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A warm welcome to Year 6 2020-2021


A very, very warm welcome back to school and welcome to Year 6. We hope you have enjoyed the summer holidays with your families and friends.


Meet the year 6 team…


6RD is taught by Miss R Docherty and 6JS by Miss J 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: Miss Gregory (6RD) and Mrs  Smith (6JS).  Mr Rees, Mr Mernock and Madame Preston are specialist teachers who will also be teaching the children Music, PE and French.


The school day for Year 6 is - 8.55am-3.15pm. All Key Stage 2 children to arrive to the front playground please, and Year 5 and 6 line up in their classes. Year 6 will be entering and exiting school via the main door near the office. 


During our first week, we will be using the time to adjust to being back at school and getting used to new learning and safety routines. We want everyone to feel happy and content during our first week together so we hope to achieve this by taking part in lots of fun activities and just generally getting to know each other and re-connecting with all our friends.



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…


Useful information such as school uniform, PE kit, homework and expectations and the curriculum in Year 6 can be found on this welcome Power Point below.




Welcome to Year 6 - Information Presentation

Fairfield Road Primary School - Vision and Values

The Fairfield Five!

Typical Weekly Timetable in Year 6

Year 6 Reading List - Autumn 2020


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.

What have Year 6 been up to?

Welcome back ... One Adventure

Welcome back... One Adventure... on TARGET!

Welcome back... One Adventure... aim high!

Welcome back...One fire treats!

Welcome back... happy birthday... P A R T Y!

We have updated 'Epic online Reading' for the autumn term. There are now reading folders for Ancient China (our autumn history and geography topic) and Living Things and their Habitats (our first science topic). There are approximately eight books in each folder for you to enjoy. Below are a list of instructions on to how to access them. Happy reading Year 6! 


1) Click 'log in'

2) Click 'students and educators'
3) Enter the class code 'pgp3194
4) Click on 'guest student'
5) Click on 'mailbox'


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.

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.


Ransack Reading linked to The Kite Rider

The word Ransack derives via middle English and from Old Norse 'rannsaka'; the word 'rann' means house, the word 'saka' meaning to seek. You can ransack a drawer, a suitcase, or even the contents of a book!

We will be discovering our own line of enquiry by ransacking something from chapters 1 and 2 of 'The Kite Rider'.