Welcome to Year 6 (Lily Class) - the top of the school and the end of Key Stage 2.
Year 6 (Lily Class) marks the final year at Weston Park for our pupils.
This year (2012-2013) the class teacher is Trevor Matthews and the teaching assistants are Karen Reilly, Karen Whichelow and Jane Marshall.
In Year 6, we continue to balance the provision of support and the promotion of increasing independence, in order to develop the children’s sense of responsibility as learners. They are increasingly involved in making decisions about their learning. As they come to the end of Key Stage 2 they select appropriate strategies, techniques and skills to complete an activity or solve a problem and suggest ways in which tasks or problems can be extended. The home–school link continues to play a critical role and regular homework will provide opportunities to consolidate and extend learning.
Effective daily literacy and mathematics teaching will provide new learning, consolidation through practice and opportunities for children to use and apply their learning as they solve problems, research, interpret, analyse and present information. In Year 6, there are regular opportunities for children to apply their learning to practical experiences in all areas of the curriculum and beyond the school day. This strengthens children’s knowledge, skills and understanding and emphasises the role that literacy and mathematics play in securing effective communication, thinking and reasoning skills.
At the start of Year 6, reading and writing are rapidly becoming confident – automatic skills for the majority of children. This gives children greater choice and control over what and how they learn as well as access to an ever-expanding range of printed and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) resources. The challenge in Year 6 is to embed the skills and knowledge acquired over the primary years into learning that transfers to the next key stage and lasts a lifetime.