It’s not all about SATs in Year 6 you know! This class is taught by Miss Caws and Mrs Burnand. Miss Caws passion for science and maths paired with Mrs Burnand’s love of sport is a great combination and they never fail to inspire our oldest children.
We rightly have high expectations of our Year 6 children; they are expected to be more self sufficient and independent with their homework, their choice of learning style, their reading and the roles and responsibilities they take on during the school day. We place a lot of emphasis on this being their final year of primary education and how things might be different for them at secondary school so that it doesn’t come as too much of a shock!
From September – December 2020, Clatford will have just Year 6 children in – 17 of them all working furiously hard to be back on track after months of working at home during COVID. In January 2021, half of Year 5 will join them and they will move along the learning journey together for the rest of the year.
Clatford, Miss Caws and Mrs Burnand have put this video together for you to help you find out what to do when school starts on Monday. We can’t wait to see you!
The Year 5/6 curriculum takes account of children’s growing knowledge and ability to record, read and think mathematically and has a strong focus on other cultures which children find fascinating. We don’t forget that children still need access to outdoor learning and this is a key part of our teaching so that we make best use of our grounds. This is also planned into our curriculum at a long term level. For more information on the exact topics and how this weaves together, please visit our curriculum page.
As with Mottisfont class the children in Clatford are also learning about Ancient Greeks but really trying to get under the skin of what mark they’ve made on our society and therefore what mark we might be considered to leave on the society of the future. They’ll be modelling, creating and presenting findings in a variety of ways, building on previous learning.
Throughout this topic they will consider the question: ‘how do we make our mark?’
A vital part of our KS2 preparation for secondary is children’s home learning and how they tackle this independently. Children are given a topic linked home learning booklet with several tasks in. They must complete at least 3 by the end of the half term but how and when they complete them is up to them – long gone are the days of leaving it to the last minute after they’ve experienced a couple of these and this builds on their independence for secondary. We are always really impressed by the effort that goes into these home learning projects and the range of approaches to this.