Mrs Casely, Mr Harmer and Mr Callender-Ferrier are the class teachers in Year 6.
At St. Edward’s we are committed to developing the whole child through a broad and balanced curriculum. The children study a wide range of subjects. They also get to develop their geographical skills through a residential visit to Fairplay House in Witham.
In Year 6 the pupils are expected to progress towards being an independent learner, but for some homework projects, such as BIG Writing talk topic and discussions, parental help is essential. Year 6 pupils are given an hour of Maths and English (BIG Writing) homework each week, as well as spellings to learn and a reading record to fill in. We encourage our pupils to read widely and for pleasure, to help them the children will always have a reading book borrowed from the school library, a guided reading book and an online Bug Club book.
The children in year 6 are assessed in two ways. In all subjects, the children are given a teacher assessment. This happens throughout the year to ensure all children are making progress. The children’s attainment is measured using the bands below. The end of year 6 expectation is 6S.
Exam scaled score SATs grade
80 – 89 Has not met the year 6 standard (HNM)
90 – 99 Working towards the year 6 standard (WTS)
100 – 114 Working at the expected year 6 standard (EXS)
115 – 120 Working at greater depth within the year 6 standard (GDS)
In the unfortunate case of a Covid outbreak in Year 6; the year group will need to be sent home to isolate for two weeks. For the duration of these two weeks home learning will occur using a combination of Office 365 live-teaching, combined with tasks set through the PurpleMash platform. Below is the planned timetable for these sessions which would be delivered by the Year 6 teaching staff. Click here for a downloadable copy.
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