Year 6 2022 - 2023

Mr Grierson

Welcome to Year 6's class page!



Love Learning, Love Life, Always Aiming High



Mr Grierson   Mrs Deakin

Miss Norton   Mrs West

To contact Mr Grierson, please email 



Welcome back Year 6!

I hope you have all had a lovely Easter break, with family and friends - I look forward to hearing about everything you have gotten up to!

It's the start of our final term of the year (and of primary school) and there's lots of fun and exciting opportunities coming up over the next few months. We only have a few weeks before the SATs tests, so we need to concentrate on practising all the skills we have learned in English, Reading and Maths over the previous weeks, months and years! We still have lots of interesting topics to cover this term too - whether it's Electricity in Science, continuing studying South America in Geography or designing products in DT. There will be a continued focus on developing, securing and applying skills we have learned previously, especially in English and Maths, to ensure we can work to the best of our ability, and any knowledge gaps are addressed.



The wonderful Mrs Deakin will be covering and delivering lessons for two afternoons a week, on a Wednesday and Friday. We have Miss Norton joining us to support in class Wednesday to Friday mornings, and Wedneday and Friday afternoon, plus Mrs West supporting us on a Monday 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. Please ensure all uniform and water bottles are named, and that water bottles are taken home and cleaned daily.



We will be returning to two PE lessons a week, having completed our swimming last term. PE will be on a Thursday afternoon with myself, and a Friday afternoon with Mr Wynne. Please ensure you bring your PE kit for both PE lessons. I would advise bringing it in on Monday and taking it home to be washed on Friday, to ensure it is in school for when we need it.


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. Homework will shift to focus on key skills we need to practise for the SATs tests, so please try to attempt it when possible. 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 Tuesday and a Friday 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.

I have included a list of useful revision resources that may help you in preparation for the SATs tests, covering basic skills from all areas including Maths, Times Tables, SPaG skills and Spellings:- 

  • BBC Bitesize has lots of different revision activities for the KS2 SATs test:

  • CGP, who provide publish reputable revision and question books we often use in school, have free 10-minute tests in key areas:

  • Education Quizzes has a variety of quick quizzes for KS2 English and Maths (plus other subjects):

  • Top Marks has different games to help with spelling, just ensure you select the appropriate age range:

  • 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:



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

Summer 1 = Manfish by Jennifer Berne 

Summer 2 = Skychasers by Emma Carroll



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

Summer 1 = Great Adventurers by Alastair Humphreys 

Summer 2 = Skychasers by Emma Carroll


Shared Novel

Our class novels for this term are:

Summer 1 = Dolphin Song by Lauren St John 

Summer 2 = Skychasers 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 or Mrs C Davies
SENCO - Mrs Samantha Higginson