Year 6

The Year 6 team consists of three teachers – Miss Ryan, Mr Woodcock and Miss Watt – who are well-supported by Mrs Fowler, Mrs Clarke, Mrs Davidson, Mrs Pink-Hatt and Miss Bowditch. Mrs Twell also regularly supports teaching in Year 6. The Year 6 team is directed by the Upper Hub assistant headteacher, Mrs Gibbs.

When moving into Year 6, the children are entering their last year in South End Junior’s ‘Upper Hub’ and are expected to be the ultimate role models for the rest of the school. It is our aim to equip the children with tools to further develop their independence as learners as well as prepare them for their transition to secondary school. As a year team, we endeavour to do this by providing exciting learning opportunities and having high expectations of the children in terms of behaviour, attitudes and learning. Our experience strongly suggests that pupils who are hardworking, determined and positive are always successful. This means we will be push each and every one of our children to be the best version of themselves, but in return, each and every member of the team will work above and beyond to help them succeed.

Our updated Year 6 long-term curriculum overview will follow shortly…

Year 6 updates

Welcome booklet

Please click here to access the ‘Welcome to Year 6’ booklet sent home at the start of the school year.

Project 1 information: Blood Heart

Click here to view the intended learning journey of our Blood Heart project.

Click here to view the knowledge organiser for our Blood Heart project. 

Blood heart was really good. I enjoyed dissecting a heart and seeing all the bits inside. I was a bit worried, but it was fine.
Amy
Year 6 pupil
I have learnt SO many facts about the heart. This project was really exciting!
Ianthe
Year 6 pupil
Drawing a body map was great fun. We used different pasta types to represent oxygen and carbon dioxide.
Zackary
Year 6 pupil

Project 2 information: Frozen Kingdoms

Click here to view the intended learning journey of our Frozen Kingdoms project.

Click here to view the knowledge organiser for our Frozen Kingdoms project. 

Click here to view the knowledge organiser for our science unit about ‘Light’. 

In this topic, I have learned that polar bears might be extinct by 2050. I had never thought that this would happen, but this topic has taught me a lot more then I knew before. I have enjoyed learning about the things that could happen to our world (like learning about global warming) because I found it interesting. An interesting fact that I now know that I didn’t before is that polar bears might be extinct by 2050. I am proud of the things I have learnt within the project of Frozen Kingdoms. I found this project great and loved it.
Maddie
Year 6 pupil
I have learned that the world is changing with global warming due to the rise of carbon dioxide. Climate change means our planet is at risk. I’ve enjoyed learning about the Antarctic and the Arctic and also the famous explorers. I now know that Antarctica has penguins and not polar bears, but the Arctic has polar bears and no penguins. I was proud of my Ernest Shackleton project.
Robbie
Year 6 pupil
I have learnt about different places and about global warming. This subject has been very interesting for me especially when we all got hot chocolate in our launch experience while watching David Attenborough. I have enjoyed learning about global warming the most because it has made me think a lot about using electricity and not using fuels as much as I normally would. An interesting fact that I have learnt and didn't know before has to be how many professional explorers have tried to reach the Arctic and the North Pole but failed. They kept on trying and showed a growth mindset which was key for that type of weather.
Austin
Year 6 pupil

Project 3 information: A Child’s War

Click here to view the intended learning journey of our A Child’s War project.

Click here to view the knowledge organiser for our A Child’s War project. 

Click here to view the knowledge organiser for our science unit about ‘Electricity’. 

Project 4 information: Darwin’s Delights

Click here to view the intended learning journey of our Darwin’s Delights project.

Click here to view the knowledge organiser for our Darwin’s Delights project.