Year 6

Welcome to Year 6's web page!

Please look at the columns to the right for information regarding our learning this term in the newsletter, age appropriate reading texts, and homework for the current week...

Are you getting your 20 minutes of reading a day? 

Why not try one of these :-) 

Happy reading!


Our class topic is CONFLICT.

In the first half term we will be learning about WW1, and in the second half term we will be learning about WW2. 101 years on from the end of the Great War, our Year 6 pupils will learn about life in the trenches and how Europe changed after the end of WW1. Our class reader is War Horse. This is an age appropriate text and a wonderful story of love and sacrifice during the Great War, in which Albert and his beloved horse are separated by the conflict in Europe. We will be reading it in class, but if you can read it with your child it is a fantastic opportunity to increase reading fluency.  

PE DAYS: Our PE days this term are Monday (indoors) and Tuesday (outdoors). Please ensure that you have your PE kit on those days!

 Homework: This will be handed out each week on a Thursday, and must be returned the following Tuesday. 

Please see below for our learning this term. 

If you have any questions about your child's learning, please contact either Miss White or Mrs Stacey.


A massive congratulations to Dougie and Ruby, who have been appointed as our new Head Boy and Girl. We are very proud of you and everyone who interviewed- this really fits our core value of courage for this term. 

We also congratulate Liam and Libby on being elected School Council representatives for Year 6 and Lucas for taking on the role of Reception representative- a smiley presence for the younger years! Well done all :) 


In maths this week we have been learning to do long division using the Does McDonalds Serve Burgers method (Divide, Multiply, Subtract, Bring Down). 

We have attached a video to help out, and it could be useful for homework if you want a little more support. 


In music, we marched around the playground to famous war songs such as It's a long way to Tipperary and Pack Up Your Troubles. We learnt that soldiers did this in order to keep their spirits up in war time. 

Click on the link above to access information about the Key Stage 2 SATS for 2018.

Look at the information below to explore our curriculum by looking at the current term's newsletter, photos and examples of work, homework information and reminders.

Reading Corner

"Today a reader... tomorrow a leader!"

"Exercise is to the body what reading is to the mind.."

Here in Year 6, we believe that reading opens the doors for all manner of possibilities! We encourage the children to use our reading corner regularly, and we hope that you find a comfy space to read with your child at home. 

Please look at the age related reading text link below to try out some interesting books...



Please look through our newsletter regarding information on our class learning this term. 


That's right!...

Please see the attached documents for this week's homework. The reading and maths homework must be returned by Tuesday 24th September. 

To save from printing paper, please write your answers on a separate piece of paper and put in your green folder to return on Tuesday.

Maths- Solve the rounding questions.

Reading- Read the comprehension on Usain Bolt. Answer questions 1-10. 

Times Tables- Please continue to log onto Rockstars and practise those tables!


Please practice the spellings for a test next week (Friday 27th September). 

Great Bentley Primary School

Plough Road, Great Bentley, Colchester, CO7 8LD

Telephone: 01206 250331 Fax: 01206 251744 Email:

© 2019 Great Bentley Primary School. School website, school mobile apps and podcasts created using School Jotter, a Webanywhere product. [Administer Site]