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Barley Hill Primary School

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


Lions Panthers Tigers
Mr Pursani

Miss Dearn (Team Leader) & Mrs Plested

Mrs Harris & Mrs Mayling

Please note that both Tigers and Lions will be celebrating achieving their reading target with a film afternoon on Thursday 31st March. They can bring in one sweet item to enjoy whilst watching the film.

This half term, Year 6 have loved learning about the Arctic and Antarctic - we hope you enjoy our Thrilling Thursday videos, featuring some very catchy songs from our Arctic Rescue Mission! 

Thrilling Thursday Panthers

Thrilling Thursday Tigers

Welcome to Year 6

When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind - Wonder 


After entering the classroom from 8:45 onwards, 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 8:50 to ensure they are not missing out on key learning activities first thing in the morning!

Our Day

EMA/Registration 8:50 - 9:00


Guided reading 

BREAK 10:45 - 11:00

The Daily Mile


LUNCH 12:20 - 1:20

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?!

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 

Year 6 Reading Newsletter


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!