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Year 6


We’d like to welcome our Year 6 pupils back after a long and well-deserved end of term break. We hope that everyone enjoyed the time off. As we move into our final term of the year, we look forward to rounding the academic year off with great success!


This term, Year 6 will use their Power of Reading book, “Amazing Evolution: The Journey of Life,” to support them in their learning. The book ties together all areas of learning from across the curriculum, particularly science, where pupils will begin their learning on evolution and inheritance. They will learn about how animals and plants are adapted to their environment and write an explanation text to share what they have understood. Pupils will also learn to recognise that living things produce offspring that are similar to their parents.


To aid them in their explanations, Year 6 will learn about the perfect form of verbs to enable them to provide clarity and cohesion in what they have written. They will also further their skills of comprehension through reading, using biographies and writings based on the significant individual, Alfred Russel Wallace, to understand how his exploration of the world enabled further advances in scientific understanding. Pupils will study maps of the areas covered in his adventures and use their learning from maths to use coordinates successfully to describe these.


Throughout their topic focus, Year 6 will also consider the impact humans have on the world around them and the knock-on effect we can have on wildlife and their habitats. Pupils will learn about sustainability and the ways old and unwanted materials can be used to create new things! Through Art and Design lessons, pupils will study the art of Derek Gores, Khalil Chishtee and Nick Gentry and use these artists as inspiration to create their own recycled art sculptures that depict changes over time.


Keeping with the theme of change, through their study of R.E. pupils will explore the place of religions in modern society and seek to answer the question, “Will Jesus be as important in 2000 years as he is today?” They will explore the key teachings of Christianity and how these relate to our lives today. Pupils will also consider how these teachings relate to their own religious/philosophical perspectives and make comparisons.


Through their study of computing and Spanish, pupils will learn how to provide clear and concise instructions. Pupils will learn how to use computers to debug algorithms and to ensure they create fully functioning programmes. They will also learn how to give directional instructions in Spanish, which they will have the opportunity to combine across computing and Spanish lessons to put both skills to the test!

PE lessons will continue on Fridays so please ensure that your child comes to school dressed in the correct PE kit – details can be found in the Uniform Policy.


It’s an exciting half term ahead!


The Year 6 team would just like to thank all parents and carers for the continued support over the course of this year, particularly in the build up to SATs. The turnout for Easter Tuition was fantastic and this has really helped ease pupils’ nerves as we come closer to the tests.


As always, if you would like any further information relating to SATs or any other matters Year 6 related, please contact the team via the main office. We look forward to celebrating more success as we move through the Summer Term! Continue to keep an eye on the website for examples of the fantastic work pupils produce! 

Year 6 Key Stage 2 SATs Tests

Pupils in Year 6 will sit the end of Key Stage 2 SATs tests in the week beginning 8th May 2023. Due to the additional bank holiday to mark the King's coronation, the timetable will be as follows:

Tuesday 9th May: Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Papers 1 and 2

Wednesday 10th May: Reading Paper

Thursday 11th May: Maths Arithmetic Paper and Reasoning Paper 1

Friday 12th May: Maths Reasoning Paper 2


There will be a workshop for parents and carers in the Spring Term to discuss the way in which the tests will be carried out. In addition, we are planning to hold our regular Easter Tuition during the Easter holidays and there will be a free Breakfast Club for Year 6 pupils in the week of the tests.

For further information, please see the leaflet at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-1-and-2-national-curriculum-tests-information-for-parents 

All parents and carers need to apply for a place at secondary school for their child currently in Year 6 by 31st October 2022.


Please see above the brochure giving details of the secondary schools in London Borough of Hounslow. You may also wish to look at schools outside Hounslow, for example those nearby in Surrey or in Richmond.


Year 6 pupils from our school transitioned to a range of schools in September 2022. These included:

Bolder Academy

Brentford School for Girls

Hampton High

Isleworth and Syon Boys

Rivers Academy

Springwest Academy

St Paul's Catholic College

Sunbury Manor

Teddington School

The Bishop Wand C of E School

The Green School for Boys

Thomas Knyvett

Twickenham School


Some of our pupils gained places at grammar and independent schools including:

St Bernard's Catholic Grammar School

Colchester County Grammar School

Hampton School

St James' Senior Boys School

Halliford School