If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.
- Maya Angelou
This is an important year for your child as we aim to develop their confidence, resilience and independence so they feel ready to move on to secondary school. Of course, we do have a few tests (Wandsworth tests and the SATs) but the year is so much more than that: we want to instil inquisition, creativity and a love of learning which all children can take with them into their new schools. We encourage children to realise that there’s a purpose to their learning and that they can use their skills to make a difference in this world.
Meet the team
6LK – Miss Lewis, 6H – Mrs Hitch, 6F – Miss French
Mrs Hayden, Mrs Millett and Miss Saunders also work with us throughout the week.
What we do and when
KS2 SATs week - Monday 9th May - Thursday 12th May 2022
We have just started learning all about the Windrush generation and how they shaped the Britain we know today. Click on the photo to find out more!
In our science topic ‘Animals including Humans’, we explored how the heart pumps blood around the body. Click on the photo to find out more!
Year 6 were lucky to have a workshop delivered by Magistrates. Click on the photo to find out more!
We felt so honoured to have a visit from the award-winning illustrator and reportage
artist… George Butler! Click the image below to view our exhibition. Please note our artwork is incredible but be aware that some of the images are powerful and thought provoking.
How can you help at home?
- Daily reading for a minimum of 20 minutes is an expectation in Year 6. Children need to bring their reading record and book into school every day. It is still really important to listen to your child read at least 3 x a week - please record any reading at home in your child’s reading diary.
- Visit Mathletics: http://uk.mathletics.com Children have their own log-ins for Mathletics where they will be set weekly tasks to complete.
- In order to complete mental and written calculations quickly and confidently, children should already be fluent in their times tables (1 - 12) by the time they reach Year 6. Please support your child with this to ensure they feel ready.
- LGfL and Scholastic resources
- Parent information - Mathletics
- Recommended Reading lists: School Reading lists or Book trust
- Free online SATS practice
- Free online Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning practice
- Verbal reasoning practice (free)
- Non-Verbal reasoning practice (free)
- More Non-Verbal and Verbal practice
- Oxford Owl
- Epic Reading
Join our community
Do you have skills, knowledge and have lived experiences that could be beneficial to our pupils at Penwortham? For example, you may be a practising Buddhist or be of the Windrush generation. Your line of work may involve promoting sustainable living (for example) or you may have links to people who would be happy to run professional development sessions for members of Penwortham Primary School.
If so, please sign up to the Penwortham community!