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St. James' CE Primary School

Welcome to Year 6

Our Year 6 classes this year are 6 Canada, 6 Mexico and 6 Peru.

The BBC have launched a useful set of resources for parents and their children to share, all about starting secondary school, click here to link to the online pages, underneath is a short message on what to expect:


Useful websites


Grammar & Spelling



Arithmetic Practice Papers

Reasoning Practice Papers

Homework will be given out on a Friday and is due to be returned by Wednesday. There will be a large emphasis on homework in year 6 this year, children will often be required to a text from our SATs reading text books and complete questions from what they have read.  Homework shall usually consist of spellings, a maths activity, a grammar task and a reading task.

Spellings will be sent home each week.

Other points of note
We ask that children read every day and input this into their reading journal.

PE this year will be on a Thursday afternoon

You can follow Year 6 on Twitter using St_JamesYear6. This will be a great way to keep up-to-date with daily goings on in year 6. 

Books that could help you study at home:

Online apps and games you could try:

Times Tables and Number bonds in decimals:
Bus stop division:
Word Problems:
Practise skimming and scanning and answering exactly what the questions asks
Practise writing complex sentences:
Practise proof reading sentences for the correct punctuation:

KS2 SATs take place each year in May.  The Standards and Testing Agency have an information leaflet regarding testing of Year 6 children. These tests were overhauled for the summer 2016 tests and currently remain in this format. Please click here or see the bottom of the page to download a copy of the SATs information leaflet. The leaflet, together with the videos posted below, provide information about the purpose of the tests, how parents can best support their children and how results will be reported. This link to The School Run also provides a useful summary, together with a range of free resources that can be downloaded.