Year 6 2018 - 2019

Mr Khan

Mrs Williams

Welcome to Year 6 !


Welcome to our new school year at Helsby Hillside. We hope that you have had a wonderful summer holiday and are ready for a busy school year.

We have lots of exciting opportunities for your child during this Autumn term. This page aims to give you an insight into what we will be learning and how best to support your child in their learning at home.

Your child will be taught the core subjects of Maths and English every morning by myself (Mr Khan). I will also be teaching PHSE (Including Sex and Relationship Education) on a Thursday afternoon. In the other afternoons, Science, computing and topic will be taught by Mrs Williams. French will be taught by Madame Potts and Music by our specialist music teacher, Mrs S Thomas. Games and PE will be taught by both Mrs Williams and Miss Frommert every Friday. Mrs Gough will be supporting every morning plus intervention groups in the afternoons.


In English we will be studying imagery in poetry and story writing as well as getting to grips with the finer points of sentence construction, punctuation and grammar. We will also be looking at biographies and autobiographies from the non-fictional range of texts.


Number work and arithmetic will develop the skills of multiplying and dividing whole numbers and decimals, both mentally and using paper and pencil procedures. Other topics include percentages, equivalent fractions and fractions of numbers along with the reinforcement of the four main number operations.


Science topics this term are Classification of Living Things, and Light. These subject areas will also form the basis for our practical and investigative work.


Our topic for this term is ‘The Anglo-Saxons’. All history and geography this term will be taught through this topic.


Art and Design technology

The children will continue to develop their painting, printing and drawing skills in art, and in DT the breadth of study includes investigating and evaluating as well as completing focused practical tasks.


Children will continue to have lessons on coding to build upon their knowledge acquired in Year 5. They will also be learning to manipulate texts in a variety of ways using appropriate hardware and software to enhance our topic work.


Games and PE this year takes place on a Friday afternoon, as last year, and the children will need their outdoor P.E. kits for these lessons. It is a good idea for children to have their PE kits with them throughout the week in the event of an individual/ one- off lesson.


SRE (Sex and Relationship Education)

SRE lessons will be taught throughout Year 6. If any parents wish to discuss the content of the lessons please feel free to contact me.





  • Reading - Reading books to be sent home and children are expected to read at home daily. Children are expected to record at least two responses to their reading each week. They will also be set a reading task during their weekly guided reading session which is also completed in their reading record. I will comment on each child’s reading in their reading record following a guided reading session. Parents are encouraged to listen to their child read as often as possible and are welcome to comment in the reading record also.
  • English written homework – Set/ issued every Monday. Due in Wednesday.  
  • Science homework – Set/ issued every Wednesday. Due in Friday. 
  • Maths homework – Set/ issued every Friday. Due in Monday. 
  • Spellings – Issued/ tested every Tuesday (Yellow spelling book)
  • Times tables –Tested every Thursday.

Please support your child by providing suitable time and quiet workspace for them to complete homework / reading tasks.

Homework diary (Red): Parents please sign to acknowledge completion of each homework. Team points/ steps issued at school will also be recorded in the homework diary to keep you aware of your child’s efforts/attitude in school.

If there are any parents who are able to give up some time on a regular basis to listen to readers in Year 6 or to help with other key skills, please contact me as it is always appreciated.

There will be an opportunity to discuss how your child has settled in at the ‘Meet the Teacher’ (3.15pm – 4.15pm Tuesday 11/09/18) and formal Parents Evening later in the term. If you have any concerns, please call in before or after school. Thank you for your continued support in ensuring your child succeeds year 6.

Mr Khan (Deputy Head and Y6 class teacher)


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Contact the School

Helsby Hillside Primary School

Bates Lane
Helsby, Frodsham
Cheshire, WA6 9LN

Headteacher: Mr C Richardson
School Contacts: Mrs F MacCready
& Mrs S Tregilgas

Tel: 01928 722991