St Francis Xavier

Catholic Primary School

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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Teacher: Mr. R. Watson

Teaching Assistant: Mrs. N. Singh

Welcome to Year 6! We can not wait to get started! 

Our Learning

Welcome to Autumn 1, I hope you have had a lovely summer break!

Our topic this half term is Ancient Greece where the children will be exploring the Greek Civilisation and how politics played an important part in how Greece was governed.

Year 6 Autumn 1 Messages

  • PE is every Thursday afternoon
  • Reading books and reading records to be brought to school every day (to be read with staff)
  • Every child will have a Reading Plus login and it is vital that the children do this every week to improve their reading skills in preparation for their SATs
  • Homework is sent out every Tuesday and is due in the following Monday. 
  • Remember to log on to TT Rockstars at home as much as possible.
  • Please look at the class pages links for further information about curriculum/learning for our child this half term


Our Learning

Thank you to the Year 6 parents for joining our meet the teacher session.

Year Six went on a trip to Crucial Crew. They did several different workshops such as knife crime, water safety, arson and court. They learnt great life skills that will keep them safe in the future. 


In RSE, we have been looking at how each and every individual child is unique, and they all have unique talents. The children chose to express their talents through the medium of drama. 

Year Six RSE- Calming of the storm

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In the calming of the storm topic, Year Six reflected on what faith is and what storms they have had to face in their life. They created posters to show their understanding. In the next lesson, the children reflected on themselves as individuals. They explored their hobbies, values, gifts and talents. Then they drew a picture of themselves to show they are all individual and all loved and valued by God.


In class, Year 6 have been learning about what Remembrance means and the importance of Armistice Day. They were then tasked with creating a poem or prayer based on Remembrance.


We have been planning, editing and writing an independent piece of writing. The children have been writing an instructions text that is linked to their topic of ancient Egypt.

Math - Four Operations

We have been using formal written methods for all four operations and have been applying these to help us solve problems.

History - Ancient Egypt

This half term, we have been learning about ancient Egypt. We have looked at a variety of key questions to enable us to think like historians.

Science - Light and Perception

This half term, we have been looking at light and perception - focusing on how the eye works, how light travels, how shadows are formed. We have also completed investigations where we have posed a scientific question, made a hypothesis, written a method, included our variables (dependent, independent and controlled), take results, written a conclusion and evaluated our investigation. 

Black History Month

For Black History Month, we have been focusing on Muhammad Ali as our significant figure.

Key Information:

Homework: Homework will be set weekly - on a Friday - and due to be handed in the following Thursday. Homework will consist of spellings, times tables practice and either SPAG, Reading or Mathematics. 

PE: PE is currently on a Thursday. All children must have the correct school PE kit, which consists of white t-shirt and black shorts. Tracksuits may be worn as the weather turns colder and please could you ensure that all children have the appropriate footwear so that they can participate fully. 

Reading: Children have the opportunity to take a reading book home to read and also have access to reading for pleasure books from the classroom and the library. In Year 6, your children are also very fortunate to have access to Reading Plus, which is a superb online resource that will develop both their reading skills and their vocabulary. 

We challenge your children to read their school book at home daily and bring their reading record to school too. 

Previous SATS papers.

2019 Reading Materials

2018 Reading Materials

2019 Maths Materials

2018 Maths Materials

2019 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Materials

2018 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Materials