Year 6: Morpurgo and Pullman

Year 6: Morpurgo and Pullman

Situated 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 2018

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

English: Various genres of writing, focusing on grammar, punctuation and spelling. The texts we will be reading are selected poetry, The Amazing Tale of Ali Pasha, War Game and Private Peaceful.
Maths: This will be taught with a CPA approach to Problem Solving, Place Value, Fractions, Percentages and Properties of Shapes.
Science: Evolution & Inheritance and Animals, including Humans
History: World War I – local area study
Computing: Animation – virtual reality look into the trenches
R.E: The Journey of Life and Death; Remembrance
PSHCE: Rights & Responsibilities and New Beginnings
Art: Painting – life in the trenches and World War I watercolours
P.E: Gymnastics and Netball

Our P.E days are on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Year 6 Diary Dates: Autumn 2018

Jeans for Genes Day: 21st September (please come to school in jeans and bring £1 for charity)
Pullman Class Assembly: 14th September
CYear 6 trip to Imperial War Museum: 15th October
Morpurgo Class Assembly: 19th October
Veterans’ Workshop: 7th November
Parents’ Evening: 22nd November

Year 6 team:

Class teachers:
  • Miss A. Mattey (Morpurgo Class)
  • Mr S. Brickell (Pullman Class)
Support staff:
  • 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 S. Lee
Family Support Worker:
  • Mrs L. Deary