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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Class Teacher: Mr Ascroft

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Nicol/Mrs Brooks


A massive welcome to all Year 6 children, parents and visitors. I am extremely pleased and excited about working with you this year. Year 6 is hard work but I know, together, we are going to have a very successful year. I promise to do my absolute best for the children in Year 6; if there are any queries or questions you have, please do not hesitate to talk to me after school. 

I love sport and still play football and cricket on a weekly basis as well as supporting my favourite team; Tottenham Hotspur! Long walks in the countryside and visiting new places is something I look forward to and I look forward to finding all about the children's hobbies throughout the year!

Mr Ascroft

Year 6 Camp night 2022

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Sports Day 2022

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Year 3 and Year 6's trip to Doncaster Minster

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As part of our Geography topic (Mapping the World), Year 6 had a video call with a Cartographer. The children asked questions to the professional about their career that linked to our topic - wonderful insight to a great career! 

Year 6 Geography topic - Mapping the World

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Year 6's trip to Kingswood 2022

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Year 6's Design Technology project was to make a 3D form of the Queen! You can see the children's process of using a variety of materials in the slideshow; the final design to follow shortly...

Years 5 and 6 rehearsing one of their Jubilee songs!

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And another...

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Year 6 SATS 2022

The Department for Education has announced that Year 6 SATS will take place in May 2022.

Children will be tested on: Reading, Maths, Spelling & Grammar. Writing will be assessed across the year by teachers. 


2022 KS2 SATs DATES 


Monday 9th May 2022      

Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar Papers 1 and 2 

Tuesday 10th May 2022       

English Reading

Wednesday 11th May 2022

Maths Paper 1 - Arithmetic

Maths Paper 2 - Reasoning

Thursday 12th May 2022

Maths Paper 3 - Reasoning

The following shows a sample of work from Year 6 on their topic; Global Challenges. This topic allowed children to analyse climate change, borders, how we distribute the world's resources and ways ways to promote sustainability!

Year 4 and Year 6 went to our local Church where children could look at the Stations of the Cross. In detail, the Year 6 children explained to the Year 4 children all about the journey of the Jesus to sacrificing himself on the cross and what happened at each station...

Stations of the Cross at Church

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Year 6 visit to Crucial Crew

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Year 6 children were focusing on perspective; inspired by Henry Moore. The children have made a great start to their WW1 art ensuring depth to their artwork is evident. 

Meet our fantastic leadership team including Head Boy, Head Girl and the Deputy's!

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The children in Year 6 have been learning about how to stay safe online through their topic- iSafety. Take a look at some of their amazing work that shows their understanding of how they can keep themselves safe.


Year 6 have produced some fantastic work on WWI - learning about how WWI started, who was involved in the war, trench warfare, the role women played during the war and how WWI ended...

Year 6 - Evolution and Inheritance

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Newspaper article linking to WWI

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Fractions, decimals and percentages

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My French!

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Congratulations to our 'Beat the Bell' winner - Jenson!

Year 6 children spent some time with their Reception 'buddies' - the Year 6 children will show care and love for their Reception buddy on the playground ensuring they are safe and happy which they always are! 

A massive well done to the Writing Champion - Megan, the Reading Champion for this half term - Warren-Austin and all Year 6 for having the best attendance this term across school! Well done everyone! 

RSE- Calming of the storm

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In the calming of the storm topic, Year Six reflected on what faith is and what storms they have had to face in their life. They created posters to show their understanding. In the next lesson, the children reflected on themselves as individuals. They explored their hobbies, values, gifts and talents. Then they drew a picture of themselves to show they are all individual and all loved and valued by God.


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Year 6's Balanced Argument

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Reading with the author Matt Haig!

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On Remembrance Day, Year 6 paid their respects by visiting the local Cenotaph where many people gathered and took place in the 2 minutes silence. Before this, the children found a quiet space to deliver their own service. Holy Family Remembers! 

Year 6 went on a lovely walk to the local Stainforth Library. All children were immersed in books and the Manager commented how well-behaved the children had been. We will be returning soon!

Attendance is hugely important at Holy Family! Children in Year 6 who have been at school every day during Autumn 1 were put into a raffle - congratulations to our winner, Ava Canning! 

Reading is vital and is of great importance at Holy Family, including the Year 6 classroom! These photos shows off our reading environment in the Year 6 classroom along with our Autumn 1 Reading champion - Megan Lazenby! Children who have continously read during this half term were placed in a raffle; Megan winning a lovely prize to take home! Who will win the prize for Autumn 2? Please read every day to be in the draw!

Books, books and more books...

The following video shows a sample of Maths work from the Year 6 curriculum; Number and place value. The children have worked incredibly hard understanding numbers to 1,000,000, rounding and calculation methods!

Number and place value

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The following video shows a sample of Year 6's writing including our working wall which builds up to children writing a flashback narrative and a recount of Eden Camp!

Writing from Year 6!

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Please take a look at our video of Eden Camp - an amazing trip that the children thoroughly enjoyed! 

Visit to Eden Camp!

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Our Year 6 children took part in the #Take10ToRead Challenge!

We listened to the fantastic author Louisa Reid who talked through the benefits reading has on mental health as well as talking through the process of making a book. She gave an insight to her latest book - Gloves Off!

Take 10 to Read Challenge!

Look at our wonderful WWII environment in Year 6! 

1st week in Year 6 completed! All children have worked incredibly hard this week - let's keep it up ! :) 

Welcome back prayer

Key information


Reading - Reading is at the heart of all our learning at Holy Family. To support this at home, please could all children ensure that they read their school reading book every night and that the planner is signed by an adult. Alongside this, it is also key that all children select their own reading for pleasure book which they will also have opportunities to read and share with others in school. I can't wait to hear about all the 'Recommended Reads' from each of the children and any new vocabulary which they may have collected on their reading journeys. 


Spellings - Every Friday, all children will receive a new spelling list based on spelling rules/patterns which have been our focus in class. Please can all children learn ready for the following Thursday. It is also key that the children understand any new words met and can apply into their writing. To support this, please could all children take each spelling word and put it into their own engaging sentence which can shared back in class. All written homework must be presented to the highest standard. 


Homework - All children will be given weekly English or maths homework. This is to be completed and returned to school as required. 


PE - PE will take place every Tuesday and Wednesday. All children must have the correct school PE kit of white t-shirt and black shorts. (Track suits may be worn as the weather turns colder). Please ensure that all children have trainers to enable them to fully participate in this key subject.