Laurel Fields, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 2BA

01707 652714

Cranborne Primary School

Learning Together

Welcome to Year 6 


Here you will find all the information that you may need throughout the year: email addresses, resources and key dates. You will also find an outline of the topics we are covering each term.

E-mail addresses



KS2 SATS information slides:

Important information/Key dates:

Monday 17th April - INSET Day - No children

Tuesday 18th April - Frist day back for children

Monday 8th May - Bank holiday

Tuesday 9th - Friday 12th May - KS2 SATS 

Wednesday 17th May - Class photographs

Tuesday 23rd May - IOW Parent meeting (6H and on Zoom)

Thursday 25th May - Oakmere Mini Marathon

Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June - Half term 

Thursday 8th June - Sports Day

Friday 9th June - Careers dress up day  

Monday 3rd July - Friday 7th July - Isle of Wight residential

Thursday 13th July - Transition Day

Monday 17th July 6pm - Production

Tuesday 18th July 6pm - Production

Friday 21st July - Leavers' assembly and 13.15 finish



Tuesday 9th May - Spelling, punctuation and grammar

Wednesday 10th May - Reading paper 

Thursday 11th May - Arithmetic and Reasoning 2 

Friday 12th May - Reasoning 3 

PE days for summer term: Tuesday and Friday.


To begin the summer term, the children will revise core learning including spelling, punctuation and grammar rules in preparation for their KS2 assessments. As usual, we will rehearse these skills and develop reading skills through a class text. For the first part of term, we will read  Max and the Millions by Ross Montgomery. The story follows ten year old Max who is deemed an outcast at St Goliaths boarding school. When the caretaker mysteriously disappears, Max is the one who makes a miraculous discovery, drawing him into an extraordinary adventure. Using this a stimulus, the children will revisit narrative writing and continue a part of the story based on their inference and prediction. In order to engage the reader, the children will focus on describing setting and conveying character through the use of dialogue.



As a class, we will continue to enjoy and engage with high quality core texts throughout our English sequences. This term we will focus on vocabulary acquisition and explore how precise and effective word choices impact a reader. 

In addition to this, each morning the children will be taught how to answer specific questions including those that require evidence to support their answer.  This is in preparation for the SATS and we use various extracts from past papers to achieve this. For homework each week, children will be given an extract to read and questions to answer relating to the text. We will go through this as a class as part of our Wednesday morning reading session so please ensure your child completes this on time.

Whilst your child may be confident with word reading, please do try to hear them read aloud in order to develop fluency. If you can, encourage them to discuss their reading with you by giving their opinion on a character or summarising what has happened. 

When reading with your child at home, you may want to use some of the following question stems: 

  • Find a word that shows/means/tells you that...
  • Give one piece of evidence that shows...
  • What does …. suggest about …..?
  • How does …… seem …..? 
  • Which word is closes in meaning to ….?
  • What impression do you get of....?
  • How do you know that...?


Spelling rules and patterns will be taught weekly during specific spelling lessons and revisited throughout the week. The children will also be given spelling words to learn at home that are taken from the Year 5/6 Statutory Spelling list. You can find these words as a document uploaded on the right hand side of this page. We will choose words from this list that are related to our core text, and therefore expect the children to use these in their writing. 



In Maths, we follow the Herts Essentials Scheme for learning. During this term, we will continue to consolidate key arithmetic skills. Please continue to use the links on our class page to practise these. In our lessons, we will explore the order of operations (BIDMAS), calculate perimeter, area and angles. We will reflect and translate shapes and divide fractions by whole numbers. In the latter half of the term, we will look at ratio and proportion, statistics and algebra.

We use a mastery approach in mathematics, so the children will prove their ideas in different ways including images, bar models and representations.

Each morning, the children will complete early work. This involves the children answering arithmetic questions to help develop their mental fluency. You can help at home by asking your child arithmetic style questions such as: 

  • What number is 100 times greater than ...? 
  • Divide 400 by 8
  • Subtract 70 from one million 
  • What is one tenth of 6.5km? 
  • Find the difference between .... and .....?
  • Write one fifth as a percentage
  • What number is 10 times less than ...?  
  • Find 3/4 of 750
  • Round 342.45 to the nearest tenth



This term, our learning will focus on Light. Children will develop their learning from Year 3, exploring the way light behaves including light sources, reflections and shadows. They will move on to 
recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines and, using this idea, explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye, that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes (or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes) and why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast. them.



During the first part of the summer term, we will continue our learning about World War II.  In particular, we will be looking at The Blitz and how this impacted Great Britain. We will explore what this meant for children living during the war including their experiences of evacuation. This is an incredibly interesting yet mature topic and all lessons and conversations will be age-appropriate. The children will learn about a period of change in history, contrasting the past with their present. They will seek out and analyse a wide range of evidence in order to justify or refute claims about the past. They will begin to understand the concept of propaganda and think about how historians must understand the social context of evidence studied.



As part of the final term, our PSHE topic during the summer will be 'Changing Me'. To begin with the children will explore self-image. They will learn to understand and appreciate differences in people and how they make them unique. They will look at how self-image impacts self-esteem and develop strategies to help stay emotionally healthy. Then, the children will look at how bodies change as they grow, understanding what to expect next with regards to their own bodies. Following this, we will look at the year ahead, discussing the children's transition to secondary school.



Our PE Days will be on Thursday and Friday afternoon. We would like the children to wear their PE kits to school on these days. 







Year 6 Teacher Assessment Framework for Writing

Year 5/6 Statutory Spellings

Useful resources:


The websites listed below may be useful in supporting your learning this year:


If you are unable to come to school, but are well enough to continue learning, please use some of the resources above. You may also wish to;

  • Write a poem about the snow, using figurative language such as personification, similes and metaphors
  • Use a picture and annotate with adjectives, expanded noun phrases and relative clauses
  • Visit and complete one of the arithmetic papers - you will find the answers for the paper on  there too. Check to see if you beat your previous score 
  • Log in to Times Table Rockstars to improve your speed of multiplication recall, Purple Mash to complete a comprehension and Mathletics to revise topics we have learnt recently (area, adding and subtracting fractions, multiplying fractions, long division) 
  • Follow this link to inspire creativity, writing a short story/recount about one of the images. There are questions to prompt your thinking.