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Year 6

welcome to year 6 - have a look at all of the great things we get up to! 

Year 6 is an extremely exciting and fulfilling year for our children. As they are now the top of the school, we encourage the children to feel a sense of responsibility towards Monks Orchard and many enjoy being school prefects. They carry out their duties sensibly and model the school values and expectations for the rest of the school. Throughout the year, the children grow into mature and responsible learners who are ready for the challenges of Secondary School.

Each year, we take the children on a residential trip where they take part in collaborative team-building activities. The children also enjoy taking part in the Year 6 production which never fails to be a hit with children, teachers and parents alike! They leave Monks Orchard with many fond memories, ready to tackle the next stage of their learning journey.

Our Authors


Sharna Jackson

Sharna Jackson is the author of a mystery series, featuring Nik and Norva who solve crimes on an estate, the Tri Estate, in South London. Her most recent release is The Good Turn!

Tom Palmer

Tom Palmer writes children’s books about history and sport. In 2019, he won the Children’s Book Award for Armistice Runner, which was also nominated for the Carnegie Prize. His best known series are Football Academy, Foul Play and Roy of the Rovers. You can find free resources and first chapters by visiting his website.

Our Biographies

We started the year by researching our authors. Both of our authors got in touch with us and were thrilled that we had names our classes after them. We then had a go at writing biographies about them. Here are some:


Books We Have Read This Year:

Keep checking back to see what books we have read and are currently reading:

Music – Happy by Pharrell Williams

We have been enjoying our unit on Pharrell Williams’ song ‘Happy’

 Science – Electricity

 Geography – Hurricanes

We looked at how a hurricane was formed. We then used the laptops to research a hurricane of our choice and created a double page spread about it and the impact it had.

    Monks Orchard Primary School

    The Glade, Shirley, Croydon, CR0 7UF
    020 8654 2570