Year 6 Chestnut and Oak

Welcome to Year 6!

Year 6 holds so many exciting adventures and new shared experiences that foster a real sense of belonging in the year group; forming strong bonds and friendships. Our pupils and staff form a wonderful support network that helps the children as they make those important steps towards secondary education.

With a busy year ahead, we have many engaging learning opportunities for the children. Topics include:

  • a study of Black History through the Underground Railroad and significant people from across the world;
  • a geographical study of the continents of North America and South America with particular focus on the biomes, climate and vegetation
  • a study of Mary and Elizabeth, debating who had the most successful reign
  • a look back at the affect World War II had on British people
  • scientific studies of micro-organisms and a look at the human body
  • an in-depth look at careers and an opportunity to create an enterprise

Year 6 prepares our pupils for their continued journey in education. Pupils in each class will take on important new roles and responsibilities this year. These include: junior leaders, librarians, aspiration councillors, mentors to their younger peers and reader leaders. Each role allows pupils to gain confidence; develop their communication and listening skills; grow in maturity with increased responsibility and learn the importance of self-motivation.

We very much look forward to the year ahead and to working with parents/carers and our pupils to make this a very special year at Dashwood.

The Year 6 Team – Mrs Bunn, Mrs Hope, Miss Gooch, Mrs Gordon-Weeks, Miss Brain and Miss Galloway.

Where next

What is new and different in Year 6?

View the presentation to parents and carers here. Lots of information about life in school including routines, uniform, staff, homework, expectations and attendance. Download a…

What is new and different in Year 6?

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