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Y6 - Futurists class



Welcome to Year 6: an exciting and very important stage in your child’s primary school experience. In Year 6, we consolidate and build upon their learning through primary school, through a variety of independent and group outcomes. Although we work towards their end of Key Stage Two SATs, ensuring each and every child has the opportunity to achieve the very best they can, we also ensure a wide and varied curriculum, which allows the children to learn new skills ready for their exciting endeavours at secondary school.


On this page you will find helpful information relating to Year 6.


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Year 6 Team
Teacher – Mrs Beetham

LSA – Miss Makin



If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to get in touch with one of the members of staff in the Year 6 class.


Our classroom environment. This year, the Year 6 classroom is themed around the book Show Us Who You Are by Elle McNicoll


Important Information/ General Reminders



Home reading is extremely important, try reading at home every day- even if it is just for a short period of time as this will add up over the week and help to improve reading fluency. Your child must read at home, and record their reading on Boom Reader at least 5 times per week. 



Spelling homework will be set weekly. Each Friday, pupils will be tested on their spellings and a new set of spellings to practice will be brought home. 



Year 5/6 Topics 

All of UKS2 follow the same curriculum topics, however the learning will be differentiated to meet the different curriculum expectations between Year 5 and Year 6.


Our topic themes are:

Autumn: Poppies, Peace and Power

Spring: Natural Disasters

Summer: Space

P.E kits must be worn on PE days. Year 6's PE days for Autumn Term 1 are Wednesday.  Please note this is a double session of forest schools.

 We currently have forest school on a Wednesday. Please ensure you send your child in suitable clothing. It may be wet, cold and muddy so ensure you send them in appropriate clothes.  


If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact Mrs Beetham or the school office. 

Trips for the Year


Autumn Term

Nell Bank Residential

Eden Camp

Wakefield Theatre - Pantomime 


Spring Term

Magna Science Museum


Summer Term

National Space Centre

School Rules and Values

KS2 SATs Information for Parents


At the end of Year 6, children sit tests in:

  • Reading
  • Maths
  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar


These tests are both set and marked externally, and the results are used to measure the school’s performance (for example, through reporting to Ofsted and published league tables). Your child’s marks will be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give a broader picture of their attainment.


Key Stage 2 Reading


The reading test is a single paper with questions based on three passages of text. Your child will have one hour, including reading time, to complete the test.

There will be a selection of question types, including:

  • Ranking/ordering, e.g. ‘Number the events below to show the order in which they happen in the story’
  • Labelling, e.g. ‘Label the text to show the title of the story’
  • Find and copy, e.g. ‘Find and copy one word that suggests what the weather is like in the story’
  • Short constructed response, e.g. ‘What does the bear eat?’
  • Open-ended response, e.g. ‘Look at the sentence that begins Once upon a time. How does the writer increase the tension throughout this paragraph? Explain fully, referring to the text in your answer.’


Key Stage 2 grammar, punctuation and spelling test

The grammar, punctuation and spelling test consists of two parts: a grammar and punctuation paper requiring short answers, lasting 45 minutes, and an aural spelling test of 20 words, lasting around 15 minutes.

The grammar and punctuation test will include two sub-types of questions:

  • Selected response, e.g. ‘Identify the adjectives in the sentence below’
  • Constructed response, e.g. ‘Correct/complete/rewrite the sentence below,’ or, ‘The sentence below has an apostrophe missing. Explain why it needs an apostrophe.’


Key Stage 2 maths

Children sit three papers in maths:

  • Paper 1: arithmetic, 30 minutes
  • Papers 2 and 3: reasoning, 40 minutes per paper


Paper 1 will consist of fixed response questions, where children have to give the correct answer to calculations, including long multiplication and division. Papers 2 and 3 will involve a number of question types, including:

  • Multiple choice
  • True or false
  • Constrained questions, e.g. giving the answer to a calculation, drawing a shape or completing a table or chart
  • Less constrained questions, where children will have to explain their approach for solving a problem