Welcome to Year Six
Our two classes are;
- Hawks class with our teacher Mr Way and our teaching assistant Mrs Searle
- Kestrels class with our teacher Mrs McIntyre and our teaching assistant Mrs Cobb
Year Six is one of the most important years at St. Wilfrid’s CE Primary School. It’s the final year before we make the transition to secondary school. We also have lots of extra responsibility in and around the school. Along the way, with lots of hard work, we have some incredible learning experiences; crammed full of fun and memories that will last a lifetime.
In the Autumn Term…
Our topic is ‘Invaders and Settlers’, which involves learning about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. We use the story of Beowulf to write our own hero stories and look at Viking myths. In DT, we make Viking-inspired boats where the children develop their skills designing, measuring and constructing toy boats. In science we start to explore ideas related to ‘Forces’ and visit the Science Museum to explore these ideas further. As part of our RE curriculum, we study the topics of Creation and Incarnation.
In the Spring Term…
Our topic is ‘Spies, Secrets and Survival’, where we learn about World War II with a focus on wartime spies, secret communications and refugees. We use the books ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’, ‘Rose Blanche’ and ‘Erika’s Story’ as a basis for our writing. As part of our RE curriculum, in which we learn about Islam, we visit the mosque in Haywards Heath.
In science, we study our circulatory system and the function of the heart. In the second half term, we focus on electricity including finding out about how electricity is produced. We use this knowledge to build our own spy gadgets.
In the Summer Term…
In May, we take our NCTs and the following week, we set sail for the Isle of Wight! Whilst there, we study coastal features, fossil hunt, go to the theatre, take part in some very exciting outdoor activities, walk across Tennyson Down and spend time on the beach, painting, writing poetry and playing games. We also take part in the county-led ‘Bikeability’ course for safer cycling. Towards the end of term, we look forward to our transition visits with our chosen secondary schools. Before we leave St. Wilfrid’s, we become ‘stars of the stage’; producing an extraordinary end of year show (the highlight of many parents’ diaries!).