Plan for Year 6

About Year 6

Ages 10 - 11

Mrs Fawcett

Miss Parkinson

In Year 6, your child will be assessed using both past and sample papers, culminating in the ‘End of Key Stage 2 National Tests’ in May. As we no longer quantify progress using ‘levels’ (Levels 2-6) all children will receive a scaled score out of a maximum of 120 for Reading, Maths and GPVS (Grammar, Punctuation, Vocabulary and Spelling). Writing is teacher assessed and subject to both internal and external moderation against the National Standards. You can view exemplification materials and analyse the standards expected by visiting the following website:

Key Stage 2 Writing Exemplification Materials

You can play an important part in your child’s success at Key Stage 2 by taking an active part in their education and giving them support and encouragement.

Reading in Year 6

Children who are ‘free readers’ can utilise our new school library to enhance their love of reading. Children are given a reading diary, so that their independent reading, at home, can be tracked and monitored – providing a vital link between home and school. When teachers are reading with or to pupils, greater attention is paid to new vocabulary – both a word’s meaning(s) and its correct pronunciation. Children will be encouraged to read and discuss an increasingly wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks. Pupils will have the opportunity to explore our literary heritage, modern fiction and books from other cultures and traditions.

Year 6 still follow, amongst others, the ‘Oxford Reading Tree Reading Scheme’. Oxford Reading Tree is a well-established and popular reading scheme which is highly successful at supporting the teaching of reading. This can be used to provide an appropriate reading challenge for those children who are not yet ‘free readers’.

All children read to an adult on a weekly basis to inform teacher judgement and ensure an appropriate level of challenge and variety.

Useful Resources:

Our reading scheme books can be found on the Oxford University Press website.

You can also visit the website for 'Bitesize' Key Stage 2 games that are relevant to the Year 6 curriculum.

Science & Maths in Year 6

Pupils at Sacred Heart follow the Liverpoool Maths Planning, which has been devised and developed by members School Improvement Liverpool. The Liverpool Maths team developed this document to support effective implementation of the New National Curriculum.
In order to develop fluency in mathematics, children need to secure a conceptual understanding and efficiency in procedural approaches.  This resources highlights the imporance of making conenctions between concrete materials, models and images, mathematical language, symbolic representations and prior learning.
There is a key focus on the teaching sequence and ensure that children have opportunities to practise the key skills whilst building the understanding and knowlegde to apply these skills into more complex application activities.
This programme also provides a list of key, basic skills that children must continually practise as they forma the building blocks of mathematical learning.
Useful Resources:
Please visit  The Home of rich mathematics.
Please visit    The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics.
Please visit  Useful resources from the BBC for all Key Stages.

Useful Resources:

Please visit the website for 'Bitesize' Key Stage 2 Maths games that are relevant to the Year 6 curriculum.

Additionally, you can visit the website for 'Bitesize' Key Stage 2 Science games.