Welcome to year 6 - the children’s final year at St Ives Primary. Over the course of the year we help prepare the children for transition to the next phase of their education as well as enjoying all the opportunities and new experiences that this year has to offer.
Whether it’s as a sports, reading or IT ambassador, a team captain or representing the class on the school council, there are plenty of opportunities to have an impact on our school as well as chances to represent the school in football, rugby, netball, swimming and cross country competitions.
In class, our CLJ themes are: ‘Lights Camera action’, ‘The Best Me I Can Be’ and ‘It’s All Greek To Me’.
Each unit has a degree of flexibility to allow the children to direct some of their own learning and throughout all we do the key words are resilience and aspiration. The children are encouraged to self-assess and engage with teachers in a dialogue that puts them at the centre of their learning.
Books play a key role this year and we complete in-depth studies of some exciting novels as a class:
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo, Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell, Holes by Louis Sacher and The Wall by William Sutcliffe.
Each day starts with ‘Wake n Shake’ to get our brains and bodies ready for learning and the mornings comprise of literacy and maths sessions. We use Inspire maths based on the Singapore Maths scheme – expect to hear us talking about bar-models and working through a concrete, pictorial, abstract approach to maths.
One of the highlights of our school year is a 5 day residential at Brenscombe where activities include power-boating, abseiling off ‘Dancing Ledge’, kayaking and a trip on the steam train to Swanage. A fantastic way to end our year and provides the children with memories that will last a lifetime.