Year 6


Year 6 is a really important and exciting year for the children. They face lots of challenges which include the 11+, SATs and the prospect of leaving Priory and transferring to secondary school. However there are also lots of exciting events including the Year 6 residential trip, the Year 6 Production, the Leaver’s Assembly and the opportunity to organise the Summer Fair. We expect the children to act as role models as they are now the eldest in the school and some are invited to carry out roles of responsibility such as being Librarians, Prefects, and House Captains.

In 2018-19 the Year 6 teaching team includes Mrs Reith, Miss Young, Miss Phillipps, Mr Williams, Mrs Hawkes, Mr Philpott and Mrs Meyers. The teaching assistants that support Year 6 are: Mrs Romero, Mrs Oliver, Mrs Appleton and Mrs Larkins.

During Y6 the following subjects and topics are studied:


Year 6 study the following topics:

  • Twisted fairy tales
  • Journalistic writing
  • Diary writing
  • Persuasive leaflets
  • Narrative poetry
  • Recounts
  • Narrative descriptions
  • Letters
  • Instructional writing
  • Non Chronological reports

The children complete work each week relating to comprehension, writing, grammar and spelling. The children also take part in daily guided reading activities and have other opportunities to take part in shared reading sessions. The children are given English homework including spellings to learn each week.


Year 6 study the following topics:

  • Place value, ordering and rounding
  • Understanding addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Money and ‘real life’ problems
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Handling data
  • Measures including problems
  • Shape and space
  • Number sequences

The children practise and develop oral and mental skills on a daily basis. It is very important that the children practise their times tables every day. The children will be set Maths homework to complete online each week. The children can also practise their times tables online using ‘Rock Star Maths’.


Year 6 study the following subjects:

  • Light
  • Electricity
  • Living things and their habitats
  • Evolution and Inheritance
  • Animals including humans

Year 6 teach the following cross curricular topics:

  • Autumn 1 – Twisted Fairy Tales
  • Autumn 2 – London
  • Spring 1 – The Highwayman (poem) by Alfred Noyes
  • Spring 2 – Evolution and Inheritance
  • Summer 1 – The Maya
  • Summer term – Enterprise Project and skills for transition

History, Geography, Art, DT, PSHE and P4C lessons all link to these topics. RE is taught using the ‘Discovery RE’ scheme. Year 6 themes in RE cover aspects of Christianity and Islam. The children are taught French, Music and PE each week by specialist teachers.

We welcome communication with parents. If you have any issues or queries you wish to raise with us, please, in the first instance, speak with your child’s class teacher. If they are not available, then please speak to Mrs Reith, Year Leader.

We will be using the homework diary as a communication tool with parents as well, so please ask your child to see it each week.

Many thanks

The Year 6 Team