Year 6

    Year 6

    Welcome to Year 6, your child is embarking on their final year at primary School and what a busy year ahead we have planned. Year six is a challenging but an exciting year.

    There are high expectations for your child and we will do all that we can to help your child achieve those expectations. We require children to be active learners and take responsibility for their learning.  They can do this at home by reading, learning spellings and completing maths & English homework.  We encourage all pupils to access Purple Mash online to enhance their learning, a huge range of resources are available free.  In school, they will be required to listen, follow our school rules and complete their tasks to the best of their ability.

    In year six we have the SATs in May and we work really hard to ensure that all the children have the best opportunity possible to achieve their full potential. However, we also try to ensure that we have fun along the way and provide the children with some lovely lasting memories.

    As you know we endeavour to ensure that all learners show respect for everything (friends, adults, property) and we constantly remind learners of the values that underpin our every action.  We as a school will continue to support you in reminding your child of these values and the importance following our high expectations for learning and behaviour.

    We, as a school, want to ensure that your child reaches his/her full potential, emotionally, socially and academically and we feel that this is best achieved when we work alongside parents.


    Mrs Chaggar

    Upper KS2 Phase Leader





    We have high behaviour expectations at Cherry Lane and expect all children to be respectful and kind to all adults and pupils.  Expectations are clearly outlined in the behaviour policy; behaviour matrix is followed by teachers in class for sanctions. The school Motto is ‘Support, Achieve & Celebrate’.



    Children are expected to attend school looking smart in the correct uniform and black school shoes or plain black trainers.

    Please ensure you write your child’s name on all uniform and PE kit. 

    We encourage girls to have long hair tied back and small stud earrings and no nail varnish.



    We encourage children to read daily and it’s important to hear your child read.  Please sign their reading log, four times a week.  Please encourage your child to talk about the book and ask questions. Comprehension skills are just as important as reading the words on the page.

    Swimming & PE



    Swimming will take place on Fridays (Summer term). Please ensure your child has their swimming kit (costume or trunks, hat and towel) in school every week. We will confirm the start date nearer the time.

    PE lessons will take place twice a week and your child is required to have a complete PE kit in school for all lessons (House colour T-Shirt, plimsolls and shorts).

    Spelling Test


    Test on Friday

    Children are expected to learn their spellings as it’s an important part of the curriculum.  Spellings will be given out on Monday and tested on Friday.  Please encourage your child to learn their spellings.




    Topic homework will be set on Purple Mash, your children has a unique login. Purple mash is a secure child friend site. Homework on Purple Mash will be set on Wednesdays and the deadline will be the following Monday.

    Maths, English and spelling homework will be set on Friday and to be handed in by Wednesday. Please assist your child to complete his/her homework to a high standard.

    School Council






    The School Council is very popular with all the pupils, as it gives them a voice in school, and enables the whole school community to work together, and we shall be electing a new School Council for this school year.

    The School Council is made up of two representatives from each class in KS2.  The Council meet regularly to discuss any issues that may be of concern, or that have been brought to their attention by other pupils.  These issues are then forwarded to Mr Whitehouse for consideration.



    We have various trips in year 6.

    PGL: 2nd-6th October

    Linconsfield War Museum – November (date to be confirmed)

    Legoland in the Summer term.

    If you are able to help, please see your child’s class teacher.

    Other information


    Year 6 topics

    Autumn 1 – Would the Vikings do anything for money?                       

    Autumn 2 – How did World War II impact our local area?

    Spring 1 – How has communication changed over time?   

    Spring 2 – Are we damaging our world?

    Summer 1 – Where does our stuff come from?           

    Summer 2 – How will our world look like in the future?

    Here's the plan for this academic year showing the main subjects and topics that we will be exploring. To download it, just click below.

    School News

    To find out the latest news about the school, it's important that you regularly take a look at our school newsletters.


    These short videos are intended to provide primary school pupils with interactive lessons while they are at home. Most lessons are between 15 to 20 minutes long, each ending with suggested follow-up tasks. New batches of lessons are added every week.

    Daily video lessons for primary age children

    Purple Mash is an exciting and safe online environment where children can get involved in all sorts of creative projects to support their learning in Literacy, Maths, Science, Computing, History, Geography, RE, Art, Music, and Design and Technology.

    Your child has a Username and Password to access their Purple Mash account from home.

    This personal login is unique to them and will enable them to access the different activities Purple Mash has to offer and to complete any homework that has been set by the class teacher.  Please click on the image below to access the materials.

    At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to the child's success is ​the positive involvement of parents.

    At Cherry Lane we understand that learning is a partnership between home and school.  During the year we are likely to run a number of parent workshops to assist you in helping your child at home.  Look out for these opportunities.

    I have enjoyed the parent workshops as they have made me feel more confident with helping my child at home.


    Here are some helpful tips to make reading fun at home. Click below to download a copy. 

    Reading Resources

    The reading workshop was useful as it enlightened me with ideas that could make reading more fun with my children

    Maths support 

    The maths work your child is doing at school may look very different to the kind of sums you remember. Click on this useful little guide may help you with the differences and help you support your child's learning.

    Maths resources

    The writing workshops gave me ideas on how I could help my child to improve the quality in their work

    I have learnt new strategies to help me support my child with their maths.

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