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About Year 6
The Year 6 team is led by Assistant Deputy Headteacher Mr Lee Austin.
The Year 6 teachers within this team are are Mr Lee Austin, Mrs Liesl Dagg and Miss Claire Smith.
These teachers work closely with Miss Helen Fitzsimmons, Mrs Yvonne Pennicott and Mrs Rita Heer.
Upper years children continue to build up knowledge skills and understanding that will provide them with a solid foundation for Learning for Life. We aim to make the culmination of their time with us at Parkgate at the end of year 6 to be one of huge personal achievement for each and every child.
A good education gives a child the best possible start in life. We must ensure that all our pupils have an equal chance to make good use of the education that the school offers by providing a positive and encouraging atmosphere. To achieve this it is important that each child attends school regularly and punctually. When a child does not attend school regularly and on time they will have difficulty keeping up with their work and will therefore underachieve.
Weekly Learning Newsletter
(scientists and their inventions)
(countries of South America, the Amazon)
Properties and changes of materials / Evolution and inheritance
Animals including humans / Light
Living things and their habitats
Year 6 Trips and Events
This area will be updated as and when there are and Trips or Events.
A Gallery of Our Learning
Class 6A PE day is on a Monday.
Class 6B and 6C PE day is on a Tuesday.
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The ‘basic’ school curriculum includes the ‘national curriculum’, as well as Religeous Education.
The national curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by primary and secondary schools so children learn the same things. It covers what subjects are taught and the standards children should reach in each subject.
The national curriculum is organised into blocks of years called ‘key stages’ (KS). At the end of each key stage, the teacher will formally assess your child’s performance.
|Child’s age||Year||Key stage||Assessment|
|3 to 4||Early years|
|4 to 5||Reception||Early years||Teacher assessments (there’s also an optional assessment at the start of the year)|
|5 to 6||Year 1||KS1||Phonics screening check|
|6 to 7||Year 2||KS1||National tests and teacher assessments in English, maths and science|
|7 to 8||Year 3||KS2|
|8 to 9||Year 4||KS2|
|9 to 10||Year 5||KS2|
|10 to 11||Year 6||KS2||National tests and teacher assessments in English and maths, and teacher assessments in science|