Being in Year 6 at Holy Cross is a truly memorable time for the children.
This is a key moment in their lives; they will develop more independence, a huge amount of resilience and, most importantly, they will become very aware of who they are as both learners and young adults.
Our Year 6 children are considered to be the role models of our School and have the responsibility of showing their young peers what to do through our buddy system with Reception class. Throughout the year, three head boys and three head girls, one of each for every term, are elected by the members of staff to also represent our school in the best way possible.
During the year, our children in Year 6 will be challenged in class and we will have high expectations for all the children to achieve their very best, in their work and also for their future. We want our children to work hard and to be confident enough to make mistakes and learn from them. During the year there is plenty of fun through our trips, activities and our creative curriculum!
Of course, a big part of our summer term in Year 6 is preparing for the move to secondary school – a huge milestone in the lives of our children. This may involve going to their new schools or having a visit from some of their new teachers, which will hopefully help with any concerns or questions they may have.
Children will take part in an end of year production, celebrations of their successes and a very special Mass as they complete their years at Holy Cross School.
Year 6 children always have lots of fun in their last year with us and we always remind them that they will always be part of our Holy Cross family!
Year 6 Curriculum Overview
Summer Term 2021
Power of Reading Text: Floodland by Marcus Sedwick (please do not read at home before they are read in class)
All our English work will be centred around our North America topic.
Fiction: Persuasive letters, narratives including stories and description of characters/settings.
Non- fiction – Informative leaflet and report writing
Grammar, punctuation and handwriting will be taught each week.
Speaking and Listening – Children will be able to articulate opinions and support it, clear intonation, summary skills and presentation skills. Reading – Guided reading and comprehension exercises will be done each week.
Children will revise, consolidate and extend their mental and written strategies for the four mathematical operations.
They will study: Numbers focussing on percentages, decimals, algebra and ratio. Measurement including conversion of units as well as the calculation of perimeter, area and volume. All concepts will be used to solve problems and within investigations.
Arithmetic will be taught and practised regularly. Extra support will be given to children where necessary; booster classes will take place twice a week supporting the above.
Evolution and inheritance: Children will recognise the importance of fossils to provide information on the past. They will understand the concept of offspring. They will identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution. Living things and their habitats: Children will describe how living things are classified. They will be able to give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.
Jesus, the Bread of Life – Children will learn about the different parts of the Mass. They will learn about the first Passover and its link with the Last Supper. They will reflect on the importance of the body and blood of Christ for Catholics.
Jesus, the Son of God – Children will prepare for Easter reflecting on Jesus the Son of God and that He died and rose from the dead. They will learn about how and why.
Children will understand and use a widening range of geographical terms as well as recognise the different shapes of countries. They will understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography in the Grand Canyon and Mexico. Children will use maps and digital/computer mapping to describe features studied.
Children will understand computer networks including the internet. They will also select, use and combine a variety of software and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.
Children will take part in PE every Wednesday and Friday.
Gymnastics and Games (Spring 1).
Dance and Games (Spring 2).
DT: Children will create their own Dreamcatchers. Art: Children will create study and create their own Haida patterns.
Children will be composing, singing, playing instruments.
Our lovely children have all recorded a class video of Christmas songs to help to bring some Christmas cheer to you, as you are not able to experience it with us in School this year. Please do have a look at this heart warming video. Thank you to Mrs Ley for her musical talents and encouragement and to Mr Foster for filming each class and producing the videos.
For speech and language resources and advice and tips for parents working at home with children who have SLCN visit:
BBC Bitesize and Purple Mash are excellent resources for you to use. Click on the icon, have a look and see what you can learn!