Year 6 2017 - 2018

Miss Worrall

Yea 6 class 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 14th May

English reading test

Paper 1: Reading comprehension (60 minutes)

Tuesday 15th May


Paper 1: arithmetic (30 minutes)

Paper 2: reasoning (40 minutes)

Wednesday 16th May


Paper 3: reasoning (40 minutes)

Thursday 17th 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 and so there is no specific writing test. Therefore, we will be continuing to write in class as normal and 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.


The Year 6 topic for this term will be ‘The Plastic Project’. This will allow the children to learn about different types of plastic and the many uses of this versatile and widely used material. They will also have the opportunity to learn about the dangers of plastic to our environment, how it will affect our future world and ways in which we can adapt the manufacture of plastics in order to make them safer and more sustainable.


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.

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

Wed, 2nd May Academy Photos (Leavers’/Graduation)

Mon, 7th May Bank Holiday

14th – 17th May Y6 SATs

Thur, 24th May Sports’ Day (KS2 am/KS1 pm)

Fri, 25th May Y6 Bikeability

Fri, 25th May Last day of half-term

Mon, 4th June INSET Day

Tue, 5th June Children return to school

3th-5th July Malbank Y6 Transition Days

Fri, 13th July Y6 Reports to parents

Fri, 20th July Leavers’ Disco

Mon, 25th July Y6 Play (afternoon)

Tue, 24th July Y6 Play (evening)

Thur, 26th July Y6 Leavers’ Assembly (+ parent lunch)

Thur, 26th July School closes for 2017/18 Academic Year

Thank you for your continued support of the school and your child.

P Whelan and J Mascarenhas

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SATs, by Mrs Mascarenhas


Reading Comprehension, by Mrs Mascarenhas

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Contact the School

Millfields Primary School

Marsh Lane

Main Contact: Mrs Claire McAtominey / Mrs Ann Mansell

Tel: 01270 685 750