Year 6 

Class Teacher – Mr Raftery






Teaching Assistant – Miss Nash & Mrs Cook

The Curriculum Expectations

Welcome to Year 6.  At Springhill, we believe that learning should encourage and inspire children to become lifelong learners. In Year Six, we learn through exploration, experimentation, observation, investigation, discussion and reflection.  

Learning Together


Reading and Spelling 

Year 6 will take part in reading and spelling for 20 minutes each day. They will be issued with individualised spelling books to practise their spellings at home. We appreciate all the support you will give them to help practise at home in preparation for their fortnightly spelling checks. Reading books and reading diaries are needed in school every day so there is every opportunity to develop your children's reading skills.



Year 6 have PE lessons twice a week.  Sessions may be completed outside so tracksuits and trainers are advised. Earrings must not be worn for PE.  



Music is delivered to Year 6 by 'Rock It' Music.

The End of Year Expectations for Year 6 - An Overview 

Outlined below is an overview of the end of year expectations for a child in year six. All the objectives will be worked on throughout the year and will be the focus of teaching and learning. Any extra support you can provide in helping your children to achieve these is greatly valued.


  • Refer to text to support opinions and predictions.

  • Express how an author's choice of vocabulary or structure might affect a text.

  • Evaluate an author's use of figurative language.  

  • Distinguish between fact & opinion.

  • Appreciates how a set of sentences has been arranged to create maximum effect.

  • Discuss and explore meanings of words in context. 

  • Skim and scan a text to aid note-taking.


  • Use subordinate clauses to write complex sentences.

  • Use passive voice where appropriate.

  • Use expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely (e.g. The fact that it was raining meant the end of sports day).

  • Evidence of sentence structure and layout matched to requirements of text type.

  • Use:

  • Use semi-colon, colon and a dash to mark the boundary between independent clauses.

  • Use correct punctuation of bullet points.

  • Use hyphens to avoid ambiguity.

  • use full range of punctuation matched to requirements of text type.

  • Use wide range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs.

  • Use paragraphs to signal change in time, scene, action, mood or person.

  • Write in a legible, fluent and personal handwriting style.


  • Read and write numbers to 10,000,000.

  • Round any number to any degree of accuracy.

  • Add and subtract negative integers.

  • Use tables to work with decimals (to 1dp).

  • Multiply 4-digit whole numbers by 2-digit whole numbers.

  • Divide numbers up to 4-digits by a 2-digit whole numbers and recognise remainders.

  • Multiply and divide decimals by 10, 100 or 1000 in their head.

  • Multiply and divide a number with up to two decimal places by 1-digit and 2-digit whole numbers.

  • Work out simple % of whole numbers.

  • Use ratio to show the relative sizes of two quantities.