to the Natural History Museum

Year 6 were taken on a virtual trip to the Natural History Museum this week for a workshop about Evolution. They had 3 challenges, looking at more »

Star Learners 8th October 2021

All Saints School open evening

Star Learners 1st October 2021

Getting Outside for PE

  While the weather was still on our side, we have been getting outside for PE as much as possible. This week Year 6 were super-creative more »

Snails, snails and more snails!

This week in science, we loved looking at snails, spotting their differences and similarities. We thought about their genetic ‘make-up’ and wondered how we could group more »

Star Learners 24th September 2022

Primary Futures

This week, Year 6 had two virtual visits. The first visit was from the children’s author Bali Rai who talked to us about his life, his more »

WeyValley School open day

Dorset Studio School open morning

Year 6 Secondary school application information for September 2022

Bikeability Level 1 consent form

Bikeability Level 2 consent form

Bikeability September & October 2021 timetable

Year 6 Enterprise

A huge THANK YOU to all the Year 6 students who have been such willing helpers this week, running the Book Sale every morning and evening. more »

2nd July 2021

Following last week’s cricket tournament at Redlands, Year 6 were keen to play a match.