Year 6

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6 – a very special class! As the oldest children in the school, we undertake a wide variety of important roles and with this comes a strong sense of responsibility. We are proud to take on the positions of Head and Deputy Head Girl and Boy and Key Stage/ Early Years buddies. We also help with the running of the school by preparing for assemblies, break times, lunch times, organising fruit and milk, and our most challenging task, keeping certain staff members organised, tidy and on time…
In addition to our extra responsibilities, we have a very high workload as we strive to ensure we have a sound understanding of everything we have been taught over KS2 and prepare for the curriculum expectations in Secondary School. Although this can be very challenging, the sense of achievement as we move through the year is amazing and very rewarding.

We will be working hard to prepare for the our Key Stage 2 assessments and can’t overestimate the value of support at home.  Although we are now very familiar with the assessment framework, we are, as ever, expecting some changes and ‘improvements’ to the tests this year.  We will have a meeting nearer the time to discuss this, but as a guide to what we can expect, Michael Tidd, a deputy headteacher from Nottingham, has made a video to clarify what is likely to be happening in the summer term and you can find it here: KS2 assessments – what will they be like and how can I help?
We also have many exciting activities to look forward to with things that keep us focused right up until our last days in Primary School. This year we will have three residential opportunities and trips to help support our learning, and make the last year in Primary School the best yet! These include an overnight stay at school at the start of the year, developing our outdoor learning activities, leadership and teamwork, as well as a one night stop in Liverpool to find out more about our topics on the Titanic, Victorian Britain and Britain since the 1950s.  We will also be continuing our popular and successful outdoor adventurous residential to Hawse End.
However, above all these activities and expectations, we are proud role models for the rest of the school and want to help everyone have as good a time here as we have.

We have introduced a class set of Chromebooks to be used in all of our subjects, where suitable, which uses an individual user email. We will be developing our use of connecting and collaborative technologies to support our learning and will keep you updated with them as we go.  We are also planning on updating our video on the school (see below) to allow for the many developments the school has seen – watch this space!


Year 6 Staff


Mr D Yates BSc. (Hons) PGCE - Year 6

I am a relatively new to St Mary’s, prior to this I was riding my bike around South America immersing my self in the different cultures and environments. I have previously worked in Vietnam as a year 4 class teacher in the international circuit which was a fantastic experience. Out side of the classroom I […]


Mrs G Gladwinfield, BA (Hons) - Year 6

I’ve worked at St Mary’s for the past ten years and have had the privilege of working in all key stages. I have a real love of reading, especially children’s books, and enjoy helping children of all ranges to enjoy and appreciate books themselves. Both my children attended St Mary’s and loved the experience. One […]

Latest News


New Investment

We have recently invested in Doodle Maths and English for our junior children. This support has extended over the summer holidays to provide activities for our children over the summer break, should they wish to ‘tick over’. In September, we will be using this provision for 10 minutes a day to support the children’s learning. […]


Year 6 Leavers’ Video

Covid-19 has not stopped us giving the Year 6 children a sendoff.  It might not be quite what we are used to, but at least we were able to get together, celebrate what we have managed to achieve and to look forward to the future.  There may have been a couple of technological issues towards […]


Year 6’s Summer Project

They’ve been at it again… This time, though, the global situation has had a bit of an impact on what was possible, so the wonders of green screen technology has stepped in to help.


Year 6 Leaver’s Service Video

Covid-19 has not stopped us giving the Year 6 children a sendoff.  It might not be quite what we are used to, but at least we were able to get together, celebrate what we have managed to achieve and to look forward to the future.  There may have been a couple of technological issues towards […]


Throwback 2019-20

Hello there, we are sharing a few of the videos of our year as we draw close to the end of a different year and the end of summer term. We hope you enjoy this video from December 2019. There will be more to come hopefully….


Year 6 learning together

Our Year 6 have returned with the children learning both online and at home at the same time. What a great start to our return. The children have also seen the new green screen set up in the class. What could they possibly do with the green screen? Happy learning Year 6!


Latest worship from Mr Jones

Mr Jones has completed his next remote worship.  Different locations to follow in future weeks  


Mr Bromley’s forfeit – don’t bet against the Year 6s…

Well, sort of serves me right. Anyhow, here is the finished product after too many practices… You can follow the link (here) or see below.  


School Closed

Dear Parents and members of the community, our school will be closed until further notice.


Jamie Knight – Health and Well-Being Day

We have arranged for Jamie Knight to join us on March 26th as  part of our Health and Well Being Day.  This day will be full of a series of exciting workshops. One of the workshops will be led by Jamie Knight, well known Freestyle Footballer. He has worked with several top footballers, starred on […]

Reading List


Pig Heart Boy
By Malorie Blackman


By Louis Sachar


City of Ember
By Jeanne DuPrau

london eye

Mystery on the London Eye
By Siobhan Dowd

Street child

Street Child
By Berlie Doherty


The Borrowers
By Mary Norton

Year 6 Calender Events

Year 6 Curriculum

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