Year 6

Year 6 End of Year Expectations for Reading, Writing and Maths can be found here.

The Year 6 Knowledge Organizer for the Advent term 2019 can be found here.

A guide to helping your child develop as a reader can be found here.

Week Commencing:

25th November 2019


21st November - Basketball Competition  -USSC

28th November - Sports Hall Athletics Finals - UCC 16.00 - 18.30

30th November - Cross Country League - Oakham rugby Club 9-10.30

13th-15th July 2020 - Year 6 residential to the Briars, Crich.

Our key learning this week:

English - A persuasive letter to the Brazilian Government to persuade them to protect the Rainforest.

Using colons and correct use of apostrophes.

Maths - Shape, space and measures.

Angles and properties of circles.


Long Division

Topic - Identifying biomes and ecosystems of the world and relating them to the equator and the tropics.

PE - Basketball and Sports Hall Athletics - Tuesday PM and Friday PM.


Spelling tests will take place each Monday.

Please read 3 times each week - as a minimum and record this in your reading diary marked with a capital letter H in a circle so that home reading is clearly identifiable.

Must do at home, please: (reviewed termly)

Year 5 and 6 Spelling list which from which the weekly Year 5 and 6 spellings are taken.

Additional ways to support your child/book lists:

Year 6 reading list:

Can be found here:

Homework Expectations – Year 6 Homework will be set every Wednesday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. Pupils are expected to complete every set task. Generally, homework will be one piece of written work or a worksheet and a set of spellings to learn.

 Additionally, children must read and record their reading in their diaries at least three times each week. Updates on what we have been doing can be found on the 6 page of the English Martyrs Website:  Work in books is expected to be of the same standard as work in school, with neat handwriting, diagrams in pencil and care take to include appropriate punctuation and good spelling. 

 House points will be awarded for good work each week.

Our learning of I'm a Believer is going well.  We can't wait to perform!

Year 6 have begun their Ukulele sessions with Mr Joyce - they sounded amazing.

Well done to the Year 5 and 6 Football teams who played on Tuesday.  They were awesome.  The Osprey team won one, drew one and lost one whilst the 7-a-side team lost their first game before beating Hallaton 2-1.  We have another set of fixtures to play next week.

Well done to the football teams who played again tonight.   The 7-a-side team thrashed North Luffenham 7-0.  The Ospreys won one and lost 2 leaving them as runners up in their league.  A fantastic performance.  The children once again were amazing.  Thanks to all of the parents who assisted with transport and looking after the teams.

Year 6 were extremely lucky to be visited by Alex Hamilton and Eddie Turvey from the BBC East Midlands Weather team.  They talked to us about weather forecasting and even let us have a go at presenting our own forecast.

Year 6 visited the Warning Zone on Thursday where we explored a number of scenarios in the real world - looking at how to remain safe.  We also looked at internet safety.  It was great fun with a really important message.

Well done to the two teams from KS2 who played football at Oakham CE on Friday.  We were outstanding - the girls sadly lost their game whilst the boys who initially went 2 goals down came back to win by 4 goals to 2.

Well done to all involved.

We took part in a mass rehearsal for Pied Piper - The Rutland in Concert production on Monday.  It sounded amazing!  We cannot wait to take part in the actual performance at De Montfort Hall on Tuesday 15th October.  It will be incredible.

The team from the Briars delivered a session on the qualities needed to be a good disciple of Jesus - it was really great.

We have been given Matthew to be our class disciple.  We are really pleased with the picture that Year 1 have made for us.

Well done to the Girls football teams who played on Tuesday - you were amazing.  Well done Gabi for scoring 4 goals and well done to everyone involved.

We had an experience day at Oakham School - it was awesome.  We carried out experiments in Chemistry, used our detective skills in archaeology and then had a languages carousel.  All of that and a wonderful lunch.  It was a great day!

Year 6 had an amazing time taking part in the Rutland in Concert performance at the De Montfort Hall in Leicester.  It was an amazing experience.

Well done to the KS2 Table Tennis teams who played at USSC on Tuesday.  They were amazing and came 6th in their repective leagues.  Well done.

We had an amazing visit to Magna - it was so much fun!

Well done to the Sports Hall Athletics team who competed on Thursday.  The children were amazing and we came fourth - which means we can compete in the County finals.

We delivered a lovely, reflective Remembrance Liturgy - The children did a fantastic job.

We were invited to an outdoor learning event at Rutland Showground, it was great fun.  We met the Duke of Gloucester and even got interviewed for Rutland Radio.