Great Sankey Primary School

Elder Tree- Year 6 2023 - 2024

Mr Ellis



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Welcome to Year 6 Elder Tree Class!  

We hope you have all had a lovely Easter spending time with family and friends and the children are ready for our Summer Term – the last one for our Year 6s.

If there are ever any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to get in touch. The support you give is essential for your child's progress and the closer we can work together, the better it will be for them. Finally, don’t forget to follow our class on twitter @Elder_Sankey for regular updates.

Kind regards,

Mr Ellis

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As in previous years, homework will contiue to be set on Google Classroom each week and this will primarily be completed in the 'Dactyl' homework books that are sent home with the children or on the SATs Bootcamp website that children have been given logins for. It is important these are looked after as these stay with the children across the year. The dates and times that homework are set will be the same each week where possible and further details will be added to the Google Classroom. Spellings are also set and tested weekly and this is all done through 'Spelling Frame', another resource that the children are used to using. It is important that spellings are practiced weekly so that any misonceptions can be picked up and discussed in class. 

There is an expectation that children are reading regularly at home in addition to their daily whole class reading session in school and we ask that they aim to fill in their planners at least 3 x weekly with a signature and / or comment from parents each week to share how children are getting on at home. Teachers will also comment / sign the pupil planners.


In may 2024, children in Y6 will complete their statutory end of key stage assessments known as SATs. The children will be tested in Reading, Maths and Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling with Writing being teacher assessed in school. The tests will take place the week beginning 13th May 2023 so we ask that any holidays or time off is not taken during this month. An information for parents giving further details was held last term and a timetable will be sent out to you in the first week of the Summer term to confirm arrangements. SATs Booster sessions will also continue to take place up until SATs. 


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Curriculum Information:




In maths, we will be working on percentages, decimal and fraction before looking closely at calculating the perimeter, area and volume of various regular and irregular 2D and 3D shapes before completing a unit on statistics which will include reading and drawing various graphs and charts before our Y6s complete their three maths SATs in the week beginning Monday 13th May.


  • In English, we are going to be reading Berlie Doherty's 'Street Child' - a fantastic true story of a boy in the Victorian Times. We will be focusing on selecting relevant and thoughtful vocabulary and using correct grammatical structures to write a variety of pieces of writing including diary entries, letters and balanced arguments. Then we will be watching an animated story called ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ which we will use as a stimulus for a short narrative piece of writing.

  • In Reading sessions, we will continue to improve our skills with particular focus upon discussing and answering questions using our inference skills, understanding unfamiliar vocabulary and around the author's viewpoint and their use of devices to engage and support the reader. Children will be encouraged to answer in detail and use the text as evidence.

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  • Our Science focus this term is Evolution & Inheritance, the children will be finding out about how living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago. They will discover how living things produce offspring of the same kind and identify how animals and plants have adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.



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Our Geography topic for this term is ‘How are our coasts changing? This topic looks at effects of coastal erosion and plastic pollution on coastlines in the UK / around the world.   Children will learn about the structure of the coasts of the UK and other coasts around the world and how their shape and geography have changed over thousands of years.                      

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In History, we are investigating whether the Vikings would do anything for power and money. We will be studying the Viking era closely – looking at their daily life, invasions and battles.


For this term, Outdoor PE (Tennis) will be on Wednesdays and Indoor PE (Dance) is on Thursdays.  Once again, the children can come into school in their school PE kits on these days - a T-Shirt in their house colour and black shorts / joggers / leggings and trainers - with all hair tied back and jewellery removed. Please make sure these PE uniform guidelines are adhered to as last year we started to notice a few football shirts etc starting to creep in. It is important the children look as smart in their PE kits as they do in their uniforms. Thanks for your support with this.


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