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.


Attendance on the 17th July & Sports Kit

& Home Reader Book

2nd July

Please could I ask you to email  to confirm if your child will be attending/not attending the Friday 17th July Special Leavers’ Presentation Event at 2.30 pm at school.

In addition, we are aware that many of our Year 6 children still have their sports leader t-shirts and possibly some school kit. Please could we ask either that you return these items to school on the 17th July at the Special Leavers’ Event or if you can drop them off at school.

Could you also return your home reader book.

If you are dropping off at school can, you use the main office entrance (horseshoe), you will not be able to enter school but once you have alerted the office staff (ring button) they will collect your items from the door.

Thank you


Special Leavers’ Presentation Event

30th June

Dear Parent / Carer,

This year is a year we will all never forget for many reasons.  As we turn our thoughts to the end of this school year we think of all our Year 6 children.  It is with regret that we aren’t able to mark their leaving the way we have in previous years.  It is with our Year 6 children in mind that we have decided to invite all Year 6 children back to school on Friday, 17th July at 2.30 p.m. for a special leavers’ presentation event (weather permitting!)  This event will give the Year 6 children the opportunity to say goodbye to their classmates and teachers for the time they have spent at St Vincent’s and the chance to have a degree of ‘closure’ on what has been an unprecedented academic year.

On Friday, 17th July, school will have finished at 2.00 p.m which means that by 2.30 p.m. the church car park will be free of traffic.  We are asking that you drop your child off at the Church car park entrance where they will be met by members of staff who will check their temperature and provide them with hand sanitizer to clean their hands.  Unfortunately, parents will not be allowed on to the playground.

The children will then make their way to the far end of the playground or playing field if it is dry, where they will sit socially distanced from their friends, for a presentation of some gifts school would like to give them.

This presentation event should take approximately half an hour, and finish at 3.00 p.m. Parents may, if they wish wait in their cars or return at 3.00 p.m. to collect their child.

Your child can wear their own clothes, but please make sure they are dressed appropriately for the weather.

Once the event has finished the children will released to you one by one from the Church car park gate.  Please follow government guidance on social distancing and not congregate at the school gate when dropping off or picking up.

We ask that children do not bring their mobile phones to this event.

Many thanks for your continuing support.

Kind regards,

Mr. S Callaghan

Head Teacher



Year 6 Request – Reminder for Video by Friday 26th June

24th June

Emailed out to parents 19th June – in this email it included the wording required from your child – If you need this to be sent again please email


Thank you to those parents who have already sent in their video.

“Dear Parents,

We hope you are all safe and well. At this time of year, we would be preparing for various Leavers’ events for our Year Sixes but due the unprecedented times we find ourselves in, we are unable to do the things we planned. We would, however, still like to do a Leavers’ Assembly to mark our wonderful Year Sixes moving on to their new schools so we have planned a virtual assembly. We would like your child to say the words we have sent with this email, for you to video them saying the words and to email it back to us – we will do the rest. It would be brilliant if your child could wear their school uniform for the video you record of them saying their words. Also, could you please check that your child speaks clearly with good volume before you send the video to us. We will need the video of your child saying their words to be emailed back to school by Friday 26th June so that we have time to put all the videos together.

Many thanks for your support.
Mrs McGrail and Mr Dalton”



Transition Book

16th June

Over the next few weeks, the Year 6 staff will be helping to support the children with their transition to secondary school. Here is the first transition booklet that they will be working on. More resources will follow in the coming weeks. Thank you for your continued support.



Class of 2020 Leavers and Transition Booklet 1 [Read-Only]



Class of 2020 Leavers and Transition Booklet 1



J K Rowling

9th June

To help children and families during lockdown, J.K. Rowling is publishing her original story, The Ickabog, online for free! Set in an imaginary land, The Ickabog is a stand-alone fairy tale.

A new instalment of the story will be revealed daily at 3pm, Monday to Friday, throughout the course of seven weeks.

You can read the story online at

Do you know any budding artists aged 7-12?

In addition, J. K. Rowling is inviting parents and guardians to submit their children’s The Ickabog illustrations for a chance to be featured in the printed book!

Share The Ickabog Illustration Competition today!

Open to the UK & IE, Australia, New Zealand and India. Children must be between 7-12 years old. Competition closes 17th July 2020. Full T&Cs apply


7 Top Tips to Support KS2 Children Reading at Home

15th May

Please click here to view document.



Home Learning

14th May

For week beginning 18th May.

Remember to log onto Microsoft Office to access Literacy, Maths and many more subjects.




13th May

A dedicated website about art from Tate for ages 5-13.  Have kids can play games, do quizzes, watch videos about art and be inspired to make their own creations at home.  There are exciting interactive activities and kids can share their own artwork with other children around the world in the online gallery.  There are also crafty activities to do offline in the Make section.




Learn Live

11th May

Join us on Wednesday 13th May @ 10:00am for Safe+ Sound broadcast with the Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Safe+Sound is a project set up by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service with the aim of supporting communities to make informed and positive lifestyle choices, improving their health, safety and wellbeing. The project runs a variety of interactive and practical workshops for children, young people and over 60s delivered by multiple partners and agencies.

