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St William of York Catholic Primary School

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!


Class Teachers - Miss McCrystal & Mrs Diaz
Teaching Assistants - Mrs Ambrose


With this being the children's last year in primary school, everyone at St William of York wants to make this last year as special as possible for the children. The children absolutely loved performing their Christmas production in the Autumn term. Last term, the children continued to enjoy completing the extra responsibilities they were given (buddies/play monitors/prefects/house captains), but most of all, the children loved their time at Robinwood! It was such a rewarding, enjoyable experience.


The fun isn't over yet though- this term, we have bikeability, the Year 6 assembly and our class party! The children also have their SATS, with more information being given within the next few weeks.


As well as exciting English and maths topics, our foundation topic for this term is a Geography topic all about Jamaica!


During this term, we will be reading 'The Giant’s Necklace' (Michael Morpurgo), 'The Watertower' (Gary Crew/Steven Woolman), 'Holes' (Louis Sachar) and the works of Shakespeare. We will also study poetry that links with our foundation subject topics. After the success last year, we will also be having focused Computing, Art and Design Technology weeks which the children will really enjoy.

If you have any questions or queries about anything, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Topics For Summer Term 2018



Narrative: Holes

Non-fiction: Non-Chronological Report and Journalistic Writing

Narrative: The Giant’s Necklace from a different viewpoint

Narrative: Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'

Poetry: Shakespeare's Sonnets


Algebra and ratio

Position and Direction




Physical Education

Athletics and Rounders


Living things and their habitats


The Mayan Civillisation



Location Knowledge

Human and Physical Geography

Mapping skills



Give opinions on school subjects

Listen, read and write sentences with conjunctions and opinions

Religious Education

Pentecost- Serving - Witnesses

Reconciliation - Inter-relating - Healing

Universal Church - World - Common Good

 Art / DT

Digital maps (Canva)


          Personal development and citizenship




Y6 Curriculum Overview

Fortnite advice for parents from the Safeguarding Training Centre from The Key

Year 6 Leavers' Party!!!

We have enjoyed making Red Pepper and Ham Puff Parcels as part of our Healthy Eating Design Technology topic. The vegetarians in the class used quorn as a substitute to ham. They children were excellent chefs!

Year 6 are really enjoying reading 'Wonder'. We've enjoyed a few reading sessions on the field, in the sunshine!

Year 6 made contour models today to aid the understanding of contour lines on a map and the gradient they represent in real life.

It is Judaism week in school ad the children have really enjoyed learning about a different religion. The children have looked at different artefacts, such as: a Torah scroll, a Kippah, a Menorah and the Seder plate.

Mapping out the routes to our high schools using a local map. The map is attached below for future reference.

Local map which can be used to help children to map their route to high school.

We all worked so hard today for our Bike It session and feel ready for our High School practice ride!

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A very regal celebration for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan- we can't wait to watch!

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SATS are over and what a day we have had celebrating! Y6 celebrated in style with a Royal Wedding themed party. The children have worked tirelessly to achieve so much this year and we are so proud of them! Well done Y6- you are all amazing in your own fantastic ways!!

Our Year 6 children were feeling energised and fueled for their SATS tests with a 'Wake and Shake' session and fresh fruit each morning!

Year 6 have raised money for CAFOD by wearing pyjamas to school- what a relaxing day at school!

Year 6 had so much fun getting active for Sport Relief! We exercised and pushed ourselves and felt good for the rest of the day- it just shows what exercise can do for your mental and physical wellbeing!

To tie in with our Hinduism week, Year 6 have had a try of Bollywood style dancing; a dance that originates from the Indian Hindi-language film industry.

For the start of our school's Hinduism Week, we took part in a Hinduism workshop. We learned so much about Hinduism and enjoyed looking at and using the different resources.

World Book Day

Visiting Nursery's chicks!

We love Robinwood! Year 6 had an amazing time in Robinwood and we're so well behaved. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Here's just a few snaps from our three days away...

Year 6 made sculptures using floristry wire and mod roc. Having read about Phillipe Petit in the 'The Man Who Walked Between The Towers', we studied the human form and sketched different sporting positions we'd like to sculpt. We then created our sculptures using floristry wire, newspaper and mod roc. The sculptures are really impressive and we all worked so hard.

Key Stage 2 were absolutely brilliant in their production 'Let's Do A Nativity'. Everybody was so proud of them and really enjoyed the performances!

As we promote equality and diversity in St William of York, we recently welcomed an expert in equality and diversity to talk with Year 6. The children were sensible and sensitive whilst listening to the messages and then wrote songs and poems about what they had learned.

To celebrate Anti-Bullying week, Year 6 have taken part in 'Odd Socks Day' and a Bully Buster assembly, as well as watching the 'Time to be Different' production. We have learned all about being kind and accepting of others and who to turn to if we are being bullied or have witnessed bullying.

Monster Ball 02.11.17

Holy Family Taster Day

Journey in Love