Year 6

Curriculum Overview

Meet the Staff

Mrs L Long

Team Leader

Miss L Barrand
Miss H Creelie
Termly News

Please click on the links below to access the latest newsletter and topic web.

Year 6 Autumn Term Newsletter

Year 6 Autumn Term Topic Web

Summer Term 2019

The Summer Term has been action packed so far for Year 6! Not only did they work exceptionally hard during their SATs tests but they also gained a variety of skills whilst developing their independence away from home at Mill Rythe. We learned how to work as a team during a range of challenges and also conquered so many fears along the way!

Within our topic lessons, we studied the features of mountains and coasts. We have learned how erosion processes impact on our ever-changing coastline as well as explored the different mountains of the world. We displayed some of this knowledge using StopMotion to create movies of how our coastline changes from cliff, to cave, to arch, to stack and finally to a stump.

Here are some snapshots from our projects:

Year 6 also rehearsed and put together our fabulous play: Pirates of the Curry Bean! As a team, we sang, choreographed dance routines, created props and even wrote our own pirate prologues. Everyone in Year 6 worked extraordinarily hard to put together a fantastic show to be proud of!

We all enjoyed performing under the spot lights at Yateley Comprehensive School and the audience seemed to be very impressed!

Spring Term 2019

This term, we have been learning about our local area. We have studied the landscape and land use of the areas surrounding our school and have learned about the different symbols used on Ordinance Survey maps. We used this knowledge when visiting Yateley high street and created maps of human and physical features. Year 6 then used this knowledge to explore features that could be added to our local area to improve it further. When deciding which features to add, we considered how much it would cost, the benefits it would bring and also the impacts on the local environment. Finally, we explored local history. Year 6 discovered some of the myths and legends associated with Yateley. Who knew that our town could have been linked to a highwayman and also the gunpowder plot?!

Autumn Term 2018

What a busy term we have had! It has been action packed and fun-filled whilst going back in time to experience the events of World War 2.  This captivating topic has taken us on a journey through the events that led up to the war whilst also learning about the impact it had on our country and the people within it. We have studied the chronology of events, learned from artefacts, reviewed the impact of the war from various perspectives (including the role of women) and so much more! 

Within this topic, we also studied the structure of the famous ‘Anderson Shelter’ and the reason it saved so many lives during the horrendous Blitz. We then applied this knowledge to designing and creating our very own stable structures.

Year 6 also held a World War 2 Creative Day. We learned about styles of dance brought over from America by the soldiers, we used role play to imagine life as an evacuee and we also used our ration recipes to create food for our tea dance. 


During English, we used information from our topic to write our own World War 2 inspired poems. Year 6 read a variety of poems written either as a result of or during the war. We included a range of poetic features including onomatopoeia, personification, figurative language and so much more!  We also used the model text ‘The Paintball Game’ to write our own war-themed Tale of Fear.

Trips and Events

For the following trips and events, further details will be communicated to parents in due course.

Share a Story (Parents invited to read in school with their children) – 11th September @ 2.30pm

Year 6 Meet the Teacher Meeting – 13th September @ 2.45pm

Year 6 WWII Creative Day – 16th September

Blue Sky Thinking – meeting with the Headteacher/SLT – 17th September @ 8.45-9.45am, 2.15-3.15pm or 6.30-7.30pm

Frogmore Community College Taster Day – Year 6 pupils are invited to experience a day at Frogmore – 17th September

Frogmore Community College Open Evening – for prospective parents and pupils – 17th September @ 6.45-9.00pm

Cardwell & Simmons individual pupil photos – 19th September

Yateley School Open Evening for Year 6 – 26th September @ 6.30pm

Year 5/6 Parents Maths Workshop – 3rd October @ 1.30-3.00pm, 6.30-8.00pm

Yateley School Open Morning for Year 6 – 8th October @ 9.30-11.00am

PAWS Film Night – 8th October @ 3.15-5.00pm

Yateley School Open Morning for Year 6 – 9th October @ 9.30-11.00am

Year 6 SATS Information Meeting – 9th October @ 6.30-7.30pm

Whole School Flu Immunisations – 17th October

Parents Evening – 22nd/23rd October @ 3.45-6.45pm

Whole School Fun Run – 24th October @ 1.45pm

Inset Day – 25th October

Year 5 & 6 Parent SPaG Workshop – 5th November @ 1.30-3.00pm, 6.30-8.00pm

Remembrance Sunday – children invited to attend, meet in St.Swithun’s car park – 10th November (time tbc)

Odd Sock Day/Anti Bullying Week – 11th September

Your Time to Shine – be bright non-uniform day and Road Safety – 22nd November

PAWS Christmas Pop-Up Shop – 5th December AM

Christmas Extravaganza – 13th December @ 2.00-4.00pm

School Carol Concert – St. Swithun’s Church – Parents Welcome – 17th December @ 10.30am

Christmas Lunch and Christmas Jumper Day – 19th December

PAWS Mufti Day – 28th February

Parents Evening – 2nd/4th March @ 3.45-6.45pm

World Book Day – dress up – 5th March

Year 6 Local Area Walk – 16th/17th/18th March @ 9.00-12.00

SATS week – 11th – 15th May

Walk to School Week – 18th – 22nd May

Year 5/6 – Parents PSHE Meeting – 20th May @ 2.15-3.00pm, 6.30-7.15pm

Year 6 Mill Rythe residential visit – 1st – 6th June

School Photographer for Year 6 and class photographs – 9th June

Sports Day – 7th July – Year 3/4 AM, Year 5/6 PM

Celebration Evening – 8th July

Year 6 Induction Day at Yateley School – 8th and 9th July

Year 6 Parents’ Evening at Yateley School – 9th July @ 7.00pm (time tbc)

Reserve Sports Day – 14th July

Year 5 Business Fair (Fiver Challenge) – 17th July @ 3.15-4.15pm (all welcome)

Year 6 Leavers BBQ – 20th July @ 4.30-6.30pm

Year 6 Leavers Assembly – 21st July @ 10.00am





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Home Learning


Maths: Set: Thursday 10th October 2019 Thursday Due in: Tuesday 15th October 2019

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English: Set: Thursday 10th October Due in: Tuesday 15th October 2019
Spelling: Set: Tuesday 8th October 2019 Due in: Monday 14th October 2019 (test)

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Knowledge Organisers

Year Group Spelling List

The National Curriculum set out the spelling rules and patterns as well as spelling lists children in each year group need to learn. To help you spell these words, we set weekly spellings for you to learn and we provide spelling booklets which contains all your weekly spellings for the year.

Each week, you will learn a set number of spellings that follow a spelling rule or pattern and then you will have additional words which are words children in your year group should to be able to spell. To help you with your spellings, your teacher will teach you the rules and patterns and in your booklets, there is space for you to carry out the ‘Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check’ strategy at home. This will help you learn your spellings; you can also practise rainbow writing (writing out your spellings on top of each other in different colours, spell them out to an adult, be tested by an adult, write sentences with the spelling word in and you can also make mnemonics e.g. because – big elephants can’t always use small exits.

You will be tested on a Monday and on Tuesday, after your teacher has checked your spellings, you will tick the words you have spelt correctly in this booklet so you can keep a record of your progress. At the end of each half term, you will have a spelling test of selected words from the previous half term to see what you can remember!

Remember…Practise makes perfect!

Spelling Booklets will be handed out at the beginning of the academic year and need to be in school every Monday and Tuesday. If they are lost, please see your classteacher. You will need to bring 50p in for a replacement booklet.