Year 6


This half term, year 6 children will take formal tests (SATs) in the week commencing 8th May. They will sit tests in reading, maths and SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar). Due to the bank holiday, the first assessments will be on Tuesday 9th May

Writing is assessed by a portfolio at the end of June. The independent extended pieces of writing the children have produced throughout the year in school, contribute to this assessment.

During SATs week we run a breakfast club which all children are invited to attend and, on Friday, we plan to go to Priory Park in the afternoon for a picnic and activities.

We appreciate your continued support in helping your child learn and revise their spellings and grammar topics and maths strategies. More information about SATs week will follow in a separate letter.



This half term, in English lessons, the children will begin by revising grammar topics following gap analysis from recent assessments. After SATs, we will return to extended pieces of writing to ensure we have a range of high-quality independent writing for their SATs assessments. We will start with letters of complaint.


In maths, we will be revising maths topics with a focus on reasoning and multi-step problems.


In science, we will be finishing with our biology topic on living things and their habitats before starting to learn about evolution and inheritance.


In history, we will learn about Kingdom of Benin. We will begin by learning about their origins, including looking at architecture, rituals, laws and culture. We will then look at it being a thriving city-state in the 15th century and first European contact. Lastly, we will learn about the 19th century conflict and destruction by the British.


In RE, we will be exploring the big question ‘How should we live and who can inspire us?’. We will consider characteristics of leadership before learning more about Moses as a leader and his importance for Jews, Christians and Muslims.


We always start a new term with an online safety lesson in computing. We will be touching on stereotypes, linking to PSHE. Following the online safety session, this term we will be learning about stop frame animation in our computing lessons and making our own stop frame animations from plasticine.



Our PSHE topic will be focusing on relationships. We will begin by learning about respect before learning about stereotypes, bullying, and how to make and maintain healthy relationships


The week after SATs will be Art Week, which is always an exciting week that everyone looks forward to. Year 6 will produce stop-frame animations using plasticine models. The work produced will be on display in an evening Art Exhibition on Thursday 25th May.

This term we will also finish our papier mâché rainforest animals.


In P.E. lessons, the children will be doing basketball and cricket. The children should come to school in PE kits on their PE day (see the timetable below). It should consist of a top, shorts, trainers or plimsolls and if the weather is cold, jogging bottoms or leggings and a long-sleeved top.


Session 1

Session 2




Trinidad and Tobago






Please not Year 6 will be swimming after half term.

Suggestions for parents

Maths – Please support your children with their maths revision, focusing on the areas identified from their assessments.

English – Please try to read with your child as often as you can and ask them questions about the text they are reading. Share stories and poetry at home. Don’t forget to include reading of non-fiction and information texts e.g. signs, maps, catalogues and cereal packets.

Computing – Discuss e-safety with your children to reinforce the safety messages we give at school.



Just like last term, homework will continue to be set on Google Classroom on a Thursday and is due back the following Tuesday. Children will still be using Mathletics and Times Table Rock Stars for maths homework. The children will receive spellings each week which they will be tested on the following week and an assignment will be set for them on Spelling Shed.  In addition, children will be set a piece of written homework. For the first few weeks, this will be revision topics and after SATs we will set a short project. If your child requires any support with their homework, please speak to your child’s class teacher.

In addition, we expect year 6 children to read every day for a minimum of 15 minutes. Both their reading record and book-banded reading book must be brought to school every day so we can see what your child is reading and talk to them about their books.

Important dates

Monday 1st May – Bank holiday

Monday 8th May – Bank holiday

Tuesday 9th May – Friday 12th May – SATs Week

Thursday 25th May – Art Week Exhibition (more information to follow)

Monday 5th June – TAD Day – School closed to children

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