Hello and welcome to Year 6
from Mrs Kirkham (Class Teacher),
Mrs Askwith, Mrs Scholey and Mrs Storrs.
Year 6 is a crucial year as it is the final year of St Anne's Primary School where year 6 children become leaders within school (after they have applied and been interviewed for jobs in the summer term by the previous year 6 pupils). They have an increased responsibility that they take an absolute pride in.
Another important difference to other year groups is the May assessments that our year 6 children undertake as these give your child the level that determines their ultimate progress for their time at St Anne's.
Year 6 is also the time in which we prepare all of our children for the next steps in their education journey - Secondary School. Saying all this, it is crucial that the children in class 6 prepare for these things in a fun, exciting and supportive way, building on previous skills and knowledge, so that they can achieve their best in all areas.
After reading our class information below it will be evident how children achieve through a real life, relevant and exciting curriculum that is based on their interests and gives them a thirst for knowledge. We want the best for our children because they deserve it !
‘Year 6 pupils are well prepared for moving to secondary school.’
On Tuesday, Classes 5 and 6 visited the Holocaust Centre and Museum at Laxton. They experienced ‘The Journey’ exhibition:
“Step back in time to Nazi Germany and be immersed in a history that will challenge, engage and inspire. The Journey tells the story of Leo, a 10-year-old German Jewish boy growing up in Nazi governed Berlin in the 1930s. His family makes the brave choice to send him to safety on the Kinder transport as a child refugee to the UK. Leo’s story poses the big life questions. Who are we? What gives us identity? How do our choices affect others?”
During the afternoon, the children were able to listen to a testimonial, asking and answering questions about the treatment of the Jews and eventually finish their visit with a walk around the memorial gardens (where each child placed a pebble on the pile to represent one of the millions of Jews killed during the Holocaust). It was a very emotional day, one in which we could all reflect and think about tolerance and respect.