Year 6

In September 2014, big changes were made to the National Curriculum. English, Maths and Science remain very important and are considered the core subjects in primary education. The National Curriculum sets out in detail what must be taught in each of these subjects, and they will take up a substantial part of your child’s learning week. Alongside these are familiar foundation subjects: Art, Computing, Design & Technology, Foreign Languages, Geography, History, Music, and Physical Education. Schools now have more flexibility regarding the content they cover in these areas.

At the end of Year 6, compulsory national assessments, informally known as ‘SATs’, must be taken by all children. Pupils will undertake tests in Reading, Mathematics, and Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling. Writing will be based on Teacher Assessments taken from a variety of writing genres across Year 6. Results will be reported to parents at the end of the year.

2017 National Curriculum assessment results at the end of Key Stage 2: Information for Parents

SATS Timetable 2018

Monday 14th May          English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test: Paper 1 Short answer questions

                                             English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test: Paper 2 Spelling

Tuesday 15th May         English Reading Test; reading booklet and associated answer booklet

Wednesday 16th May   Mathematics: Paper 1 Arithmetic Test

                                             Mathematics: Paper 2 Reasoning

Thursday 17th May       Mathematics: Paper 3 Reasoning

The content of the curriculum for Year 6 can be found within the Curriculum Overview and further detail for English and Maths are included below. Click on the links  to find out more.


Year 6 Reading

Year 6 Writing


Year 6 Maths Yearly Overview

The below links also show the methods used to teach the four Maths rules in Year 6

To see the newsletters which show what we are learning each half term please see our Newsletter page.

Term dates and holidays

Academic Year 2017/2018

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Well done George !

19th Mar 2018

Well done George White Y6 who yesterday represented Hartburn Primary School in the British Judo Sch...

1st Place for Beth

16th Mar 2018

Huge well done to Beth Sullock Y6 who came first in the recent cross country competition and will b...

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Olly is 2 today !

12th Mar 2018

Happy 2nd Birthday to our school dog Olly !