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St Mary's Catholic Primary Schools Trust

Year 6 

Year 6 Autumn 1

World Wars

This autumn marks the one hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War. It is a special time of remembrance for everyone in our country, and it is really important that our young people understand the causes of the war and what we can still learn from the experience.

Our Year 6 children, as the oldest in the school, will be reflecting on this in their history, geography and topic learning; and linking the events of 1914-18 to those of 1939-45.

Our class reader focuses on the experience of children in wartime and is called Goodnight Mr Tom. It might be a useful exercise at home to discuss the text with your child and perhaps read it at the same time. 

Year 6 SATs

The Year 6 national testing - commonly known as SATs - still seem a long way off, but time passes quickly in Year 6 and we are always aware that our children need the best and most thorough preparation. As a result we will be asking children to sit practice papers at various times and using them as a help to improving their techniques. It's also a nice way of making sure that the children are used to the process and comfortable with how to approach the tests in May.

Mrs Chappell and Mr Chappell will talk in greater depth to parents about the pattern of the school year at our Parents' Evening at the start of October. 



How you can help your child:

Encourage your child to read frequently and help them to choose books that demonstrate good language structures and vocabulary.