John Stainer

Year 6 Orange and Year 6 Purple

In Year 6 Orange, our teachers are Mr and Mrs Bond and our Teaching Assistant is Patrick King.

Mr Bond loves running and belongs to Dulwich Runners.  He also supports Portsmouth FC

Mrs Bond loves singing and belongs to Lewisham Choral Society!

Patrick is a musician in the band Real Lies. He loves to play football and supports Luton Town.

Year 6 Purple

Our teachers are Mrs Power and our Teaching Assistant is Vivienne Chau.

Mrs Power loves music and plays many instruments! She is also the maths leader at school.

Miss Chau is a talented teaching assistant who loves baking, maths and is always smiling!

Lisa Cole brilliantly supports one to one in our class, twice a week!

Year 6 Autumn Term:

In the Autumn Term we enjoy getting stuck into work straight away. We follow all the national curriculum subjects, and particularly enjoy reading The Watertower by Gary Crew, studying Macbeth and learning about The Ancient Greeks.

We like to take our learning home with us, and we complete project work about Athens and Sparta, and produce our own autobiographies. The best bit is sharing them with the rest of the class. As part of our Ancient Greek Learning, we dressed up for a Greek Day in costumes, and acted out The Battle of Marathon.


In November we go to Kingswood activity centre in Ashford, Kent as a class and take part in many different activities including climbing, abseiling, archery, den building and many more. This really helps us get to know each other, and challenge ourselves so that we are ready for anything that life throws at us.

Here is one group tackling the climbing wall.

Look how we are all supporting each other!

Jacob's ladder was a tricky one to

challenge ourselves!

We had to work together and help

each other up the ever-increasing gaps

between the poles.

Don't look down!

 
Year Six love to help around the school.  Many of us are prefects and monitors.  We look after the smaller children in the school, we hold the doors open for everyone, and we like to show visitors around the school.

In Year Six Purple we have Sonny who is our Head Boy and Sequoia who is our Deputy Head Girl.  They are always on hand to help out and are great role models.

In Year 6 Orange Ehimwenma is Deputy Head Boy and Chiara is our Head Girl

And here are our prefects and monitors:

 


Here are our School Council members and sports captains

All our prefects, monitors and sports captains had to apply for the role by producing a high-quality application.

 

Only the very best were chosen, and now they are happily working hard to make John Stainer an even better place to learn.  


Spring Term

In the Spring Term the focus for Year 6 is mainly revision and getting fully ready for our SATs exams in May.

We like to be fully prepared so we spend most of our time revising, and getting good at all the different elements of the exams. We know that the more we are calm and ready to just do our best, the better we will do and we know that there is no reason to panic.

We follow the Success for All (SFA) scheme, which helps to prepare us with reading comprehension and all the various writing genres. We love the topic that we study in the Spring – Anne Frank’s Diary! We follow the BBC adaptation, exploring how Anne copes as she is growing up in hiding in Amsterdam. We do lots of reading and writing around the topic, including our own piece of research for home learning. We even have a debate as to whether it should be taught in Primary school!

Summer Term:

We love the Summer Term in Year 6 because we feel really grown as we prepare to transition to secondary school.

We go on lots of trips and visits to link with our topic on WW2. We read Good Night Mr Tom and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, and complete literacy units based on those texts. We also work on maths transition units on The Golden Triangle and Spirals. We engage in a “Dragons Den” type unit linked to art, design and marketing.

The real highlight though, is preparing and performing our end of year production. We act, sing and dance and show off all our creative talents.

Here are some pictures of the lovely pieces of work we have completed.