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Church Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7EZ


Barnburgh Primary School

Learning to shine together


Year 6 2020 to 2021

Miss Watson and Mrs DiManna


Hello! We can't wait to welcome you into Year 6! 

This page will provide important information about moving into Year 6 and hopefully answer any questions you may have. Please get in touch if you would like to ask anything else. You can contact the school office on 01709 893125 or email me

Welcome Video

Meet the Adults!

Miss Watson - Acting Deputy Head and Class Teacher Mrs DiManna - Learning Support Assistant

What Will We Be Learning?

In September we will start with our science topic 'Blood Heart'.  Have a read of the document below to see what kinds of things we will be doing. I have also included the topic challenge so you can have a go at any of the tasks over the Summer in preparation to start year 6. 


In September, Y6 will be taking part in the DARE programme every Thursday afternoon.

  • DARE 25 is an early intervention programme designed to help young people take safer and healthier choices, aiming to reduce offending behaviours and drug and alcohol related crime
  • It is ten, one-hour lessons delivered by a specially trained DARE officer
  • The lessons will take place in the child’s regular classroom. The class teacher and classroom assistants will be present although the session is led by the DARE officer
  • The lessons will involve role play, group skills sessions, discussion groups, reading and writing exercises and other interactive methods
  • Lessons include age-related scenarios around knives, drugs and difference. Young people become confident in decision making through role play and discussion about risks and consequences.
  • These sessions will prepare them for their school trip to Crucial Crew after Christmas.

Questions and Answers from our transition zoom meeting

Do you seat us boy / girl? How are you going to seat us at first?

I sit you with children that you work well with and are supportive of your learning. This might mean boy/girl or it might mean you sit with one of your friends. 

What other extra monitors are there?

In Year 6 you get the apply to become a House or Vice Captain. You can also apply to become the school council Chair or Vice Chair. For this, you need to complete an application form and the children in the rest of the school vote for you. 

If you become a House Captain, you support members of staff during or after school to run house events. You will also support Mrs Potts in assembly by giving out house point certificates. To become a House Captain you need to be a fantastic role model and be able to lead a team. 

If you become Chair or Vice Chair of the School Council, you need to write a speech and read it out to the rest of the class. Y6 will then vote. The Chair leads the School Council meetings at lunch or assembly times and also gives updates in assembly to the rest of the school.

Do I have to dissect the heart of a pig? Is it compulsory?

During our 'Blood Heart' topic I dissect a heart in front of you. You watch, learn and then at the end, have the chance to touch it. You do not have to do this but I give lots of house points for courage, being brave and taking risks. 

What trips will happen?

I like us to visit Eden Camp for 'A Child's War' topic.

We also visit Crucial Crew which is a scenario-based trip. It takes place in a film-set environment, where educational inputs are delivered in a realistic setting. A number of companies help on this trip, which include; First Bus, Magistrates in the Community, St John Ambulance, South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership and South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.

By now, I would have organised residential but due to the current situation, we are not allowed on school

trips where we stay over. My fingers are crossed that we go somewhere after SATs but I can't promise anything. 


What will our classroom be like?

As Y6 are the most independent, a lot of you will be given permission to walk home. This means that we won't have parents waiting outside the classroom. To make things easier, we are moving to the classroom which Y3 and Mrs Kay were in last year. That means that you will use the same cloakroom and toilets. 

What is good about Year 6? What advice would current year 6s have?

End of Year Expectations

The documents below explain what you need to be able to do by the end of Y6 to achieve expected. I wonder how many of them you can already do. 

Other Information

We will soon be adding information here, such as P.E. days etc. Watch this space!