Year 6 2018 - 2019

Mrs Hodgkins

Mrs King


Year 6, the last year at primary school, will be very busy but also full of fun!  We have many activities planned to stretch your mind, move your body and certainly make you smile.  Throughout the year you will be making preparations to move onto high school, which can be exciting for some but also slighlty daunting.  Do not fear, together with our secondary colleages we are here to ease the process and ensure that transistion to high school is as smooth as possible for all pupils.  But before all of that...let's get to the fun bit...


Autumn 2 Topics

Week 1/2 Creative Writing Topic inspired be the beautiful story book, 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers.  After reading this book as a class, the children will be exploring how they can become guardians of our planet by learning about current problems such as: pollution, recycling and reusable energy sources.  They will then discover ways in which to help vulnerable animals on our planet and produce information texts about extinct animals.  To end this mini topic the children will use their creative flare to invernt a character after studying the many characters displayed in the book.    



Reading remains a main focus for children in year 6 and will be studied in small groups or as a whole class.  Some children will be given a banded book to read at home as chosen by the class teacher, whereas others will bring home a free choice Library Book.  Children may wish to read a book of their own choice from home – which is fine.  

As with every year group in St. John Fisher, home reading is of high priority and of huge importance.  Our expectation is that every child in class will read with an adult at home at least three times per week.  We will continue to check your child’s home/school reading diary each week, to see your comments and to gain an insight into the great discussion that you are having at home about the texts being read.  A ‘home’ read, in our opinion, should be approximately 10 minutes, of which half of the time should be your child reading (aloud or in their head), and then the remaining time should be spent discussing, questioning and evaluating what has been read.  This aspect of your child’s home learning is incredibly important, and your support is greatly appreciate.  At this stage in year 6, an essential part of homework is reading which we expect to continue for at least ten minutes every day.



Each week, on a Monday, the children will receive a list of spellings and multiplication tables to work on.  They will also spend some time focussing on this list whilst in class.  These spellings and multiplication tables will then be tested in class on every Friday.  

Reading, as mentioned, should be the main focus for a child oiutside of school.  Children should attempt to access "BUGCLUB" at least 3 times per week.  Bug Club provides the children with lots of books to enjoy set at their reading level.  It also poses comprehension type questions for the children to answer as they are reading each book.  Children do have login details for this.




Bitesize spelling

Verbs and Adverbs



Old trusty websites:

  • Vocabulary Here is a website which is full of exciting vocabulary. Click on the different links to find adjectives, adverbs, alternative words for said and many more! There is also a link called 'word classes' this will help you to revise what verbs, nouns, adjectives and adverbs are.

  • Maths A range of questions for you to test yourself.

  • Maths Telling the time and times tables games.

  • Sentence games. Here are some sentence games to help you to work on those complex sentences!


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Contact the School

St John Fisher Primary School

Edward Street,

Main Contact: Office Manager Margaret Hassett

Tel: 0151 424 7794