Year 6

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 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. 

I know a lot more about blood and blood types and lots more about the heart. The different blood types are named with letters like A, B and O.
Flo
Year 6 pupil
I know about the circulatory system and its uses in the body. I found that the system includes the heart, the lungs, blood and blood vessels. I found the blood vessels are called Arteries (that carry oxygenated blood back to the heart) and Veins ( that carry the de-oxygenated blood back to the heart) and Capillaries (that allow food to travel in and out of blood).
Lexie
Year 6 pupil
I got to dissect a heart. I never thought I would be able to and it was exciting. Also, I know now that William Harvey discovered the circulatory system.
Charlie
Year 6 pupil

Project 2 information: Britain at War

Click here to view the intended learning journey of our Britain at War project.

Click here to view the knowledge organiser for our Britain at War project. 

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

In WWI, on Christmas Day, there was a truce between Britain and Germany. They played football together on No-Man's Land.
Xavier
Year 6 pupil
I learnt that the Axis powers included Germany , Japan and Italy, and the Allied powers were Great Britain, Russia, France and China. Adolf Hitler was the leader of Nazi Germany and took over many countries.
Finley
Year 6 pupil
While living in the trenches, many soldiers got 'trench foot' because when they took their shoes off they were in dirty water and this caused infections.
Archie
Year 6 pupil

Project 3 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 ‘living things & their habitats’. 

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.

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.