At Springfield, Year 6 is a special year where we take challenges and broaden our horizons. We work hard to achieve our targets and leave Springfield ready and excited for secondary school.
We start the year learning about the World Wars and how they shaped the world we live in. From stories set during war time, to the artwork inspired by the conflicts, we gain a real insight into the lived experience and significance of both the First and Second World Wars. As part of the IntoUniversity programme, we are lucky enough to enjoy a focus week dedicated to this history learning. During this week, we visit HMS Belfast and Churchill’s Cabinet War Rooms to walk in the footsteps of those who lead Britain in a time of crisis. These are some of our most memorable trips at Springfield!
Another key moment in our Year 6 learning journey is our residential trip to Kench Hill. As a class family, we live away from home for a whole week and explore the Kent countryside. No trip to Kench Hill is complete without very muddy wellies and songs around the campfire. The photos we take together become treasured memories – a vital keepsake from our time at Springfield.
As the Summer term approaches, we look ahead to the future and take part in transition programmes to ensure we are prepared for the next step. As well as this, we let our creative energy flow as we prepare for our end of year production, which is always celebrated both with the school and our families during the evening performance. We also get active in the summer weather and enjoy cycling training and Bike Around the Borough. By investing time in cycling skills, we prepare to be healthy and environmentally conscious citizens in the future.
At Springfield, being a Year 6 means something very special: it means being a role model to our younger children. We take pride in setting an example and caring for others. Our Year 6’s take leadership opportunities to use their pupil voice in School Council meetings throughout the year.
Every Year 6 class leaves its mark on Springfield – they are a key pillar of our school community and we miss them when they leave. The best thing is when they return as proud Year 7s (and beyond!) to share their successes. We are proud of the foundations we lay at Springfield for bright and exciting futures.
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