Welcome to Year 6
"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." Martin Luther King
Welcome to Year 6: the year of responsibility, maturity and preparation for the future. In Year 6, children are given the chance to take on roles of responsibility and leadership. Children have the opportunity to be elected: Head boys or girls, house captains, members of the sports council, play leaders and librarians amongst many other roles. One role of responsibility which children in Year 6 look forward to the most is meeting, looking after and playing with their buddy from Reception class.
In Year 6 the children work towards building their confidence to work with increasing independence, taking ownership of their learning. The children build on the skills and knowledge which they have developed throughout their time at English Martyrs by helping to shape their own learning experiences. Children will plan their our own scientific investigations, design geography fieldwork tasks and lead their own prayer and worship sessions.
Towards the end of Year 6 the children complete the National Curriculum Assessments, these assessments cover the breadth of the curriculum which the children have studied from Y3 through to Y6. Tests are taken in: reading, mathematics, spelling & grammar.
The year culminates with an end-of-year production, and the leavers Mass in which every child in Year 6 is given opportunities to participate and perform to their fellow pupils and parents. These events are a fitting celebration of each child’s time at English Martyrs RC Primary School.
The year is full of challenge, fun, adventure and opportunity. It is our aim to send well-rounded and well-educated children out into the world when they leave us in July.