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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.

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…

Portal Stories

This week, Year 6 have been working really hard at writing their invented portal stories. We have seen stories that send their characters forwards and backwards in time and to different worlds! The children have worked carefully to develop their settings in detail, describing them effectively for their reader. They have also created interesting problems…

Interhouse Netball & Rugby

Years 5 and 6 had an exciting end to the week this week. We had our first Interhouse tournament of the year! The houses were split into 2 teams of mixed ages to play either Netball or Football. We had a lovely turn out of parents who cheered the children on and provided encouragement. Throughout…

24 Game

We were testing the Year 6’s mental maths this week in a competition of 24. The aim of the game is to create 24 using the 4 basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and the 4 numbers shown on a card – at speed! For every correct solution, the children earn points. It was…