This LIVE broadcast is aimed at key stage 2 students and will be covering several topics such as vulnerability, what to do in an emergency, staying Safe, fire Safety, wellbeing.

The broadcast is free for all schools to watch. To join us, use this link:

Don’t forget to use the LIVE CHAT facility next to the video player to ask any questions you have about fire safety to the team. The chat facility is safe, moderated, accessible and available 24/7.


Home Learning

7th May

For week beginning 11th May.

Other Subjects


Remember to log onto Microsoft Office to access Literacy, Maths and many more subjects.


Raspberry Pi Foundation

7th May

The Raspberry Pi Foundation have launched a new, free Digital Making at Home initiative to support parents and young people with coding at home. You don’t need any coding experience to join in, and all of their resources and activities are free forever.

Every Monday, they release new themed code-along videos about projects designed for all levels of ability. They also provide support tutorials for parents who are interested in learning more about coding tools like Scratch and Python, and over 200 projects with step-by-step instructions that are accessible online at any time — all for free.

Sign up now to start receiving free activities suitable to your child’s age and ability straight to your inbox.

Links are:-




CEOP – (Child Exploitation Online Protection)

24th April

The DFE have provided some online safety advice/work for parents to do with their children.  Please find this below:-






What is the Oak National Academy?

20th April

From Monday, April 20, parents will be able to access up to 180 lessons a week.

The lessons will provide education for all school year groups from Reception through to year 10 and will be taught via a new Government-backed online platform, the Oak National Academy.

The scheme, which has been set up by teachers and funded by the Department of Education, is set to provide video lessons for students, with each lesson arriving with a quiz and worksheet to go with it.



Out of the Ark

17th April

Out of the Ark songs for at home, you may find this site useful.


Third Space

16th April

Please see click on link here for more resources available.


Home Learning

Week 3 (6th April)

All new Year 6 work (Hamilton Literacy & Maths)  will now be on the Year 6 Microsoft Teams pages.

If you need to be reminded of your Microsoft Team logon details – please email



Harry Potter

3rd April


Third Space Learning Maths Hub

1st April

Parents can now sign up to the Third Space Learning Maths Hub for FREE! 👉



Pray for the World with Pope Francis

Click here for the Vatican YouTube Channel.


Microsoft Teams

27th March

Earlier in the week, we sent your child a login for Microsoft Teams where the children are able to communicate with Mr Dalton and Mrs McGrail. They will be uploading ideas to help keep your children busy and engaged during this period at home. As mentioned previously, there will be no pressure for children to complete tasks: this is an opportunity for the children to be creative, think outside of the box and make the most of precious time with their families. We can’t wait to see what the children have been up to!

Click link here to sign in:-



For first time use, you will need to decide to either download the desktop app or use the web version.

You are then prompted to sign in once you have selected to use web app.

If you have chosen to download and install the desktop app you only need to sign in once, it then remembers your child’s username and password.

Mr Dalton & Mrs McGrail


Art Home Learning

Here’s a link to the website of author and illustrator Rob Biddulph. He is posting regular short video clips which will talk you through how to draw a range of wonderful things. Why not have a go at unleashing your creative side!


Home Learning


Living Things and Their Habitats Home Learning Tasks

Activity Sheet Classifying Organisms

Activity Sheet Living Things Jigsaw


Practice Writing Task Activity Mat Pack

Task 1 Advertise Your Town

Task 2 The Ascent

Task 3 Film Review

Task 4 Letter to Your MP

Task 5 Continue the Story

Task 6 The Titanic

Task 7 The Supermarket

Task 8 Classroom Conundrum

Task 9 Ancient Myths

Task 10 A First Visit


SATS Survival Year 6 Reading 6 Revision Activity Mat Pack


A Hung Parliament Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

Armed Forces Day Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

Black History Month Ruby Bridges Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

Earthquakes Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

Eid Al Fitr Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

Fa Cup Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

Fidget Spinners Differentiated Reading Comprehension

Fire Drills Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

Ibn Battuta Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

Lottery Win Newspaper Report Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

Mike Hall Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

Pentecost Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

Refugee Week Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

Rosa Parks Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

The Great Plague Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

Tour De France Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

Usain Bolt Biography Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

Ve Day Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

William Shakespeare Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

Wimbledon Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity Differentiated


Term 1

Reading Assessment Answer Booklet

Reading Assessment Booklet

Reading Assessment Mark Scheme



Term 2



















Term 3



















Other worksheets

Fiction Reading Revision Mat

Non Fiction Reading Revision Mat

Poetry Reading Revision Mat

Reading Revision Mat Guidance



Spring Themed Maths Activity Booklet


Year 6 Spring-Themed Maths Activity Booklet – Answers

Year 6 Spring-Themed Maths Activity Booklet


Suggested weekly learning projects









Environment Project


Other worksheets

The Mystery of The Missing Knight St. Georges Day Maths Mystery Game

Times Table Games Year-6-Home-Learning-Pack




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(Click on button above to view photographs and videos)


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: