Year Six

Autumn 1

Welcome back to KEPS Year 6!

Mr Ogle and Miss Hawkins would like to say a massive ‘Welcome Back’ to all our Year 6 children. We hope you’ve all had a great summer and properly recharged those batteries ready for an extremely busy half-term.

As we all know, Year 6 is your final year of Primary School and most children say it is the best! Not only do you have the best teachers in the school ;-), but also you have exciting things to look forward to, such as the Year 6 residential, Year 6 hoodies, leavers performance, SATs tests and many exciting transition activities.


There are 4 main staff members in the Year 6 team. Mr Ogle and Miss Hawkins are the class teachers, while Mrs Glover and Mrs Shead are the teaching assistants. They are supported on a Thursday and Friday by Mr Unwin (who teaches the P.E.) and Mrs Willis (who teaches the Music and French).


This half-term, we will be looking into the ancient civilisation of the Maya for our history studies. We’ll think about where the Maya came from, when on a timeline they thrived and most importantly, what we can thank the Maya for – what have they taught us?

In English, the children will be reading the novel: Stormbreaker. This is a fiction story which follows the trials and tribulations of Alex Rider – a 14 year old school boy. Although at times he wants to be normal, he ends up working for MI6 as a ‘James Bond style’ spy.

In science, we are looking at living things and their habitats, classifying animals by their characteristics and microorganisms.

So…what do we need to know for Year 6?

Homework expectations:

In the Autumn Term, we expect our Year 6 children to be reading at home at least 4 times a week, learning their weekly spellings – ready for a test on Friday – and completing their Doodle Maths, Doodle English and Doodle Spelling homework weekly. There might also be additional homework posted on our TEAMS or Purple Mash platforms but don’t worry, your teacher will inform you of this.

P.E. Days:

This term, the children will need their PE kits in school for a Thursday and Friday. We suggest the children bring their kit in at the beginning of the week and leave it in school until they finish the week on Friday.

Key Dates:

31st October – deadline for secondary school application

Week beginning 1st November: parents meeting

9th May – Year 6 SAT Tests

11th July – PGL

School Diary

Pupils will be receiving a new school diary. This will be complete with important school information and can be used as a point of contact between parents and teachers. These diaries will be checked on a weekly basis. It is therefore the children’s responsibility to have them in school every day. Please feel free to comment on the reading children are doing at home. We encourage all parents to make a note of children’s reading as prizes will be awarded at the end of each half-term.

Reading is Fundamental. In fact, it is one of the most important ingredients to becoming all that you can be.

Reading develops the brain, provides a window into the world around you and helps you do better in all school subjects. We recommend that children are heard for at least fifteen minutes each night and notes to be made in their planners.

Physical Education

PE is every Monday afternoon and Friday afternoon. We ask the children to bring fleeces and jogging trousers as well as outdoor footwear (if required during the colder months of the year), as the children will have an indoor and an outdoor session each week. This should include:

  • White T-shirt
  • Navy shorts (indoor PE)
  • Plimsolls/trainers
  • Navy or black tracksuit top and bottoms (for colder weather)

Autumn 1 Activities include:

Indoor P.E. – Gymnastics

Outdoor P.E. – Tag-Rugby

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