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St Giles' Catholic Primary School

Part of the Painsley Catholic Academy

Grow in Faith and Love

"In our school we value and respect every person as a child of God, as we grow together in faith, and love."

Year 6



Welcome to class 6!

Year 5 and Year 6 Curriculum and Expectations

With the new National Curriculum, the Department for Education has produced new expectations for the end of each curriculum year. These will replace the old system of levels and provide you as parents with a clear idea of what the children should be achieving at the end of the year.

Below you will find the expectations for Year 5 and Year 6 in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. The year 5 document that can also be downloaded provides year 5 expectations. We have also produced ‘deepening’ targets for parents to show you the targets that the children will be working towards if they have met all of the ‘expected’ targets to master their learning skills.

As a school we report your child’s progress against these end of year expectations at our parent evenings during the year.

The following terms will be used:

· Your child is not on track to meet the end of year national expectations.

· Your child is on track to meet the end of year national expectations .

· Your child is on track to exceed the end of year national expectations.


Any extra support you can provide in helping your child or children to achieve these will benefit them greatly.




Sewing Inspire Workshop (23.05.18)

A very ‘creative’ morning was enjoyed by our Y6 children as they followed their own designs to produce beautiful mini-cushions.

The cushions were themed around either, their choice of Confirmation saint (if one of our Confirmandi children) or a favourite saint.

Our grateful thanks extend to the parents, grandparents and other family members who attended.

Year 6 Summer Information.

Our Amazing Volcanoes!

(February 2018)

Linking our geography topic work (Our World: Natural Disasters) to our art (3D Models) Y6 managed to produce some outstanding work as you will see from the following photographs:

Y6 Baking Bread Rolls (07.02.18)

Science (Micro-Organisms)

Our experiment has proved that a microbe called yeast, used in bread, is alive. Yeast is added to the dough, when bread is made, to make it rise.


Spring Term Information

Holy Souls (02.11.17)

Remembrance Service

Following our Remembrance Service, Y6 were joined by their invited guests (grandparents and other relatives) to share memories and reflections about WWII. This was a truly amazing experience for everyone involved!

Y6 Baking ‘Crunchies’ (18.10.17)

As part of their history topic, the children baked WWII-style biscuits. These old-fashioned ‘treats’ proved so popular that very few were transported home at the end of the day!

Restart a Heart Day (16.10.17)

Our Y6 children learn CPR! Thank you to the Churnet Valley First Responder Group for giving up their time freely to share this important life-saving skill.

Spring Term information January 2017

Suggested Books for Year 6