Bedonwell Junior

" Through excellence, together we shall succeed "

Year 6

Year 6 team:

Mr Burton (Head of Year)– Earth class

Mrs Bartlett – Mercury class

Miss Hardstone – Jupiter class

Mr Sullivan – Saturn class

Overview of the year:


Autumn term: The Egyptians and rivers

Spring term: WW2 focus and local study

Summer term: Holiday show



The Egyptians and The River Nile

Local study focus, World War 2

Mapping, history of focus countries.

Suggested core text

Pyramid of Secret

Goodnight Mr Tom

Friend or Foe

Around the world in 80 days


Sketching, painting, modelling

Textiles, use of ICT

Collage, painting


Using flexible materials, mouldable materials

Cooking and nutrition, textiles

Electrical and mechanical components


Film making/Kodu programming

Scratch animated stories/ spreadsheets

Website design


Animals including humans/ Electricity

Evolution and inheritance/Light

Living things and their habitats


6.4 Christianity and Christmas

6.2 Homelessness and   refugees

6.3Beliefs and actions


Dance, netball, swimming –

Dance, netball, swimming

Dance, netball, swimming





Physical Education

Children are expected to wear their PE kit to school on their PE days. If your child cannot take part in PE, we need a signed letter confirming the reason/reasons why. Please make ensure your child has the appropriate PE kit.

In year 6 all children will have the chance to go swimming. Swimming hats are provided but children will need to bring their own swimming costume/shorts and a towel. Children can bring swimming goggles if needed.


The children will be set weekly homework for English/Grammar, Mathematics and Science as well as having a weekly spelling test. All homework will be set on Fridays and expected to be in the following Friday.

Maths homework will continue to be set on Mathletics. Your child’s password and username will remain the same as last year.  For Grammar and English homework children will be set tasks to complete on

Throughout the year teachers may also give paper based comprehension or grammar work. This needs to be completed and handed in on time.

For Science, every child in the year has been given a science revision book. Homework will be set every week to complete a topic from the book. This will be marked in class.

 Reading/reading log/diary

All children in year 6 are expected to read 5 times a week at home, they can read with either an adult or by themselves.  Once reading has been completed at home children should be filling in their reading on the relevant day in their reading record.

Spellings for each term are glued into the reading diary on a termly basis.

Any parent notes can also be written into the diary and the teacher will be able to read and respond to these.

 Reading at home – Questions to ask which support the development of comprehension skills

Below is a suggested reading list to support you and your child’s decision on what books to read. We encourage children to read a range of text and promote enjoyment of reading.

Suggested reading list for year 6  

Carrie’s War

Nina Bawden

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

Judith Kerr

Forgotten Voices of the Second World War

Max Arthur

The Diamond of Drury Lane

Julia Golding


Frank Cottrell Boyce


Cynthia Voigt

Noughts and Crosses

Malorie Blackman

Knife Edge

Malorie Blackman

Private Peaceful

Michael Morpurgo

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾

Sue Townsend

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

Mortal Engines

Philip Reeve


Philip Pullman

Dragon Keeper

Carole Wilkinson

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Mark Haddon

Peter Pan

J M Barrie

Good night Mr Tom

Michelle Magorian

Wizard of Oz

F Baum

Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe

Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens

Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling

The Railway Children

E Nesbit

The Borrowers

M Norton

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

Alex Rider series

Anthony Horowitz

My Story series

Various authors

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Ed. Otto H Frank

Boy Overboard

Morris Gleitzman


Garth Nix

The Red Pyramid

Rick Riordan

Water Wings

Morris Gleitzman


Morris Gleitzman

Belly Flop

Morris Gleitzman

The Diddakoi

Rumer Godden


Anthony Horowitz

Walter and Me

Michael Morpurgo

Friend or Foe

Michael Morpurgo

Mister Monday

Garth Nix


Andrew Norris

Harry and the Wrinklies

Alan Temperley

The Story of Tracy Beaker

Jacqueline Wilson

Double Act

Jacqueline Wilson

Northern Lights

Philip Pullman

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

Dragon Rider

Cornelia Funke

Journey To Jo’burg

Beverly Naidoo

Journey to the River Sea

Eva Ibbotson

The Owl Service

Alan Garner

Pig Heart Boy

Malorie Blackman

Tom’s Midnight Garden

Philippa Pearce

Watership Down

Richard Adams

The Wizard of Earthsea

Ursula K Le Guin

Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Joan Aiken

Where the Red Fern Grows

Wilson Rawls

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson-Burnett

Artemis Fowl

Eoin Colfer

The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame

Anne of Green Gables

L M Montgomery

Black Beauty

Anna Sewell


Louis Sachar

There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom

Louis Sachar

Vicky Angel

Jacqueline Wilson

The Other Side of Truth

Beverley Naidoo

Harry Potter series

J K Rowling

SATs tests

Throughout this year, year 6 children will be working incredibly hard towards their SATs tests. As a year group we will be revisiting and revising different themes and topics the children have learnt throughout KS2, when revising we may set extra homework so the children have the best chance to do as well as possible in these tests.

We will keep you updated on the dates of when we are taking our SATs tests. These tests are extremely important as they are used as a measure of how ready the children are for secondary school and many of the secondary schools use the scores to band children.

Below you will find the calculation policy and the assessment statements from Target Tracker:

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Useful websites for year 6.






  1. -   Scratch
  2. - Purple Mash
  3. - Education city

 Working together

At the Bedonwell Federation we are passionate about working as a team with parents and carers to support the learning and wellbeing of every child. If you have any questions, queries or information that you wish to discuss with us, please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s class teacher or the Head of Year. You can leave a message at the school office, write a note in your child’s reading journal or speak to the member of staff at the end of the school day.

We look forward to working with you and your child this year.


The year 6 team