Year 6

Who We Are

The year six team are: Mr P Jones, Miss L Nichols, Mr C Hunter, Mrs Heap and Miss Sherry.

Parent Information

We are using Seesaw as our online learning platform and as a means to communicate with parents.  If you have not yet managed to log onto Seesaw, please email for support.

If your child is self-isolating but is well enough to work, all lessons are uploaded to Seesaw each morning at 8am and are archived at 3.15pm (as there is an expectation that your child completes the work during school hours).  All work can then be posted onto Seesaw for the Y6 team to mark.  You can see the lessons set and your own child's work via the portal.

As well as daily lessons for children who are not in school, homework will also be uploaded to Seesaw each week.  There are four main tasks to be completed each week and should be uploaded individually by your child for the Y6 team to check:

Reading Plus

TT Rockstars

Learning weekly spellings

Recording themselves read

If your child misplaces any of their passwords, or has any issues with completing the work, please message us directly on Seesaw and we will send them to you.

Long Term Planning

What We've Been Up To

Home Activities/Website Links

SATs Information

Please read the SATs Guide below - it will help you understand the types of assessments that your child will be sitting during SATs week and the content that might be covered.

Please watch the video below. It will help you understand the types of assessments that your child will be sitting during SATs week (week commencing 11/05/20), and the content that might be covered.


Your child will receive their electronic homework via Seesaw on a Wednesday and must complete it by the following Wednesday: the work must be logged on Seesaw with either a picture of the work or with a comment from the child. Parents can see what work has been set using their parental Seesaw login and should check to make sure their child is completing their homework.  Please support your with anything they are unsure of; feel free to message the Y6 team with any questions about homework via Seesaw.

Home Links

Good Websites / Apps

  • - a website to teach your child about grammatical terms that they will need to know for their spelling and grammar SAT.
  • is a very good website for your child to improve their numeracy skills.
  • Doodle Maths
  • Numbots - a website for learning number bonds and number facts.
  • TT Rockstars - a website for children to improve their speed on times table facts.
  • Reading Plus - designed to improve reading fluency, vocabulary and inference.
  • BBC Bitesize
  • Crickweb KS2 Literacy has a range of interactive games to support learning in all areas of literacy.
  • Oak National Academy has a range of activities and lessons to support learning in all areas.
  • Top Marks has a range of activities and lessons to support learning in all areas.

English (including Grammar)

  • In English, we have been learning several different types of grammatical sentence types by a literacy specialist called Alan Peat. These can be found on handy posters which you can print out and use to help your child compose more complex sentences.  Also, they will be beneficial for learning terms for their spelling and grammar SATs.
  • is a very good website to teach your child about grammatical terms that they will need to know for their spelling and grammar SATs.

Attached below are the Alan Peat sentences we practise composing in class on a regular basis to improve writing standards. We would really appreciate it if you helped your children compose these types of sentences at home.

Maths SATS Practice Questions

Below is an excellent document that includes lots of example questions from previous maths SATS (broken down into the different areas of maths and past SATs papers). Each question also includes a link to a YouTube clip that explains how to complete it (step-by-step). You should help your child complete these types of questions, as they will be similar to those they will be completing in their actual assessment in May.

Age Related Expectations

In order to support the children in year six to become confident language users and to assist with their organisation in school, we have introduced some simple but effective strategies in the classroom.


In year six, we have introduced a visual timetable to help organise our week. We have set it up as a weekly timetable to prepare us for secondary school. The children love checking the timetable so that they are ready each day for the lessons that await them.

Here is the timetable:


To support our spelling work, we have a Word Wise Whizz board. This has our weekly spellings and sentences (that include words from our weekly spellings) on it.

We have a weekly test on our spellings before adding our new focus words to the board.

Here is our Word Wise Whizz board:


In year six, we have started to use something that the children can use in order to give them a good starting point when greeted with unknown vocabulary (CASE). Read the document below to help you understand the techniques that your child is using to try and help them understand unknown vocabulary.


 In whole-class reading, we are reading lots of texts about numerous subjects: concentrating specifically on vocabulary and inference.

  • We expect every child to be reading independently for at least ten minutes every night. (At least two of these sessions should be with an adult.) Please sign your child's Reading Record, so they can move on the Raving Readers Chart to achieve awards.
  • We expect every child to use the Reading Plus account (that have been created for them) to help them improve their comprehension skills. Each child should aim to move up grades and complete 10 reads per week- this is checked every Wednesday. Web addresses:
  • To assist children with their comprehension skills and to help them answer inference questions; we have attached a range of comprehension questions which you can go through with your child. Please bear in mind that good readers should not just be able to read the words but should also be able to understand what they are reading and answer questions about the text.


Your child needs to learn and know all these spellings before the SATs examinations which start on Monday 11th May 2020.

You might find the following link helpful:

As well as the spellings above, your children need to learn certain spelling patterns.  See pages 59-63, 66-70 of the English National Curriculum document

As well as the Year 3/4, 5/6 spellings above, your child is expected to learn certain spelling rules/patterns, and be able to accurately spell words that contain them. Every week, the children are given twenty spellings to learn, based on the patterns they have learned during the week. They are tested on the spellings every Monday.

Times tables

Times tables


  • We have provided links and practice sheets for all the times tables which you will be able to print off at home. This will help enable your child to perform better in arithmetic tests.
  • If your child is confident with multiplication facts, it is important they learn associated division facts. For instance, 2 x 9 = 18, therefore 18 ÷ 2 = 9.


The two to twelve times tables should be known, by heart before the end of year four. 


The following links will help your child learn their times tables:


If you want any practice worksheets to help your child with their times tables, please use the links below. You can easily print the resources.


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