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Why is English so important in Y6 at St. James'? 

English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society. A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually.


What English skills will be developed by the children in Y6 at St. James'?

A passion for reading and writing, an ability to think and work independently, an ability to persevere, an enquiring mind, a good knowledge of grammar, an ability to share ideas, and be able to attempt new things and explore creativity. The children will demonstrate a number of brilliant English learning traits throughout the year. Such as inquiry, knowledge, thinking, communication, open-mindedness, risk-taking, showing care, being balanced, reflective and resilient.

Spring Term- Our final debates and discussions

We have been looking at discussion and debate over the last couple of weeks and we have prepared our own debates on a particular question. The questions we had to debate were…

’Should children be limited to 1 hour of screen time per day?’

’Should footballers give half of their wage to charity?’

’Should all children have their own iPad in school?’

’Should teachers wear a uniform?’

’Should junk food be banned for children?’

’Should zoos be shut down?’


We had lots of great fun debating these and the ideas we had were superb! 

Spring- Debates and Discussion