Menston Primary School

Making our world a better place

Year 6 – Birch & Sycamore


Our Year 6 teachers are:

Birch Class –  Mrs Ellis and Miss Ayers

Sycamore Class – Miss Walker

Our Teaching Assistants are: Mrs Palmer and Mrs Graham


Daily – Children need to bring a named water bottle into school every day. They should also bring their plastic ‘School Bag’ with their current reading book and planner each day.

Children are able to access outside learning regularly so it is important that they always come to school with a hooded coat. During the summer children should also have a named sunhat.

PE – Wednesday.  Please come to school in PE uniform on Wednesday.


In Year 6, children will be expected to record homework and other information in their planners. This information along with any additional resources they may need is uploaded into Google Classroom each Friday.  Homework will be set on Friday each week.  Parents are expected to sign planners each weekend to show they have seen any information.

Reading: Please encourage your child to read a variety of texts. It is important that children are reading regularly to develop fluency as children are expected to read increasingly longer texts with greater speed. We expect Year 6 children to be reading at home every day, sometimes independently and sometimes with an adult. Vocabulary is important so exploring the meaning of unfamiliar words is beneficial.

Spelling: Spelling is a high priority for Year 6 and will taught and practiced in class on a regular basis. Children will also receive regular spelling homework each Friday.


A weekly learning overview letter will be sent via SchoolComms each Friday.

For information on school milk please click here.

Children in KS2 should bring a healthy snack such as fruit or vegetables for morning playtime.

For information about our learning over the year please see our Year 6 Long Term Plan.

For information on writing over the year please click here.

For information on reading over the year please click here.

For information on maths over the year please click here.


Please report all absences to the school office before 8:30 am. We have a 24 hour absence line 01943 873180 where you can leave a message to let us know what the reason for absence is. You must not send any child in to school if they are displaying the symptoms of Covid-19. Please keep them off school and book a PCR test. If your child has sickness or diarrhoea they must be kept off school for 48 hours after the last bout of illness.