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Excellence Everyday

Year 6 class

Year 6 - St Thomas' CE Primary School (VA)

We have lots of great opportunities planned for the year ahead and we are looking forward to sharing our adventures with you. Our website page will be home to a variety of helpful information, key dates and photographs of our fantastic learning journey. We can not wait to share it with you and show you all what we have been up to!

'Excellence Everyday'

'Learn, Live, Laugh and Love Ashurst'

Learn to be inspiring and make a difference to this world, we know how amazing you are,

Live with understanding and compassion for others, knowing we are all different and special in a community where equality stands tall,

Laugh and listen to the enjoyment of learning and excitement of everyone celebrating their achievements,

Love Ashurst, our special school and the hub of supportive staff, parents and children who aim high to be the best they can be.


Miss L. Hughes

Learning Assistant

Miss A. Forshaw

Learning Assistant

Year 6 - Important Information

About us

Year 6 is such an exciting year as the children are reaching the end of their primary school journey here with all of us at Ashurst. They start to take on more responsibility around the school as they are maturing, giving them more independence, which helps with getting them 'high school ready'. 

Important notes to remember...


  • Registration for year 6 takes place at 8:40 am and the school day ends at 3:10pm - you will enter via the left door and leave from the right door of the hall.



There is a big emphasis placed on homework and extending learning beyond the classroom; especially in Year 6. Maths and English homework is set on a Friday and is expected to be completed by the following Friday; please ensure that this is given in on time. This is a vital aspect of Year 6 as this will become common practice when the children move up to High School. Children are also expected to have rapid recall of all their times tables, in order to help them with their maths. We will provide spellings and maths homework on a sheet and also set tasks on spag.com, maths.co.uk, reading plus and TT rockstars to facilitate additional homework tasks. 



Key Stage Two Tests this year will take place W.C. 8th May 2023. A meeting will be held in the Spring term 2023. Please ensure no holidays are booked for this week.



PE in Year 6 will take place on a Friday. On this day, please come into school in your outdoor kits with your trainers. You can bring in your pumps to keep in your lockers in case we are doing indoor PE. 

During the Autumn term and Spring Term 1 (September - February), Year 6 will be going swimming. Please ensure you come into school in your uniform and have your swimming kit in school every Monday



Later on in the year, the Year 6 residential will go ahead; we will provide further details and information, and invite you to a meeting during the Spring term 2023.


Book recommendations for Year 6

Follow the link below to view a wealth of recommended books for your child in Year 6.  You will never be short of a book suggestion with this site.  Children, we hope you find something that you love.  



If you would like to discuss any aspect of your child's learning then please don't hesitate to call and make an appointment to see us.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to working alongside your families

Miss Hughes and Miss Forshaw

 P.S. Remember to keep those Maths and English skills flawless and impeccable by going on Times Table Rockstars, spag.com, Reading Plus and practising your year 5/6 word list spellings.

Year 6 Long Term Plan 2022-2023

Year 6 Topic Webs 2022-2023

 Autumn 1 Topic Web Year 6 2022-2023.pdfDownload
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SATS Information 2022-2023

Please see the PDF below for all of the SATS Information. If you have any questions please contact myself and I will get back to you. Thank you, Miss Hughes.

Take a look at our amazing learning from last year.  This page will be updated with new learning for the academic year 2022-2023.


The children had lots of fun and made loads of great memories at PGL.

Year 6's Learning 2021 - 2022

Spring Term 2


Year 6 had a special science lesson delivered by Outwood Academy, reviewing our knowledge on the heart. The children really enjoyed this.

As part of science week, we did lots of activities based around the theme of growth.

In our topic, evolution and inheritance, we explored Darwin’s theory of evolution.


We produced our final pieces inspired by Paul Nash. 


We have used the recorders, the glockenspiels and have sung this half term with the theme 'you've got a friend'. 

World Book Day

We really enjoyed the world book day activities, especially our morning of reading to nursery.

Spring Term 1


 Year 6 have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the circulatory system and the different functions of each of the parts that make this up.

Autumn Term 2

Edge Hill Trip

Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Edge Hill University for their Sustainability fair. 


This term, in DT, year 6 have made wooden CAM toys. The children have loved learning how to use the saws and glue guns to create their final master piece. 


This half term, year 6 have looked at living things within their environment and have used classification diagrams to help sort these into categories. 


Year 6 have used the glockenspiels this half term to create their own Jazz music.

Autumn Term 1


Year 6 have thoroughly enjoyed exploring South America in Geography.  We have looked at the location of the 13 different countries and various cities within South America, using atlases, physical maps, digital maps and political maps. We have investigated how the climate relates to the different biomes, how they are valuable, why they are under threat and how they can be protected, looking closely at the Amazon rainforest. We have enjoyed looking at the different lifestyles within the Amazon, looking at indigenous and non-contacted tribes, and how life in the Amazon is changing, exploring ways in which we can help to protect this.


In Science we have looked at the topic of Electricity, using recognised scientific symbols to represent a simple circuit diagram. We can now associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit, and compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches. We also got to explore an electric car and use our knowledge we have learnt to understand how its circuit works. 


This half term, in Art, we have looked at the South American Street Artist, Eduardo Kobra. We produced our final piece, inspired by him, focusing on background and foreground. We used a mixture of collage and coloured pencils to create our final piece. 

We also took part in exciting activities during arts week including a workshop with Capoiera, a workshop with Altru and a whole school drawing picture.


In Music we have been looking at 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams. We really enjoyed performing our piece, and having other year groups watch our video critiquing us.