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Year 6

Year Six

Miss Buckley, Miss Odufuye and Mrs O’Sullivan are supported by Mrs Hudson and Mrs Barej


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.

Click here to view the Year Six Curriculum Map Overview.

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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.

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 using the bands below. The end of year 6 expectation is 6S.


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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 

​​Year 6 reading, writing & creating musical patterns.

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Last Thursday, 15th November, selected year 6 pupils, who are studying War Horse in English, visited the National Theatre in order to to experience the stage production of the book. Pupils thoroughly enjoyed War Horse and are currently using the experience in order to write critical reviews of the play.

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We visited West Ham Park and discovered how the East End of London was affected during WW2. This had a huge impact on people's lives, evacuees left their families behind and were sent to the countryside, people had to ration their food supply and many houses and buildings were destroyed. The some of the effects of the war were still visible in West Ham Park, these included the allotments where people had to grow their food and the locations of the 24 bombs that landed in the park.

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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.