Year 6

Week Beginning 23rd January

Another week passed and what wonderful, icy weather we have had!  In the same way the sun has lit up our playground, the children have lit up our classrooms with the fantastic learning they have been producing!

Please note, we will be inviting parents into the hall for our project outcome on Friday 10th February, from 09:30 – 10:15am.

For week commencing 30th January, Year 6 will be completing our termly assessment week.  To enable us to provide the children with a variety of activities when not completing assessments, please can the children come to school dressed in PE kit for every day that week (30th January – 3rd February), along with the following Monday alone (Monday 6th February).  Thank you!

Worship theme: Memories/Remembering – Holocaust Memorial Day 27th January


This week in English, we will be continuing our learning about travel writing, looking at creating our own leaflets.  This will involve a focus on persuasive techniques and understanding the layout features of a piece of writing.

In Maths, we will be finishing of our work on fractions, looking at calculating fractions of amounts.  Once complete, we will be moving onto ratio, a unit that will be new learning for a lot of the children…

In RE, we will be studying the role that science has within religion! Channel your inner Brian Cox!!

In PE, will be continuing our gymnastics work! Get stretching!

This half term, the text we will be analysing in our Destination Reader lessons is ‘Sea Beam’ by Sarah Holding.  Please see below for the book cover and the strategies we use in our Destination Reader lessons.

SeaBEAN, The Trilogy: Sarah Holding: 9781911487074: BooksDestination… READER! – Y6 teacher ramblings…

Other news:

  • PPA Days – PPA Days will be every other Friday and children should come in in their PE kits.
  • PE every Thursday and Friday – We will be teaching indoor PE on the non-PPA Fridays with another indoor session on Thursday, so children should wear their PE kits every Friday AND THURSDAY. 
  • Project overview and Project homework – please find links to the relevant information below.
  • MyMaths – we have no set a load of My Maths tasks, based on the learning we will be doing this term.  Most of them relate to place value.  Please let us know if you are finding them too easy or tricky and remember that below there are many resources you can use to extend your learning from home.
  • Reading books –we would like to remind everyone to have a reading book in school – this can be a school or home book but we expect them to be read and experienced so that we can share recommendations and reviews of what we have read and really enhance our reading skills. We are displaying books that we’ve read in the classroom to get children talking about the stories they love and to inspire others to try new titles.
  • Reading records – All children should now have a blue reading record in which they can record how often they are reading. They will receive one raffle ticket if they read three times a week and two if they read more than five. At the end of each term we will be drawing a raffle and who ever is drawn will go to Costa with their favourite book for a babychino! You’ve got to be in it, to win it!


Best wishes,

Mr Slattery and Miss Martin

Learning as a family in Jesus, through Love, Hope and Forgiveness.

Matthew 19:26 “with God all things are possible.”


Below are some resources you can use for optional additional 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:



  • 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 – excellent reasoning resource. You need to sign up for free, but then the download is also free.

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