Year 6

The Summer Term Topic Grid can be found here.

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

Week Commencing 30.4.2018

Our key learning this week:

  • Mathematics:
  • Revision of all concepts
  • English:
  • Newspaper reports.
  •  Reading comprehension - working on inference and deduction.
  • PE - Hockey - each Friday and Cricket - Each Thursday


29th April - Run For Rutland at Oakham Rugby Club 9.30

8th May - Hockey Competition at UCC

W/C 14th May - SATs week.

23rd May - County Tag Rugby Finals - Oakham Rugby Club.

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 Netball Team were in action last night - they were superb.  They beat Catmose Primary 8-0 and then Brook Hill 4-0.  Well done to all of the team.

Well done the High 5 Netballers who played at Brook Hill last night.  They defeated Catmose Primary 5-1 before suffering a defeat to Brook Hill.  

Year 6 took part in the county Tag Rugby competition, they were all absolutely amazing.  We are the champion school in Rutland and will represent Rutland in the Level 3 competition.  Well done everyone.

Some members of Year 6 had a training session with Pete, the tennis coach in preparation for the tennis competition.  It was great fun!

Well done to the ten Year 6 children who represented Rutland in the Leicestershire School Games Basketball Finals on Monday.  They played incredibly well but found the opposition to be too much.  we lost 3 games and drew one.  Finally losing the 7th/8th place play off to be 8th.  It was still a fantastic achievement to reach the County competition.  Well done everyone and thanks to Miss Wilkinson and Mr Timms for looking after the team.

Year 6 had a fantastic time designing and constructing gliders for the RAF Fly to the Line competition.  We can't wait for flight test day!!!!

The Year 6 Head Girl and Boy helping out with the official opening of the astroturf.

Well done to the two teams from Year 5 and 6 who took part in the County Dodgeball Competition.  Team 2 came 8th whilst team 1 are the county champions!!!!  Well done everyone.

Year 6 loved World Book Day - their costumes were amazing!

Well done to the very successful Year 6 Swimmers who took part in the county finals on Monday 26th February.  Billy is county champion for the Butterfly and was silver medalist in both front crawl and back crawl.  Edward was silver medallist in the Butterfly.  Tara was second in the back crawl, Rachel was second in the front crawl.  Freddie came 3rd in the 2 length front crawl and the mixed freestyle relay team came second.  Well done everyone involved.

Year 6 did really well in the County Cross-Country League with Harry finishing in second place and Robert in third place with Edward in 4th place.  Well done to everyone who took part.

Year 6 are having cricket coaching this term provided by Leicestershire County Cricket Club.  It is great fun and will hopefully help us to perform really well at the competition in May.

Year 6 were lucky to have a drop-in session with Screen Writer Billy Ivory who offered advice on how to develop and improve our 500 Words stories for the competition.

Year 6 had a fantastic session of First Aid with Paramedic Steve - it was both fun and a very important life lesson.

Well done to all of the EM athletes who took part in the County Cross-Country League today.  We had some fantastic results.  Well done to Harry(2nd) Edward (3rd) and Robert in 7th place in the Year 6 boys race.

Year 6 took part in the Rutland County Council Road Safety Quiz.  It was a fun way to learn about staying safe and we got a pencil each.  Fingers crossed we might win the trophy this year!

   Year 6 had a fantastic day of workshops with the RCC Youth Team on Thursday. We learned about careers, the types of job that exist and we considered what skills some of the jobs would require. It was a fantastic day which the children really enjoyed and learned a lot from. 

Year 6 had a fantastic afternoon learning about different careers during Aspirations week.  We talked to a pilot, farmer, police officer and GP among others.  It was a fantastic way to learn.

Year 6 are loving their sessions of football with the FA Skills coach Chloe.  It is great fun!

Year 6 really enjoyed Healthy Living Day. We learned how to make bread, practiced some kick-boxing, started our Walk to Syria and did lots of other fun and healthy activities.  It was a great day.

Well done the Basketball Team who won the County Competition.  Well done all!

Mrs Roberts and Year 6 have worked hard to create a superb Viking themed Christmas tree for the festive season.

Well done to the Sports Hall Athletics team who took part in the County finals today.  We performed superbly with each athlete giving 100%.  Overall we ended up in 2nd place in the whole county - a real achievement for a small school.

Year 6 and all of Key Stage 2 thoroughly enjoyed their Maths Week Problem solving afternoon.  We worked in mixed year group, house teams to score house points for our houses.  We also shared Maths Heroes and Maths Number tricks.  It was great fun!!!

Huge congratulations to our Basketball team who qualified for the county finals on Thursday by winning their group.  To get to the finals they beat teams from Edith Weston and Ryhall and drew with Uppingham allowing them to qualify as group winners.  They will be in action again on the 7th December.

Well done to our Sports Hall Athletics team who won their qualification event at Oakham School on Tuesday.  They were superb - well done one and all!

Year 6 had a superb time building Viking Long Ships in D.T.  we explored wood joining techniques and also developed our skills with using tools such as saws, drills, hammers and screwdrivers.  It was a great day.

Year 6 had a fantastic time on their Maths Week Maths Walk.  We tackled a number of maths problems set by Ms Humphreys in the local area around school. It was great fun.

Year 6 delivered a superb assembly in Multi-faith week.  We explained the story of Esther and the celebration of Purim.

Year 6 had a fantastic time at Forest Schools - building dens and playing some games of capture the flag.  It was a great day!

The girls football teams were in action on Tuesday. In the Osprey League, the girls had a tough time losing 3-0 to North Luffenham and 2-0 to Hallaton. Despite everything the girls played superbly. In the main league, the girls drew their first game 0-0 with St Nicks. They then beat Catmose Primary 2-0, putting us through to a semi-final as group winners. At the end of normal time the semi was 1-1, necessitating penalties. Ketton Scored their first, Lauren scored for us; Ketton hit the post with their second; Olivia scored for us. Lauren then saved the third Ketton penalty – setting up a final against Leighfield. Unfortunately we lost the final 1-0. Runners up in the league was a fantastic performance. The girls were superb throughout.    

Well done to the Year 6 runners who took part in this mornings county Cross County League.  They were outstanding - Harry was the winner, Edward was third and Robert was tenth.  Superb performances all round.

Year 6 have planned and delivered our Remembrance Liturgy - it was very thoughtful and reflective.

Year 6 travelled to Corby Savoy Cinema on Wednesday to see the Lego Ninjago Film.  It was fantastic and the children thoroughly enjoyed it.  The film will become a stimulus for our writing over the next week.

Well done to the Year 6 table tennis teams who competed in the county competition at UCC.  The boys were second and the girls third.  Well done all involved.

We began the month of November with a very thoughtful and reflective Liturgy led by Daniel and Lauren.  It really made us think.

Year 6 had an exciting if rather noisy session of drama with Sophie from the Helen O'Grady Drama Academy.  It was very enjoyable.

Congratulations to the Osprey Football team who were in action on Tuesday - they have ended their season in 4th place in the league.  The 7-a-side team won one game and drew their other to leave them third in their group on goal difference.

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!