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Welcome to the Year 6 Class Page.

Year 6

See also: Autumn Class Newsletter, Spring Class Newsletter, Summer Newsletter, Year 6 long term plan

As you know, Year 6 is a very important year for your child. Please try your best to encourage regular and punctual attendance, and full participation in all homework activities.

Throughout the year, pupil progress is monitored very closely to ensure all children achieve the very best they can. So far, the children in Year 6 have been making good progress towards their targets and are heading towards achieving their goals. Please continue to support them with their revision, and help them by ensuring they follow a regular bed time routine, receive plenty of sleep and a hearty breakfast!

We run a number of booster groups to help extend learning, in any way that we can. We are extremely fortunate to have a team of adults who are prepared to give up their time to support your child.

It is extremely important that we hold on record details of any children who are allowed to walk home on their own; please return the signed consent to Miss Duarte.

Class Information:

 Religious Education:

Our school follows The Way, The Truth and The Life scheme which has been adopted by the Diocese of Leeds.

'The Kingdom of God' will be our initial focus for R.E., which enables the children to explore the early life of Jesus and how he encourages us to use our talents, as a means to do good.  The children will learn that through his parables, Jesus invites people into the Kingdom of God.
During the second part of the term, we will learn that Christians are called to work for justice and find out about individuals who have been persecuted for speaking out against injustice. 
We will then begin our advent journey, deepening our understanding of how the coming of Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies.

Each term, our class explores a different topic which helps guide the children through their learning. This term our topic is all about the Great Wars. We will be exploring life on the home front.

Physical Education:
Year 6 have Pysical Activity each day:

  • On Fridays, Year 6 will have their focused physical education lesson which the children will learn key skills to support their progress in playing modified games.
  • Every Day, the children will be working to develop agility, balance and co-ordination through participating in 'Wake up, Shake up'. Throughout the term, children will develop invasion games Skills, linked to sports such as tag rugby and football. They will need both an Indoor and Outdoor PE Kit (including trainers and tracksuit bottoms in cold weather).

Homework and Spellings:
The children’s homework books encourage them to become organized and independent. All homework (with the exception of spelling) should be written in their homework books or on worksheets. Generally, the children will be set homework every week (usually on Wednesday) which they should record in their homework books, along with the hand in date (usually Monday).

The children have been provided with several revision books. They are expected to do little and often in these, to reinforce their revision programme. The children have been encouraged to work on the areas they find most challenging first. They will then be given frequent opportunities to discuss any difficulties in class.


Maths - This is given out typically on a WEDNESDAY and is expected back on the following Monday.

English - This is given out usually on a MONDAY and is expected back on FRIDAYS.

Spellings - A new SPELLING RULE is taught to the children every Monday.  They are expected to LEARN THE RULE! The children are then expected to use this rule in a variety of ways; thus encouraging application of the rule. The children will, alongside this, continue to be tested weekly on specific spellings. 
 In addition, they will also be provided with a list of common words which they are expected to know by Year5/6.  Please keep testing them on those at home.


Parental help with homework would be appreciated if your child requires it.

I hope you have found this information useful.

Miss Duarte
Class Teacher


Staff  in Year 6:


Miss Duarte

Mrs Ward
Mrs Coulson
Mrs Pycroft

Mrs Dunning

Useful links:

BBC KS2 bitesize

Ampleforth Residential Visit

How to learn times tables

Useful revision website

Bug Club