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In Year 6 at St-Matthews the focus is on helping children to develop a more independent approach to learning whilst securing core skills in literacy and numeracy. They will be encouraged to use a wide range of different primary and secondary sources of information to develop their understanding across the curriculum and will be given frequent opportunities to develop areas of particular interest or ability. This more responsible and independent approach will prepare children for transition to secondary school and the next important stage of their education.

Year 6 children have high expectations of work and behaviour and take on key positions of responsibility in the School including taking on the role of ‘team captain’; supporting infant children in the role of ‘playground supporter’ and leading democratic meetings as ‘school council leaders’. Another key part of the year in Year 6 is the week-long residential trip to London which offers children a unique opportunity to experience the sights, sounds and amazing attractions that the capital has to offer.

STEM week in Year 6

Wow – we have come to the end of another fabulous Enrichment week; this time with a focus on STEM. STEM stands for: Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and we have undertaken some great projects this week that have challenged us and really made us think. On Monday we had a visit from Dr Harrison…

Reading Buddies

This week the Year 6 children have really enjoyed setting up a new scheme with the Year 1 class. They are now Reading Buddies, twice a week, with a Year 1 child to support their reading. They are taking this responsibility very seriously and are doing a great job! The Year 1 children are very…

First Week Back – 5/1/18

Happy new year! The children have all made a happy return to school after a good Christmas break. We have worked towards preparing our newspaper reports which we will begin next week and have worked hard with our decimals. Some of the children were very relieved to find that decimals are not as tricky as…

Christmas is coming…

We have started to feel the effects of the oncoming Christmas celebrations in Year 6 this week. On Monday, we watched the Infant Nativity, “Born in a Barn”. The Year 6 children were very proud of their younger friends and siblings and enjoyed seeing their moment to “shine” on the stage. The songs were very…