Year 6 Information

All of the Year 6 curriculum information and newsletters

Welcome to Year 6!

We hope you all had a fantastic summer holiday. We are looking forward to start the new academic year off with ‘A Hiccup in Hastings!’ and our trip to Battle Abbey.

We are very much looking forward to meeting you all at the ‘Year Group Welcome Meeting’ on Wednesday 3rd October in the hall at 9.00-9.30am.

If you have any questions please feel free to email us or contact a member of the year 6 team and we will do our very best to help.

Our topic and areas for learning this half term

We will be looking at the text How To Train Your Dragon throughout this term.

In addition, you could look at some non-fiction books on ‘The Battle of Hastings’ or ‘The Normans’ so your child can find out some more amazing facts.

Pop down to your local library and check them out!

Battle Abbey Trip

6CS and 6BN on 18th September 2018

6LA on 19th September 2018


Children will be learning about the Anglo-Saxon and Norman struggle for the throne after the death of Edward the Confessor.


We will be recreating a section of the Bayeux Tapestry.


In science we are learning about evolution and inheritance and how living things change over time.


Maths and English will be taught daily. English will be made up of reading, handwriting, spelling, grammar and a range of writing activities. Maths will include weekly objectives (See the maths section for further details).  Additionally we will do times tables, fluency skills and practise the skills of each child’s level for the 99 club.


We are continuing to use the AR reading system in Year 6 and it is an expectation that children quiz regularly. They are welcome to bring in books from home and can know how to check if these are on the AR system. Please make sure that any book from home has your child’s name written on the inside cover.


We will be exploring e-safety and creating movies.


This term we will be swimming on a Monday morning and having dance on a Friday afternoon.  Please make sure all kit is named.


The children will be having lessons in computing, dance and music during these times.

Growth Mindset

Our whole school learning power for the autumn term is Engagement and our character that represents that learning behaviour is the wide-eyed owl, called Barney.

Barney Owl

I come in to school each morning ready to work.
I can concentrate on my work for a sustained period of time.
I have a positive attitude to my own learning and towards other people’s learning.
Barney Owl

Learning Behaviour in Year 6

Our motto is:

It’s ok if you don’t know
But it’s not ok if you don’t try!

Making mistakes help us learn and thoughts help us grow!

Remind your child that: “I can’t do it,” does not exist. Encourage them to think,

“I can’t do it…. Yet!”

On occasion, the children will be randomly paired up with a new learning partner. This helps to develop the children’s relationships with their classmates and ensures that all children are involved in whole class discussions.


The children will bring home the list of words for Year 3 and 4 and Year 5 and 6 from the National Curriculum at the beginning of the year. Please continue to revise spelling these words. A selection of these words will be tested each term.
The children will be given 10 weekly spellings for the term on a sheet, which will need to be practised at home. These words relate to our spelling work in class and will be tested each week.
Children are expected to read EVERY night for approximately 20-30 minutes. Further information about how to support your child with reading will be sent out on a separate sheet.
We will be sending home a pack of times tables and divisions. Your child should know which one they are currently working on. These will be tested weekly.
A piece of MyMaths homework will be set every week. This needs to be completed online. Login details will be sent out shortly.
Each term it is expected that the children create a piece of homework linked to their topic. This will be to develop skills other than English and maths and should be completed by the end of the topic. For term 1, please can they bring in a range of family photos. These will be used to complete a family tree and look at which features have been inherited.


Year 6 Curriculum Information - Term 2


Year 6 Curriculum Information - Term 1

Connect with us

Grovelands School, Dunbar Drive,
Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3UW.

Staff Contacts

  • Headteacher: Mr Jon Goulding
  • School Secretary: Mrs Carol Williams
  • Chair of Governors: Mr Paul Young
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Mrs M McKay
  • Inclusion Leader: Ms C Adams
  • Deputy DSLs:  Miss K Swaine, Ms C Adams,
    Mr J Goulding