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  • St James Square,
  • Cheltenham,
  • Gloucestershire,
  • GL50 3QG.
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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Welcome to Year 6 1 Mr Hollick - Witney Class Teacher
Welcome to Year 6 2 Miss Begum - Ascott Class Teacher
Welcome to Year 6 3 Mr Jones - Teaching Partner
Welcome to Year 6 4 Mrs Witcombe - Teaching Partner

Y6 Preparation & Transition


What do we hope children can do as learners before Y6?

  • 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. 


Upon entering Year 6 we hope that the children will…

  • 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
  • Show independence
  • 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


Y6 Curriculum


What will Year 6 be learning this year?
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.


Which days will Year 6 have PE?

PE kits should be in school every day. PE is on Monday and Tuesday. Throughout the Autumn terms Year 6 will have PE coaching on a Thursday with each class taking alternate turns.


Y6 Trips


Will my child be going on any trips this year?

There are lots of exciting trips and activities to look forward to and enjoy in Year 6. These include:

  • Waitrose
  • Literature Festival
  • Science Festival
  • The Wilson - Cheltenham Workshop
  • Cheltenham Council Chambers
  • PGL
  • Activity Week trips
  • Year 6 Leavers Mass


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