Welcome to Year 6

Key dates:

  • Thu 9 Feb 23  - NSPCC workshop
  • Thu 23 Feb 23 - Year 6 sharing assembly and book look
  • w.c 13 Mar 23 - Assessment week
  • Thu 27 Apr 23 - STEM workshop
  • Tue 9 - Fri 12 May 23 - KS2 SATs
  • Tuesdays from 6 Jun - Year 6 swimming
  • Mon 12 Jun - Fri 16 Jun - Year 6 residential

Welcome to Year 6 at Mary Exton Primary School.   We are really fortunate to have an extremely experienced teaching team in Year 6.  Mr Balchin teaches us Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday morning whilst Mrs Dennis teaches us on Thursday and Friday.  Mrs Culligan teaches us on Wednesday afternoons to allow our teachers to have their PPA time.Here you will find important information that you may need throughout the year: email addresses, resources and key dates. You will also find an outline of the topics we are covering each term for every subject.  

E-mail addresses:


Academically, the main focus in Year 6 is on getting the children ready for the national SATs, which this year take place between Tuesday 9th May 2023 – Friday 12th May 2023.  However, the SATs make up just a small part of what we do in Year 6 and the curriculum map below highlights the breadth and depth of our wider curriculum coverage.

Preparing our children for secondary school underpins everything we do here at Mary Exton in Year 6; we want our children to be as emotionally, socially, and academically ready for secondary school as is possible.  We therefore give the children lots of opportunities to develop their independence, resilience, team-working, and ability to work through issues.  To do this we bring in Mindfulness specialists, give the children jobs and additional responsibilities around the school and encourage them to take risks in their learning. 

Finally, we have our week long residential to look forward to in Year 6.   We are still tying down the details of this for the July 23 trip, but we do know that it will be a lot of fun!


Spring Term Curriculum Letter
Spring Term Curriculum Overview
Spring 1 Term Homework

Mental Fluency
Mental fluency is the ability to make associations and connections in order to solve a problem/calculation easily and quickly. This will help the children secure known facts/methods and reinforce mathematical connections. The children will be given regular arithmetic tests to monitor their progress. You can support at home by asking your child 'quick fire' questions wherever possible. This could be during the car journey to school, at breakfast, waiting in queue etc. This could include: 

  • What number is 100 times greater than 0.29?

  • Calculate 17% of 670

  • Divide 4600 by 8

  • Write five million, three hundred and eighty thousand in words

  • A square has a perimeter of 52cm. What is its area?

  • Express 2/5 as a percentage and a decimal

  • Subtract 4 from - 17

  • Multiply 1.1 by 11

  • What is the total of 0.19, 0.038 and 1.5?

  • Find 30% of £2.60

The websites listed below may be useful in supporting your learning this year: