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Barley Hill Primary School

Barley Hill Primary School
  1. Year Groups
  2. Year 6


Lions Panthers Tigers
Mr Brown

Miss Dearn (Team Leader) & Miss Nash

Mrs Harris & Mrs Mayling

Gallery Rebels

Welcome to Year 6

When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind. 

From Monday 14th September, if your child presents with COVID symptoms and has to stay at home but is well enough to learn, they will be able to access weekly English, Maths, Science and Topic work that mirrors what the children will be learning in school. Teachers will update the work by Monday morning for each week. Please use the Year 6 Covid-19 Absence Home Learning tab to find the home learning. 


House Start Times Blue & Red: 8.40am, Green & Yellow: 8.55am
Morning Break 10:45 - 11:00 am
Lunch Time 12:15 - 1:15 pm
House Home Times Blue & Red: 3.00pm, Green & Yellow: 3.15pm 



After entering the classroom at 8:40 or 8:55, Year 6 complete Early Morning Activities in their books which focus on Maths, Reading, Writing and SPaG skills, before moving onto the rest of their lessons. Please ensure your child is ready for 8:40 to ensure they are not missing out on key learning activities first thing in the morning!

Our Day

EMA 8:40 - 9:00


Guided reading 

Times Table Rockstars

BREAK 10:45 - 11:00

The Daily Mile


LUNCH 12:15 - 1:15 

Topic – Geography, History, DT, RE, Art, Computing, Music, PSHE, PE

Please ensure your child has their trainers in school every day so they can run the Daily Mile – we are encouraging Year 6 to see how many laps they can run in the time they are given. Indoor PE will take place on Tuesdays and outdoor PE on Fridays. 


Homework will be handed out on Fridays, due in the following Thursday. If your child would like to, they can attend Homework Club on Tuesday lunchtimes. Please note, if homework is not completed, this will mean that Thursday lunchtime will be spent inside completing this, so please encourage your child to go to Homework Club on Tuesdays! 


We love reading in Year 6 and want to see your child enjoy reading as much as we as staff do! Please ensure your child is reading at least 3 times per week at home. Your child doesn’t need parental signatures in reading diaries, but we do insist on reading at least 3 times. Each time a child reads three times, they will add a tick to our Read to Succeed chart; once we reach 200 ticks, the class will receive a class reward. Which Year 6 class will get their reward first?!

At the back of your child's reading diary, you may notice reading questions which are great to use when your child is reading as these will help to develop their reading comprehension and understanding of the text. If your child answers one of these questions when reading, please write the question and their brief answer in their reading diary. 

Please follow the link below for guidance on books to read by the end of Year 6. Please also remember that library trips are a great opportunity for your child to broaden their literary range, so if you haven’t yet joined the library, please consider doing so!

Please use these links for quality book recommendations -https://images.scholastic.co.uk/assets/a/7a/f0/pie-corbett-yr6-1393301.pdf

100-Books-To-Try-And-Read-Before-You-Leave-Year-6 .pdf


Each child will receive the same 10 spellings each week, which will be handed out on a Friday, the rule taught on Monday and then tested on the Friday, giving children a week to learn these spellings and the rule. If your child is finding the spellings less challenging, please encourage them to think of spellings which follow this rule and others that don’t. What’s the longest word they can find, using that spelling rule? And so on!