In these years we expect pupils to become independent learners and take further responsibility for their actions by considering consequences. Many have jobs to do, extending their role as leaders of the school.
Towards the end of Y6 children take part in Statutory Assessment Tasks (SATs), these are formal tests, marked externally. Booster sessions and other strategies are used to support children in their SATs revision. Attendance at these sessions is most important.
As part of PE year 5 take part in Swimming to fulfil the National Curriculum requirements.
In addition pupils have the opportunity to expand their experience by participating in educational visits which provide learning opportunities and bring the curriculum alive. A Y6 residential has run for several years and has been very successful. This develops the children's personal social and teamwork skills.
In year 6 pupils are using their skills of being independent learners to extend themselves in preparation for the transition to secondary education. Several transition activities are introduced which carry through into secondary schools across the city.