The Year 6 team consists of three teachers – Miss Ryan, Mr Carter and Miss Watt – who are well-supported by Mrs Fowler, Mrs Ebb, Mrs Bird and Miss Bowditch. The Year 6 team is directed by the deputy head teacher, 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.
Please click here to view the Year 6 curriculum overview.
Year 6’s Grow A Pound – an enterprise project
From the middle March to the start of May, Y6 pupils were busy running a mini enterprise project called ‘Grow a Pound’! Quite simply, this entailed SEJ loaning each pupil £1 to use to start a mini business of their choosing out of school.
To give the children a purpose for joining in with the project, the aim was to make enough of a profit across the year group to fund an end of year celebration for the entire Y6. They had some BIG ideas including trips out and about!
Luckily, pupils didn’t only have grand party plans, they also had some huge enterprise ideas! As a result, Y6 managed to make a collective profit of £1986.15! Such a staggering amount that reflects the perseverance of so many pupils. We have celebrated every penny that was raised by every pupil. Some of our top earners were:
- Noah – £64 by running a raffle
- Chloe – £55 making and selling bracelets
- Ethan – Over £85 running a bake sale
- Leonie – £90 through car washing and babysitting
- Philippa – Nearly £150 running a bake sale and washing cars
- Max – £52 by running a raffle
- Corey – £35 through a sponsored run
- Isla – £45 running a bake sale
- Diamond – £50 running a cleaning business
- Cody – £50 through car washing
- Lolly – £40 making and selling pizza cupcakes
- Oliver – £40 by being his mum’s new valet service
- Elliot – Over £130 by running a raffle
- Ewan – Nearly £40 through a tabletop sale
- Archie – £45 by running a raffle
- Jade and Maisie – £300 by making and selling soap and keyrings – £300
Y6 staff are extremely proud of the efforts and determination of all the pupils who participated, and they would also like to thank all of the parents and carers who supported the children with their money-making ideas.