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Welcome to Year 6!  

We are SO proud of our children - they were so motivated and enthusiastic about SATs week and equally so for the SRE week that followed. 


We hope you have had a good rest and are ready to hit the ground running with your final half term, including your writing and your last topic - 'Themeparks and Funfairs'.



PE Summer term 2: PE will continue to be on a Monday and a Friday.

Monday: High 5 netball

Friday: completing athletics (jumping) and rounders.


Please take the time to read our class page.

Topic information will be updated ready for the start of each half term. Latest news will be updated fortnightly on a Thursday. Photographs will be updated after an event.


Welcome to Year 6 and we hope you enjoy reading our class page. We hope you have all had a wonderful summer and are ready for an exciting year. Topic information will be updated ready for the start of each half term. Latest news will be updated fortnightly on a Thursday. Photographs will be updated after an event.

As Year 6 children, we are becoming even more responsible and independent learners. We inspire and cultivate a mature approach to taking control of our own learning, becoming ready to face the risks and challenges in our futures, whilst developing independence, resilience, teamwork and empathy.

Our PE days are Mondays and Thursdays. Please ensure that you are wearing your PE uniform, have long hair tied up and earrings either removed or covered with a plaster.


Upcoming Events:

Tuesday 4th June - DT workshop - Lego Fairground.

Monday 10th June - My Health, My Schools survey.

Wednesday 19th June - Sports Day.

Tuesday 25th June - special Y6 topic trip.

Tuesday 2nd July - Open Morning, from 9.00am 

Tuesday 2nd July - Y6 Leaver's Service at Ripon Cathedral - start 1:30pm.

Friday 19th July - Y6 Leaver's Service at St Oswald's Church - Parents are very welcome to attend!


Crucial Crew - date tbc



Latest News:

Year 6 SATs are over but our learning is not!  We now have a real focus on our writing assessments.  We are also starting our new topic - 'Themeparks and Funfairs' so watch this space....!


Homework expectations:

In preparation for the children being ‘High School Ready’ homework will be planned in the following way:

  • Weekly times tables test on a Friday to be marked in class. 

  • Weekly short SPAG or maths consolidation /revision exercises using the books to be self/peer marked during lessons.

  • Spellings – The children will have weekly spellings tests on a Tuesday. These will either be based on spelling patterns rather than a list of words, or a group of Y5/6 Statutory words. The Y5/6 words will be sent home to practise and will be tested fortnightly. The spelling rule will be tested on the alternate weeks to the Y5/6 words with no formal list going home to learn. Following the test in class, words that the children will need to learn again will be recorded in their spelling books and we ask that you revise these with your child at home. (Please see the Spelling in the English section further down the page for clarification.)

  • Reading – reading journals to be completed, signed and brought into school every Thursday. Please record the comprehension questions you ask your children but answers do not need recording.

  • Longer topic-based learning will be sent home with clear instructions as to how and when it will need to be completed by. In order to get children High School ready, part of this will include research and therefore longer deadlines will be given. The beauty of these learning logs is that when completed, they are incredibly different as the children take their learning in different directions. This is then shared and marked with peers so all children can access these amazing learning discoveries.

  • Homework diaries contain a weekly thinking activity that will need to be completed. (These are not formally marked.)

  • From January 2019 we will be sending home short SPAG, Reading and Maths SATs papers as part of the homework.

  • Purplemash 2Do activities and Active Learn maths - We have just started to send home some computer based learning. The children have all been given a log-on these and they write in their planner the homework. When the children log onto their accounts they will be able to see their homework in the 2Do section on Purplemash and in their account on Active Learn. The children have all been shown how to use their accounts. Please talk to us if you are unable to access online learning.


    In Year 6, the children will all receive a homework diary in which they will record all their homework and deadlines. These are similar to the journals most schools use in Year 7. These will need signing each week and brought into school every day.


    Curriculum this half term:

  • Themeparks and Funfairs: In maths, the children will split into businesses to fund, design and build their virtual themeparks.  The will have to manage budgets, pay staff, pay interest on loans, design marketing strategies and see who can have the most money in the bank at the end of the year.


