Willenhall Community Primary School

Year 6


Pupils in Year Six are in split into two main classes and stay in these class groups for most of their lessons. For Reading, Writing and Maths pupils are split into smaller classes so teachers are able to spend more time with each child. There are three teachers in this year group - two class teachers and then one ‘teacher around the team’.

During the morning, learning is mainly focused on developing pupils as readers, writers and mathematicians. Our afternoon sessions support pupils to use their morning learning as well as developing their skills and knowledge in other curriculum areas: Geography, History, R.E., P.S.H.E and Computing. Over the week, pupils also are taught by specialist teachers for Art, P.E. and Science. To support pupils in reaching their full potential, we also run small group sessions with specialist teachers in the afternoons in the run up to their SATs.

We believe that pupils learn best when their parents/carers and teachers work closely together. Because of this, we are always happy to discuss your child’s progress- just pop and see us at the end of the school day.

Letters to parents

Letters that have been circulated to parents are available for you to view and download here.

Times of a school day

These are the times that apply to a year 6 pupil’s school day.

-08:55Children line up in playground
08:55-11:00first morning session
11:00-11:15morning break
11:15-12:30second morning session
13:30-15:25afternoon session

Morning routine

In the morning, class teachers will collect their children from the playground and take them to their classrooms ready to start the day promptly.


Please click here for our expectations of punctuality with arrival & collection of your child.


Mr James Gale6A - class teacher
Miss Laura King6 alpha - class teacher

PE (Physical Education)


Throughout the year pupils have the opportunity to go on a variety of visits. Past trips include Drayton Manor and a weekend in France!


Homework, which helps pupils practise their learning, is set on a Thursday and is due in on the following Wednesday. It will usually involve an English and a Maths activity along with weekly spellings. Pupils are also expected to read daily and record this in their reading diaries which will be checked regularly. We also require pupils to practise their times tables ready for their weekly tests.

Curriculum information


  • Autumn: In Year 6, pupils focus on learning the skills to become a talented writer. The main focus in the Autumn Term is on description; pupils use their key texts of Odysseus and A Midsummer Night’s Dream to describe character and setting. Pupils will also explore information texts, play scripts and writing in role.
  • Spring: In the Spring Term, pupils will explore texts which link to their Humanities topic. Pupils will continue to write in role as different characters as well as exploring chronological reports and flash back stories. One of the main aspects of writing which the pupils will be focusing on is persuasion. Towards the end of Spring Term, the main focus is Grammar in preparation for SATs.
  • Summer: After SATS, pupils engage in a transition unit to prepare them for Secondary School.


The following strands will be covered across the three terms:

  • Calculation, fractions, number and place value, measurement, statistics, ratio and proportion, algebra and geometry

Times tables will also be practised on a daily basis alongside the above units.

For more information about the strands please click the National Curriculum link at the bottom of this page.

Humanities (Geography and History)

  • Autumn: The term will focus on History - The Greeks. They will study Greek life and their achievements as well as their influence on the western world.
  • Spring: The term will focus on History and how The Blitz of WWII affected Coventry.
  • Summer: This term will focus on Geography - Europe. They will use atlases to locate countries in Europe, investigate key human and physical features and major cities. Use the news to locate places. Begin to find similarities and differences between Coventry and Normandy.


  • Autumn: how to use technology safely, responsibly and respectfully as part of our On-Line Safety Lessons
  • Summer: programming using ‘2Code’ and ‘Scratch’. Pupils will be able to tell the computer what to do by giving it commands to which it will respond

Other Information

Transition to Secondary School

Part of the learning in Year 6 involves preparing pupils for their move to Secondary School. This means that it is expected that they will begin to be more independent and responsible for themselves so they are ready for Year 7.


The national curriculum

Key stage 1 and 2
(Gov.uk - Childcare and parenting)


National curriculum in England

primary curriculum (key stages 1 and 2)

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