St Stephen's Church of EnglandPrimary School

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we aim high with God in our hearts

Year 6

Dear Parents, 


Please find below the links for applying for your child's secondary school place. You can apply online now and the closing date for secondary school applications is the 31st October. Please also be mindful that several schools are doing an online zoom meeting for open days this year. 


Thank you.




The teachers in Year 6 are :

6 Yew                                                                                                   6 Beech
Mr Seedat                                                                                       Miss Sheth

Teaching assistant: Mrs Patel                                                                     Teaching assistant: Mrs Seedat         

Home Learning 14th September - 23 September (6 Yew)


Firstly, I pray this reaches you in good health. We are hoping to get Showbie up and running in the next couple of days - we will contact you with usernames and passwords as soon as possible. Please see the schedule and tasks below for Monday's home learning:


  • 9:00 -10:00 MyMaths - negative numbers. Please use a number line which goes below 0 to help you with your work. Also, it is essential you work through the online lesson before completing the task.
  • 10:00 -11:00 Reading - Please read your home reading book or a book of your choice.
  • 11:00 -11:30 Collective worship - Join Zoom Meeting
  • 1:00 - 2:00 Writing - Please write a short summary of the text you read; keep it brief. This will be collected via showbie in the next couple of days. 

Year 6 start and end times: 8.30am -3.00pm (Robinson Street)

Welcome back! We hope you have had a restful and safe break with your children regardless of the current situation. We look forward to welcoming all of Year 6 back to school on Tuesday 1st September; please refer to the recent newsletter for all the key information and details regarding your child's return.


It is to be expected that your child/children will be experiencing a range of emotion prior to their return and undoubtedly it will take time for them to adjust to the changes and routines in school. However, we will be doing our utmost best to ensure we provide a warm, nurturing and safe environment for your child to return to. Children's wellbeing will be a priority throughout the school year and time will be spent re-establishing routine and building positive relationships before embarking on the Year 6 curriculum. 

JONK: Joy Of Not Knowing

We will be starting our Year 6 adventure celebrating together the fact that we don't always know things and we will be reassuring children that this is not a bad thing! Rather it is an opportunity to explore, discover and learn. The delivery of JONK will equip our pupils with a toolkit to become successful, resilient learners and citizens who are ready to access the curriculum and learn as critical thinkers.  


Core subject Focus Areas: 

Guided Reading:

The text we will be reading and analysing is Trash by the award winning author- Andy Mulligan. Reading will be a big priority this year so please support us by encouraging your child to read, read and read some more at home. Question your children about the books they are reading in school and at home and help develop your child's love for reading.


Our focus text will be: The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry. Children will be using this text as a basis for writing their own dilemma story. Spelling, punctuation and grammar will also continue to be a focus this year. 


Children will be exploring the value of digits up to a million in Maths. They will also be looking at the four operations: multiplication, division, addition and subtraction. Certain objectives from Year 5 will be recapped and revisited to ensure a strong foundation is built for learning. 


The big question, 'Why do we classify living things?' will be investigated in Science. The work of Charles Darwin and Carl Linnaeus will also be explored. 


Foundation subject Focus Areas:

PSHE : Roles and responsibilities

RE : Life as a journey
Geography : Rainforests
Music : I'll be there- Motown
Art : Wildlife birds
Computing: Internet Safety
British Value: Democracy

PE: Invasion Games

Passport for Life:  Military School (6 beech) and Gardening (6 Yew)


It is essential that homework tasks are completed on a daily basis, in the set time. Tasks will be set on the My Maths website as well the Showbie learning platform. Daily reading should also take place at home. Please ensure that you discuss books that the children are reading and ask the children questions. Also please ensure that the reading record books are signed daily. 

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