Year 6

Topic Guides & Homework

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

The Summer Term Homework Grid can be found here.

Week Commencing 26.06.17

Our key learning this week:

  • Mathematics - Solving word problems including converting between units of time and measurement.
  • English - Formal and informal English.
  • Writing a Science Fiction story based on War of the Worlds.
  • End of Year Play - Continuing to learn song words and script.


Monday 19th-Friday 23rd June - Year 6 Residential 

No cricket club on Friday 23rd June.

Tues 20th June - Athletics 

Thurs 29th June - Rounders 

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.

Well done to the year 6 tennis team of Polly, Sophie, RJ and Teddy - they played superbly on Tuesday - finishing second in their group.

Well done to all of the Year 5 and 6 children in the Quad Kids athletics team - through your amazing efforts we have qualified for the finals alongside our very strong Year 3 and 4 team.

Crich Residential Updates

The children have had an amazing time at their party and disco tonight.  They have really enjoyed themselves.

Year 6 have visited the Crich Tramway today.  We travelled on two trams and explored the sculpture park.  It was a fab day.  On the way home we climbed the Sherwood Foresters Memorial which afforded views over 5 counties.  The children really enjoyed the day.

Year have had another good night(once the spider was removed from the girls room)  They are in good spirits and are ready to enjoy their final full day at the Briars.

Year 6 have had another fab day.  We began with a delicious breakfast of bacon and beans.  We then went to Heights of Abraham.  We enjoyed the cable car ride and the cave tours.  We were then involved in some filming for BBC East Midlands Today - Heights of Abraham are installing some sculptures of cows and the children were interviewed about what they thought the cows should be named.  We had a long play in the park before returning to the Briars for our evening meal.  The children are having a great time and have been fantastic to accompany this week.

Wednesday Morning - Year 6 have had a superb nights sleep, the children are really happy and are really enjoying their residential visit.

Year 6 have had an awesome day today.  We started with a breakfast of cereal and boiled eggs before heading down to Cromford Wharf.  At the wharf we took part in canoeing, team building and survival skills.  The canoeing including a number of games.  The changing boats game was really enjoyable.  In the survival session we made a fire using foraged materials and then toasted marshmallows.  We also learned how to harvest nettles which we enjoyed eating.  

We are now back at the centre looking forward to another exciting evening of activities.

Tuesday Morning - It has been a peaceful night here.  The boys had all settled by midnight and have only just woken up.  The girls settled slightly later.  Everyone is looking forward to the canoeing later.

Year 6 have arrived safely at the Briars and have enjoyed a delicious evening meal of burger and chips followed by fruit salad.  Everyone has had a fabulous day and seem to be happy and settled.

It was a very warm visit to Chatsworth - the children really enjoyed the house, farm and playground.  Everyone had ice-cream before we headed to the Briars.  The children have eaten well and are now enjoying small group activities.

Crich Day 1 pictures

On Thursday 8th June, Year 6 researched the election - we considered which party would be best for each of us and then held our own vote.  It was very good to explore how our democracy works!

Well done to all of the children who took part in the Cricket Competition on Wednesday - you were amazing and kept us on track for winning the Small Schools Trophy!

A number of Year 6 children have recently been awarded Rutland Children's Theatre badges for writing superb reviews of their production of Alice in Wonderland.  You can read their reviews on the Rutland Theatre Project website - 

We were fortunate to be Visited by Tom - a former pupil who is now at Catmose College.  He helped some Year 6's to create some superb printing pictures.  Thank you for your hard work Tom!

A huge well done to the Netballers who not only qualified for the county finals completely undefeated but also progressed to the final without losing a single game.  Small School League winners, county league runners up - a fantastic achievement!  

We were very lucky to have an author visit from Eamonn Reilly a children's author.  His story telling was inspiring and hillarious.

Year 5 and 6 Hockey Teams - just before they stepped into action at UCC.

They were absolutely awesome with Team 1 coming 15th and Team 2 coming 5th.

Year 6 celebrating the end of SATs with a fun day and a water fight - a well deserved day of fun and rest.

Bridge Club

This weeks winning partnerships from Bridge Club.

Run for Rutland

18 children from school took part in the Run for Rutland fun run.  Between them they raised £223 for charity.


Year 6 are continuing to learn the ukulele with Mr Joyce - our Friday performance of We Will Rock You is really becoming something special.

Tag Rugby

Some of the Year 5 and 6 girls took part in the County Tag Rugby competition – they came 5th.

Some of the Year 3 and 4 pupils had a great time playing in the tag rugby competition too.

Maths Challenge

A huge well done to the maths challenge team of Tara, Teddy, Sophie and Polly who took part in the regional final in Peterborough on Thursday. Their achievement was all the more special when considered that they were the only Year 6 team present. All of the other teams came from KS3 – Year 7-9. The children did incredibly well ending up in 20th place. A well done to all involved, to Mrs Mckay for transporting and looking after them and to Mr Timms for assisting in training them.

Tag Rugby

The Year 5 and 6 Tag Rugby teams were in action in the County Competition on Thursday 23rd March. The Osprey league was reduced to 3 teams by schools pulling out. Our team played the other two twice – winning twice and losing twice leaving us 2nd in the league behind unbeaten Hallaton. In the main league we did incredibly well. In our first game we drew 3-3 with Tugby. We then went on to beat Casterton by 6 tries to 4 and then Empingham by 3 tries to Nil. In our last game we beat St Nicks by 3 tries to 2. This put us through as runners up in our group. We played Edith Weston in the playoff and drew 4-4 before beating Uppingham CE by 5 tries to 4 to leave us in 5th place. The children were a delight to accompany and they played with skill, ability and determination. Grateful thanks to Mr Lester for assisting with the staffing and refereeing in the Osprey League