Year 6 is made up of three classes: Bagheera (Miss Witt and Mrs Kramer), Shere Khan (Mrs Smith) and Mowgli (Mrs Hopkins)
In Featherby, Year 6 is a very busy year. Children continue to work extremely hard towards their end of year assessments and for their transition to secondary school. High standards of expectation and outcomes are set across all subjects, whilst making learning fun, exciting and creative. Children are given the opportunity to develop their skills extensively. Cross curricular homework grids support children’s learning and some spectacular pieces of work are produced. Their ‘Big Outcome’ is based on their learning and this is set around the topic of World War Two – with some very exciting activities based on their learning. All parents and guardians are always encouraged to join in and support with these inspiring and educational experiences!
Year six children are seen as role models and are given responsibilities across the school as prefects and house captains. They undertake a number of duties across the school and are expected to be relied upon to carry these out. Children are encouraged to set up and join in clubs. On such small group of children have been successful in setting up a popular newspaper group. With experienced sports coaches, many children have the opportunity to attend out of school sports events – where they have many successes and always represent the school well. Our links to local secondary schools means that many year six children are able to develop in a number of areas with the workshops they offer.
It is a busy year and all three classes participate in many activities. Regular team building sessions, joint drama ventures to support learning and participating in the planning and delivery of assemblies. Such activities promote self-confidence and working together as teams.
Over the year many events take place. School trips based around learning, visitors coming into school for educational and developmental visits. We utilise a number of skills when we confront ‘The Fiver’ challenge and other Academy challenges.
In Year 6 we always look forward to the end of year Prom – which is always a spectacular affair, leaver’s assembly and residential trip. The skills and confidence we develop over the year, enable us to all partake in the end of year production. This is always a great end to the year.
The teaching team is committed to ensuring all children have access to high expectations of learning and are supported in all areas to reach their potential – in readiness for the ‘big’ move to secondary school.