Year 6

Year 6 End of Year Expectations for Reading, Writing and Maths can be found here.

The Anglo-Saxons Project Map can be found here:

The Lent Term Knowledge Organizer can be found here:

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

Week Commencing:

27th January 2019


Swimming Every Monday this term beginning on Monday 6th January

Thursdays in January - Boccia League

31st January - Swimming Gala

14th February - School closes for half term

13th-15th July 2020 - Year 6 residential to the Briars, Crich.

Our key learning this week:

English - 500 words Story

Past and present perfect tense

Using colons and correct use of apostrophes.

Maths - Conversion of units of measure

Angles and properties of circles, translation and reflection.

Topic - Who were the Anglo-Saxons and where did they come from?

PE - Swimming and Gymnastics - Monday PM and Friday PM.


Spelling tests will take place each Monday.

Please read 3 times each week - as a minimum and record this in your reading diary marked with a capital letter H in a circle so that home reading is clearly identifiable.

Must do at home, please: (reviewed termly)

Year 5 and 6 Spelling list which from which the weekly Year 5 and 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 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.

Our learning of I'm a Believer is going well.  We can't wait to perform!

Year 6 have begun their Ukulele sessions with Mr Joyce - they sounded amazing.

Well done to the Year 5 and 6 Football teams who played on Tuesday.  They were awesome.  The Osprey team won one, drew one and lost one whilst the 7-a-side team lost their first game before beating Hallaton 2-1.  We have another set of fixtures to play next week.

Well done to the football teams who played again tonight.   The 7-a-side team thrashed North Luffenham 7-0.  The Ospreys won one and lost 2 leaving them as runners up in their league.  A fantastic performance.  The children once again were amazing.  Thanks to all of the parents who assisted with transport and looking after the teams.

Year 6 were extremely lucky to be visited by Alex Hamilton and Eddie Turvey from the BBC East Midlands Weather team.  They talked to us about weather forecasting and even let us have a go at presenting our own forecast.

Year 6 visited the Warning Zone on Thursday where we explored a number of scenarios in the real world - looking at how to remain safe.  We also looked at internet safety.  It was great fun with a really important message.

Well done to the two teams from KS2 who played football at Oakham CE on Friday.  We were outstanding - the girls sadly lost their game whilst the boys who initially went 2 goals down came back to win by 4 goals to 2.

Well done to all involved.

We took part in a mass rehearsal for Pied Piper - The Rutland in Concert production on Monday.  It sounded amazing!  We cannot wait to take part in the actual performance at De Montfort Hall on Tuesday 15th October.  It will be incredible.

The team from the Briars delivered a session on the qualities needed to be a good disciple of Jesus - it was really great.

We have been given Matthew to be our class disciple.  We are really pleased with the picture that Year 1 have made for us.

Well done to the Girls football teams who played on Tuesday - you were amazing.  Well done Gabi for scoring 4 goals and well done to everyone involved.

We had an experience day at Oakham School - it was awesome.  We carried out experiments in Chemistry, used our detective skills in archaeology and then had a languages carousel.  All of that and a wonderful lunch.  It was a great day!

Year 6 had an amazing time taking part in the Rutland in Concert performance at the De Montfort Hall in Leicester.  It was an amazing experience.

Well done to the KS2 Table Tennis teams who played at USSC on Tuesday.  They were amazing and came 6th in their repective leagues.  Well done.

We had an amazing visit to Magna - it was so much fun!

Well done to the Sports Hall Athletics team who competed on Thursday.  The children were amazing and we came fourth - which means we can compete in the County finals.

We delivered a lovely, reflective Remembrance Liturgy - The children did a fantastic job.

We were invited to an outdoor learning event at Rutland Showground, it was great fun.  We met the Duke of Gloucester and even got interviewed for Rutland Radio.

 The Year 5 and 6 Basketball team were in action on Thursday at Uppingham School in a qualification event for the County competition. They had six games to play and need to finish in the top three place to qualify. The children were incredible, they gave 100% throughout and were very successful beating teams from Cottesmore, Uppingham CE, Ketton and Hallaton and only losing out to Ketton 1 and Hallaton 2 by the smallest of margins. Overall we qualified in second place and looked incredibly strong. Thanks to all of the children and to Mrs Keany and Miss Wilkinson for helping me with transport to and from the event.

Well done to the Maths Challenge team who took part in the UKMT Team Challenge on Monday.  We narrowly lost out to Hereward the Wake School in Ely.  Fingers crossed for a win next week!

Well done to the cycling team who were in action on Friday.  The children were superb - they won the competition.

Well done to the Cross-Country team of Isaac, Daniel W and Thomas who competed at UCC on Saturday 30th November.  The boys ran fantastically and finished in 5th, 8th and 10th places respectively.

We were lucky enough to hear the Author Frank Cottrell-Boyce speak at Oakham School.  He was inspirational.

Well done to the cross-country runners from KS2 who have been in action at UCC over the previous two Saturdays.  You were all incredible.  The Year 6 boys team had a 3rd, a 5th and a 10th place.

well done to the Basketball team who played in County Finals today - they lost one game, won 2 and drew 1.  Overall we were 4th out of 23 competing schools - a great achievement.

We had a great day constructing our buildings as a finale to architecture day.  It was fantastic fun!

We learned about the General Election on Thursday.  Our house captains campaigned for a party and we even held a vote.  The Liberal Democrats won our election.  It was great fun with a really important message.

We had a great day at the Richard III visitor centre in Leicester.  We found out about the War of the Roses, Richard's life and the Princes in the Tower.  We then visited the tomb of Richard and spent the afternoon extracting DNA from a banana.

Well done to the Boccia teams who played on Thursday.  Team 1 won 2 games out of 2 whilst team 2 drew one game and lost one.  Well done to everyone.

During Healthy Living Day we made healthy vegetable muffins, learned Mindfulness techniques and met team GB athlete Laura Samuel.  It was an amazing day.