Year 6 2022 - 2023


Teachers: Mrs Marsland (class 11) and Miss Wagstaff (class 12)

Teaching assistants: Mrs Falconbridge and Mrs Furse

Learning support assistants: Mrs Connor and Miss Bond

Welcome to year 6!


Year 6 offers children new opportunities and challenges, not least as staff help to prepare children for their SATs as well as their transition to high school. We are very lucky to have a team of talented and experienced colleagues working with the children, meaning that we can offer flexible groupings and bespoke, small group teaching to focus on specific targets.

This year promises to be rigorous for our year 6 children and the curriculum is extremely full. As a result, teaching will be intensive, focused and purposeful, and expectations of all children are very high. We have a carefully planned curriculum to maximise potential for progress and we will have lots of fun along the way. The children will be encouraged to gain independence and to develop their resilience to overcome obstacles.


Key Events

We have plenty to look forward to next year, not least our visit to Condover Hall in the autumn term.

Residential visit to Condover Hall – 17th – 19th October 2022

Chester Zoo visit – 15th November 2022

New Vic Theatre visit – 19th January 2023

Parent KS2 assessment meeting - date tbc

KS2 Assessments (SATs) – 8th – 11th May 2023

Transition days with high schools – dates tbc

Leavers’ assembly - date tbc



Children are expected to read at least 5 times a week and have their reading record signed. Children are permitted to read independently and write their own comments. However, it is important that an adult listens to them read regularly and records this in their diary. We cannot stress enough the importance of daily reading to boost fluency and comprehension skills. National tests for end of Key Stage 2 are extremely rigorous and children are expected to have a good reading stamina and extensive vocabulary. Without daily reading at home to support our work in school, children will struggle to meet the expected standard. The only way to improve is to read, read and read again!

As part of both our curriculum plans and the high school transition process, homework will take a more formal approach in year 6. A combination of reading, maths and spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPAG) homework will be set on a weekly basis for children. This will complement our work in school and help to reinforce taught skills. Please forgive us if we get in touch if you are a bit forgetful about supporting your child at home!

Weekly spelling tests will also continue in year 6. Just five minutes of revision each night has a noticeable impact upon the quality and accuracy of writing.

Please support your children at home with their times tables. All children are expected to have a fluent recall of times tables to 12x12 along with the related division facts. A secure knowledge of all times tables supports children with many areas of the mathematics curriculum.

We have included some resources on this website that may be useful for you to support your child’s learning at home. These include questions to promote discussion when reading and a useful guide to all things SPAG!



Our topics next year will explore different aspects of an enquiry question, designed to help the children think more deeply and make links with prior learning.




Why is the rainforest so precious? 

Why was World War Two such a signifcant event in modern British history?


What’s out there?

(Space topic)  



Children will be provided with a pencil case and all the equipment they need. They must not bring any other equipment (pens, pencils, rubbers etc) into school. All children need a named water bottle with them in school daily. As always, the children require indoor and outdoor P.E kit including: t-shirt, shorts, pumps, leggings or joggers, socks and trainers. Full P.E. kits should be in school every day.

We hope you know that Cledford staff are always willing to have a chat and talk through any issues or queries which may arise so please do not hesitate to speak to us if you have any queries. There are a lot of challenges and hard work ahead but we are firm believers that if we all work together we can achieve great things.


Miss Wagstaff and Mrs Marsland

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Cledford Primary School, George VI Ave, Middlewich, CW10 0DD