Year 6

Week Beginning 19.7.21

So here it is… we’ve made it (just about!).  The final week of primary school is upon us!  There are a few things to update you on regarding this exciting time…
  • If you haven’t read the update sent out on Friday regarding the final week, it can be found here: Y6 End of Year Update
  • Our sex and relationships day will now be on Wedesday 21st July.  Due to the nature of the topics discussed, there will be no live lesson on this day, but instead there will be Q&A session in the afternoon (details to be found on the letter above).
  • We will be running a leavers’ celebration on the playground at 9:30am on Friday 23rd July – again see the letter above.
  • The online learning this week will mainly be based around preparing the children for our leavers’ event on Friday, whilst offering them all a chance to reflect on seven brilliant years at St. James’.

As always, if you have any questions please let either of us know.  Thank you for your ongoing support, we look forward to a really special final week of our wonderful class of 2021!

Mr Slattery and Miss Martin


Below are some resources you can use for optional extra activities if you so wish:

English reading activities

English reading activities should consist of reading an extract or short story and answering questions. Guidance here:



Your username and password are in the password pack you received from school.


  • A mountain of the world
  • A mountain range of the world
  • Comprehension quiz for ‘How to Train your Dragon’
  • Extract from Alex Rider Mission 1: Storm Breaker
  • Extract from ‘Arthur High King of Britain’
  • Extract from ‘The Wreck of the Zanzibar’
  • Extract from ‘Young, Gifted and Black”


  • What are facts and opinions?
  • What does an author do?
  • What is inference?


  • All activities through this link


  • All activities through this link


SPaG – Spelling punctuation and grammar activities

  1. SPaG exam questions



Your username and password are in the password pack you received from school.

  • Apostrophes – Demo 1
  • Apostrophes – Demo 2
  • Homophone magic
  • Is it a noun?


  • You should be able to sign up for free and get some free questions.


  1. Glossary of Grammar terminology


  1. Grammar and punctuation information– click to be taken to the document


6. Year 5/6 spelling list – Y5 and 6 spelling list



Remember, MyMaths tasks will be set each week as identified in the weekly web update.  Please ensure that you do the tasks set for the week.  Remember, you also have access to Timetables Rockstars, too.

Remember, the Maths exam is split into three; one arithmetic paper and two reasoning papers.  The arithmetic paper is more calculation based, whereas the reasoning focuses more on the application of these skills.


Arithmetic – weekly arithmetic practise, very much in the style of the Year 6 tests. – arithmetic practise; select how many questions you want to try.


Daily arithmetic can be downloaded here:  1-4 13-16 17-20 21-24 25-26 27-30 31-34 5-8 9-12.


Reasoning – List of the different style of reasoning/problem solving questions. – access to a range of free papers in a very similar style to the tests. – Reasoning quick tests – Downloadable reasoning style questions, along with a brilliant explanation of what reasoning actually is. – excellent reasoning resource. You need to sign up for free, but then the download is also free.

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  9th July 2021

A few more pictures – I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as we did being part of it!

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