Year 6


I’m Mrs Cockley and have been teaching at Abel Smith School for the last 5 years. I really enjoy the challenge of teaching Year 6 and strive to make the curriculum fun and engaging for the children in my class.

In Year 6 we ensure that the children cover varied and interesting topics which support them in their SATs which they will take in May.

We also believe that it is essential that the children are independent and responsible for their own organisation which will prepare them fully for the demands of secondary school.


We welcome your support to:

  • Make sure your child arrives on time to school.
  • Maintain excellent attendance
  • Support your child in ensuring that they are fully equipped for the day.
  • Help your child to take responsibility for completing their school jobs.
  • Check that your child is dressed in the correct school uniform and has a full PE kit in school each day.
  • Hear your child read regularly and write a positive comment in their diary.
  • Provide a quiet space for your child to do their homework and support when necessary.
  • Talk to your child about their day and encourage them to tell you about their learning.
  • To further develop their independence, encourage your child to discuss any worries that they may have about school with me.
  • Support our positive behaviour for learning policy by discussing appropriate behaviour with your child and ways to avoid / deal with confrontation

Year 6 Staff

Mrs A Cockley

  • Senior Leader
  • Teacher

Mrs M Pratt

  • Teaching Assistant


Term: Spring 1



  • Rivers – Understand how a poem can tell a story; collect vocabulary related to rivers and establish their meaning.
  • Jabberwocky: Read and understand classic poetry; analyse how poets create moods, feelings and effects in their poem.

Classic Fiction

  • The Hobbit – Read and interpret classic fiction identifying how language has changed; describe imaginary settings and characters using ideas from the text; write their own chapter using the text as a guide.

Persuasion: Graffiti

  • Create a letter using the correct layout and level of formality; create arguments and sequence them logically; understand how persuasive devices can be used in a text


  • Handwriting-joined script
  • Weekly spellings – to learn spelling patterns and rules

Grammar, spelling & Punctuation in preparation for the SPAG test in May.


Number: Decimals

  • Identify the value of each digit in numbers given to 3 decimal places.
  • Multiply numbers by 10, 100 and 1,000 giving answers up to 3 decimal places.
  • Multiply one-digit numbers with up to 2 decimal places by whole numbers.
  • Use written division methods in cases where the answer has up to 2 decimal places.
  • Solve problems which require answers to be rounded to specified degrees of accuracy.

Number: Percentages

  • Solve problems involving the calculation of percentages [for example, of measures and such as 15% of 360] and the use of percentages for comparison.
  • Recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages including in different contexts.

Number: Algebra

  • Use simple formulae Generate and describe linear number sequences.
  • Express missing number problems algebraically.
  • Find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns.
  • Enumerate possibilities of combinations of two variables.


Understand how living things have evolved over time and how they are adapted to living in their environment.


Spreadsheets – understand how these can help us to solve everyday problems


Raging Rivers – Understand about the different features of our river system and how rivers change and shape our landscape


Finding out how Buddhists and Christians live their lives


Tag Rugby (Monday) & Gymnastics (Wednesday)


Working with Miss Todd to learn to play the Ukulele


Current Homework

  • Homework will be given out each Monday and must  be returned on the following Monday morning
  • Homework will consist of: Reading, Spellings, Grammar book & Maths book.
  • Online Maths games for Abacus – use your unique login
  • In Year 6, children will be tested on their weekly spellings on a Monday
  • Year 6 must have their home learning books in school every day.
  • PE lessons on a Monday (outdoor) and Wednesday (indoor)