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Anston Park Junior School

We hope you find all the information you need about Y6 on this page. If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to speak to the class teacher either in a morning before or after school.


The Y6 team are:

Mrs Rowbotham  6R

Mr Bradley 6B

Mrs Corbiere 6C (Maths and Reading)

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Bloomfield

Class Novels

Over the year, we will be listening to and sharing a range of different class novels. 

We have read Darwin's Dragons by Lindsay Galvin and Room 13 by Robert Swindells.

Currently, we are reading Trash by Andy Mulligan

 Year 6 Wider Curriculum 2022/2023

Below is the Y6 long term plan for foundation subjects. This shows the topics covered throughout the year.

Spring Term 2

Science - Light

 This half term, we will be learning all about Light. We will explore and answer the following questions throughout the project:

Are shadows the same shape and size as the object making them?

What is white light?

How is light reflected?

How do we see?

What is refraction?

ICT - Programming B

This unit is the final KS2 programming unit and brings together elements of all the four programming constructs: sequence from Year 3, repetition from Year 4, selection from Year 5, and variables (introduced in Year 6 – ‘Programming A’). It offers pupils the opportunity to use all of these constructs in a different, but still familiar environment, while also utilising a physical device — the micro:bit. The unit begins with a simple program for pupils to build in and test within the new programming environment, before transferring it to their micro:bit. Pupils then take on three new projects in Lessons 2, 3, and 4, with each lesson adding more depth.

Art and Design - Paint

This half term, we will finish our art project focused on Paint.

Throughout this project we will explore brush control, colour theory, experiment with mixing and matching colour, investigate and compare the work of Luiza Vizoli and Georgia O'Keeffe, plan and design our final pieces, create a final piece and evaluate our final pieces.

Geography - Why is the Earth Angry?

 This half term, we will be focused on exploring the Earth's greatest natural disasters and extreme weather phenomena. We will explore how and why earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis happen. We will also explore how to stay safe during these natural disasters and how they are measured and researched.

Design and Technology - Textiles (Combing Different Fabric Shapes)

What are the features of a successful product? What features do I need to include in a functional, innovative and authentic product? What knowledge and skills do I need to be able to design and make a good quality product? How do I make a paper pattern for the product I want to produce? What design decisions do I need to make? How can I communicate my ideas for my product in an effective way? How will I show innovation? Who will be the user of my product and what are their needs, wants and values? What will be the purpose of my product? More thoughts… appraising, reflecting, refining. Does my product meet the needs and wants of the user? Is it appealing and does it fulfill a purpose? Is it innovative?


Reading is an essential part of the curriculum and opens up many other curriculum areas. We expect children to read at least three times a week at home. Some children may choose to read independently, which is completely fine, but it is also helpful for adults to check children understand the vocabulary within the text and understand the content of what they are reading.   

Look out for the weekly spellings that will be set on Spelling Shed on a Monday – children will practise throughout the week at school. Children have access to Spelling Shed which allows them to practise their assigned weekly spellings and also the KS2 compulsory spelling lists.

Children need to spend time at home to practise times tables – in Y6 children need to have rapid recall of all times table facts up to 12x12 as well as associated division facts (e.g. 5x6=30 so 30÷6=5) – children can prepare for the times table challenge and achieve their best times. Don't forget to visit the Times Tables Rock Stars website to help them practise their tables and earn coins to promote their band! It is their challenge this year to top the leaderboard and help their band to win the Battle of the Bands. 

Times Tables Songs

These songs are a really catchy tunes that may help your child master their times tables if they are finding them difficult to remember. 









Here are a list of the statutory spellings and spelling rules that the children need to know in Y6. Please click to download.

Wider Curriculum Homework 

As part of our wider curriculum, children can also choose to complete homework from our homework menu (see below). This is optional, however, it will be enjoyable for the children and it will allow them to take their learning further and share it with you at home. Once any tasks have been completed please bring them into school and we will do our best to display as many of them as possible.

We would love to see how creative you can be and display your hard work for all to see.



6R - Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

6B - Monday, Wednesday & Thursday


There may be changes to the above days some weeks so please ensure your child has their full P.E. kit in school all week.

Indoor Kit = white t-shirt or polo shirt (no football shirts), black shorts and suitable shoes (pumps or trainers)

Outdoor Kit = black tracksuit bottoms and warm jacket and shoes suitable for the outdoors (trainers)

During the winter months, children may still complete P.E. lessons outside so it is recommended that children bring kit suitable for both indoor and outdoor activities wherever possible.

Please remember that no jewellery should be worn and earrings MUST be removed by children for any PE session. Long hair needs to be tied back. Also, no football shirts should be worn for P.E.


This is an interactive website that the children can use to practise their weekly spellings and words that are on the compulsory KS2 word lists. The children need to be able to spell words from the KS2 curriculum applying rules to unknown words as any spelling rule for Y3-6 can be tested during the EPGS test in May. Children will be asked to consolidate and rehearse all of these rules this year as they have to demonstrate them in their writing to achieve the Y6 expected standard.

This is a fun and competitive way for your child to learn their times tables. Look out for new competitions and challenges! All children had their log in details sent home. If they have gone missing, please contact your child's class teacher.