Welcome to Year 6 Golden Eagles Class!
Welcome to the wonderful world of Golden Eagles, the final year for children here at Meadlands Primary School. It is throughout this year that children will develop themselves as resilient, capable and creative individuals; individuals who are ready to leave our nest at the end of the year and embark on new journeys at secondary school. This is achieved through a balanced approach to the curriculum. The children will spend time preparing for their SATs examinations but also be given a number of exiting opportunities within other subject areas such as PE, art, drama, history or geography. Some of the children’s personal highlights include our week long residential to Bowles Activity Centre and the end of year production!
2017 - 2018
Teacher: Miss Orson, Writing and Art Design Leader
Support Staff: Mrs Alston-Fox, LSA
Support Staff: Mr Josh Penberthy, TA, Sports Coach
Class door competition
The Golden Eagles door represents the learning value of curiosity. The concept was decided upon by the children and designed to make you ask questions! Everything on the door represents something our children are curious about; this could be anything from books and numbers to sharks and robots in outer space. We passionately believe that curiosity did NOT kill the cat (as you can see, he is on our door!).
Year 6 have produced some astonishing writing throughout this year and proved themselves to be true authors. They have worked hard towards targets while ensuring that their writing is purposeful, imaginative and representative of who they are. This was demonstrated through a number of pieces such as: non-chronological reports on Winston Churchill, diary entries inspired by JRR Tolkein’s ‘The Hobbit’, instructions for building your own butterfly feeder or the mysterious tale of the book that was taken from ‘Mr Linden’s Library’. There is no ‘test’ style format for assessing writing within Year 6. Children develop a portfolio of work to showcase all their talents, these pieces will be drafted and edited as our authors see fit, using purple editing pens.
Throughout the year, Year 6 will learn through different topics. During the Autumn term this was World War 2 where we created our own Anderson Shelters. Throughout Spring term, it was Earth and Space. One of our most memorable units of work, from this particular topic, was creating multi-media works of art inspired by the artist Peter Thorpe.
This year, the children have made friends on the other side of the world – in South Korea! They have been writing pen pal letters to a group of children learning at an English school in Ilsan.
Year 6 work hard every year towards their end of Key Stage 2 tests, otherwise known as ‘SATs’. Further information for parents can be found below or through the following video link
Fantastic Home Learning:
Children in Year 6 have produced some FANTASTIC homework throughout this year. They have revised carefully and diligently at home, as well as producing creative pieces in celebration of the beginning of our topics.
There are a number of fantastic school trips that Year 6 will have to look forward to. None more exciting than our week long residential to Bowles Activity Centre in September. The experienced staff delivering this programme have supported our children to overcome new challenges and develop themselves, not only as indivudals, but as part of a team. The children will have the opportunity to ski, rock climb, canoe, absail and even go caving after dark!
Hard work is always rewarded in Year 6. Due to the children’s perseverance in their SATs preperation, we organised a visit from some creepy crawlies!
Every year, children’s hard work and perseverance is rewarded. Following on from their SATs tests, the children will go bowling and swimming for an afternoon. They will also get to spend a whole day at Chessington World of Adventures! This is so the children can enjoy some quality time together during their last term at our school.