Pelham Primary School

Year 6: Ospreys and Owls

Topics

Topics taught in Year 6 include Survival  and Ancient Egypt. In the spring term, there is an Ancient Egypt dressing up day, including an Egyptian feast in the classroom!

Trips

Year 6 will be visiting Sky Studios in the autumn term, where they will work with members of the Sky team to produce their own news programmes using their state of the art equipment. One of the spring term trips will be to the Royal Courts of Justice (Law Courts). During this trip the class will take part in a mock trial! Last but not least, in June, Year 6 go on their residential trip to France!

Click here for some further details about the French trip, presented at the Open Evening on 19th September.

Enrichment

Year 6 children participate in the Junior Citizenship event, where they learn about keeping themselves safe on the roads and when using public transport. They also have the opportunity to take On Road cycling proficiency training with qualified instructors.

The Year 6 production is a highlight and a great finale for their final year at Pelham. It is performed in the summer term for parents, families and friends.

The class also has a pet (a pair of gerbils this year!) that they care for, including raising money for food and bedding etc.

Responsibilities

Children in Year 6 have the chance to take on extra responsibilities to show their commitment to the school and wider community, including becoming a House Captain and/or a Peer Mediator. Year 6 School Council representatives attend the Merton Children's Council meetings each year. Some children in the class also continue with their sports leadership by helping to run the multi-sports club for children in Years 1 and 2.

Assessment

In the summer term, children take the Key Stage 2 Standard Assessment Tests (SATs). The children complete national standard tests in reading; spelling, punctuation and grammar and maths and teachers also make their own assessments of each child's progress and ability to compare with the test results. Both the SATs results and teacher assessments are sent to parents with each child's end of year report.

Transition to Secondary School

In October, Year 6 parents need to complete Merton council's application form stating their preferred choice of secondary school. Please click here for information which can assist parents in planning for the transition to secondary school.

The borough will write to parents in spring to inform them of the result of the application. Once secondary schools have been identified for Year 6 children, staff from Year 7 in the schools will visit Pelham to meet each child and the Year 6 teacher. There will also be various opportunities to visit secondary schools throughout the year.

At the end of the year, each child is presented with a leavers’ book and a leavers’ hoodie at a special Leavers' Assembly. The children also organise a disco and end of school party for themselves.

Year 6 Class Blogs

Ospreys and Owls We will be using blogs to share their learning with the world and to communicate sensibly with each other. They will post pictures of class learning; including any exciting projects, experiments or themed days. They will keep you updated on our class council, house captain activities, sports and much much more.

Click here to visit the Blogs Page

Curriculum Overview

Click on the link below for an overview of the topics taught in each subject area, over the year.

Year 6 Curriculum Overview

Open Evening

Click here to view the presentation given to parents at the Open Evening on 19th September, outlining the year ahead and how parents can get involved.