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: Summer 2018

The topics that we will be covering in Year 6 this term include:

Week beginning 21st May: I Am An Author week
Week beginning 28th May – 1st June: Half term break
Week beginning 4th June: Residential Trip to Liddington, Swindon
Week beginning 18th June: RE Week
Week beginning 25th June: Geography Week
Week beginning 2nd July: Art Week

Year 6 Diary Dates: Summer 2018

SATs Week: 14th – 17th May
International Evening: Friday 11th May
Class photos: Monday 22nd May
After school disco: Thursday 24th May
INSET day: Friday 25th May
Half term: Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June 1st March
Leavers’ Service @ St Margaret’s Chapel, Westminster: Thursday 28th June
Year 6 production: Tuesday 10th July & Wednesday 11th July @ 6pm
Year 6 Leavers’ Service: Wednesday 18th July @ 10am
End of Term: Friday 20th July @ 1.30pm

Year 6 team:

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

Other key roles:

  • Mrs E. Camplin
Designated Child Protection & Safeguarding Officer:
  • Mrs R. Dyer
Deputy Designated Child Protection & Safeguarding Officer:
  • Mrs L. McMullan
Family Support Worker:
  • Mrs L. Deary