Welcome to our Year 6 Page
Throughout the year, we endeavour to offer a creative curriculum which engages and enthuses the children. We seek opportunities to develop Maths and English skills through our research areas and offer challenging and stimulating science activities.
We work hard preparing for our end of KS2 assessments in Reading, Writing and Maths. All of our effort ensures we leave Normanby Primary ready to embrace everything that Secondary School has to offer.
Our aim is to ensure that every child unlocks their full potential and has an opportunity to shine.
Term by Term
Throughout the year we are extremely proud of the work and fund raising activities we do to support our chosen charity The Meserani Project which aims to ensure the children of Tanzania are able to access education. Supporting this charity enables the children to be able to empathise with those who are less fortunate and helps them to understand that we are all global citizens.
In the Autumn Term, we learn all about World War 2 and the effect it had on the children and people of Middlesbrough. We imagine life as an evacuee (the children get the opportunity to be ‘evacuated’ to Ryedale!) and investigate the crucial role local industry played in supporting the war effort – understanding how everyone truly played his or her part. The children will also take their first step on the career ladder and apply for their jobs/responsibilities in Year 6 (everybody has a role to play).
The changing power of the monarchy awaits us in the Spring Term. We investigate the role of the monarch and discuss what makes them an effective or ineffective leader. We look at this through time (dating back to 1066!) however focus in on Henry VIII, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II. The children will also get the opportunity to create and ‘bring to life’ their very own creature using their iPad – the only limit is their imagination!
In the Summer Term, we take our end of KS2 assessments (in May) and put all that hard work into good use. In addition to this, we will work in teams to build and fire our very own water rockets: 3,2,1…Blast Off!! The winning team will take one small step for Normanby Primary School by representing us at the inter-school competition.
Surviving the great outdoors also awaits us in the summer term. Our residential to the Lake District will take us on an unforgettable adventure – Bear Grylls style! Many children consider this to be the standout moment of the year and is not to be missed. It is great to see them overcome their fears, take on new challenges and work together superbly as a team. Canoeing, climbing, lake traverse and bushcraft are just some of the highlights as we partner up with EPIC Outdoors to offer this unique experience.
24 Hours Classroom
We are very lucky in Y6 as we are able to use iPads to support our learning both in the classroom and at home! The children receive their iPads in Year 4 and by Year 6 they are very often teaching the teachers as they unlock the full potential of this fabulous learning tool.
Saying Goodbye and Moving On
Before leaving Year 6, we look back at our time at Normanby Primary School, celebrating and sharing our talents and achievements through an end of year performance as the children take centre stage. Handkerchiefs at the ready!!
One of our favourite class readers sums this up beautifully for us:
“I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.”
Wonder by RJ Palacio
In Year, 6 this is what we strive to do.
Transition information can be found on the following links: