Year 6

SATs Meeting

On the 18th September a meeting was held for parents to discuss the SATs that the year 6 children will be undertaking next year.  Here is the presentation of the meeting for any parents who were unable to attend.

KS2 SATs meeting for parents

Autumn 1 – Week 1

The Year 6 children have had a really busy start to the year as they have started their learning on ‘The Land of the Free’ and the reading of Holes. During topic time, they have explored the states of USA, with many of them amazed by how big the country is. Following their research, they have produced some fabulous fact files of famous landmarks. In English, the children have started reading ‘Holes’ where they have compared the openings of different Louis Sachar novels and written a character description of Mr. Sir, the warden. We have really enjoyed reading these as they have been so descriptive.

We have been really impressed with the positive attitudes of the children: they have been enthusiastic and have relished the challenges provided. This has been wonderful to see and we’re very excited for the year ahead.

We would also like to take this chance to remind you of the Year 6 SATs meeting on September 18th at 3:45. The meeting will provide you with information about the assessments that take place in May.



At Sitwell Junior School, we use the Chris Quigley Creative Themes Curriculum, which is adapted to suit the needs of all our children. This curriculum complements our creative approach to teaching and learning and allows the children to develop the Sitwell 7 Values through collaborating on a range of projects.

Below are the topics covered in Year 6:

Land of the Free

Y6 Medium Term Plan Autumn 2018

Conflict: War and Peace
How Do Beliefs Change The World?
Shake Things Up!

If you would like to know more about any of the topics being covered then please request this from the class teacher.

Home Learning

Below are some home learning project ideas relating to this half term’s topic ‘War and Peace’.  This home learning really encourages the children to become investigative learners and to develop their enquiry skills, independence and creativity.

This half term’s project needs to be completed and returned to school by Monday, 17th December so that the children can share their home learning with the rest of the class, during the last week of this half term. If your child needs any paper, or other resources that school can provide, please encourage them to ask their class teacher.

Project Ideas

  • Make a model of a trench from World War One
  • Make a model of a shelter used in World War Two.
  • Research the life of a child during either war and produce this as a report or a diary.
  • Create a scrapbook of photos which reflect life from World War One or Two.
  • Create a timeline of events of World War Two.
  • Research a famous person from the war and produce a biography.

As well as these project ideas, children are encouraged to read at home at least three times a week and practise their times tables on Times Tables Rockstars. Children are expected to have a quick recall of facts up to 12x 12 and knowing these will really benefit them during maths sessions, where the emphasis will be on speed.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to see a member of the team.

Thank you for your continued support.


Mrs N. Elliott                                 Mr J. Berkshire                           Miss G. Ogden