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Pioneers: Year 6


Pioneers are taught by Mrs Stradling and Mrs Saunders. Mrs Nilgun Bekir will support the children's learning.  

During the Autumn term the children will link their learning and writing to the World War One and Two. The novel Private Peaceful will help the children relate to the lives of young soldiers caught up in the First world war. The theme of the nature and impact of war be further explored during a visit to the Imperial War museum. 

Keeping safe when out and about. 

On Monday 28th October the children will take part in a workshop run by Transport for London, the focus will be on developing the children's independence and ability to stay safe. Read more about the event here

Spelling lists for years 1 -6

Children  transferring to Secondary Schools in 2020. 

Information about the process of transferring to Secondary Schools in 2020 can be found here. 

Children in year 6 will take National Curriculum tests in English grammar, punctuation and spelling, English reading and mathematics. The end of key stage 2 tests help to measure the progress pupils have made. These tests will be taken on set dates shown below :



Test paper

Monday 11th May 2020

English grammar,

a.       this includes their workbooks, spellings, and regular reading.

punctuation and spelling

Punctuation and grammar (including vocabulary),45 minutes


Spelling, 15 minutes

Tuesday 12th May 2020


English reading

Reading, 60 minutes

Wednesday 13th May 2020


Paper 1 Arithmetic, 30 minutes

Paper 2 Mathematical reasoning, 30 minutes

Thursday 14th May 2020


Paper 3 Mathematical reasoning, 40 minutes

At the end of the summer term you will receive test results for:

•   English grammar, punctuation and spelling

•   English reading

•   mathematics

For these subjects each child will be awarded a score. A child awarded a scaled score of over 100 is judged to have met the national standard. If a child’s score is close to 120, often over 110, they are working above the expected standard and are said to be working at Greater depth. If a child’s score is below 100, they are said to be working towards the national standard and they performed below the national expectation for their age.


As there is no test for English writing, this will be reported as a teacher assessment judgement. This is judgement will be based on your child’s work at the end of key stage 2. You will also receive a teacher assessment judgement for science.


How can you help your child demonstrate their progress and attainment in May 2020?

a.       Encourage your child to be active in their learning at school and home and to persevere when they find something a challenge.

b.      Provide them with a space to do their homework which needs to be completed on a regular basis,

this includes their workbooks, spellings, and regular reading.

c.       Encourage them to read widely as this develops their vocabulary and understanding of how  grammar works. Discuss with them what they are reading, can they unpick the meaning in the words? Can they make predictions? Do they understand metaphors ? Can they infer from the text what a character might be feeling?

d.      Spellings: regularly practice these as these are the building blocks of great writing.

e.       Multiplication tables. Children need to be fluent in using these to answer arithmetic questions and be able to apply this knowledge in maths reasoning questions. They need to be able to know that 3x8 is the same 8x3, and that 24 ÷ 8 , is the same as 24 ÷3.             

f.        Ensure that they keep well by having a healthy diet and sleep pattern.

g.       Ensure your child has a good attendance and is punctual to school.