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Trotts Hill Primary School and Nursery

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6 and the final year at Trotts Hill Primary School!  Mrs Cook is the class teacher and Mrs Cornish is the teaching assistant. Mrs Shergill will also be supporting the class on a Tuesday and Wednesday.


Year 6 is an extremely important, yet exciting year, when your children will sit their SATs in May. To ensure the children are ready for these tests and are feeling confident, all the support and interest you take in your child’s education is extremely valuable. We ask parents to read and sign their child’s reading record each week and help their child with home learning tasks that are set.


We cover the core subjects of English, Maths, Science and Computing as well as a full range of topics where we encourage children to take an active approach towards their learning including:

  • World War II in History
  • Chinese Inventions in DT
  • Building safe, healthy relationships in PSHE and much, much more! 


Year 6 is a very important year and we have organised a range of activities which ensure children receive a broad curriculum which challenges them. Children participate in a ‘Robotics Day’ where they design and programme a robot to walk on Mars. Children’s Design and Technology skills are developed through a K’Nex workshop where the children build a model based on strict design specifications.  Finally the children’s fitness is tested through a residential at the end of year where they have the opportunity to conquer fears and achieve goals!


The expectations in Year 6 are very high, but year on year, children always rise to the challenge through good home-school partnerships and a determination to succeed.

Mrs Cook
Mrs Shergill
Mrs Cornish

Year 6 Curriculum Map Autumn 2020

WC 21st September LI: To classify vertebrates

Amphibians by KR-B, ES, JH, IG, BB and RQ
Birds by TS, FH, LE and OJ
Mammals by FE, HE, AR, CK, FC and AD
Reptiles, by SS, CG, AK, HI and AC
We looked closely at the five vertebrate groups. We researched each group in detail, finding out information like variation between species, life cycles and main characteristics. Each group then put their learning together to create an explanation text. Next week, we will do the same for invertebrates!

WC 14th September LI: To understand how the four great inventions of China shaped the world

We tested different types of paper to determine its strength, its absorbency, how ink spreads, its opacity and its fibres. We conducted five different tests! This is part of our exploration phase in DT before we build up to designing and producing our own kites.  

WC 7th September LI: To write a diary entry

We have been reading the book: There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom by Louis Sachar. We have been inspired to create various pieces of writing from it. We successfully wrote a diary entry from the perspective of Bradley Chalkers. Mrs Cook was impressed with how well we impersonated him and used the appropriate tone to convey his character. 

WC 31st August LI: To develop a postive mindset

We took inspiration from the book: The Boy, The Fox, The Mole and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy. We reflected upon which quotes resonated with us and we thought about how these could help us in our own lives and in the classroom.  These pictures are some examples.