Welcome to Stag Class
Year 6 Stags
We would like to welcome you to the Year 6 section of the school website. The final year at Arley before our pupils embark on their journey to secondary school is really important. It is an exciting time for our pupils and we make it an enjoyable time for all.
In creative curriculum there is a two year rolling programme; during one year pupils will cover the topics of “In the Woods”, “Groovy Greeks” and “All the Fun of the Fair”; during the second year, pupils will cover the topics of “The World and Beyond”, “Rule Britannia” and “From Togas to Ra-ras”. All topics are launched with a “wow” day and usually result in an end product.
We teach areas of learning through a thematic approach so that the pupils are fully engaged and all activities are purposeful; sometimes to ensure breadth of coverage, certain skills are taught discreetly. Daily literacy and numeracy skills are developed in line with the Year 6 programmes of study. Pupils are targeted for their individual needs and groups are kept fluent and purposeful. Key skills such as reading, spelling and basic number skills are an integral part of everyday learning and also practised at home. Parents are encouraged to support pupils at home with their learning and we encourage pupils to produce homework for grammar skills, maths skills and an extended piece of homework linked to our creative curriculum.
As you will be aware, Year 6 is a statutory tested year group. We prepare pupils to be confident in the skills they need so that they are secondary ready. Meetings are run throughout the year to keep parents/guardians informed of new government changes. Look out for the regular letters and newsletters that are sent home so that you are well informed throughout the year. If you are worried that you have missed a letter, then check our Year 6 notice board in the Stag’s cloakroom or the website.
Year 6 pupils will have the opportunity to go on two residential breaks throughout the year; Dunfield house and PGL. Information about these will be sent home during the year.
A smooth transition to their new school is vital and therefore liaison with each pupil’s new school takes place in the Summer Term. We also prepare pupils in key skills through our PSHE lessons; where we address any concerns they may have about the important changes ahead. Our pupils are always ready to step into the big wide world of Secondary life!