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A warm welcome to Year 6 2021-2022


A very, very warm welcome back to school: we hope you have enjoyed the holidays with your families and friends.


Meet the Year 6 team…


6FL is taught by Miss Lewis and 6JS by Miss Scrivner. Mrs H Gledhill also teaches Maths and English across the year group.


We are also very lucky at Fairfield Road to have dedicated, experienced Teaching Assistants to further facilitate teaching and learning, we have: Mrs Birchenall (6FL) and Miss  Smith (6JS).  Mr Rees, Mr Mernock and Madame Preston are specialist teachers who will also be teaching the children Music, PE and French.


Staggered start and finish times are still in place: children should arrive and be collected from school at the following times: 

Group 1: Surname A – E  8.40am – 3pm       

Group 2: Surname F – M 8.50am – 3.10pm   

Group 3: Surname N – Z  9am – 3.20pm


Year 6 are to still arrive via the front playground please and  enter and exit school building via the main door near the office. Thank you for your continued co-operation.


School Vision

Together Everyone Achieves More

TOGETHER, as a team, we will ensure that EVERYONE in our school is safe, happy and healthy.

We will strive to make our school a place where each child ACHIEVES their potential, develops their skills and deepens their knowledge and understanding of this ever-changing world.

The MORE we work together as a community, the closer we will be to our vision of prosperous futures for every child we nurture.

School Mission

For pupils to determine their own futures by getting the very best start in life.

School Values










Helpful information…




The children will have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They will need their full kit (white t-shirt, black/blue shorts or jogging bottoms, and pumps or trainers) with them on both of these days. Kits will be sent home at the end of each week to be washed. 




Children will be asked to complete three pieces of homework each week: 


1) 3 x 15-minute reads with an adult signing their reading record to show this. Reading records will be checked on a Friday morning. 

2) Practise times tables in order to complete their Times Table Passport and to help with their fluency in maths lessons. 

3) Spellings: children will be given 10-12 spellings each week to practise for a spelling test which will take place on a Friday morning. 


The children will have access to TTRS, Bug Club and Spellingframe which will all aid their learning at home. They have been provided with their usernames and passwords for each of these sites and these can be found at the front of their reading records. 




The Fairfield Five!

Topics covered in PSHE


As you are aware, Year 6 is the end of Key Stage 2. This means there is an expectation that they can read and spell all the National Curriculum common exception words from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6. SATs in May will be assessing the children’s learning from Key Stage 2, not just their new learning from Year 6. Therefore, it is essential the children revisit spelling rules and lists from previous year groups to over learn.

Typical Weekly Timetable in Year 6

The Kite Rider by Geraldine McCaughrean and The Firework Makers Daughter by Philip Pullman

Read for pleasure and read to learn!

This half term, the Year 6 topic focus is: ‘What is special about Ancient China?’ To support the children’s historical and geographical knowledge and understanding about Ancient China, in our daily guided reading sessions we will be reading and discussing these two books. As the children contribute to quality text discussions they will have the opportunity to further develop and improve their reading skills focusing on the seven Key Stage 2 content domain areas below.

2a Define it!

2b Find it!

2c Summarise it!

2d Infer it!

2e Predict it!

2f Relate it!

2g Explore it!

2h Compare it!

If you enjoy reading these texts, why not explore other interesting reads by these two established authors, find books lists on their websites.

The Willow Tree Pattern Fable

Read for pleasure and read to learn!

This half term, the Year 6 topic focus is: ‘What is special about China?’ To support our historical and geographical knowledge and understanding about China, in our English lessons we will be exploring the Willow Tree Pattern fable identifying the themes that run throughout the story.


Place value and number

Place value is the first mathematics unit in Year 6. The place value mats below show some of the expectations in this area of mathematics for Year 5 and 6.

It is very important the children are secure in this area of maths because having great confidence in knowing and working with whole and decimals numbers underpins lots of other areas of mathematics.

Four operations

Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division is the second mathematics unit in Year 6. The 'four operations' mats below show some of the expectations in this area of mathematics for Year 5 and 6.

Within this unit the children will be able to use and apply their knowledge and understanding of place value when: adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.