Honest Positive Determined

Year 6

Year 6 Residential

Unfortunately, the Year 6 residential has been cancelled. We will be updating you in due course regarding this.

When things have settled down, we will look to see how we can provide activities for Year 6 to participate in, so that they do not miss out entirely on this experience. Obviously, this very much depends on restrictions placed on us.

Creative Curriculum Day Part 2

Following on from the success of our last day, we will, once again, become scientists for the day on Wednesday 2nd December,  when we delve even deeper into our topic on Evolution and Inheritance.

We are asking for children to wear full school uniform for this day; they may, if they wish to, come with a 'mad scientist' hair-do. Please can children bring in colouring pens and pencils. Thank you.

Year 6 Parent Zoom Meeting

Please find attached the Welcome to Y6 letter and Year 6 presentation used during the zoom meeting. If you have any other questions or would like to get in contact with any of the Year 6 teachers, please email Y6-20@wickford-pri.essex.sch.uk

Links referred to in the letter are also below.

Supporting Reading

Reading Questions

What makes a good reader and writer in Year 6

Transition to Secondary School

We have been informed that Beauchamps High School have made alternative arrangements for school visits and open evenings in response to the current pandemic restrictions. We have emailed this letter to Year 6 parents and you can use the link below to their website.

Year 6 -> Year 7 Transition Heads Welcome Message

PE days

Please ensure children come to school in an appropriate PE kit as PE lessons will be on the field.


Year 6 will be doing PE with their class teacher every Tuesday. You will be notified if an alternative day has to be chosen due to bad weather.

Thursdays (Mr Harrington)

These lessons will be every two out of three weeks.

5th November - 6IM and 6DB

12th November - 6DB and 6SY

19th November  - 6SY and 6IM

26th November - 6IM and 6DB

3rd December - 6DB and 6SY

10th December - 6SY and 6IM

17th December - 6IM and 6DB

Autumn Term

Our topics this term are Britain and WWII, and Britain since WWII. We start the first topic by watching the film adaptation of ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ and reading extracts from the book, comparing the two. We link our literacy, geography and history work closely, by focusing on life for evacuees, the Blitz and the effect on civilians. Later this half term we write poetry, and write recounts as evacuees. In art, the children create Blitz scenes with water-colours and silhouettes. After the half term break we start the next topic which focuses on evolution and inheritance, while the children conduct independent research on the decades since the end of the war. In literacy, the children learn more about persuasive writing, modern fiction and the children write their own autobiographies.

In Year 6, Maths will be taught in class groups and the children follow the National Curriculum 14 in preparation for their SATs in May. Areas of focus are place value, the four operations (including mental strategies and written methods), decimals, fractions, measurement and problem solving and reasoning. To help the children prepare for their SATs and their final year in primary education, in Personal, Social and Health Education (PHSE) and Philosophy for Children (P4C) we discuss risks in the community and how to have a positive growth mindset, approach new challenges and become increasingly responsible as an individual.

We will become familiar WWII songs in music, identifying their origins.

As part of the catch-up recovery PE curriculum, the children take part in striking and fielding lessons, and athletics with Mr Harrington, followed by an orienteering unit. In RE, the children learn about Buddhism and Hinduism and, in Computing, the children learn about how to stay safe online and programming algorithms. Our design and technology lessons give the children the opportunity to research and construct WWII shelters. The children also learn about rationing and experience what can be eaten and made with the wartime restrictions. Finally, our science topics are ‘light’ and ‘evolution and inheritance’.  We will follow the catch-up recovery curriculum and complete the Year 5 Growing Up before the Autumn half term break.

WWII Tea Parties

WWII day October 2020

ww212g ww212f ww212j

As we are currently unable to have our traditional World War II Tea Party and Assembly, we are going to have a day when children come dressed as evacuees. Our celebration day will be on Wednesday 11th November. During this time, we will take part in activities linked to World War II and hold a celebration-style assembly in class, where the children will share work produced. A letter detailing this can be found in Letters.


Costume ideas:

evacuee boy evacuee girl