Year 6


Our teachers are Mr R Selby (Monday to Wednesday) and Miss Maloney (Thursday and Friday)

Our teaching assistant is Miss Smith

Our Class Link Governors are Grahame McGuffie and Sam Dainty.

Our Classroom

Take a tour of our classroom.

Curriculum Coverage Maps

Please click on the link below to view the Class 6 curriculum at St Mary's for 2022-23. 

Please Note:  These maybe subject to change, as necessary to fulfil the ongoing needs of the curriculum.

Click to Download Year 6 St Mary's Curriculum Coverage Map Summer 2023 [pdf 87KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Year 6 St Mary's Curriculum Coverage Map Spring 2023 [pdf 88KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Year 6 St Mary's Curriculum Coverage Map Autumn 2022 [pdf 58KB] Click to Download

Class 6 Newsletters

Please click on the link below to download our newsletters.

Click to Download Year 6 Spring 1 Newsletter 2023 [pdf 186KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Year 6 Autumn 2 Newsletter 2022 [pdf 343KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Year 6 Autumn 1 Newsletter 2022 [pdf 182KB] Click to Download

Topic Resources Spring Term First Half

Did one battle really save Britain?

This half-term, we will be focusing on World War II in our history topic. We will be looking at the causes of the war, and discussing the impact it had on Britain. We will also look at the devastating impact of the war across Europe. We will also tie in some of our geography skills: identifying countries involved in the war, and plenty of map work

Living things and their habitats:

• Classify living things into broad groups according to observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences

• Know how living things have been classified

• Give reasons for classifying plants and animals in a specific way

Please click on the links to access resources to support your topic work this half term.

Christianity and Judaism

Spring Term First Half Knowledge Organiser

Please select from the documents below.

Click to Download History - Knowledge Organiser - Did one battle really save Britain [pdf 171KB] Click to Download

Home Learning Spring Term 2023


As last half-term, new spellings will be given out on Fridays for a test the following Friday. These should come home as a paper copy, as well as via the Parent App.


We will be reading our class texts during reading time, as well as a range of topic-specific non-fiction. We will continue to focus on question answering techniques, including using evidence to back up answers, and understanding unfamiliar vocabulary.

Each Friday, starting on Friday 27th January, the children will bring home a reading comprehension activity, to be returned to school on the following Friday.

Additional Lessons

To assist the children in Year 6 with the heavy load of the curriculum, and their May SATs assessments, we are offering some additional lessons after school on Mondays and Thursdays. These will begin on Monday 23rd January. Monday: mathematics reasoning Thursday: reading comprehension skills These lessons will begin immediately after school and will end at 4:15pm. All children are welcome to attend these lessons. If you wish for your child to attend, they are welcome to just come along, but we will need to know if their arrangements for going home afterwards are different to their usual arrangements, otherwise they will be dismissed as per their usual arrangements at the end of the lesson. We will be dismissing children who take part from the main school entrance once the lesson has finished.

Year 6 Treasury of Texts

As a school we want to promote reading for pleasure and enthuse your child about reading.  We have chosen a range of texts, from a variety of authors, with an excellent record of accomplishment in writing high quality children's books.  Please click on the picture link to find out more about the scheme or select the document below to see our Year 6 booklist.

Click to Download Class 6 Reading List [pdf 1011KB] Click to Download

Spring Term First Half

Monday afternoon - Gymnastics
Thursday morning - City in the Community 
Please make sure the children come to school in correct PE kit on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so they are ready to take part in the lessons.


In Key Stage 2, children are allowed to bring in their own fruit or vegetable snack to eat at playtime.  Snacks should be fruit or vegetables – this does not include snacks containing fruit e.g. cereal bars.  School does not provide milk but this can be purchased each half-term via arrangement with the school office.


SATs Assessments May 2023

Whilst we want every child taking this year’s SATS to achieve their very best, and we will prepare them accordingly, we also cannot emphasise enough how important it is that they remain stress-free and relaxed. No child’s future will be decided by 4 hours of assessments in May, and all content assessed has already been learnt between Year 2 and Year 6. There is nothing for the children to worry about!

Please click on the picture link to access the infomation.

Year 6 End of Year Expectations

Please select a document from the list below.

Click to Download Year 6 Mathematics Expectations [pdf 78KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Year 6 Reading Expectations [pdf 68KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Year 6 Writing Expectations [pdf 81KB] Click to Download