Year 6 2023 - 2024

Mr Grierson

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Mr Grierson   Mrs West   Mrs Deakin

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Welcome to your final term in Year 6 and in Elton Primary!

I hope you have all enjoyed the Easter break and had a lovely time with family and friends, but are ready to work hard this term! We have lots to learn and I am very excited about the topics we will be covering: Jacques Cousteau and many other great explorers in English and reading, geometry in maths - looking at position and direction, comparing Christianity locally and globally in RE,  and electricity and circuits in science. There will be a huge focus upon number strategies this half term; everybody must have quick recall of their times tables (in and out of order) to help us undertake complex sums more efficiently. We will also be recapping our key grammar and vocabulary knowledge, our reading and comprehension skills, and reviewing and editing in our writing. SATs are just around the corner now, so we must be practising all of our essential skills!

I have included some websites below, that contain useful games and resources for revision:







  • TT Rockstars is something we use in school to aid children with their times tables, and is a great resource to aid in learning quick recall of multiplication and division:


  • You can also pick up revision guides/workbooks in bookstores/online, which cover all the essential SATs subjects/skill areas. CGP provide a wide variety of revision and activity books to purchase, including their ‘SATs Busters’, should you wish:



Mrs Deakin will be covering in class on Wednesday afternoon, to teach RE and Music. We also lucky to have Mrs West supporting in class all week, morning and afternoon, to assist me and provide extra help to those children who may require it. Miss Barker, our Associate Teacher, will be with us in class until half term. Mr Wynne will also be covering PE on a Friday afternoon.


Uniform and Water Bottles

Correct uniform should be worn at all times please. This is a school jumper/cardigan, or one in a similar colour, a white polo neck top, grey skirt, shorts or trousers and black shoes (not trainers). For PE, this is a white top, white or black shorts and trainers or pumps. Jogging bottoms or leggings can be brought in for colder weather, but please try to make sure they are black, navy or grey. All children should have a water bottle in school with them, which should be taken home and cleaned daily. Please ensure all uniform and water bottles are named.



We will have PE on a Thursday and Friday afternoon this term, with myself on Thursday and Mr Wynne on Friday. After SATs week, we will also have an extra Olympic-themed lesson on a Wednesday. You must ensure you bring the correct PE kit in with you for your PE lessons. I would advise bringing it in at the start of the week and taking it home on Friday to be washed, so it is available for PE lessons and any other activities may may do in the week too!


Homework, Spellings and Reading

Your Learning Log and maths homework will be given out on a Friday and are to be returned the following Wednesday. It is very important that you complete your homework, as it provides you with an extra opportuinty to practise skills we have covered in class and also identify any areas for development we may have. To help with times table proficiency, you might also be set a small activity to complete on TT Rocks. Occasionally, we may give out a piece of homework that lasts for a longer period of time, such as a mini-project, but you will be told about this at the time.

We are continuing to try and develop a love of reading this year. Reading books should be changed frequently and your reading record and reading book should be brought in everyday so that we can keep track of the books you are reading; a wide selection of books of all genres is available in the KS2 library. Reading records will be checked on a Monday and a Thursday and I expect to see that you have read at least three times a week- it is very important that you read as much as possible. Finally, spellings for the entire half-term will be glued into Learning Logs during the first week of term and I expect you to be practising these independently, week by week.



Our English books for this term, taught through Pathways to Write, are:

Spring 1 = Manfish by Jennifer Berne 

Spring 2 = Sky Chasers by Emma Carroll



Our reading books for this term, taught through Pathways to Read, are:

Spring 1 = Great Adventurers by Alastair Humphreys

Spring 2 = Sky Chasers by Emma Carroll


Shared Novel

Our class novels for this term are:

Spring 1 = Dolphin Song by Lauren St. John 

Spring 2 = Sky Chasers by Emma Carroll


If you wish to contact me, please use the email or see me at the end of the day.

Mr Grierson

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Elton Primary School
School Lane, Elton,
Cheshire CH2 4LT
Headteacher: Mr Kevin Manning
Main Contact: Miss E Jackson, Mrs C Davies or Mrs K Henderson
SENCO - Mrs Samantha Higginson