Welcome to Year 6
At Rivers Primary Academy we have high standards for all our children, our 27 Year 6 children
play a key role in setting those high standards and modelling good behaviour. Year 6 is full of
responsible and caring young people who take on additional responsibilities within school,
including; house captains and assembly monitors. They help to implement the school behaviour
policy by analysing which classes have been “Good to be Green” all week and organising prizes.
We aim to prepare our children for secondary school, and so throughout their time in Year 6, the
children are given more responsibilities, and are given more opportunities to be independent. Our
children are an asset to the school.
Year 6 is a busy year in any primary school, and here at Rivers Primary Academy we are no
exception. The children take leading roles in school productions, organise their leaver’s trip and
party and of course, prepare for their SATs in May.
In the Autumn Term the children are studying the book “War Horse”. Using this fantastic text as a
stimulus, the children will read and write many different text genres and investigate sophisticated
Grammar and Punctuation techniques. Our Year 6 are able to tell you the difference between
prepositional phases and adverbial phrases, and can use them with effect! All the children have
also had the wonderful opportunity to see the stage production of War Horse on stage in London.
World War One will also for part of our topic lessons.
In Maths, we follow our Calculation Policy, this ensures that our children are able to complete
long multiplication and long division calculations to a very high standard. This is more important
than ever this year as for the first time Year 6 will be taking an arithmetic test as part of their
We have high expectations of our children, and Year 6 take part in booster lessons to help them
achieve their full potential.
With their hard work and determination, we are sure that this Year 6 class will succeed.
Take a look at our blog to see what we have been learning.