Griffin Class (Year 6)
Griffins or Gryphons are legendary creatures with the body, tail and back legs of a lion and the head, wings and talons of an eagle.
Teacher: Mr Squire | Teaching assistants: Mrs Thomas and Mrs Collins
What we do:
In schools in England, Year 6 is for children 10–11 years old and is the final year of Key Stage 2 before embarking on their journey to secondary school in the following September. This year is likely to be focused on the end of key stage 2 National Curriculum assessments, otherwise known as the Standard Assessment Tests (SATs). There is no doubt that, in most schools, a great deal of work will be carried out to prepare for this time. Hopefully, your child’s teacher will help your child prepare for the tests without them even realising it. Every school is obviously different, but your child’s teacher will probably aim to keep the stress levels down with plenty of fun and valuable learning.
These can seem like a daunting part of your child’s education for both parents and their children. However, if you know what to expect, they don’t need to be scary for you or your child and, why not start here to find out more.
What will my child do in Year 6?
As in all other year groups, Year 6 follows statutory schemes of learning set down by the government. Children are assessed at the end of the year as to whether they have met the ‘expected’ national standard.
In Year 6, we prepare our children for their transition into secondary school. We do this by challenging them and pushing them out of their comfort zones so that they are ready to handle the demands of secondary education. We promote and encourage initiative so that children become responsible for their own learning and progress.
But, at the heart of everything we do, is enjoyment within our class and lessons; the children achieve the best outcomes when they enjoy what they do.
Alongside children's academic progress, we also promote the values of responsibility and care for others as they become young adults.