This year your children will be working with lots of staff as part of their Year 6 journey. Our class teacher is Miss Mcloughlin, who is also responsible for Computing in our school. Working in our classroom we are also lucky to have Mrs Reilly as our teaching assistant and Mrs Hanrahan, who volunteers with us twice a week.
Mrs Reilly teaches the children on a Thursday afternoon. We also have specialist teachers who will be teaching music on a Tuesday afternoon and French on a Friday morning.

School Day

The school day starts at 8:45, this is when the doors to your child’s classroom will open. There will be a member of staff at all classroom doors who can pass information on to class teachers. The school day ends at 3:15.

Curriculum Important information


In Year 6 children read every day as part of 1:1 individual reader, guided reading activities and individual reading using Reading Plus. Guided Reading focuses on the VIPERS approach, this means comprehension questions are based on vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval and summarising.
All children have a school reading book which we ask they bring to school every day, even if they haven’t read at home that evening, this is because we try to read with the children as much as possible. School books are changed when the children have told us they have completed their book. Reading is such an important skill that is transferrable to all subjects across the school and it is vital that children are listened to and questioned about what they have read. Please try and read with your child as much as you can. Reading at home needs to be recorded on Seesaw so that we can keep track of how often your child is reading.


A spelling rule is taught every Monday and the children will access another three lessons focusing on the rule and applying it within the week. They will be tested on all 10 words on a Friday. Spellings are given out on Seesaw every Monday. Spellings are very important and we encourage children to do they best they can to learn them. Each week challenges will be set on Ed Shed for the children to play to help them practise in an engaging way.

Times Table Facts

Times tables are extremely important. Children need to be able to recall multiplication and division facts for all times tables. Please practise these at home regularly. All children have access to Times Table Rockstar and this is a fantastic tool to helping them learn and recall their tables.


In Year 6 PE is every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. This year we will continue to come into school in our sports clothes on PE days and lessons will be outside as much as possible. Kit consists of; a school t-shirt, navy/black shorts, trainers. Children will also need a jumper and jogging bottoms as the weather becomes colder. We also recommend your child has a water bottle in school to keep them hydrated throughout the day.

Playtime Snack

As your child is in Key Stage 2, they are allowed to bring a healthy snack for playtime. This can be either a piece of fruit or vegetable. We also recommend your child brings a water bottle to school, so they can stay hydrated throughout the day.

Year 6 SATs

As your child is in Year 6 they will sit official SATs in: Reading, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG tests) and Maths. They will also be assessed by their teachers in science, speaking and listening and writing, but this is known as the teacher assessment rather than an official SAT. In 2023, Year 6 SATs week will take place on the week beginning Monday 9th May. The SATs tests will take place throughout the week, starting on Monday 9th and ending on Thursday 12th May. We will be sending more information about SATs closer to the time. Please avoid booking family holidays around this time as they will not be authorised.


Please remember that all key dates of latest school news can be found on our website. We will continue to update you via Marvellous me and Parent mail if any new dates are added or any dates are changed.


If you ever have any queries or concerns throughout the year do not hesitate to contact me. This can be done by telephoning the school office and leaving a message, catching me on the Year 6 door on an evening after school and through the Year 6 email address, which I check daily.
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to getting to know you and your children.
Miss Mcloughlin