The Year 6 staff are really looking forward to working with the new parents and children this year. So far we have had an excellent start back.
The year 6 classes are based on the capital cities of the countries in British Isles
Year 6 teachers are:
Miss Foster (Achievement Leader of Year 6) – Class Edinburgh
Mr Symister- Class London
Mrs Cottle and Miss Racktoo - Class Dublin
Miss Habibulah - Class Belfast
Miss Powell and Mr Beckford – Cardiff
We are all committed to ensuring your children have a safe, full and rounded year of learning and are all very happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.
Please make sure you look at our yearly and half termly overview on the website to keep up to date with what your children are learning. The spelling homework is accessible through our website. Children also have access to great education websites, to support their learning, such as:
We would ask that you please ensure your child's reading log is being signed at least once a week by an adult at home and reading for at least 20 minutes every day. Please ensure your children have correct uniform and PE in school at all times.
Please check our website for regular updates.
Mr A. Symister
Children in Year 6 are preparing for the next step in their life, moving onto secondary school. In order for your child to be suitably prepared for secondary school, it is important that they have their Zipcard (travel pass). This will allow your child aged 11-15 to Children aged 11 to 15 years to travel free on buses and trams and at child rate on Tube, DLR and London Overground services, provided they have an 11-15 Zip Oyster photocard. Find out more about the 11-15 Zip Oyster photocard on the Transport for London website - https://tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payments/travel-for-under-18s/zip-oyster-photocards#on-this-page-1
Please use the PowerPoint below or click the link above for more information on how to apply. All children are encouraged to apply for their zip card before they start their new school in September 2017, including children whose school maybe within walking distance and make the most of the photocard scheme. Your child will have a good understanding on this process as it has been covered in class and on the Junior Citizenship Trip at Nightingale Academy on the 14th June 2017.
On the 13th June, Year 6 spent the day at Nightingale Academy attending a Junior Citizen event, which is a safety training programme in which children take part in mock ups of dangers they may face in everyday day life and learn through experience how to deal with them.
This is an initiative led by the Metropolitan Police Service in partnership with other agencies within the community including Transport for London and the London Fire Brigade. Our children listened to a number of speakers and took part in workshops which involved a number of interactive scenarios covering themes such as: transport safety, fire safety, knife crime prevention, internet safety, investigating a road accident and road safety. The scenarios enabled the children to learn about personal safety, whilst at the same time, encouraging children to be good model citizens and to have a sense of responsibility for the community.
On Tuesday 18th April, an unusual egg was discovered on the school field...
I thought I saw something moving in the shadows but at 5 o'clock all the lights go off so it was very dark. I heard something moving and then a huge dark shape seemed to fly up in the air and go behind the Secondary Unit. I don't know what it was but it was very, very quick and very, very big!
You can't see anything at that time in the morning because all the lights go out - they're on timers you see... I did hear something though. It was in the bushes near the Secondary Unit then there was this rustling sound and I think I saw something moving about - but I can't be sure.
I didn't see anything - I can see most of the field from our flat window but I didn't see anything last night!
It's a huge egg....whatever laid it must be enormous!
Miss Foster explained that she had arrived before 8am and was amazed to see a large egg placed in the middle of the field.
Mr. Beckford said," I arrived early, I didn't spot anything strange in the field. However, about 7.15am I heard a strange noise coming from the wooded area on the field, when I looked out of the window, that is when I first spotted the egg!"
On Tuesday 18th April 2017, I made a shocking discovery. As I drove towards the school car park, a huge shadow towered over my car. I remember hearing a screeching sound followed by the cracking of branches above my head. That’s when I noticed an unfamiliar object on the school field. Curiously I entered the school field, eager to get a better look at this extraordinary item. Immediately I realised the danger, it was an egg, a freshly laid egg. I made my way back into the school building and notified other members of staff.
I hope all parents and children had a wonderful half term. This term our focal point evolves around great inventors during the Victorian era (1837 - 1901) whose foresight and innovative ideas revolutionised the society we live in today. Visit the website for regular updates.
Mr A Symister
Year 6 had a half term project to either design an advertisement for Pip Davenport’s latest ride attraction or create and build a 3D model ride, for Pip Davenport’s theme park. This task was linked with our English writing at the end of Spring 1 where children were writing a biography on a fictional character who was involved with a fun fair (in some capacity).
I hope all parents and children enjoyed the Christmas holiday. This term our focal point evolves around the Victorians through all curriculum areas. The children in Year 6 will have the opportunity experience life as a Victorian child, create print work inspired by William Morris and explore how the industrial revolution and British Empire shapes the society we live in today. Visit the website for regular updates on our Victorian expedition in Year 6.
Eldon Road board school opened in 1899. The Infants were housed in one building and the boys', girls', and Junior mixed departments on separate floors in an adjoining building. Eldon Road School was attended in 1908 by 2,313 children, of whom 537 were Juniors and 625 Infants. The total dropped to 1,853 in 1919 and in 1973 there were 501 on the roll at the Junior school and 462, including 60 at Nursery classes, on the roll at the Infants.
Today we are now unified as Eldon Primary School.
Mr A Symister
Year 6 had two special guest speakers from the Enfield Fairtrade Campaign, who attended our school to give an informative presentation and discussion about Fairtrade and its impact on communities, families and working conditions for producers in developing countries.
This presentation built upon the current Fairtrade topic throughout Year 6, where we wrote explanatory texts on Fairtrade bananas and tea. This led into a balanced argument on Fairtrade. As well as literacy, Fairtrade was linked with our geography, looking at the geographical location of producer countries and their climate as well as the history of trade from the reign of Elizabeth 1st. Children felt this experience from two prudent experts, who have been a proactive part in making Enfield a Fairtrade borough, gave a great insight into the far reaching effects of Fair-trade.
Our science topic this term was light in which the children developed a more detailed understanding of mirrors and the reflections that they form, and apply this understanding to make a periscope.
They were introduced to ray diagrams that can be used to represent the behaviour of light. They used these diagrams, together with the fact that light travels in straight lines, to explain the formation of shadows and how their size and shape can be affected. They explore refraction in a number of contexts to see how light does not always appear to travel in straight lines. They investigate how white light is made up of many colours of light and how these can be split apart by a prism or in a rainbow, as well as how the colours can be joined together to make white again. In several lessons children engaged in illustrative practical activities to explore these phenomena. They also carried out a fair test investigation to measure the size of shadows compared to the relative positions of the light sources, the object making the shadow and the screen.
A Pudding for the Chimney Sweep. As part of our curriculum, Year 6 took part in an end of year production. A sorry tale of downtrodden Victorian workers and evil factory owners. We learned of accidents in the loom machinery, cuts in wages and light-fingered debt collectors. This production gave our children an insight into the Victorian life, which is our next topic for Spring 1. This was also an opportunity to promote awareness and raise money for Children in Need.
See more of what we've been up to in the pages below: