Year 6

Welcome to Year 6's class page. Mrs Shevas is the class teacher; Mrs Joyner and Mrs Dunne are teaching assistants that support in class.


Our class saint is Maximilian Kolbe - he became a martyr in the German death Camp of Auschwitz during World War II. We look to him to help us show dignity to other people, part of our Catholic Social Teaching.

'Let us remember that love lives through sacrifice and is nourished by giving. Without sacrifice there is no love.'



Reading and reading for pleasure are really important in Year 6. Pupils are encouraged to read daily, for at least twenty minutes, and what they have read is to be logged on the Boom Reader app (formally Go Read). Pupils and parents are asked to both complete information on Boom Reader - pupils have the opportunity to give book reviews and answer various questions about what they have read.

Throughout the year, we will read lots of different books together and this will help inspire our writing!

Please click on the link below for free ebooks for your child. Login as a student.

Username: ambrose6
Password: ambrose6


SPAG homework:

Piece one     Given out on Tuesday      Return on Friday

Piece two     Given out on Friday        Return on Tuesday


Maths / Comprehension:

Given out on Thursday     Return on Wednesday

Pieces given out will vary depending on lessons and how close we are to SATS.



Given out on Thursday     Spelling test on Wednesday

Children can learn the words in any way they choose to.

Children do not need to write sentences with words in, however they must know the meanings and will be tested on these during spelling tests.


Times Tables:

It is vital that children know all their times tables – these are important for SATS, secondary school and life!

Children can regularly practice on Times Tables Rockstars – look out for school and national competitions.



Children should be reading daily!

The book they are currently reading must be in their bag everyday.



Homework is an important tool for children to develop / consolidate their learning. If children don’t want to / can’t find the time to complete work at home, they know they are able to complete the work on any lunchtime to make it easier.


Topics in the Y6 programme of study:

  • Number and place value.
  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Fractions including decimals and percentages.
  • Ratio & proportion.
  • Algebra.
  • Measurement.
  • Geometry (properties of shapes)
  • Geometry (position and direction)

In Year 6, children will do more complex work with decimals, fractions and percentages. We will begin to learn about proportion, ratio and algebra, how to interpret and make pie charts, as well as looking at co-ordinates on four quadrants. We will also learn to measure area, volume and perimeter. Y6 learners will also multiply and divide numbers (up to 4 digits) and number work also covers negative, prime and square numbers.

It is essential that your child keep practising their times tables and why not try these things at home:

  • When your child has homework, ask them to explain their methods. It will help both of you to get a clear idea of what’s expected
  • Encourage your child not to be afraid to ask for help from the teacher if something is proving particularly tricky
  • If you’re going on a journey, ask your child to look at a map and try to work out the distance you’ll be travelling and the direction you’ll take
  • For practice with money, try a game of Monopoly 


Year 6 have PE on Tuesdays. Children are to come to school wearing their correct PE kit on this day.

Please see the uniform letter on the News section of the website if you need a reminder of uniform expectations.


In the Autumn Term, we will be learning all about World War I. In our topic 'The Great War' we will learn why Britain entered the World War I and what life was like for soldiers on the front line.

In Spring, we will be learning all about mountains in our topic: 'Reach the Summit' We will learn to describe key areas of mountain ranges, how different types of mountains are formed and investigate how tourism can affect mountain ranges. We will also begin our topic: 'The Vanishing Civilisation' where we will learn all about the Maya civilisation and explain who the Maya people were and when and where in the world they lived.

In Summer, we will find out all about the UK's trade links with other countries and use maps to show these links. We will find out about the trade links between El Salvador and the UK, the importance of fair trade and how trading has changed throughout history.


On Thursday 7th December, our Year 6 pupils will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in Mass on Saint Ambrose's Feast day in Saint Ambrose's Church.


What are SATs?
Children in English schools used to sit Standard Assessment Tests 'SATs' twice during their school career. The first time was in Key Stage 1, when they had tests in Year 2. Children across the country were tested in maths and reading. May 2023 was the last year where these tests were compulsory for schools to complete.

KS2 SATS are still compulsory and our Year 6 children will need to sit them this academic year.

This year, SATs week will be 13th - 17th May 2024. These are more formal than the previous Key Stage 1 tests; they consist of written papers (in English and Maths) that are 40 to 60 minutes long and can sometimes be quite daunting for this age group. The papers are sent away for marking and the results are returned to school in July and will be shared with you in your child's Annual Report to Parents.

SATs aren't about passing or failing, but are used to reflect the level your child is working at. We don't see them as a one-off period in the school calendar but as a part of the overall teaching your child receives throughout their whole time at primary school. We aim to ensure your child is as prepared as they can be to minimise any stress they may feel about the assessments. 

How can you help your child?
It is important that homework is completed on time and returned to school on the correct day - it will be then reviewed in class.


Every day in school counts, please ensure your child attends daily unless they are poorly. Where possible, please try to make appointments outside of school time so their learning is maximised in school. If your child is going to be away from school for any reason, please phone the school office on 01562 823568.


If parents need to get in touch with Mrs Shevas, the easiest way to do this is via

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