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Year 6

Message to parents: We would like to invite you to a “drop in” session in Year 6 so you can see the curriculum, learning and environment and expectations. The session will be half an hour long and we can accommodate 10 parents per session. Please sign up.

The following sessions are available:

9.00-9.30: 12th November, 13th November or 15th November.


Welcome to Year 6 and the final year at Trotts Hill Primary School!  Mrs Cook is the class teacher and Mrs Cornish is the Year 6 teaching assistant.

Year 6 is an extremely important, yet fun year, when your children will sit their SATs in May.  To ensure the children are ready for these tests and are feeling confident, all the support and interest you take in your child’s education is extremely valuable.

We ask parents to read and sign their child’s reading record each week and help their child with the tasks that are set.

This year we cover the core subjects of English, Maths and Science as well as the following topics where we encourage children to take an active approach towards their learning including:

  • The UK – The human and physical characteristics
  • World War II
  • Mayan Civilisation
  • Stevenage New Town

Year 6 is a very important year and we have organised a range of activities which ensure children receive a broad curriculum which challenges them.  The children participate in a ‘Robotics Day’ where they design and programme a robot to walk on Mars.

Children’s ‘Design and Technology’ skills are developed through a K’nex workshop where the children build a model based on strict design specifications.  Finally the children’s fitness is tested through an activity week at PGL where they have the opportunity to conquer fears and achieve goals!

The expectations in Year 6 are very high but year on year children always rise to the challenge through good home-school partnerships and a determination to succeed.


Thursday 11th October 2018

LO: To draw scientific conclusions

We have been studying the different ways that living things are classified. We have discovered that yeast is a living thing and decided to investigate which temperature it would grow best in.

Tuesday 25th September/Tuesday 2nd October 2018

LO: To identify the significance of Churchill as a leader

We have looked at numerous sources of information to determine whether Churchill was an effective leader. We then presented our findings in different ways: poems, speeches, posters and biographies.

Thursday 27th September 2018

LO: To understand significant events and features of the 60s

Today, Trotts Hill have begun our 50th birthday celebrations. In Year 6, we have been learning about the 60s. We created a class timeline and identified key events, songs, films, people inventions, toys and technology in the 60s, making comparisons with the current day. We have made some amazing discoveries as well as singing and dancing our way through the decade. Children made an outstanding effort with their costumes too!

Wednesday 19th September 2018

LO: To write a diary entry

We have been reading a new class book: ‘The Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom’ by Louis Sachar. We have been extremely enthused by the story and have been using it to create a variety of written outcomes, one of which being a diary entry.

Thursday 6th September and Tuesday 11th September 2018

LO: To describe Aristotle’s contribution to Science

We have begun a Science topic on Living Things by studying Aristotle, who was the first scientist to classify living things. We have written a biography detailing some of his key findings.

Thursday 6th September 2018

LO: To identify patterns

In Maths this week, we have been completing various open ended tasks to show us that Maths doesn’t have to be scary and that it’s okay to make mistakes! In this lesson, we wore exploring patterns, and some of us even moved on to finding algebraic equations!