Year 6

Welcome to the Year 6 Classes

The teachers in Year 6 are Mr. Dalton and Mrs. McGrail.

Our teaching assistants are Mrs. Buckley and Mr. Robertson.


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24th January

Dear parents, for homework this week your child has been given the SATs tests that they have done this week. Mr Dalton’s maths group are to correct the questions wrong on all 3 papers. Mrs McGrail’s maths class have been asked to correct all the questions in paper 1 that they answered incorrectly, and chose 5 questions from paper 2 and 5 questions from paper 3 to correct. These have to be returned to school next Friday, where we will go through some of the questions we have corrected at home. All of Year 6 have been given back their SPAG paper and have been asked to correct the questions that they answered incorrectly. This also needs to be brought back to school next Friday.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Mrs McGrail
Mr Dalton


Competition Winners

Well done to our winners of the IXL competition


Well done to our winners of Sumdog competition 

Their prize was a ‘Maths Machine’

New competitions have been set up for this next week, with the winners being declared next Friday 24th January.



Dear Parents

Happy New Year! Just to let you know our homework schedule has resumed today after the Christmas break. Your child has brought home a piece of maths and literacy homework today to complete and hand in next Friday. They were also given a new strip of spellings yesterday, to learn for a test next Thursday. They have also been given a new IXL login. IXL is a brilliant maths programme that will really help the children get ready for SATs and maths in secondary school next year. For it to be effective, the children need to go on it at least 3 times a week for half an hour. We have also opened a new Sumdog competition for this week (Sumdog login is stuck in either their reading journal or their spelling book that comes home.)
We are having a big focus on reading this term and have bought some brilliant new books for our home reading library to encourage the children to read more at home – they can get a new book on their reading day and should be reading at least 3 times a week for about 20 minutes.
The children also have a letter today for you, in their bag, from the school nurse.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Mrs McGrail
Mr Dalton


Year 6 School Timetable

Reading books and reading records – each child has an allocated day.


PE kits needed – 6V


Outdoor Games kits needed – 6S/6V


Spelling test/new spellings given out.

PE kits needed – 6S (6S PE has changed from Tuesday to Thursday starting week beginning 13th January)


Literacy and maths homework given in and new homework given out.


Spring Newsletter

Click here to view what Year 6 will be learning this Spring Term.



Internet Safety

The following links provide key information and useful tips for keeping your child safe online. Please familiarise yourself with the content.


Y6 Parents (to whom it may concern) – St Garbriel’s Applications

Message from St. Gabriel’s

“Can you please let your Year 6 parents know that if they want their child to come to St Gabriel’s we will need baptismal certificates as soon as possible otherwise I will have to put them in a category which may mean they don’t get a place.

Thanks.  Mary Molloy.  Admissions Officer ”

Please contact St. Gabriel’s direct.



Purple Mash

Purple Mash is an award-winning website for primary school children. It enables the children to explore and enhance their knowledge in a fun and creative way. The children have been provided with an individual login to support topics that have been covered in class. Click on link below to access the site:-


Transferring to Secondary School

Apply for a secondary school place – Please do this by Thursday 31st October



Here are some websites that we find very useful in Y6: