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: Spring 2017

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

English: Whilst working on our use of interesting language in our writing and improving our sentence structures, we will also be studying techniques for writing Recounts, Newspaper Articles, Reports, Stories and Persuasive Letters.
Maths: We will be working hard preparing for SATS, developing mental maths strategies and applying our knowledge of calculation in reasoning questions.
Science: We will be learning all about Animals including Humans.
Topic: Our topic is Ancient Greece. We will be studying Greek life and their achievements as well as their influence on the Western World
ICT: We will focus on developming our own animation of Ancient Greek warfare on the seas.
R.E: During our RE lessons, as well as learning about this term’s Christian value – Joy – we will be exploring the concept of ‘Encounters’ within the Bible.
Art: We will be learning about Ancient Greek theatre and costume, including the use of masks.
P.E: This term, we will be developing our football skills and beginning yoga.

Year 6 Diary Dates: Spring 2017

Parents’ evening: Thursday 23rd March
SATS meeting for parents: Date to be confirmed

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