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School Council Chairperson -  Harrison

School council Vice Chairperson - Mya

School Council Class Rep. - Dylan

Eco-Star Ambassadors - Matthew and Tyler

Wellbeing Ambassador - Ava

Playground leaders - Oliver M and Megan W


Our Curriculum Ambassadors in year 6 are...

Maths - Sophie M

English - Evie 

Science - Abigail

Music - Maya

History - Oscar

Geography - Alanah

Spanish - Peter

Life - Jayden

RE - Archie

Art - Katie

PE - Jenson and India

DT - Millie B

Computing - Daniel  



Our class teachers


Mr Jessop & Mrs Szabó


We are very lucky to have Mrs Willocks, Mr Nuttall and Miss Williams working in 6JS with us too!

Important Information:

- Our day begins at 08:45-9:00am and ends at 15:20.

- P.E. is on Tuesday and Wednesday, so you need to come in your outdoor P.E. kit.

- Bags - Should you need to bring a bag to school each day, please ensure that this bag is either a book bag or a small bag which will easily fit inside your locker.

- Equipment - you will be provided with all the equipment you need.

- Reading books will be issued in the first full week back.  Please remember to look after these and keep your diary up to date.  You will be awarded Dojos for evidence of home reading.

SNACK - You can bring a snack for morning break. 

This snack MUST ONLY BE FRUIT OR VEGETABLES.  Anything else is not permitted and will not be able to be eaten.  This is for the safety of other children who may have allergies.  



Overviews - here you can see what we are learning each term

Year 6

Homework schedule 



Homework task

Day due in


Maths – SATS homework book.


Check MyMaths for any revision tasks set - these are optional.  There are also games on there that you may like to play to help you revise for your SATS.




Reading diaries will be collected today - please ensure that you bring them into school.  Dojos awarded for evidence of home reading.  Don't forget to answer the questions that are inside the cover of your reading book.




Grammar homework will be set each week.   You will need to complete the pages set in your SATs English book provided and make sure that it is in school for the following Tuesday.




Reading comprehension will be set in your SATS comprehension book.




Maths – SATS homework book.


Check MyMaths for any revision tasks set - these are optional.  There are also games on there that you may like to play to help you revise for your SATS.





Spelling – A spelling list will be sent home each week in Spelling Homework Books.


10 words to learn each week using the 'Look, Say, Cover...' sheet. You will then have a dictation using these spellings on a Friday in school.

Try to practise your spellings in a range of different ways and show evidence of your learning in your spelling homework book.




It is really important that your homework books are always brought in on the correct days.


It is important that you are organised and know your logins for MyMaths.



There is an expectation that you will read every day for at least 20 minutes.  It is always nice to share reading with someone when you can.  If you need some ideas for new books to enjoy, please have a look at the suggested reading list for year 6 on our class page.  Your reading diaries will be collected in every Tuesday so please have your diaries signed so we can see evidence of home reading - Dojos will be awarded!! 

Don't forget to extend your learning by answering the questions in the cover of your reading books.


Times tables

Please continue to practise your times tables regularly and use Times Table Rock Stars and Monster Multiplication (on Purple Mash) as often as you can.


Independent learning

You may wish to do your own independent research or activities based on some of our topics in science, history or geography.   You may complete some art or computing work that you would love to show us.  You might even wish to share an achievement or an award you have received. Feel free to bring any work in to school to share with us and we can add it to our class floorbook.


Dojos will be awarded for completion of tasks which are handed in on time smiley

This year,  Mrs Willocks will be teaching you on Thursday afternoon.

SATS Week 2023

Year 6 SATS week is the week beginning the 8th May. 


DateSAT paper
Monday 8th MayBANK HOLIDAY (school closed)
Tuesday 9th MayGrammar and punctuation paper 1 (45 minutes) and spelling paper 2 (SPaG)
Wednesday 10th MayReading paper (60 minutes)
Thursday 11th MayMaths papers 1 (arithmetic - 30 minutes) and 2 (reasoning - 40 minutes)
Friday 12th MayMaths paper 3 (reasoning - 40 minutes)


Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spellings

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