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Year 6

The year 6 team are very excited for another fun filled year ahead. Please take time to read the following important information below.


The Year 6 class teachers:

Mrs Dos Santos

Miss Costin

Mr Prince


Literacy & Numeracy Teachers

Mr Mackey

Miss McDonald


School start time

Your children must be in school by 8.45am. Year 6 children are allowed to come straight into the school building in the morning and go to their class. They can read or do early work.  Please ensure they are in school on time. Learning starts promptly at 8.55am


Packed lunch

Year 6 pupils should bring in a healthy snack and packed lunch. This should not include fizzy drinks or chocolate. Please see the healthy packed lunch guide.


PE times

Your children must wear the correct PE kit in school. This includes a white t-shirt, black shorts and trainers / plimsolls. Y6 often are picked to represent the school and must look the part.



Homework will be sent out on Wednesday and is due back in fully completed on Monday. As part of homework your child will also be expected to do online Mathsletics homework also.

Adults should be helping your child with their reading and times tables for 10 minutes a night, 5 days a week. Their card should be signed by a parent or carer to evidence this.


Topic units for the year

Autumn 1 – Marvellous Maps

Autumn 2 – The Space race

Spring 1 – The Space race

Spring 2 – Our changing world

Summer 1 – Early Islamic civilisation

Summer 2 – Raging rivers


Science units for the year

Autumn 1 – Living things and their habitats

Autumn 2 – Evolution and inheritance

Spring 1 – Animals including humans

Spring 2 – Light

Summer 1 – Electricity

Summer 2 – Scientists and inventors



Children will be going on a couple of trips this year. All letters should be signed and returned as soon as possible. Parent helpers are always welcome. If you would be interested, please see your child’s teacher.

If it is a paid trip, please pay via Parent Pay.


There will be amazing opportunities for Orion children in year 6 this year. We are really looking forward learning and sharing wonderful experiences together!


Space Training!

Please click here to see the curriculum for your child.

How to use daily VIDamins (powerpoint)

SATS revision with a daily VIDamin.

Goldstar Federation