Primary 6 is a core transitional year from middle Lower School to upper Lower School. This is seen both in the expansion of the curriculum and the work expected of our pupils.
The curriculum includes:
- Novel reading, advanced level spelling and grammar. In addition, all pupils take part in the Rotary Young Writer competition
- Comprehension booklet work targeted towards the year older
- Developed mental arithmetic
- Fractions, decimals and percentages, and introduction of data handling frequency tables, pictographs and line graphs
- The able mathematicians attend a Maths challenge class once a week with a member of the Upper School maths department to further develop their problem solving abilities
- The use of compasses and protractors to measure angles and draw shapes
- Science, Geography, History and RME taught through the International Primary Curriculum
- ICT pupils create their own computer codes using Scratch and use all key word processing programs and spreadsheets confidently
- Music, PE, Art, French, and Spanish with specialist teachers
- Some of the pupils’ IPC learning is taught in French or Spanish to give a deeper linguistic understanding and to create a context for language learning
- Music and drama is a key part of P6 with every child taking part in a production alongside members of the Scottish Opera as part of their schools programme.
- Every other year there is an opportunity for P6 and P7 pupils to be part of a Lower School Musical production if they choose to do so.
The Victorians, Go with the Flow, and Fairgrounds.
Trips and activities:
Children will visit: A Victorian trail and experience a Victorian school, Haddo House, Codona’s Amusement Park. They will also have the opportunity to go on a four-day outdoor adventure to Alltnacriche near Aviemore to participate in outdoor activities.
*The topics, trips and activities may change from time to time