Learning In Year SIx
The last year of Primary School is always exciting.Children in Year Six each have a responsibility within the academy. They also have an opportunity to apply to become a member of the Principal's Council.
During this year children continue to build on their skills and knowledge and prepare themselves for the move to High School. Children during this year are expected to become 'secondary ready'. We work closely with our Key Stage Three colleagues to ensure that we do everything possible for a smooth transfer so that the children can confidently make the successful move into Key Stage Three.
Expectations of a commitment to learning, excellent behaviour, good self organisation and age appropriate independence are all key skills the children continue to learn this year. Homework offers the opportunity to demonstrate self study whilst organising PE Kits and not forgetting equipment for lessons all contribute towards ensuring your child is secondary ready.
Year Six also provides the opportunity for a longer residential than other year groups. The four night and five day residential takes the Year Sixes out of the County and further afield giving them many opportunities, experiences and lasting memories of their final year in their primary education.
The busy and exciting year of learning also means that children take part in a national testing system, SATs. These tests are undertaken in May each year. Your child will be fully prepared for them so that they approach them with confidence.You will kept informed of how your child is progressing throughout the year with additional information events to help you support your child. The children are assessed by their teachers and by the range of national tests.
The government have issued Teacher Assessment Frameworks so that teachers can confidently assess (and provide evidence for) where each child is placed against national expectations. We ensure our assessments are in line with the national expectations by moderating children's work within the academy, across the cluster of schools we work with and further afield. We are also moderated by the Local Authority.