Curriculum: Year 6
The children in Year 6 have worked extremely hard on their SATs exams. Each morning, they enjoyed a delicious breakfast of cereals, toast, croissants, yoghurt and fruit juice! Over the course of the week, the children impressed us with their perseverance to their learning, tackling all tests with a can-do attitude. They should all be immensely proud of themselves and what they have achieved over the course of the academic year.
This term our topic is Oceans, which will be linked to their Literacy lesson (they've already started exploring the exciting Kensuke’s Kingdom). As Geographers, they will be learning about the causes and effects of coastal erosion, how the coast is being used and how they can help solve plastic pollution.
As mathematicians, children were able to work in groups to design a maths game that is suitable for children in Year 4. The games looked fantastic and the younger children loved playing the board games with each other. It was such a fun way to practise adding, subtraction, multiplication, division, counting and taking turns.
As historians, Year 6 have been studying the second world war, with a particular focus on The Blitz and what happened when children were evacuated out of London and the different experiences of living through the war. They watched the film ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’, which was extremely moving and highlighted the horror and futility of war.
As artist and designers, children had the opportunity to link their learning to a World War Two project called ‘Make Do and Mend’. They brought in their own item of clothing/material and used this to design, create and evaluate a bag. The children had great fun designing and completing their bags that they can feel proud of!
In ICT children had the opportunity to develop their knowledge of E-safety and improving their powerpoint skills when they created a WW2 propaganda poster. They also visited Ruislip High School where they had the opportunity to use a programme called Python to draw different shapes using coding.
As Scientist, children will investigate increasingly complex circuits and explore how components function. As part of our science unit, year 6 explored shadows and then discussed how they were created and how they vary in size depending on the distance from the light source. We concluded that when the light is closer to the object, the larger the shadow and when the light is further away, the shadow is smaller.
Using entrepreneurial skills, children will get an insight to the world of starting a mini business. It provides real context for literacy and numeracy, builds speaking and listening skills and offers relevant presentation opportunities. It also develops teamwork and problem solving skills, financial and risk awareness and an enterprising spirit. They will be selling their goods at the family celebration event.
Year 6 will also be improving their performing skills in preparation for our Year 6 production called ‘What a Knight!’. They will learn to choose effective techniques to engage their audience in a variety of ways. The children will perform this on Tuesday 9th July for parents, carers and the rest of the school. They are all excited to perform this play to celebrate their time at Ruislip Gardens Primary School.
As Headteacher I would like to welcome you all to our school. Ruislip Gardens Primary School is a very special place. Visitors comment positively about the school, from the children’s behaviour and their enthusiasm to the staffs ongoing commitment and dedication. We understand the power of education and take very seriously our duty to give your children the best start in life. I am personally very proud to be a member of this community.
The school recognises the value and uniqueness of each individual child and adult at Ruislip Gardens. We celebrate the talents and gifts of each child and enable them to develop to their full potential spiritually, morally, academically, socially and physically.
Our shared vision “Growing and Achieving Together” underpins all we believe in. Our core values
- Providing a safe and nurturing environment
- Establishing lifelong values
- Developing confident and independent learners
- Inspiring excellence
- Enabling everyone to succeed
show how Ruislip Gardens is dedicated to ensuring we help all our children become successful and happy young people. Their learning and personal development are our driving force.
With support and advice from all our stakeholders we were able to develop Ruislip Gardens 4 Life-long Values:
Each value has a definition, which you can read in the vision and values
section of the website.
I would like to extend an invitation to you to visit our school if you have
not already, where you are guaranteed a warm welcome. Finally I would
like to thank you for your continued support and for trusting us with the
privilege of educating your precious children.