Year 6

Class Teachers

Mr Dharma - 6DM

Miss Meehan - 6DM

Miss Fergus - 6F

Mr Swarbrick - 6S

PE Days: Every Wednesday

Book bags

Please ensure your child brings in their book bags and reading records every day.


Please ensure your child has breakfast before coming to school as it can affect their focus and concentration. If you want further information for Breakfast Club, please speak to a member of the office staff.

Water bottles                                                                                      

Children are allowed to bring in water bottles with water. Fruit juices and squash are not allowed. Water bottles also need to be made from plastic and not glass.


In Literacy in the Spring Term, we will be developing our letter writing skills. We will cover two separate scenarios: writing a letter of complaint; writing a persuasive letter. During the second half of the Spring Term, our focus will be around Shakespeare. We are going to explore his works, his life and write a biography of one of the most prolific and inspirational writers in history.


  • Use of adverbials (such as on the other hand, in contrast, or as a consequence)
  • Use of elision
  • Verbs: active and passive
  • Layout devices


  • Apostrophes to mark singular and plural possession
  • Apostrophe: grammatical use of for possessive (not plural)
  • Apostrophes to mark contracted forms in spelling


Year 5 and 6 Spellings


During the first half of the Spring Term, we will be consolidating our learning around data handling, ratio and geometry. The second half of the term will complement our Saturday school curriculum using a wide variety of past SATs test style questions to develop our Mathematical reasoning, speaking and listening and methodical approaches to solving problems.

Cross Curricular – Before I was 12

During the Spring Term, we will be time travelling to the ancient kingdom of Benin. Throughout this unit, we will be exploring the people of Benin, the sculptures, events that shaped Benin’s past and why it came to an end.

We will also be delving into the reasons surrounding the start of World War II. We will research and be able to explain why children were evacuated and what this meant for them and their families. We will also explore the extraordinary role women had to play during World War II and investigate the devastating and traumatic effects of The Holocaust.

Science – Electricity & Evolution

We will don our laboratory coats and investigate the electrifying field of circuits. Throughout this unit we will learn to build working circuits, including using bulbs and buzzers, as well as recognising symbols used in scientific diagrams. In order to develop our scientific skills, we will be carrying out thorough research, recording data and presenting our findings, working scientifically to deepen our understanding and spotting patterns within electricity.

After lighting up our minds with electricity, we will move on to the study of Evolution. We will explore the key characters behind the theory of evolution as well as learning about how animals adapt to their environments. Throughout this unit, we will observe changes over time and work scientifically to notice naturally recurring patterns and relationships between species. We will also take on the role of archaeologists as we analyse ancient fossils to discover how animals used to live.


Teacher assessment frameworks at the end of key stage 2

Yearly Overview

Our curriculum overviews gives you an idea of which topic your child will be studying at which point during the school year.

Year 6 Highlights

Latest Year 6 News

Easter SATs Revision Programme for Year 6

Our team at IntoUniversity Hackney Downs would like to invite your child to a SATs revision programme in the Easter holiday.

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15th March 2018

Unlocke Research Project on Maths and Science Reasoning - Cognitive Assessments Consent

Unlocke is a research project taking place at your child's school in collaboration with the University of London. This project is about maths and science reasoning in Year 3 and Year 5 school pupils.

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7th March 2018

Years 3 and 5 - Unlocke Research Project on Maths and Science Reasoning

We are delighted to be working in partnership with the University of London on a project about maths and science reasoning in Years 3 and 5.

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7th March 2018

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