Welcome to Year Six

We hope that the children have a fantastic last year with us at Parklands Community Primary where life-long memories will be made. Our aim is for children to reach their full potential in a fun and engaging way while developing their independence and organisational skills. We expect children to be motivated and responsible for their learning so that they can challenge themselves and build resilience and confidence in their own abilities.
Ms Hughes (Deputy Headteacher) teaches year 6 and Mrs Riley is our incredible Teaching Assistant who also helps us every day with our learning. Mrs McNeil teaches us one afternoon while Ms Hughes takes her PPA and Mrs Trezise teaches us one afternoon for science while Ms Hughes has her leadership time.
This is an important year for our children. Not only is it their last year of Primary school before moving onto Secondary but they will also be formally assessed during the summer term in reading, writing and maths through SATs. Parental support is really beneficial to help your child meet their full potential and keeping in touch with you is important to us.. We ask that you support us by ensuring that all homework is completed and that children have good attendance throughout their time in Year Six. If you do have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us

Important information:

  • We will be going swimming every Wednesday during the first half term of Autumn. After that, P.E. kit needs to be worn to school on a Thursday (white t-shirt, navy/black shorts or trousers)
  • Homework will be set on Google Classrooms every Friday and is due the following Friday.
  • Children will be given spellings and times tables to practise and learn.
  • Reading books should be in school every day

What I can do to help my child:

  • Encourage reading every day
  • Read stories together at home
  • Practise spellings
  • Check homework is completed
  • Access ‘Hit the Button’ and ‘TT Rockstars’
  • Use ‘Class Dojo’ and ‘Google Classroom’
  • Talk about their learning and ask questions

Year 6 Termly Overview

Click the link below to find out our topics for the term. We have also shared Knowledge Organisers for the Autumn Term which show the sticky facts the children need to learn and remember for some of the subjects they study.

Autumn Overview

Science – Changing and Separating Materials

RE – Sikhism – Community and Equality

Music – Artists

History – WWII



Spring Overview

Science – Evolution and Inheritance

Design and Technology – Textiles


History – Mayans