Oswin Terrace | North Shields | NE29 7JQ
0191 605 3378

Year 6 welcomes you to the new school year!

The Year 5/6 team would like to welcome you to a new school year. We are looking forward to working alongside you to ensure the best for all our children this year. We seek to offer an open door policy and staff will endeavour to always be on hand to answer your queries.

The Year 6 team consists of:

Team Leader: Mrs Stamp

Year 6 teachers:

Mrs Stamp (team leader) and Miss Stidwell

Year 6 support staff:

Mrs Bell (Learning Mentor)

School term dates:

Holiday Break up Return to school
Autumn half term 2018 Friday 26th October Monday 5th November
Teacher Training Day

Friday 19th October (school closed to children)

Christmas 2018 Friday 21st December Tuesday 8th January
Teacher Training Day

Monday 7th January (school closed to children)

Spring half term 2019 Friday 15th February Monday 25th February
Easter 2019 Thursday 5th April Monday 23rd April
Summer half term 2019 Friday 24th May Monday 3rd   June
Summer 2019 Friday 19th July  


Autumn Parents Evenings:
Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd October
Your child will also receive two reports throughout the year to inform you of their progress.

PE in Year 6

6HS: Tuesday and Thursday (swimming)

6AS: Wednesday and Thursday (swimming)

Please ensure children have the appropriate, labelled kit (yellow t-shirt, black shorts & sandshoes) and all jewellery is removed on the day. Staff are unable to remove this and it will prevent your child from doing PE. Children are required to wear swimming costumes for their swimming lessons and bring a towel. They also may bring goggles if they wish.

Boys: swimming shorts

Girls: full swimming costume (no bikinis or two-pieces)


Please ensure that your child follows the school uniform requirements:

Boys: plain grey/black trousers, white polo shirt, grey pullover or school sweatshirt. Flat black trainers or school shoes.

Girls: grey skirt or grey/black trousers, white polo shirt, grey cardigan or school sweatshirt, Flat black trainers or school shoes. There is also a summer dress in yellow.

Leggings are not permitted.

Homework and Reading:

Reading is of high priority to us in KS2 and each child will be supplied with an individual reading book tailored to their level, which they will bring home and back on a daily basis. We request that children read a minimum of three times a week but have found that children who read a little each night are the ones who make the most progress.

Children will also receive weekly spellings on a Monday to be practised and returned by the Friday. Weekly maths and English homework will also be sent home on a Monday to complete and return by the Friday. A homework club will be offered to assist with this.


We subscribe to http://uk.mathletics.com/ whereby children can practise fun maths skills at a level tailored to them. Each child will be issued with a Mathletics password, which will be stuck in the front of their reading diary.

Year 6 SATs

Year 6 children are required to sit statutory assessments in reading and maths from Monday 13th May – Friday 17th May 2019. Writing is teacher assessed via evidence collected throughout the year. It is vital that children are not taken out of school at this time and must attend school every day.

Autumn topic overview for Year 6:

Subject Focus


How to be a detective

Sherlock Holmes

Crime and Punishments



Number and place value

Addition and subtraction

Multiplication and division

Science The heart and the circulatory system

Healthy Lifestyle

Topic Does the punishment always fit the crime?
PE Hockey & swimming
PSHCE New beginnings.

Getting on and falling out

Music Tudor songs
Art & DT Pablo Picasso

Joseph-Ignace Guillotin

Tudor houses

ICT Digital art
RE Christianity


Attendance and punctuality

We encourage you to ensure your child arrives promptly for 8:55am. This is when school starts. Children who arrive after this must go to the office where Mrs McVay & Mrs Smith will send them to class. Mrs Grant and Mrs Bland will also be available. If your child is going to be absent please ring the office ASAP on 0191 6053378.

Thank you for your continued support. We can’t wait for the exciting year ahead!

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