Year 6

Topic Guides & Homework

The Topic Guide for Year 6 for the Autumn term 2017 can be found here

A guide to helping your child develop as a reader can be found here.

Week Commencing 30.10.17

Our key learning this week:

  • Mathematics - Adding, dividing, multiplying and subtracting fractions.
  • Creating common denominators.
  • Simplifying fractions and finding decimal equivalents.
  • English - 
  •  Norse Myths.
  •  Reading comprehension - working on retrieval of information from a text.


Year 6 homework for Half term - Complete up to Year 6 Prep 1 and learn the spellings which accompany this.  They begin with CONVENIENCE.

12th October - Year 6 assembly - Postponed until November 15th

31st October - Boys football at UCC

3rd November - Table Tennis at UCC 4.00-6.00

14th November - Girls football at UCC

21st November - Boys football at UCC

23rd November - Sports Hall Athletics at Oakham School 4.00-6.00

24th November - Beasketball Competition at USSC 9.30-12.30

Must do at home, please: (reviewed termly)

Year 5 and 6 Spelling list which from which the weekly Year 6 spellings are taken.

Additional ways to support your child/book lists:

Year 6 reading list:

Can be found here:

Homework Expectations – Year 6 Homework will be set every Wednesday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. Pupils are expected to complete every set task. Generally, homework will be one piece of written work or a worksheet and a set of spellings to learn.

 Additionally, children must read and record their reading in their diaries at least three times each week. Updates on what we have been doing can be found on the Year 6 page of the English Martyrs Website:  Work in books is expected to be of the same standard as work in school, with neat handwriting, diagrams in pencil and care take to include appropriate punctuation and good spelling. 

 House points will be awarded for good work each week.

The Year 6 7-a-side team were in action on Tuesday.  We won two games and unfortunately lost the third game 1-0.  The children were fantastic throughout.

Year 6 met the award winning author Kevin Crossley-Holland. He talked to us about Viking Myths. It was exciting and very stimulating. We can’t wait to write a Viking Myth of our own. 

Year 6 had a superb experience day at Oakham School on Monday.  We began with a Mad Maths session during which we learned a number trick using binary numbers.  We then had a session of swimming and PE.  After a delicious lunch we had a superb carousel of languages including French, Spanish, Portuguese and German.  It was a superb day which we all enjoyed greatly.  We would like to extend our thanks to Ms Boyd and all of the staff and students who gave us such a superb experience.

Well done to the Girls who played football at UCC tonight - you were all superb.  The 7-a-side team won two games out of two whilst the Osprey team unfortunately lost both games.

We played a triangular Tag Rugby Competition against Oakham CE and Oakham School - it was a great start to our season.  We beat Oakham CE 7-6 and drew 7-7 with Oakham School. It was a great evening of Rugby.

A number of us were lucky enough to take part in the Brownlee Foundation Triathlon at Charnwood College, Loughborough.  It was a great introduction to the sport and was immensely enjoyable.  We even met Jonny Brownlee and he signed our shirts.

Year 6 Residential - Alton Castle Staffordshire, September 2017

Year 6 have had a superb day at Alton Towers Water Park - it was awesome!  We arrived at the castle at 15.30 and have had a lovely evening meal of sausage and mash.  The children are settled and happy and are in the midst of a busy and exciting evening.

Year 6 visited the Warning Zone in Leicester where they learned lots about how to stay safe both in the real world and online.  It was a superb and educational day out.

Our Year 5 and 6 football teams were in action on Tuesday 19th September. Both teams played fantastically well and the children were a credit to the school and their parents. We were greatly pleased by the victories achieved by our first team over Hallaton 1-0 and Uppingham CE 4-0.  

Year 6 have been learning about keeping healthy in Science lessons - They even took their own blood pressure and heart rate using an electronic monitor.

New Year 6 members of the Bridge Club getting to grips with the game and really enjoying it.

Year 6 have had a session of tennis with Richard - the tennis coach.  It was great fun!

A number of pupils have started their Bikeability training this week.  

Year 6 have been busy this week making paper Viking ships to create a display to retell the invasion of Lindisfarne in 793 AD.

Year 5 and 6 were lucky to be able to attend the wheel chair basketball competition at the School Games, Loughborough University on Friday 1st September.  The tickets were a reward for the winning of the small schools league last academic year.  We saw two games - the athletes were inspirational and talented, hopefully they will inspire our children to victory in school sports this year. We are very grateful to Mr Thomas and the SSP for arranging the tickets.  We even met some of the athletes including some England U23 players and had the chance to take part in a half time competition - Rhys won a Basketball!