St Philip's Church of England

Controlled Primary School

Year 6



Class Teacher: Mrs Hibbert
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Darlington and Mrs Gallagher

Welcome to Year 6!

Our children follow the New National Curriculum 2014 for all subjects. In addition to academic subjects, the children hold positions of responsibility in school such as, School Council Representatives, Eco Committee, buddies to the younger children and lots more.

A great emphasis, both academically and emotionally, is placed on preparing children for secondary school. Homework is set every Friday to develop independence and consolidate work completed in class. It is due back in on Thursdays. We feel that this prepares the children for secondary school and KS2 SATs that the children will be taking in May. (We do encourage the children to complete their homework independently but if they are finding any part too challenging, please encourage them to let us know.)

The children also receive spellings to learn each Friday. Children are encouraged to practise them at home and are also given time each day to practise them. They are tested on these each Friday – just check the back of their Reading Log to see how they are getting on.

We also encourage the children to read their books regularly. We encourage them to record in their Reading Logs each time they read at home and at school. When they complete a book, we encourage them to record a short evaluation – ‘Something they liked about the book’, ‘Something they did not like about the book’ and/or ‘Something that puzzled them’.

There is a weekly ‘tables’ test – the children need to know multiplication tables and related division facts to at least 12 x 12. Each child has been provided with a card to help them learn these. They need to learn these ‘off by heart’ initially. Please encourage your child to spend some time a few times a week to learn these if they don’t know them ‘off by heart’ yet. If you need a replacement card, let us know. Some children in Year 6 are learning the multiplication tables 13 to 19 and beyond!

The children are encouraged to participate in many of our extra -curricular clubs. These include football club, cookery club, Dance club and many, many more.


PE is on a Tuesday and Dance is on a Thursday. Please ensure that your child has a PE kit on these days and that hair is tied up and earrings are removed or plasters are available to cover them. Thank you!

If you wish discuss anything or have any concerns, please come in see us.