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Year Six

Welcome to Year 6

The teachers in Year 6 have been Mr Brownsell in Leaping Lions and Mrs Allingham in the Magnificent Monkeys.

We would like to say a massive thank you to the children for their hard work, positivity and enthusiasm during a challenging year, and show our appreciation for how their adults have supported them with their learning.

As a Year 6 team, we are extremely proud of the Lions and Monkeys; they have made outstanding progress and contributed so much to their class, school and wider communities. We wish them all the best as they move to secondary school, and look forward to seeing them and hearing about their achievements.

To end 2020/21 academic year, please click on the link to see their learning for Summer 2:


Please take a look at our Summer 1 learning celebration video!


Our Year 6 team will be supported by Mrs Guest, Mrs Barker and Mrs Hunter.

Please ensure you have signed up to ClassDojo as it is another way of communicating with your child’s class teacher!

 Mrs Allingham’s and Mr Brownsell’s Welcome Message:

Welcome to Year 6 Magnificent Monkeys and Leaping Lions where we work collaboratively and support one another to achieve our very best! In 6MM and 6LL we make sure that every day is our best day and that we are always challenging ourselves to succeed. As part of our Golden Rules, we make sure that everyone is treated with respect and equality, we want our classroom to be a welcoming and safe environment for all.

As well as our core values, I would like to introduce the 5 ways of being which we will be focusing upon this year.

  • Be yourself always
  • Confident communicators
  • Show you care
  • Contribute to your community by succeeding together.
  • Knowledgeable and expert learners.


As you may be aware, Year 6 is a challenging year at Primary school and there will be very high expectations set for the children. Some of the children are already feeling nervous about the year and the upcoming SAT’s at the end of it.   It will be a challenging year for the children, but with your continued support and encouragement at home, we are sure that your child will make good progress and do well for themselves.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come in and see us in Year 6.

The scheduled order is:

  • Monday 11th: English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Paper 1 and 2
  • Tuesday 12th: English Reading Paper
  • Wednesday 13th: Mathematics Paper 1 and 2
  • Thursday 14th: Mathematics Paper 3

If you would like to view previous KS2 SAT papers then follow the link below:

Take a look at our plans for the upcoming year.

Long Term Plan

Autumn Term – We will be spending the first six weeks using the texts of Window and The Island as a stimulus for our work. Look out on dojo and twitter for examples of this work.

Our current curriculum theme is: Only the Brave!

We will be learning about inspirational people who show true bravery in their life journeys. Our Main text is based on Shackleton. We will be studying the history and geographical features of  Antarctica. In Science we will be learning about Evolution and inheritance. In whole class reading we are reading Wonder!

Click here to see our Curriculum Plan for Year 6 for the Autumn Term

Click here to read our Year 6 Autumn Newsletter.

Spring Term

Our curriculum theme is: Friend or Foe. Throughout this unit we will be exploring key aspects of history. We will be studying Impressionism in Art, Gothic Literature in English and Reading and The Roman’s in History. In Science we will be investigating Electricity and The Human Circulatory System.

Click here to see our Curriculum Plan for Year 6 for the Spring Term- this promises to be a great term with so much to learn!!!

Click here to read our Year 6 Spring Newsletter.


Summer Term

We have a very busy term ahead of us… residential to Ingleborough hall, SAT’s, Year 6 production, Leavers assembly and Church leavers assembly to name but a few!

Click here to see our Curriculum Plan for Year 6 for the Summer Term- this promises to be a great term with so much to learn!!!

Click here to read our Year 6 Summer Newsletter.

Year 6 Reading Spine

In Year 6 we have carefully selected high-quality texts to inspire and engage the children. These texts form the basis of our learning. The texts drive our curriculum as well as English and Reading. Support your children by reading similar books to further develop their understanding.

Year 6 Reading Spine

Reading for Pleasure 

Below is a list of books recommended for Year 6 Pupils.

Year 6








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