Year 6: Morpurgo and Pullman

Year 6: Morpurgo and Pullman

Situated alongside our Year 3, 4 & 5 classes on the top floor of the main Victorian building, our Year 6 classes are named after bestselling authors, Michael Morpurgo and Philip Pullman.

Year 6 is a very important year for our students as they will be the oldest and therefore given many more responsibilities for their learning as well as different roles around the school. Not only do the children prepare for the SATs exams, they also enjoy a school residential trip called the School Journey and participate in the Founders Day celebrations.

In line with the requirements of the National Curriculum for Key Stage 2, Year 6 pupils are taught core subjects of English (Reading and Writing), Mathematics and Science as well as Foundation subjects of Art, ICT, Design and Technology, Music, History/Geography, PE and Spanish.

Building on the foundations from Year 5, they continue to read a wider range of poetry and age appropriate interest level books. Teachers will continue to emphasise pupils’ enjoyment and understanding of language, especially vocabulary, to support their reading and writing. This knowledge of language, gained from stories, plays, poetry, non-fiction and textbooks, will support their increasing fluency as readers, their facility as writers, and their comprehension.

The principal focus of mathematics teaching in Year 6 is to ensure fluency in written methods of addition, subtraction, long multiplication and division, as well as working with fractions, decimals and percentages. Reading books are sent home weekly and homework will always contain elements of spelling, writing, Maths and English.

The Year 6 team are always happy to speak to parents regarding any issues, concerns or queries. To apply for a Year 6 place at Burdett-Coutts school, please contact the school office or click here for more information about our Admissions criteria.

Year 6 Curriculum Information: Autumn 2017

The topics that we will be covering in Year 6 this half-term link to our History topic and include:

English: Various genres of writing, focusing on grammar, punctuation and spelling. The texts we will be reading are: The Amazing Tale of Ali Pasha, War Game, War Horse and poetry.
Maths: This will be taught with a ‘hands on’ practical approach to problem solving, place value, fractions, percentages and properties of shapes.
Science: Evolution and Inheritance, Animals including Humans.
History: Local Area Study: World War I
Computing: Using the Scratch programme, Virtual Reality look into the trenches.
R.E: The Journey of Life and Death, Remembrance.
PSHCE: Rights and Responsibilities and New Beginnings
Art: Painting – life in the trenches
DT: Enterprise Week.

Year 6 Diary Dates: Autumn 2017

Westminster Archives Project: September through to November
Healthy Schools Week: 11th – 15th September
Sports Day at Battersea Park Millennium Arena: Thursday 14th September
Prayer Space Week: 18th – 22nd September
World Peace Day: Thursday 21st July (please come to school in white)
Jeans for Genes Day: Friday 22nd July (please come to school in jeans and bring £1 for charity)
Spanish Day: Tuesday 26th September
Harvest Festival: Sunday 8th October – all welcome

Year 6 team:

Class teachers:
  • Miss A. Mattey (Morpurgo Class)
  • Mrs L. McMullan (Pullman Class)
Support staff:
  • Mr. D. Woodruffe (Pullman)
  • Ms. C. Russell (Pullman)
  • Miss P. Cameron (Morpurgo)

Other key roles:

  • Mrs M. O’Brien
Designated Child Protection & Safeguarding Officer:
  • Mrs R. Dyer
Family Support Worker:
  • Mrs L. Deary