Menston Primary School

Making our World a Better Place


Welcome to Year 6

We are very pleased to be teaching Year 6 and look forward to an exciting and hard-working year. Whilst it is important that all children have a really memorable time in Year 6, expectations of their learning and behaviour are high. We love them to take risks in their learning, after all nothing ventured, nothing gained! Throughout the year, our children will grow and mature; they will take on extra responsibilities, become more independent and will be ready to take the next huge step to high school. On this page you will find information about the staff within our year group, key information about our week and a few highlights from our learning.

This year we are fortunate to receive support from Mrs Pedley, Mrs Palmer and Mrs Smith who work in partnership to support your child’s learning. If you have any questions regarding your child’s learning, progress or overall achievement, please contact the school office to arrange an appointment or write a note in your child’s planner.


Miss Sophie Hodkinson  (Year 6 Birch class teacher and UKS2 phase leader)

Mrs Jill Wagstaff (Year 6 Sycamore class teacher)

Mrs Marie Wilson (Deputy Headteacher and Year 6 Sycamore class teacher on Wednesdays)

Mrs Shellie Pedley (HLTA)

Mrs Joanne Palmer (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Angela Smith  (Teaching Assistant)


Planners to be signed by the class teacher


PE kits required (both indoor and outdoor)

PE kits required (indoor kit in Autumn term)


We will sometimes vary the homework set, especially as the year progresses so that your child can get used to homework being set on different days. However, typical homework is shown below:


Maths homework (set and due for completion on the following Thursday)

Spelling homework set (due on Thursday)

Big Talk homework set (for Monday)

Please follow this link to access parent information about end of year non-negotiables for English and Mathematics. Any support that you can give to your child to achieve these targets will be extremely valuable.

Our Learning this Term

Please click this link to view an overview of our learning this year: Year 6 Long Term Plan 2017-18

On Wednesday 20th September, our local PCSO delivered online safety workshops. These workshops helped the children to understand what personal information is safe to post online and what should never be shared publically. Children also learned about accepting friend requests in light of the fact that people online are not always who they appear to be.