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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

   Pelican Class - Mrs Jones/Mrs Mann
Orcas Class - Mr Barrett

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW: For the latest Curriculum Termly Topic for Year 6, please see links at the bottom of this page.

For Subject Overviews, Year Group Overviews and Learning Organisers please visit our >> Curriculum page


Year 6 SAT's Week - 13th-16th May 2024 (more details to follow)


A letter has been sent home 9th February with information regarding CGP SATs Revision Guides available to order through the school.  We are recommending these CGP books as we have found them to be comprehensive and clear. Please see copy of letter below.


Year 6 Visit to John Wesley’s New Room: Year 6 visited John Wesley's New Room in Bristol on 14th March, as part of their history learning. They took part in a workshop and after lunch they went on a guided walk, kindly led by Michael Gorely from Historic England, where they were shown some of the places pivotal in the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The children were exceptionally well behaved and staff at the New Room and Michael said that they were a credit to the school.


Year 6 SATs Parent Presentation - Thursday 8th February 2024: in the school hall, 3.15pm - you can find a copy of the SATs presentation pdf at the bottom of this page.


Lifeskills Centre Educational Visit on 7th February 2024:  

Year 6 will be going on an educational visit to the Lifeskills Centre, Bristol next term. A letter with permission slip has been sent home with the children (please see copy below).  Please can we ask that payment contributions are completed no later than Friday 5th January 2024. The cost of the visit has been subsidised by the Fundraising Team - which has reduced the amount to £9.95 per child.


Year 6 Leavers Hoodies:
A letter with information regarding the Year 6 Leavers Hoodies has been sent home via SchoolPing on 13th October. A paper copy has also been sent home with Year 6 children (see copy below).  Please complete and return the reply slip to school no later than 6th November.

This year we will be offering two colours, in line with other schools - these will be burgundy and/or black. 

Child’s Hoodies: £18.99

Adult Hoodies:  £21.99


You will be able to order and pay for the Hoodies online through NK Sports Shop, once all permission slips have been returned.  Information on how to order the Hoodie will follow, once the designs for this year have been finalised. 


2022/2023 EVENTS: 


Year 6 Leaver's Party on Tuesday 18th July - 4pm-6pm
and Last Day Arrangements for Friday 21st July

Letters have been sent home with children and also via SchoolPing with more information.  (Please see copies below).


Year 6 End of Year Performances: The Year 6 children will perform their Leavers Play on:

- Wednesday 12th July - 7pm

- Thursday 13th July - 7pm

Please see letter below for more information regarding tickets and arrangements.


Singing Extravaganza Kaleidoscope MAT Year 6 event at Hutton Primary School on Tuesday 11th July:  pupil event - please see SchoolPing message sent out on 29th June for more information


Well done to our fantastic Year 6’s who have put their all into their SATs - you have been absolute stars and worked so hard all year towards the KS2 tests. All of the staff here are immensely proud of these pupils. They’ve been part of this school for the last 7 years and their journey with us in nearing it’s end now and we will cherish the memories they’ve made here.

Thank you to all the parents who have supported their children with learning at home and in getting ready for these assessments.

Our amazing PTA volunteers very kindly baked for the Year 6 children to celebrate and reward their hard work. 


Year 6 Educational Visit to Lifeskills, Bristol on 8th February 2023:  

The Year 6 classes will be visiting 'Lifeskills' in Bristol, on 8th February.  This will be a fantastic opportunity for the children to experience real life scenarios and think about how they would cope in these situations - they will be working closely with a trained expert in small groups.  Details have been sent out via SchoolPing message (please see copy of letter below). 

* Classes 6C and 6U will be attending in the morning

* Class 6JM will be attending in the afternoon and return to school at 4.00pm


Year 6: Grittleton House Residential Camp 26th-30th September 2022: 

A copy of the kit list, essential information form and parent update letter were sent home with children at the end of July (see copies at the bottom of this page).  Please complete and return the essential information form as soon as possible.

Mr Cottis and Mrs Mann have put together a short video which covers FAQs and final arrangements for camp. 

Please click on this link to watch:


Grittleton House have also provided us with a downloadable presentation which you can find at the bottom of this page covering; activities, accommodation, food and other areas. 


If you have any queries about camp you can email the school office or speak to your child's class teacher.


Camp introduction video:


2021/2022 EVENTS: 


Year 6 Leavers Performances on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th July:  Please see copy of letters below for further information on the Year 6 Leavers Production 'Let Loose', taking place at school on 13th and 14th July, 7.00pm.


Year 6 Leavers Disco and Last Day Arrangements: 

We are holding a Year 6 Leavers Disco 5.30-7.30pm on Tuesday 19th July in the main school hall. Please see a copy of letter below, which was sent home on 1st July. 

