Welcome to Year 6




Year 6 Team

Class Teacher - Mrs Wilson         

Interventions Teacher (HLTA) -Miss Oates 



Welcome to Year 6  class pages. Year 6 is a very exciting time at primary school and our children have some great activities and experiences to look forward to this year. To help with organisation, here are some days to remember each week:

Monday  - Spelling test day. We learn new spelling rules each week and will have a weekly progress check to see if we can remember how to apply the spelling rules. 

Wednesday - PE day. Please remember to bring your kit. In the colder months, please also remember to bring a pair of jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt as we will do outdoor lessons on some sessions.

Friday - Homework day. Homework is set each Friday and should be returned by the following Friday. We will go through the homework together in class. Homework is based around the learning covered in English and Maths in class. Each term, we also set some research tasks and art and craft projects related to the termly topic.  

 We look forward to sharing the exciting learning that takes place in year 6 through the school newsletter, curriculum topic grid and website blog as well as future celebration assemblies, workshops and open days.  

Please see some websites below which support the learning in Year 6 and also our recommended reading books.


Topic Grid Autumn Term - Vikings  

Topic Grid Spring Term - El Salvador                                          

Year 6 Yearly Overview

Year 6 RE Overview

Year 5/6 Statutory Spellings List




In PE during Autumn term, Year 6 took part in orienteering sessions which has involved finding out information and facts linked to their Science topic. They also learned Hockey skills with PNE coaches and learning dance routines with the theme 'Countries of the World' with Eilish , a specialist Dance teacher. In spring term, they enjoyed learning gymnastics skills with Miss Oates.

"I like Orienteering. We have to look at our map carefully to find where the clues to questions are located" - Olivia

" I think Orienteering is fun because we are learning new things and exercising at the same time" - Jack.

"I like Hockey because we learn skills like how to dribble and pass the ball. I like the games we play too" -Anthony





Pupil Led Prayer and Liturgy



We follow White Rose Maths small steps in our daily lessons. This programme includes Mathematical fluency as well as a range of reasoning and problem solving activities. It supports our mastery approach to learning Mathematics. 

You can access Maths lesson videos, worksheets and daily Arithmetic practice here. You will need the login details for year 6. 

White Rose Maths

User name            l.wilson@holy-family.lancs.sch.uk

password              holyfamilywilson




Times Tables Rockstars

Prodigy Maths




In English , children enjoy writing stories inspired by Norse Mythology.

Their stories all follow the plot structure of 'Freya and the Goblins' but are all unique as each pupil makes their own vocabulary choices and carefully blends action, description and dialogue to create a picture in the reader’s mind. They then go on to devise their own ending to the story. 

They produce some super diary accounts based on the story of 'A Christmas Truce'

The children  children also  write some non-fiction texts inspired by their Geography Topic - Our Changing World  

Year 6 Statutory Spellings

The children  also enjoy writing spooky 200 word stories for Fulwood Academy's Writing Competition 



Our class novel this term is The Nowhere Emporium by Tony Ross


Please see our class reading list below. Our class  novels link to our creative curriculum topics. In year 6, children experience a rich and varied range of texts. These include fiction and non- fiction guided reading texts, carefully selected class reading books designed to challenge the reader and a wide range of library books.  All of our children are encouraged to to read for pleasure on a daily basis. 

Recommended Reading for Year 6

Curriculum Novels:




Poetry Week 

Every year, Year 6's prepare a poem to perform during British Poetry Week.This year's poem is a Viking poem performed by two groups to a to a beat. One group perform as Anglo-Saxons, the other group perform as Vikings

Viking Backing Track

Poem with Backing Track


 Children in Year 6 create their own web pages with information, pictures and photographs of their learning in Year 6. They enjoy 3D Modelling using the design program  Tinkercad 3D Design  Children also learn all about spreadsheets and  programming 







Science knowledge Organiser Evolution and Inheritance    Autumn 1

Science knowledge Organiser Living Things and their Habitats Spring 1


Science Knowledge Organiser Electricity Spring 2



This Website contains useful information for reading about the work of a diverse range of people who work in the field of Science and Technology.

In Science, children study Evolution and Inheritance and Living Things  They make visits to Dob Croft Nature Reserve to search for wildlife 








Year 6 Art Gallery 

Year 6 design and create clay viking heads. They begin  by researching images of Viking warriors and then use the skills of 'shape, score, slip and blend' to create these clay designs. 



DT - Food Technology

 Year 6's food technology unit is based around 'Healthy Soups'. They begin by tasting and different soups available on the UK market place and evaluate them in terms of appearance, texture and taste. They then go on to create their own recipe and using peeling and chopping skills to prepare their ingredients.




In the Year 6 DT unit on Textiles, the children investigate how to join fabrics and use different stitches to create a mobile phone holder or a purse 


In Year 6, children learn different styles of songs using BBC Teach programme including songs related to Viking Sagas,  William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' and the literary classic, Treasure Island


Viking Songs


Treasure Island

Children also enjoy listening to classic pieces of music such as  Danse Macabre by Camille Saint -Saens. They closely follow a listening map and identify instruments from the orchestra, 

Listen to Danse Macabre

They also learn a song by Simon and Garfunkel called 'Last Night I had the Strangest Dream' for their Remembrance Day Assembly 

Listen to Last night I had the Strangest Dream


In PSHE, they take part  in a workshop and  learn how to clear their mind and relax and well as stretch their bodies though doing a range of Yoga moves. 

Through a new programme called My Happy Mind, children are taught all about how their brains work they learn an invaluable technique for restoring calmness in their lives called Happy Breathing




BBC Newsround

At lunchtime each day, Year 6 like to watch BBC Newsround. It keeps them up to date with what is going on in the world and has some really interesting news features. They often discuss world events and share their opinions. 

You can watch Newsround here

Carol Service 2022  

Advent Service Programme 2022


SATS Practice Resources  

Expected Standard Maths Booklet

Expected Standard Reading Booklet

Grammar Punctuation and Spelling Expected Standard Booklet

Year 6 Visit to Hothersall Lodge



We are please to announce that Year 6 Production 2024 is....

The Jungle Book

Casting will take place in Summer term after SATs. Following this, rehearsals will begin in the afternoons. .