North Somercotes CE Primary School

‘Make your light shine so others will see the good that you do’

Year 6


                                                     Our Year 6 team :

                        Mrs. Walmsley, Mrs. Wilkinson,Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Sellars

This term our learning focuses around what it means to be a Year 6 pupil: who we are as a person (inside and out) and as a learner; our aspirations for the future and how we achieve them; and how we can become the best we can possibly be.

Our inspiring and challenging topics this term are :

Brainwaves : how to develop a positive mindset and be a successful learner.

Being Human : Your body is designed to help you to breathe, move, eat, respond, reproduce and live. But how do the different parts of your body function; how do you stay fit and well and how are humans different from other animals? 

Jigsaw: Being Me in My World – dreams, goals and changes


In English, our writing will be linked to our topics and the following books will be used for inspiration:



Our class reader this term is Running on Empty by S.E.Durrant

In order to deal with his grief and to keep his anxiety at bay, AJ does

what he and his grandfather did best: running. ... Running On Empty is a beautiful book about false starts and emotional journeys, with hope as the ultimate finishing line. From the author of Little Bits of Sky.



Even in Year 6, reading out loud is vital,if children are to be able to fluently read challenging texts. We are encouraging children to read at home as much as possible (both out loud and to themselves), whether they are reading their own books or those chosen from school.


Each week, children will learn new spelling patterns, homophones and a selection of words from the statutory Year 5 and 6 list, through a range of strategies, to become confident, skilful spellers. Each child will bring home their own short list of words to work on and their success will be assessed randomly via dictation and challenges.


Each week, new homework will be set on Thursday ( one English and one maths based piece) and should be returned completed by the following Tuesday. Homework club support is available on request on Monday lunchtimes for any children needing help. The children will discuss and mark homework together during lesson time.

P.E. - On a Thursday we have the Grimsby town coaches come to teach our P.E lessons; on these days we come to school in our P.E kit. Our P.E kit should be:


  • plain white t-shirt
  • black/navy shorts.
  • trainers or plimsolls can be worn for PE lessons.
  • black/navy tracksuit bottoms for colder weather/outdoor PE.
  • black/navy tracksuit top for colder weather/outdoor PE.
  • no football/sports shirts

We believe that it is in the best interest of the children to create strong links between home and school. As such, please do not hesitate to contact one of our team if you have any questions or concerns.

Council Election Time

School council speech

School council speech 4

School Council

Year 6 Brainwave

What happens when we think - a living diagram