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Year 6

Welcome Year 6 to a new and exciting school year!


We are so happy to be back in school and enjoying learning! It has been fantastic to see excellent atttitudes towards learning shown by the children.

This year, we will be focusing primarily on core skills of reading, writing and maths in order to minimise any impact on childrens' education from last term's school closures. 


During our shared reading sessions we will be focusing on key skills such as fact retrieval, inference and prediction. We will be doing this through sharing excting texts such as The Arrival by Shaun Tan.

The Arrival

In addition to our daily shared reading sessions, children will be given regular opportunities to read books both as a class and independently. As you may already know, we are encouraging a reading challenge this year. We have shared with the children a recommended list of 100 books to try to read before the end of Year 6. This list can be found below.

Autumn term update - This term we will be using a variety of poems and Room 13 by Robert Swindells during our shared reading sessions.


Childrern are encouraged to access Accelerated Reader once they have completed a book to access a quiz on the book. Accelerated Reader can be accessed via the useful links below.


In English, during this term, we will be looking at A Story Like The Wind by Gill Lewis.

We will be using this beautifully written (and illustrated) text to inspire our own writing and this term we will be producing a Flashback narrative and Newspaper report..


Tthe focus of our daily Power Maths lessons this term will be Fractions moving on to Geometry by the end of the term. 

Please support your child in both completed workbooks and accessing the online platforms of Mathletics and Times Table Rock Stars for their homework. Links can be found below.

The Battle of the Bands has proved very popular so far this year and will continue during this term.

What are we learning?


  • PE takes place on Mondays and Thursdays. Children should come to school in their PE kit, including appropriate footwear and an outdoor jacket. Uniform will not be required on these days.
  • Please encourage and support your child to complete their Mathletics homework by Sunday each week. In addition to Mathletics, due to the importance of times table knowledge to the year 6 maths curriculum, we have asked the children to complete a minuimum of 5 garage sessions per week (each session lasts 1 minute).
  • Weekly Spellings will be shared in the weekly update email on a Thursday. These spellings will be tested on the following Friday. Along with spellings taken from the year 5/6 statutory spelling list children will be given 5 words a week based on a sound. The statutory spelling list can be found in the documents section at the bottom of this page.
  • Please encourage your child to read at home everyday.

Useful websites

Accelerated Reader



The National Academy



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