On moving to the Juniors, the children begin to learn more independently, through discussion, challenge and exploration of topics. They begin to take on whole-school responsibilities, holding key positions on the School Council as well as acting as peer readers and organising playground equipment. Individual, paired and group work helps the children to share ideas to move their learning forward.
Towards the end of their time in the Juniors, Year 6 children are supported through the transition process as they move to their next school. They also have the opportunity to attend a residential learning programme which enables them to develop personal and teamwork skills away from the classroom.
Children benefit from the stimulating range of topics covered in the KS2 Curriculum. We have recently enjoyed learning about the Ancient Egyptians: understanding their daily lives, explaining how to mummify a Pharaoh, creating some beautiful Egyptian jewellery and writing messages in hieroglyphics.
This term we have become experts on rocks, collecting rocks and gemstones and researching and writing our own rock descriptions. Our Earthquake topic has introduced us to vocabulary like “tectonic plates” and “fault-lines”. We have studied the effects of powerful tsunamis on people and buildings. Our Earthquake-proof buildings have been tested to see whether they will withstand a powerful “tremor”!