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.
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
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
Nell Bank Residential
Wakefield Theatre - Pantomime
Magna Science Museum
National Space Centre
School Rules and Values
KS2 SATs Information for Parents
At the end of Year 6, children sit tests in:
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:
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:
Key Stage 2 maths
Children sit three papers in maths:
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: