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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 L. Foster

Learning Assistant 

Mrs. M. Murphy

Learning Assistant

Mrs. L. Kenyon

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


Year Six Residential

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

 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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 Spring 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.

As many of you may be aware, an additional bank holiday in honour of the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Monday 8th May 2023. As this date had previously been announced as the first day of the Key Stage Two SATs test week in England, a change to the KS2 test schedule will be necessary. Ministers have considered the situation carefully and have decided that KS2 tests will take place in the same week with tests following in the usual order. Each test will take place one day later than originally planned. The new schedule will be:


Tuesday 9th May – English, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS) Paper 1 and 2

Wednesday 10th May – English Reading Paper

Thursday 11th May – Mathematics Paper 1 (Arithmetic) and 2 (Reasoning)

Friday 12th May – Mathematics Paper 3 (Reasoning)

Meet our Year 6 Stars

Year 6's Learning 2022 - 2023

Autumn Term


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 looked at the topic of Evolution and Inheritance and have learnt how to use and draw branching diagrams.


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.


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, paint and coloured pencils to create our final piece. 


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.

Class Assembly

We thoroughly enjoyed sharing our learning over this past Autumn term with our family members during our class assembly!

Kiers and the New Build

As leaders of the school, we have created a wonderful partnership with Kiers, and thoroughly enjoyed learning about what is happening with our new school.

Imperial War Museum Trip

We enjoyed our trip to the Imperial War Museum North this term. We explored all of the artifacts and spoke to real life veterans to see what their experiences were like.


In DT we have made Christmas themed Automata Toys out of wood for in a shop window display. 


We have enjoyed lots of festive fun this term including a pantomime, Christmas crafts, Christmas dinner and our Christmas Fayre. 

Spring 2023 Learning