Year 6 2018 - 2019

Miss Davenport

Year 6 teacher

Dear Parents/Carers,

We hope you have enjoyed a good Easter break and are enjoying the nice spring weather. The children have returned to school in good spirits and we have enjoyed a great 1st week to the summer term.


As I am sure you know, SATs will soon be upon us. Therefore, lots of our Maths and English work this half term will be preparing for these tests. Below is a timetable for SATs week so you are aware of when and how long each test is:



English grammar, punctuation and spelling test

Paper 1: short answer questions (45 minutes)

Paper 2: spelling (15 minutes)

Monday 13th May

English reading test

Paper 1: Reading comprehension (60 minutes)

Tuesday 14th May


Paper 1: arithmetic (30 minutes)

Paper 2: reasoning (40 minutes)

Wednesday 15th May


Paper 3: reasoning (40 minutes)

Thursday 16th May


During SATs week, we will be running a breakfast club from 8:30am. This will ensure that all children have eaten breakfast and enjoyed a calm, relaxed start to the day with their friends.

Please ensure that your child enjoys a good night’s sleep before every test day.


Writing is teacher assessed at the end of KS2. Because of this, we will be completing a number of pieces of writing over the next few weeks. The writing will based upon the book ‘The Sleeper and The Spindle’, written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Chris Riddell.


Thank you for helping your child to complete the test papers over the holidays.  Regular homework will be given in Reading, Writing and Maths in the lead up to SATs. This homework will allow children to revise and practise important elements of these subjects. Please could you help your child to organise themselves and complete these pieces of homework to a high standard.  It may also be helpful for children to access education city online to practise and prepare for the SATs.

Below, we have given a number of key dates for the summer term. We will be giving further information about some of these where and where relevant

Y6 Summer Term Key Dates

Friday 3rd May                   Academy Photos (Leavers’/Graduation)

Mon, 6th May                     Bank Holiday

13th – 16th May                   Y6 SATs

Tue, 21st May                     Sports’ Day (KS2 am/KS1 pm)

Fri, 24th May                       Last day of half-term

Mon, 3rd June                   INSET Day

Tue, 4th June                      Children return to school

2nd-4th July                         Malbank Y6 Transition Days

Fri, 12th  July                        Leavers’ Disco

Thurs 18th July                    Y6 Play (afternoon)

Thurs, 18th July                  Y6 Play (evening)

Wed, 24th July                    Y6 Leavers’ Assembly (+ parent lunch)

Wed 24th  July                    School closes for 2017/18 Academic Year

Thank you for your continued support of the school and your child.  We hope the last term of primary school will be as fun and enjoyable as the rest of the year has been.

R Davenport and J Mascarenhas


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Millfields Primary School

Marsh Lane

Main Contact: Mrs Claire McAtominey / Mrs Ann Mansell

Tel: 01270 685 750