Year 6

Year 6 is an exciting, motivating and important year for all pupils as we spend our final year in primary school. Our teacher, Mrs Nye, and our teaching assistant, Mrs Martin, work very hard to make sure that the children reach their full potential and achieve their goals.

Children in Year 6 take their faith very seriously. In addition to regular participation at Mass, together with other services at Church, children are given the opportunity to conduct and lead their own prayer services for our class.

Our altar is the focal point of our classroom, dressed in accordance to the colours of the liturgical calendar. In our display, we also have a reminder that every day we strive to achieve the school mission statement.

In Year 6 we work together to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation. This is a very special time for us as it encourages us to reflect on our faith and think about what it means to be an ambassador of Christ. Our daily prayers, hymn practices and participation at Mass enable us to learn and grow in our faith. We each choose a saint who inspires us and who we can follow as an example on how to live a life of dedication.

Our faith permeates all that we do in school and we live as witnesses of our faith at all times. Whilst most children (those who are Baptised and have received the Sacraments of Holy Communion and Reconciliation) receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, others wish instead to support their friends in this important stage of their faith. Those children still take a full, active part in the process of preparation and always make the effort to attend masses at weekends and support the Confirmandi on their big day.

Every morning we have English and Mathematics lessons. In the afternoons, we study History, Geography, RE, PE, Computing, Art and PSHE. We also visit the NEC skills show, St Chad's Cathedral and some of us will be undertaking Level 1 and 2 cycling proficiency in the summer term.

In Year 6 we take preparations for secondary school seriously, this starts with completing our homework on time. We are expected to complete English and Mathematics homework each week, together with spellings and/or times tables revision. Homework is given out each week on a Friday and is collected the following Wednesday. In the Spring term, we will often bring home practice papers in preparation for our SATs.

This is a vitally important year for us as we grow and become more independent. We have lots of jobs and responsibilities to help with the smooth running of the school. Our teachers have very high expectations of us and we know that we have to set an outstanding example to the rest of the school.

Our time at St Gerard's Catholic School is celebrated at the end of the year with a Leavers Assembly, a Leavers Mass and a party. These provide us with fond memories, which we take with us to our new school. No matter where we end up in life, we always remember the experiences, community and the life we led at our primary school.

Our Learning

Find out more about our learning:


Adding prayers to our Prayer Table.
Black History Month display.

Class book corner.
Improving our SPAG skills.

Making a fact file about our school saint.
Measuring angles.

Practising street dance moves.
Researching the work of the disciples.

Selecting books in our school library.
Using nature to inspire our paintings.