Birchwood Drive, Dartford, Kent, DA2 7NE

01322 522 151

Joydens Wood Junior School

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

The start of Year 6 is often a daunting time if they have chosen to take their 11+ tests for Kent and/or Bexley. However, after the first few weeks,
we soon settle down and begin some exciting Literacy topics including: Hugo Cabret, Peter Pan, Pig Heart Boy and The Water Tower. Cross-curricular
lessons are embedded into our timetable as much as possible to enrich our topics – a favourite with the children is a heart dissection as part of our
Pig Heart Boy unit and Circulatory System in Science.

Although some new concepts are introduced in the Year 6 Maths curriculum, the majority of our objectives are extending the children’s knowledge and
understanding of previous learning. Reasoning and Problem Solving are a key focus for our lessons and children enjoy applying their knowledge and
understanding to solve practical and real life problems.

SATs are a key focus for the year, but throughout the year, the children let off steam in lots of different ways:

  • They enjoy a residential trip to PGL in Osmington Bay;
  • Drama, dance and singing skills are perfected in the end of year production;
  • Safety on the road is taught through Bikeability;
  • And everyone looks forward to the End of Year Prom and Leavers’ Assembly.

We understand that Year 6 can be an enjoyable but challenging time for pupils and parents as you prepare for the transition to secondary school. We are
always happy to assist you with any queries or concerns and encourage the use of contact books for communication.

Miss Potts, Mrs Lamb, Mrs Pule and Mrs Fiander

Click HERE to view the Year 6 Curriculum Overview for 2018-19