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Welcome to Year Six!

Welcome to Year 6

It’s spring term already, and we’re really picking up the pace in Year 6!


Literacy and Topic

This term we will be reading an outstanding text by Shaun Tan who has written many though-provoking books. The Viewer is a picture book which is sure to delight the pupils with its intriguing storyline.

You can fine out more about him here: http://www.shauntan.net/books.html

During this term’s literacy we will be writing alternative story lines, setting descriptions focusing on creating atmosphere and creating dialogue which moves the story on. 


Image result for the viewer


Higher Level Vocabulary (HLV)

  • detritus
  • burnished
  • indecipherable
  • entombed
  • recesses
  • descended
  • relentless
  • mechanisms
  • compelled
  • scavenged
  • luminous
  • crescent



Following the completion of the Year 6 curriculum, we will move onto revision in anticipation of the SATs.

All children MUST know their times tables to at least 12x. They must have rapid recall of linked calculations, including those with decimals.

For example:

If I know that 6 x 7 = 42, then I must also know that

42 ÷ 7 = 6

6 x 700 = 4,200

7 x 0.6 = 4.2

0.6 x 0.7 = 0.42



Having revised the Year 5/6 spelling list, pupils will now be revising spelling patterns. The children have been given a pack of spelling test lists which will take us right up to the week before SATs. It is their responsibility to revise and practise spellings each week.



PE will now be held several times a week between Monday and Thursday – all children must have a full PE kit, including a coloured t-shirt according to their house team – Riverside (red), Transporter (blue), Albert (yellow) or Dorman (green). As the pupils may often be going outside for PE, it is of the utmost importance that they have  a plain hoodie or sweatshirt in school at al times, as well as a light, waterproof jacket.

SATs timetable

 Test  Date
 English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2  Monday 14 May
 English reading  Tuesday 15 May
 Mathematics papers 1 and 2  Wednesday 16 May
 Mathematics paper 3  Thursday 17 May

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