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Welcome to Year 6

Mornings are generally given over to Maths and Literacy and the afternoons to topic-based activities, which incorporate the other aspects of the curriculum.


P.S.H.E, R.E, and P.E. are usually taught as discrete areas.


However, in Year 6, as well as continuing each child’s all round education and development, there is a strong emphasis on preparation for the end of Key Stage 2 National Curriculum Tests (SATS). In May the children will be tested in aspects of Reading, Writing and Mathematics (and possibly Science).


Another major aspect of Year 6 is preparing the students for the next stage in their education – the transition to Key Stage 3 and high school. Towards the end of the academic year, the students will have opportunities to experience and familiarise themselves with many aspects of their preferred high school. Links with Penketh High School are particularly strong with Year 6 pupils invited to attend the high school on several occasions, and staff and children from the high school visiting Penketh South.


Children in Year 6 are encouraged to organise themselves and work with increased independence, however there are also many opportunities to further develop their co-operative skills through group or paired activities and investigations. The children are expected to contribute in the classroom on a daily basis, recognising that their views and opinions, and those of others, are important and valued. There is an emphasis on further developing each child’s self-confidence and self esteem.


Finally, the Year 6 children are expected to help with the day to day running of Penketh South in the form of Year 6 Responsibilities which include, amongst other roles, organising and setting up for assemblies, delivering the class registers and manning the office telephone at lunchtimes.

The Staff

Mrs Langton - Class Teacher

Mrs Bennett - Teaching Assistant