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Year 6

Mrs Shawcross


Miss Haslam

Welcome to Year 6. I am sure you have been surprised by how quickly the children have got to this stage of their school life. This year promises to be challenging, but rewarding and fun, we are determined to ensure that the children leave year 6 with the best possible academic grades but also ready for secondary school so they find the transition smooth and enjoyable.  

We have a great year planned with many exciting topics such as, understanding circulation in Science through dissection, as well as our Crime and Punishment topic in History. Hopefully, they will be able to perform on the stage for the end of year show so let's make the most of every minute!


Learning in Year 6

A more detailed look at our expectations for each year group can be found by exploring the subject pages under the curriculum tab.

Our main topic themes for the year


 STEM - Can we make rotating fairground rides that are safe for the user? 

How did we win the Battle of Britain?


 How has crime and punishment changed over one thousand years?

How have living things evolved?


 REAL Project - End of Key Stage performance

Why do we need blood? 

Year 6 Maths Curriculum

Year 6 English Curriculum Overview

Year 6 Spelling and Grammar


 Learning in Year 6

A more detailed look at our expectations for each year group can be found by exploring the subject pages under the curriculum tab.

To support our understanding of our topics we have planned exciting visits which enrich our learning and give our children he opportunity to develop their social skills.

Our proposed learning beyond the classroom events for this year are:

  • How Stean Gorge
  • Flamingo Land
  • Forest Schools
  • London residential

In Year 6 children are encouraged to read every night and record this in their reading diaries.

All children have access to a wide variety of books. Children have the opportunity to choose a book of their choice and also a book levelled at their ability. Parents can support their children's learning through talking to them about their reading and encouraging them to use reading plus at home. They can read with them every day, taking children to the local library to read about our topics, and by practising maths with them in particular Times Tables Rockstars.

Supporting your child at home - A guide for for parents in year 6

Transition to Secondary School

The selection tests for Ripon Grammar School take place early in the autumn term. Applications for secondary places have to be in by the end of October. Families do not have confirmation of secondary school places until March. At this point we are in regular contact with all of the secondary schools to ensure a smooth transition. Each school has its own transition arrangements but we meet with staff from every school and discuss children individually. We arrange for the children to take part in wider transition activities organised by our local partnership of schools- these ensure children get to meet future peers and find out about their new school.  Much of the work we cover in the summer term is designed to prepare the children for the changes that are about to happen in their lives.

If you have any questions about year 6, please do not hesitate to make an appointment with me or contact me on the phone or via email.


 Please click here for January's SATS Information Evening PowerPoint