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Year 6 2023 - 2024

Mrs Helm

Mrs Anstey

Mrs James

Welcome back and happy new year!

Spring term already: time flies when you're having fun! If you ever need us check on here, Weduc, Facebook and Twitter for class updates but also drop us a message on Weduc if you have any concerns. This year I (Mrs Helm) will be the children's class teacher supported by the wonderful ladies: Mrs Anstey in the mornings; Mrs James on a Monday and Tuesday; Ms Mursell on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday .

Year 6 is such an important year: we need to focus on preparing them for high school as well as having to take their SATs exams taking place in May 2024. But with your help and the children's hard work , we know that they will all have a very successful end to their primary school journey with us at Lache.

We have lots of lovely things planned for this term. Before half term, our main areas of study will be History: The Ancient Maya and Design and Technology: Bag design (textiles).

Remember to check out our weekly class news on Facebook and Weduc published every Monday, to find out what we will be learning about each week in school!

Example of our weekly newsletter:

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Important Information:



The cost of snack remains the same at £1 per week. This gets your child toast or fruit everyday of the week at break time. If your child prefers to bring snack from home, this has to be a healthy option such as fruit, bread sticks, etc.


-Homework in Year 6 will be given out on a Wednesday and due in the following Wednesday.

-We encourage the children, even if they haven’t completed it for whatever reason ,to bring their books back the next week so that they have somewhere to put their new homework pieces.

-Each week, the children will receive grammar and maths homework: this will never be new learning and will always be a consolidation of something that I've already taught in class, allowing them to practise  the skill independently.

- In Year 6, one of our main aims is preparing the children to transition to high school. Therefore, please encourage your children to complete all pieces each week as the homework demands in high school can be a huge step up from primary school.

-We are always here to help if the children need it and encourage them to come and see us before the hand in date so we can support them. Therefore, they will still have time to complete it.


Year 6 will have P.E. on a Tuesday afternoon. 

This year, children will come to school wearing their PE kits so that getting changed doesn't eat into our learning time.

Your child's PE kit should include: -

  • Blue T-shirt (Can be purchased form the school office)
  • Black shorts or plain black/dark jogging bottoms in winter
  • Trainers (for outside PE)
  • Black pumps (for indoor PE)
  • School jumper or Cardigan in the colder months


Children are still expected to be reading a minimum of 4 times a week so that they can achieve their reading certificates. This needs to be logged in their Reading Record which then needs to be brought into school to be checked.

Our Curriculum:


This term, we will be starting off with 'Shackleton's Journey'  which is based on the true story of Ernest Shackleton's trip across Antartica. After half term, we will be moving on to studying ,'King Kong' by Anthony Browne which usually proves to be a big hit with the children.  We use these books as a stimuli to base our writing around weaving in the Year 6 writing skills that need to be taught and developed. In preparation for our SATs exams, the children will also be having discreet grammar sessions.


As a school this year, we are all continuing to follow 'Power Maths' which is a fantastic resource that the children seem to love! Our maths topics this term will be: Spring 1- decimals; percentages and algebra moving on to measures; area and perimeter then finally, ratio. This year, as well as our daily 'Maths Masters' sessions, we will also be having discreet arithmetic sessions to consolidate the children's formal methods for calculations.  Within all these areas , we will also be developing reasoning and problem solving skills.


 As always, we aim to make science as interactive as possible by completing a range of practical investigations. In Spring term, we will be studying the topics 'Animals Including Humans' and then 'Evolution and Inheritance ' after half term.


In Spring term, we will be studying the Ancient Maya. We will learn about what made their civilisation so successful; their daily lives; religion and beliefs and their social structure.


In Spring 2, we will be creating Mayan style masks!


We will be working on a textiles project creating a Mayan style coin bag.

School Uniform

Children should wear their full school uniform daily unless stated otherwise. School Uniform should include: -

  • School Jumper or Cardigan
  • White Shirt or white polo shirt
  • Tie (colour based on which house your child is in)
  • Black/Grey Trousers or skirt
  • Blue gingham School Dress
  • Black Shoes with a black sole

Please note children should not come into school wearing trainers.

Our School Golden Rules

  • Be respectful
  • Be ready
  • Be safe

Check out some of the links below to help with your learning in Year 6.









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Lache Primary School

Hawthorn RoadLache, Chester CH4 8HX

Mrs Sheena Coghill | Main Contact

01244 470380


From September 2023 school will be open from 8.50am-3.20pm