  • Reading: Comprehension skills.

    Children to be able to understand what they read by:

  • checking that the book makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and exploring the meaning of words in context

  • asking questions to improve their understanding

  • drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence

  • predicting what might happen from details stated and implied

  • summarising the main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas

  • identifying how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning

  • discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader

  • distinguish between statements of fact and opinion

  • retrieve, record and present information from non-fiction

  • participate in discussions about books that are read to them and those they can read for themselves, building on their own and others’ ideas and challenging views courteously

  • explain and discuss their understanding of what they have read, including through formal presentations and debates, maintaining a focus on the topic and using notes where necessary

  • provide reasoned justifications for their views.


  • Active and passive sentences.

  • Past / present progressive and present perfect.

  • Use hyphens to avoid ambiguity 

  • Use colons to introduce a list

  • Use possessive apostrophes

  • Identify determiners in sentences 

  • identify co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions

  • Know how to use a word as a noun or a verb

  • Emotive language

  • Formal and informal language

  • Colons, Semi-colons and Dashes



This half term we will be writing:





- Re-telling of the '3 Witches' scene

- Diary piece (Macbeth and the foretold prophecies)

- Newspaper report of Duncan's death.

Romeo & Juliet:

- Diary piece (Tybalt and his banishment from the party).

- Behind closed doors (Juliet & her Nurse)

- Juliet's letter to her father


We will cover the following objectives:

The children can:

• write effectively for a range of purposes and audiences, selecting language that shows good awareness of the reader (e.g. the use of the first person in a diary; direct address in instructions and persuasive writing)

• in narratives, describe settings, characters and atmosphere

• integrate dialogue in narratives to convey character and advance the action

• use a range of devices to build cohesion (e.g. conjunctions, adverbials of time and place, pronouns, synonyms) within and across paragraphs .

  • I can choose vocabulary appropriate to the audience, purpose and degree of formality.
  • I can use passive verbs appropriately
  • I can use semi-colons in a list and to demarcate clauses.
  • I can use colons to introduce a list and demarcate clauses. 
  • I can sustain and develop ideas logically in narrative and non-narrative writing
  • Using reported speech. 



Year 6 will continue to follow the Read Write Inc Spelling programme. Each unit will cover a spelling pattern focus and a selection of Y5/6 Statutory Spellings. The children will have a weekly spelling test. This will either consist of selection of spellings linked to the spelling pattern which will be practised during the lessons. These are not sent home to learn because we want children to be able to apply the spelling rule to a range of words. However, any mistakes in the test will be recorded in their log books and we urge the children to practise these. Y5/6 words will be sent home to learn and will be tested on alternate weeks. The children will bring their spelling log books home daily where spellings will be recorded by the children.




Themepark maths - see above for details.




Watch this space for our new science topic....



The World Wide Web – Communicating, E-safety and using the internet.

  • I can make safe choices about the use of technology.

  • I can use technology in ways which minimise risk.

  • I recognise the potential risk of providing personal information online.

  • I know how to report anything suspicious.

  • I can create strong passwords.

  • I can use knowledge of the meaning of different domain names.

  • Algorithms and debugging.



The Freedom of the Israelites from Egypt - how can following God bring freedom and justice?



Our PE days are Mondays and Friday. Please ensure that you are wearing your school PE uniform, have long hair tied up and earrings either removed or covered with a plaster. We will be outdoors on a Monday for our PE sessions.


Monday: High 5 netball

Friday: Athletics (jumping) then rounders.



The Northern and Southern Hemispheres and time zones around the world.



We are looking at verb formation and adjective agreement in sentences:

Food: what they like and don't like to eat e.g. J'aime les gateaux mais je n'aime pas le gateau chocolat.  Sentence formation about what they do and do not like to eat and why.


PSHE/British values: 



ART and DT:

Designing and building a viewing cage for their science topic on evolution and inheritance.























Calculation Policy for Mathematics. How we teach calculations in year 6

Year 6 Long division

As per our calculation policy, this is the method that children in year 6 must use when completing long division.

The Y6 parent's meeting presentation from 10th September 2018