Year 6

Hello and Welcome to Year 6! 

In year 6, we are taught by Mrs Smith, Miss Hetherington and Mrs Watson. Supporting us in class are Mrs Purvis and Mr Curd.

Look what we’ve been up to in Year 6

Summer Term 2022

This term, our topic in year 6 is ‘down the mine’. We will be looking at the history of the industry in Sunderland and beyond. We will look at the work of Norman Cornish (a local artist who loved to use charcoal and recreated iconic pictures of miners off to work). We will also look at the geographical side of mining: where they are located; how the coal has formed; how they changed the face of the landscape and what the sites look like now. In science we will be looking at light and electricity and linking this to our mining topic. We will be completing lots of transition activities to prepare our children for their next stage of education and preparing to say goodbye with a year group performance and several award ceremonies and celebrations too. We are so excited for a fun-filled summer term! Keep your eye out on our page for lots of photos of our last term in primary school! 

Dates for your diary

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  • Thursday 16th June-Beamish Trip
  • Tuesday 21st June Mrs Smith’s Class parent’s afternoon
  • Wednesday 22nd June Miss Hetherington and Mrs Watson’s parents afternoon
  • Wednesday 29th June – Sport’s Day
  • Friday 1st July – Useful and Kind Day (more information to follow)
  • Friday 8th to Sunday 10th July – Derwent Hill (only for children who have signed up)
  • Wednesday 20th July – Year 6 Show for parents/carers (2pm)
  • Thursday 21st July – Year 6 trip to Super Tramp
  • Friday 22nd July – Year 6 Graduation (10am)
  • Friday 22nd July – Year 6 Festival (1.30 – 3.30pm – parents/carers welcome from 3pm to take photographs etc.)

Transition Dates

St Anthony’s School – Tuesday 28th Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th June 2022

Red House – Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th June 2022

Castle View – Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th July 2022

Monkwearmouth – The whole last two weeks of school

Whitburn – Thursday 14th and Friday 15th July


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Homework is given out on a Friday and should be returned to school on a Tuesday. Children should complete their homework at the weekend and if there are any issues or anyone is struggling, staff are on hand on a Monday to support where needed.

Spellings are given out every week on Monday to learn for a quiz on a Friday.


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This term, year 6’s PE slot is on a Tuesday afternoon. Please make sure your child has a white PE top, blue PE shorts and  trainers  in school with them on this day. Children may go outside for PE lessons so can also bring a sensible sports hoodie into school to wear if needed. Class 16’s swimming to commence Friday 29th April

Home Reader

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Please bring your home reader in every day and make sure it’s signed by your parent or carer. Remember when you have read 10 books you will receive a prize! Check out the reading punch cards on our English Page!

Useful Websites


Use the links below to help you keep up to date with your child’s learning:


BBC Bitesize

Hit the Button

Here are some websites our Year 6 pupils might find useful:


The English area of the Bitesize website is packed with activities and questions to help you prepare for the National Tests in English.

These revision pages have been put together by Woodlands Junior School to help students with their revision.

You might like to try some spelling practise on this BBC spelling site


Get your head around addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Take a visit to Gere’s Bike Shop and help them read their graphs and charts. Practise working out the mode, median and mean for a set of numbers. Take a look at time, mass and capacity. Investigate the properties of different shapes. Get your brain ticking with some mental maths questions.

Practise your tables on times tables rockstars:

Woodlands Junior School has several fun online interactive activities to help not only improve your mental maths skills, but also to help you with SATs Revision too!

This website has lots of fun maths games:

Home learning 

Here are some documents to support your child’s learning at home:

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KS2 home activiites