Year 6 2017 - 2018

Miss Brock

Miss Brock

Welcome back to school! 

I hope you all had a relaxing Easter holiday and are looking forward to our challenging, but exciting summer term. We have an action-packed term with our SAT's, London residential, our KS2 performance, transition days, prom and our leavers events! 

Please see our blog for important updates and information.


For our last half term our topic is Hollywood and Chocolate, which will be the focus of our writing. We have been involved in the planning of this topic and have created a list of enquiry-type questions that we want to know the answers to. 

Alongside our topic, we will be extremely busy rehearsing for our Key Stage 2 Performance. All children have been given a part in the performance and a script to start learning their lines. 


Summer Term Homework

Up until SAT's, the children will be given regular Maths and English homework. We are currently working more on building confidence with our reasoning in our Math's work so this will be our main focus for homework being sent home.

The children will also have spellings set weekly up until SAT's.

After SAT's the children will be allocated parts in the performance and will have lines and songs to learn in preparation for this. Along with this, the children will be given the task of arranging a costume for their role in the performance.

Amongst this preparation, there may be other jobs that the children may wish to work on at home as we work on a range of different cross-curricular projects.

Spring Term Homework 

This term Year 6's homework has been adapted slightly. The children have been given a topic grid with the homework task as normal. However, we are only expecting them to achieve 6 of the 12 points as they will be having other tasks set on a weekly basis. If the children would like to attempt more than 6 points then they may do. 

Maths and English homework

The children will be having weekly Maths and English tasks set. For Maths, these tasks could range from a Sumdog challenge, contest or assessment to written SAT style questions or word problems. For English, these could range from a Sumdog reading or writing challenge or assessment to a written task or comprehension SAT style questions. 

On a Monday, the Maths task will be set and is to be completed/handed in by Thursday. 

Then on a Thursday, the English task will be set and is to be completed/handed in on the following Monday. 

Spellings and Reading

Along with this homework, the children should be practising their spellings and reading as much as they can at home which will support both their reading ability and their writing. 


Homework grids

All children have a topic homework plan stuck into their Home School diary. There is also a copy attached on our Year 6 homework page. We have spent time looking at the new plan and the many different areas of learning it involves. We are excited about looking at homework differently and hope you enjoy the mini projects with your child.

Other homework 

We also continue to ask children to enjoy reading regularly at home, work on times tables and may send additional maths tasks which can be completed through online maths activities via MyMaths and Sumdog or links via our class webpage. These activities will continue to be recorded in the School Planner.


Children in year 6, will receive their spellings on a Monday and be tested the following Monday. The focus will be on a specific spelling pattern that the children will have to research. We will be revisiting spelling rules from the Year 5/6 Curriculum Spelling List. 


Every Monday, Madame Sharpe works with Year 6 to teach French.


We have an athletics focus in PE this term. Every Monday and Thursday afternoon Mr Bentham and Miss Walker from Premier Sports comes to work with us. Our focus for this term is Invasion Games and Dance. Please keep your PE kits in school all week. 

Water Bottles 

The children have been given a new water bottle and have been asked for a donation of £1 towards the cost of the water filters. These water bottles must stay in school all week and be taken home at the weekend to be washed. New water bottles can be purchased from the office for £1. 


This year we will be working on skills in preparation for the transition to highschool. All children will have access to these sessions and they will be spent working with different groups of children and adults around the school. 

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Shavington Primary School

South Bank Ave,
Shavington, Crewe,

Tel: 01270 661527

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