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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!


Year 6 is an important, busy year in our children's education, with much to prepare for.  The end of Key Stage 2 tests take place towards the end of the year and these are followed shortly afterwards by the children's transition into their secondary education.  As a result, the focus of the team is on working hard to ensure that the children are as prepared as they can be for both events. 

Meet the Year 6 Team


Mrs Ann Kelsey - Head of Year 6 and Bowie Class Teacher

Miss Elizabeth Phillips - Bowie Class Teacher

Ms Maxine Hills - Geldof Class Teacher

Miss Lauren Potter - Presley Class Teacher

Mrs Rachel Semadeni - Wonder Class Teacher

Miss Felicity Rice - Wonder Class Teacher


Mrs Julie Creeden - Senior and Wonder Teaching Assistant

Mrs Liz Uden - Geldof Teaching Assistant

Mrs Justine Wearn - Presley Teaching Assistant

Mrs Alison Hargrave - Bowie Teaching Assistant

Mrs Louise Head - Year 6 Teaching Assistant



Our Learning

English and maths will be taught in mixed ability, usual class settings.  All other subjects will be covered over the course of the year through a series of topics, which will be change each term. 


Topic for Term 3 - "South America"



In order to assist the children in the consolidation of the work they are covering in lessons, they will be set homework in English and maths each week.  This homework will be set on a Friday and expected to be handed in to their class teacher by Wednesday.  With a view to their transition to secondary school, class teachers will be encouraging the children to adopt the good habit of completing this homework as soon as they can after it is set and handing it in as early as possible. 


In addition, the children may also bring home 'Learn Its' - mathematical addition and multiplication facts that they will need to learn by heart.


Your child may also bring home their personal spelling logs in which they have recorded words they need to learn.  It would be really beneficial to them if you could assist them in this during the course of the week.  


Finally, the children will need to complete the weekly reading challenge by reading for 20 minutes at least 4 times a week.  Each 'read' needs to be signed by an adult.   


Please check the Year 6 Homework page if you are unsure about your child's homework.

KS2 2016-17 SATS


This year group will be taking end of key stage SATs based upon the new curriculum that came into effect in 2014.  Below, you will find links to the sample test formats that the government have released in order that you may access them if you wish, to gain an understanding of what your children will be faced with in May.  You will also find lists of the 200 words that the children are expected to be able to spell by the end of KS2. 


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