Water Leys

Primary School

Year 6

Year 6 SATs information


All Year 6s in England will sit their National Curriculum Tests from Monday 9th May and Thursday 12th May. Please see the following powerpoint presentation to answer your frequently asked questions. Once you have looked at this, if you still have any questions you can email us at



Poor Stanley Yelnats! He's arrived at Camp Green Lake - a juvenile correctional facility in Texas - and there's no lake and nothing green. Apparently digging a 5ft diameter hole each day will make bad boys turn good. This ain't no Girl Scouts...but Year 6 are going to love finding out what happens!


We will be writing: instruuctions, letters, incident reports and adverts  all linked to the story. We have been developing our inference skills in reading through retrieval practice and vocabulary understanding.


In Maths, we follow the White Rose medium term plan. This breaks down the Year 6 Maths Curriculum into blocks across the three terms. 

We have started the Autumn Term with a focus on place value before moving onto addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. This half term, we have started to tackle the trickier area of fractions. After Christmas, we will be linking with decimals and percentages.

Year 6 Maths Revision


If you'd like to practice some arithmetic, reasoning, times tables or any particular topic, then follow the link here to Genius Maths. It goes through lots of past paper questions and (even better for the grown ups!) a YouTube link to see someone talking through how you work out the answer if you're stuck!  



While your parents might be sitting on the edge of their seats watching Line of Duty, our topic on evolution and inheritance will help us understand about what DNA is and where we might find it. 


An Invertebrate hunt - Using our keys to identify invertbrates on the school grounds



We have been using different sources of information to answer key questions about the Vikings. This has led us on to look at King Alfred the Great and investigating why he is the only English monarch to have 'Great' in their title.


Watch this video to find out why.


BBC Learning - Who was Alfred the Great?

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Artists have been trying to fool people for thousands of years using illusions. We have been using perspective and other artistic techniques to create our own artwork.

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