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Year 6

Year Six

Miss Buckley, Mr Myers, Mr Smith and Miss Crump are supported by Mrs Hudson and Mrs Baker.


At St. Helen’s we are committed to developing the whole child through a broad and balanced curriculum. The children study a wide range of subjects from maths and English to cookery and forest schools.


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Supporting Learning at Home

In year 6 the children are expected to progress towards being an independent learner, but for some homework projects, such as science experiments, parental help is essential.
The children are given an hour of maths and English homework each week, as well as spellings to learn and a reading record to fill in.
We hope the children read widely and for pleasure, to help them the children will always have a reading book borrowed from the class library.

Homework is provided to your child every week. This homework links to work that they have been doing in class. Children have access to GSuite accounts; and as we move with the times homework in KS2 will be more increasingly set through this electronic platform. Please therefore refer to the GSuite Parent Guide to increase your confidence with how to use it when engaging with home learning. Please click here for the guide.

Year Six Expectations

The children in year 6 are assessed in two ways. In all subjects, the children are given a teacher assessment. This happens throughout the year to ensure all children are making progress. The children’s attainment is measured as Working Towards the Standard (WTS), Working At the Standard (EXS) and working at Greater Depth (GDS).

The Children also take national exams (SATs) in reading; grammar punctuation and spelling; and maths. Teacher assessments for writing and science are also sent to a national agency. 


Exam scaled score SATs grade
80 - 89 Has not met the year 6 standard (HNM)
90 - 99 Working towards the year 6 standard (WTS)
100 - 114 Working at the expected year 6 standard (EXS)
115 - 120 Working at greater depth within the year 6 standard (GDS)


News & Photos 

Pupils have been developing their orienteering skills. They used their maps and compasses and found various markers throughout the school.

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Errol’s Garden

Pupils have been reading the story Errol’s Gardenby Gillian Hibbs. They learnt about plants and researched flowers in order to landscape their own imaginary gardens.

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Year 6 pupils have gone camping in the South Downs. They developed their scientific knowledge by completing lots of research. For geography, they completed orienteering activities and developed their mapping skills.

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Forest School activities at Hermit Road Recreation Ground
Pupils completed a bug survey at Hermit Road Recreation Grounds. They also watered plants as part of the community planting project.

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Useful Links

English Links

Description: Fantastic selection of reading, spelling and writing activities.

BBC Bitesize
Description: This website is packed with games and activities to support your child's learning in school.

Maths Links

Active Learn
Description: Use your child’s login to access lots of fun and interactive games.

ICT games
Description: A selection of fun games to support mathematical skills.