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Kidgate Primary Academy

‘Shaping Lives, Building Futures’

‘Shaping Lives, Building Futures’

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!



Welcome to the Year 6 page. Please take the time to have a look at what we have been doing so far in Year 6 and also what we will be doing as the year progresses. 


Our class teachers are Mrs Jones and Mrs Kirk.  Mrs White and Mrs Parrinder are our teaching assistants. 


Important information

  • P.E - Thursday and Friday. On these days, children are to come to school in full PE kits for the whole day and will not be getting changed.
  • At regular intervals, homework will be handed out. We expect regular homework for times tables, arithmetic, spelling, reading and any other topic-based homework as it comes up. We will have more details of the scheduling of homework soon and we will inform you in good time.
  • The children will be expected to read regularly - by Year 6, we would recommend half an hour a night.
  • Spellings will also be sent home weekly. These should be practiced 3 times a week, following the look, cover, write, check format. Learning the word class and definition of each word also adds to our widening vocabulary. Spelling books will not be coming home, but will be used in school. Spelling sheets, with words on, will come home but should not come back to school.
  • Spellings and times tables will be tested on Thursdays.



As part of our Year 6 curriculum, we share with the children age-appropriate sex and relationship education. Below is a copy of the slides we show the children. We deal with any of the content within the document in greater detail if the children have additional questions. The children have been encouraged to speak to a trusted adult at school or at home if they feel they have more questions. Please feel free to use this document to form the basis of any conversations you may have with your children. 

Remembrance Day - Year 6 Reflection Poppies


Year 6 have been thinking about the importance of Harvest. They have worked collaboratively to produce poetry which reflects their thoughts and reflections. 

Evolution: who decides?

Our Project for the Autumn term is all about the Earth and its evolution. From Darwin's voyage to the Galapagos Islands to why the potato famine caused millions of Irish people to die, genetic inheritance and the changes it causes over time can explain it all! 

Strategy Station!

As we progress through the Maths curriculum, we will be sharing the things we are doing in class here. The written methods we use and the conceptual understanding necessary will be posted for you and your child to have a look at and help with their mathematical knowledge.