John Stainer


Year 6 

In Year 6 Violet we have Claire and Andy Bond supported by Patrick King and Fahmida. Patrick King covers PPA on a Wednesday afternoon.

In Year 6 Lime we have Claire Bond / Claire Power supported by Vivienne Chau. Louise O'Mahony does PPA cover on a Wednesday afternoon.

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 Pink we have Raphael  who is our Head Boy and Madina who is our Deputy Head Girl.  They are always on hand to help out and are great role models.

In Year 6 Aqua Fiona is our Head Girl and Oscar is our Deputy Head Boy

And here are our prefects and monitors:

Well done to all these children who constantly give up their time to help and support the running of our school.


They always show good manners, and are great role models to the other children around the school.

Here are our School 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.