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                             Welcome to Year 6!

It’s your final year at St Luke's and July will come in the blink of an eye! This year is going to be a lot of fun, learning and hard work!  I can’t wait for us to settle into our routines and make some amazing memories together.


Mrs East is the class teacher and Miss Minarikova is the learning support assistant. Mr Gannaway also teaches in Class 6 on Tuesday and Wednesday. On this page, you will find information about Year 6 news, curriculum information, photos to capture our learning and much more...  

We are all looking forward to an exciting Autumn term, focusing on our topic of energy - 'We've got the Power'. Our first week back will be a special 'Wellbeing' week. Quickly followed by a fabulous week long residential of adventurous activities to look forward to. We are aiming to grow as a team together.


Our Class Country

We will also be learning all about our adopted country - USA. 


Talk For Writing

As a Talk 4 Writing school, we place emphasis on children learning to orally retell different types of texts using story maps and actions. Throughout the year, children will learn approximately 9-12 model texts. We ask all parents to support children with learning these texts at home orally, so that children can use them to create their own versions.


The table below highlights the text types and texts that we are learning in Year 6. The table will be updated and added to throughout the year. Please download the texts and story maps and practise retelling them.  Aim to retell the texts with actions and expression!


Date Text Type Text Title  
Autumn texts      
  Non-chronological report The Yellow-spotted Lizard  
  Defeating the Monster story Diving for the Brick                              
  A warning story (Greek myth) Wings   
  Persuasion Fuel Your California Dream  
Spring texts Warning story with a dilemma Reilly  
  Discussion Text Should Children in Primary School have to do Homework?    


A Short Biography  Usain Bolt  
Summer Texts Mystery Story The Red Herring  

Year 6 Suggested Reading

Great list of suggested books for Year 6 children here:



100 best books for 9-11 year-olds here from the book trust:


The government have published a list of words that they expect years 5 & 6 to be able to spell.  You will find it helpful for revising in the lead-up to SATs. Please encourage your child to make use of the 'Spelling Shed' website to help support the learning of these spellings, as well as their weekly spelling rule. Thank you.


Maths No Problem

As a school, we place emphasis on teaching Maths using a Maths Mastery approach. We place emphasis on children learning to develop their fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills. We use Maths No Problem Maths Textbooks and Workbooks in school. To find out more, visit to watch parent videos all about how we teach Maths at St Luke's.

The table below highlights the textbook and chapters that we are learning in Year 6. The table will be updated and added to throughout the year. If you wish to purchase a copy of the Maths No Problem Textbook A and B and Workbook A and B for your year group for use at home and also find out more about how Maths is taught in school, these are available to order at


We ask all parents to support children with learning their times tables at home; this is key to children being successful as Mathematicians.


Please also remember to make use of  IXL and Times Tables Rock Stars to further support Maths at home.



Date Focus Textbook Chapter and Title

Chapter 1: Numbers to 10 million + start of year assessment


Chapter 1: Numbers to 10 million


Chapter 1: Numbers to 10 million


Kingswood Residential


Chapter 2: Four operations on whole numbers (+, -, x, / )


Chapter 2: Four operations on whole numbers


Chapter 2: Four operations on whole numbers


Chapter 2: Four operations on whole numbers

28.10.2019 Autumn half-term
05.11.2019 Chapter 3: Fractions
11.11.2019 Chapter 3: Fractions
18.11.2020 Chapter3: Fractions
25.11.2020 Chapter 3: Fractions
02.12.2019 Chapter 4: Decimals
09.12.2019 Chapter 6: Word problems + Autumn term assessments
16.12.2019 Chapter 6: Word problems
  Christmas holidays
06.01.2020 Chapter 4: Decimals
13.01.2020 Chapter  4: Decimals / Chapter 10 Area and Perimeter


Chapter 10 : Area and Perimeter / Chapter 5: Measurements 
27.01.2020 Chapter 8: Ratio / Chapter 10: Area & Perimeter
03.02.2020 Chapter 8: Ratio / Chapter 10: Area & Perimeter
10.02.2020 Chapter 9: Algebra / Chapter 11: Volume
  Spring half-term
24.02.2020 Chapter 9: Algebra + mid-year assessment week
02.03.2020 Chapter 12: Geometry / Chapter 7
09.03.2020 Mock SATs week
16.03.2020 Chapter 13: Position and Movement
23.03.2020 Chapter 14: Graphs & Averages
30.03.2020 Chapter 14: Graphs & Averages / Chapter 15 Negative Numbers 
  Easter holidays
20.04.2020 revision week
27.04.2020 revision week
04.05.2020 revision week




25.05.2020 Summer Half- Term
01.06.2020 Transition Maths Work with Secondary Schools

Problem Solving and Maths Project Work


SUPPORT FOR HOMEWORK AND SAT'S REVISION - click the PDF Main File for Maths support and video tutorials.

18.09 Brilliant Beginning to our Energy Project


We had a really interesting and informative visit to the Solent Solar Farm, where we saw nearly 10,000 solar panels in action.  Did you know that it cost £2.6million to build...but that it will repay itself in 8 years?  It produces enough energy for 650 homes (or the equivalent of a quarter of a million light bulbs).  Is this the answer to our energy crisis?  Y6 are certainly forming their own opinions on the matter...





23.09.19 to the 27.09.19 Kingswood Residential


Y6 are looking forward to having an amazing time at 'Kingswood' this year, building their confidence and self-belief as they tackle various challenges and new experiences.  We will share a small taste of our adventures on our return. For more details, come to the Y6 Class Assembly on the 11th October 2019.