Year 6 at John Betts is fast-paced and challenging as we work tremendously hard to prepare ourselves for the end of our primary school journey. We take on the roles of prefects and house captains and participate fully in the life of the school and its wider community. As a year group we begin preparation for secondary school life through accepting greater responsibilities and ensuring that we are inspirational role models to our younger peers.
As we progress through the year, we fully immerse ourselves into our challenging curriculum whilst we prepare for the next stage in our school career. We are prepared for our Key Stage 2 SATs tests however we do through purposeful learning and not a great deal of testing.
We work hard to fully embed skills that we have learnt over our time at the school and strive to achieve mastery across all subject areas. Throughout the year, we broaden our independence and reasoning skills, showing a true understanding of how to improve and advance our learning. Being in Year 6 provides us with various opportunities including working with Urbanwise on projects in the local area, our Arts Week Production and our fantastic residential trip in the summer term.
Inspired by the huge breadth of skills we have learnt on our journey through John Betts, we leave the school as kind, integral, and , successful individuals ready to face the challenges of secondary school and adult life.
Trips and Events
The National Gallery - October 2018
In October, 6E visited the National Gallery as part of our Art lessons.
We completed a treasure hunt around the gallery and interpreted some fantastic paintings. Some of our favourite paintings were The Sunflowers by Van Gogh and The Waterlillies by Claude Monet.
The Imperial War Museum - November 2018
As part of our topic about the Second World War, we visited the Imperial War Museum. We found out some fantastic facts about life in war time Britain and even had the opportunity to sit in a real bunker from the Blitz. As a class, we spotted some propaganda posters and listened to news broadcasts on the wireless. Some of us were fascinated by the war planes that the museum had on show; the spitfire was particularly impressive.