Year 6A

       year 6

Welcome to Y6A! We can’t wait to welcome to your to Year 6 and are really excited about having you all back in school. Hopefully you have all had a wonderful summer break and are raring to go for the new school year.

Our Class Teacher                                            
      Mrs Albutt                                     

Our Teaching Assistants

Ms Bissell                                                          Mrs Lang

Our first topic will be the Victorians, where we will learn about the industrial revolution, Queen Victoria’s reign, the British Empire, Henri Rousseau, William Morris and much more.  

Here is a brief outline of what we will be learning in some subject areas over the course of the Autumn term:

  • Science – Our Bodies: circulatory system 
  • D&T – Electrical systems: switches and circuits
  • RE – God: What does it mean if God is holy and loving?
  • PE – Cross country/ Football/ Orienteering

Due to Government and school guidance, all PE must be taught outdoors for at least the first half term; therefore, children need to attend school in their PE kit on their PE days, which will be Wednesday and Friday.  
A full PE kit must be worn, which includes:

  • suitable trainers/ pumps
  • white t-shirt
  • black shorts/ trousers
  • and a jumper/ waterproof jacket 

All pupils are expected to read a minimum of 3 times per week at home and record them in their diaries, which will then be marked by a member of staff in school. We will keep a record of these reads and use them for future awards and certificates; therefore, it is essential that all children bring their diaries to school every day.

Along with home reads, weekly times tables tests will be delivered; therefore, children are expected to practice their times tables, whether that be online through Reflex Maths or TT Rockstars or even using paper and pen.

By the time children reach year 6, they are expected to be able to rapidly recall all of the times tables. Here at Flanderwell we teach them in phases (see the list below):

  • By the end of Year 2, most children are expected to know the 2x, 5x and 10x tables.
  • By the end of Year 3, most children are expected to know the 3x, 4x and 8x tables.
  • By the end of Year 4, most children are expected to know the 6x, 7x, 9x, 11x and 12x tables.

During our spelling sessions we will be completing the previous year’s RWI spelling rules and we will begin the year 6 focuses, which are outlined in the table below. 

Year 6 RWI Spellings

Unit 1

Adding suffixes

fuss sprint rest jump hunt rent risk ask rust buzz

(ed, est, ing, ly, er)

Unit 2

Adding suffixes

trade cycle grime fade create fame tickle persuade confide appreciate 

(tion, ing, ly, ous)

Unit 3

Adding suffixes

achieve amaze beauty careful deceit definite flavour gentle

(ment, ful, ly, less)

Unit 4

Adding suffixes

admit begin commit forbid forget fun permit prefer refer regret stop wet

(ance, ed, en, est er)

Unit 5

Adding suffixes  

apply beautiful busy copy cry happy heavy hurry mystery rely reply spy try

(ied, ly, ness, er)

Unit 6

sh sound spelt ti or ci

direction explanation competition cautious especially appreciate ancient delicious spacious motion station  subtraction

Unit 7

sh sound spelt si or ssi

admission Asia collision comprehension confession decide discussion expanded explosion impression permission possession profession progression revision tension vision

Unit 8

Silent letters

autumn calm climb climbed column crumb doubt doubting gnarled gnaw gnawing gnome

Unit 9

Spellings ei and ie

achieve believe conceive ceiling deceive mischievous niece perceive piece protein receive relief shriek

Unit 10

Ending in -ible and –able

adorable comfortable considerable dependable possible visible reasonable reliable responsible terrible suitable understandable

Unit 11

Plural nouns  

addresses bonuses boxes coaches  compasses dictionaries dishes identities matches opportunities parties peaches

Unit 12

Plural nouns

buffaloes calves deer echoes geese heroes lives loaves mosquitoes people potatoes scarves thieves wolves woman


A typical school day will consist of the following:

Morning Job

Reading Comprehension


Reflection/ Class Assembly Time

Break Time



Lunch Time

Quiet Reading Time

Foundation Subject (Science/ History/ Geography/ Art/ D&T/ French/ Music/ RE/ PSHCE/ Computing)

Maths Fluency

Class Story

Home Time 

Homework will be sent out on a Friday and will be expected to be completed and returned by the following Wednesday. If your child struggles with their tasks, then please do not hesitate to contact us either via a note with your child or through the Class Dojo app.

There are a number of websites that we use in school, below are the links for some of them: 

If you require log in details for your child then please request them via Class Dojo or via a note with your child.

Here are a few other websites for your children to explore in order to further their learning in other areas:

*Please note that new dates/ events will be added as and when

Key Dates:

Thursday 3rd September – First day back at school

Friday 23rd October – Break up for Half Term

Monday 2nd November – Back to school

Friday 18th December – Break up for Christmas Holidays

Monday 4th January – Back to school

Thursday 11th February – Break up for half term

Friday 12th February – INSET DAY

Monday 22nd February – Back to school

Friday 26th March – Break up for Easter holidays

Monday 12th April – Back to school

Monday 10th – Thursday 13th May – KS2 SATS: Children in Y6 will sit reading, maths and spelling and grammar tests

Friday 28th May – Break up for half term

Monday 7th June – Back to school