Organise themselves and ensure that deadlines are met
Take responsibility for their own learning
Show independence e.g. speaking to the teacher directly if they have queries or concerns
Show resilience in a range of challenging situations
Be a role model for younger pupils
Actively participate in all lessons
We aim to make the transition from each year group as smooth as possible. We work very closely with the previous teachers to ensure that individual needs are passed on and we will spend time with the children before they start with us in September.
If you have any concerns or want to speak to us individually about your child, please feel free to do so.
Show resilience in challenging situations
Show respect to each other at all times
Support and encourage each other with kindness
Set an example to the other children in the school
Ask for help if they need it
Actively participate in lessons
Take responsibility – looking after their equipment, tidying up, looking after our environment
Pack their own bags for school (remembering PE kits, water bottles, homework)
Read at home every night – this will have a huge impact
Our work will be centred round a topic for two school terms at a time. Where possible, many of our National Curriculum subjects will be linked with this topic to enable the children to make links across the curriculum and provide a context for their learning.
Our focus topics will be as follows; Term 1 & 2 – Cheltenham Spa Term 3 & 4 – Extreme Survival Term 5 & 6 – The Maya. Some homework is research based and you may find the internet or our local town library helpful for this homework. There, you can borrow books and use the internet for free.
We will be taking part in school trips which reflect the learning outcomes for each topic and so we have already planned to visit The Wilson and go on a walk around Cheltenham in Terms 1 and 2.
We will also be visiting Waitrose during the year for our usual food technology workshop.
PE kits should be in school every day. Throughout the Autumn terms Year 6 will have PE coaching on a Thursday with each class taking alternate turns. Both classes will have PE on a Monday and there are additional PE sessions scheduled for Chedworth Class on a Friday and Gretton Class on a Tuesday for the weeks when they are not having PE coaching sessions.
There are lots of exciting trips and activities to look forward to and enjoy in Year 6. These include: