Welcome - Year Six is the final year in which children stay in the primary school, after which they will transfer to one of the local High Schools.
In Sharks, Mr Fuller is the teacher and Mr Yaxley is the teacher in Wild Cats class. The children are supported by Mrs Vaughan-Wright, Ms Fuller and Mrs Pyke, our teaching assistants. Mr Shepherd is our HLTA, who supports in class and also teaches.
As young adults, we wish the children to develop even greater independence and more responsibility, so we give them many opportunities to demonstrate this. For example, our older children may be chosen to be:
- Playground buddies
- Library monitors
- Lunchtime helpers
- Support for younger children
- Other monitor roles
We also have Break-Out areas for the older children, where small groups are allowed to spend agreed times without direct supervision. By giving the children the opportunity to demonstrate that they can be mature, sensible and trusted, we hope that they will develop a better understanding their responsibilities as young adults.
In Year 4 the children had the opportunity to go on a 3 day residential visit to Norfolk; in Year 6 we wish to build upon this and offer a one week residential trip. The trips are not only educational, but help the children to learn more about independence and managing themselves and their belongings. Although it can be subject to change, our current focus for the Year 6 residential trip is Ringsfield Hall. This trip takes place in the summer term and gives the children an opportunity to be adventurous and build self esteem through a range of outdoor and indoor activities.