Year 6 2023 - 2024

Miss Smith


Welcome to Year Six!

This year, our teaching assistant will be Mrs Ingham and Miss Quinn will be in class on Monday afternoons. 

Our topic this term is “Hyde’s Hair- Raising History”- an enthralling local history study that considers the formation and history of Hyde and the local area, starting with Anglo-Saxons (linking the knowledge gained in this topic last year). In particular depth, we will study the impact of the Victorian Period and WW2 on Hyde; as well as how historians have found out about these periods. As part of this topic, we will be visiting Portland Basin and taking part in the "Tameside Travellers." If you have any interesting facts or family history, then please do let us know!

In combination with this, our Art lessons will consider local artist, Harry Rutherford, looking closely at tone, texture and shading and practising these skills. You can find out more about the rest of our curriculum here:

Reading in Year 6

Reading Our first class novel will be Phil Earle’s, “When the Sky Falls”. It is a remarkable book following a young boy’s difficulties in WW2 London; however, I won’t say anymore as I don’t want to give too much away.

As I am sure you are aware, reading is so important to progress and education. It would be greatly appreciated if you could try to read every night. Reading in year 6 may be independent, but discussing books and reading together, where possible, at home can greatly help your child’s progress. It is important that children bring both their reading record and book into school every day.

Reading Records: reading records are a great tool to help us communicate about your child’s reading progress and what they have enjoyed reading. They are regularly checked in class. Please can I ask that you log down every time your child reads (a quick note including the date that they read and the pages).


Homework will be set on a Thursday and will need to be completed by the following Wednesday. All homework will be set online. The children will receive maths and reading homework. For the first half term, maths homework will be weekly TTRS as times table knowledge is essential to access the year 6 curriculum. Reading homework will be short burst comprehension. On occasion, extra homework maybe set such as Topic and R.E, or research from children’s interests. 

Homework will be set on Google Classroom. Please let me know if there are any issues accessing a device.

Additionally, each half term children will be given maths Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs) to practise and learn at home as well as at in school.

These will be sent home via email and include practical ideas for parents / helpers to assist the children in grasping the key facts.

Physical Education

P.E will take place on a Thursday of each week, but I would appreciate P.E kits being kept in school each week in case the timetable needs to change. All jewellery- including earrings-will need to be removed before school, and long hair must be tied back.

Year Six will be swimming this term on a Friday morning and will need to bring their full swimming kit each week. 

If there are any further questions, queries, or additional information you would like to share with me, then please do not hesitate to contact me on  

Kind Regards,

Miss Smith

Files to Download

Year 6: Gallery items

KIngswood 2024, by Miss Flynn

Year 6: Calendar items

Year 6 Transition Day, by Mrs Phoenix

Year 6 Transition Day, by Mrs Phoenix

End of School Year, by Mrs Phoenix

Contact the School

St Paul's Catholic Primary School

Miss M Flynn (Headteacher)
St Paul's Catholic Primary School
Turner Lane
SK14 4AG, United Kingdom

Main Contact: Mrs S Phoenix (School Business Manager)

Tel: 0161 368 2934

SEN Contact: Mrs R Shackleton

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