The letter also has details of Last Day Arrangements and includes pick up times on 21st July for each class at the end of their last day. 


World Book Day 25th Anniversary - 3rd March:  Everyone was invited to come to school dressed as a favourite book character to share the love of books and reading. Year 6 also enjoyed finding new books to read through Book Tasting Café events. 



Year 6 Movie Night on Thursday 18th November 2021, 3pm – 5pm:
Fundraising Event - details sent out via SchoolPing.  


Football Tournament 10th & 11th November
Year 5 and 6 Teams



Year 6 Camp Grittleton House: Year 6 enjoyed another successful residential visit to Grittleton House. The children worked well in their teams, overcame challenges and had a fun time. The climbing wall continues to be a popular activity and the children also loved team based tasks like buggy building and the escape room. We look forward to going again next year!


2020/2021 EVENTS: 

*NEW DATE* Y6 BBQ & Disco:  Year 6 have now finalised arrangements for the BBQ and Disco which will take place on 12th August - 4pm until 6.30pm. The children will be provided with food, drinks and snacks so will not need to bring anything with them. Year 6 parents will need to log onto SchoolPing and refer to message sent out 21/7/21 for more details and to confirm and book your child's place via the Response Form.


Year 6 Residential Camp 5th-9th July 2021


Year 6 Art & DT Week: The last week of Term 5, Year 6 children worked in a different class each day to produce a piece of artwork. 

In 6U classroom, children worked to create a sketch of a forest scene using their shading and blending skills, looking at the use of negative light. In 6S classroom, children created dragon eyes out of clay using their scoring, smoothing and slipping skills to join more intricate pieces of clay. In 6S classroom, the children created marble mazes from wood using sawing and joining skills to create simple and mitred joins. 
Some of these mazes will also be quarantined over half-term so Reception children can test them out! 
Thank you to Darren Wilson from Wickes, Midsomer Norton for kindly donating the wood for their DT projects this week.  (27th May 2021)


Bikeability Training: Well done to the Year 6 cycle groups who all completed their Level 2 Bikeability Training. Life Cycle trainers Shena, Gillian and Simon complimented the children on their hard work and fantastic behaviour during their training. The children were all awarded with Level 2 certificates and badges shared during our Achievement Assemblies. Bikeability training aims to develop children’s riding skills and confidence.


Here's a selection of some rockets and other design technology structures our Year 6 bubble have been making.

The children practised measuring, sawing different lengths and angles and glued them together for their finished products!

Well done Year 6!! These are amazing.

Year 6 Book Reviews Term 3:
Always reading the same kind of genre? Looking for something new to read? 
Our Year 6 children are on hand to help! They have created book reviews on some of their favourite books to inspire us all to try something new. Have a look at some of their reviews below and see if they inspire you. 



Our Year 6 bubble designed and coloured their own positive word mindfulness posters at the start of Term 3. They have displayed them on their classroom windows. We are very proud of their positivity and the art work they have created!


Our Year 6 children have created some outstanding pieces of Art and Design ⭐️👏 Here are some finished work from Year 6 bubble groups who designed their own Islands & Maps, produced Lego super hero models, lion sketches and sunset watercolours.




Year 6 have also been learning to create pieces of writing about Shakespeare’s play ‘Romeo & Juliet’.

Here the 6C bubble group have retold the story by creating their own comic strips.





Year 6 First Aid Training: Each Year 6 class had a visit from St John Ambulance to give them First Aid training. In a day of practical sessions and information, the pupils were given the opportunity to learn how to treat a range of situations they might come across including the primary survey (DRABC), contacting the emergency services, recovery position, bleeding, asthma, shock and head injuries. The children practised their skills on each other so that they will be prepared if they ever need to help others. Well done to all of the children involved who picked up these useful skills quickly.


Just a reminder about some of the websites we use at school to help children learn that you can also access at home!


Times Tables Rock Stars: (pupils already have their own log in and password)
This website has links to lots of maths games that are both computer and tablet  



Username: student3749 Password: stmartins

Espresso online gives children access to useful resources to help them with their learning, covering a range of subjects.  A reminder of log in details has been sent home via email to parents.

Please click on links below for Parents Information 2023 End of Key Stage 2 Tests

Year 6 Leavers' Video: The Year 6 team put together a special video in place of their Leavers' Assembly July 2020. The pupils recorded some of their favourite memories from over the last seven years.   To watch the video uploaded on 17th July, please click on this St Martin's Official Facebook page link >>


We hope you enjoy sharing their memories and wishing them all the very best at their new schools.