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: Summer 1

Our main focus this half term is preparation for our SATs tests which will take place during the week of the 14th May 2018. We will continue to develop exam techniques when answering these questions and will practice SATs style questions in Maths, grammar and reading. There will be a whiteboard in the classroom where children can write down anything that they would like to revise.



  • Looking at classic poems from the past, understanding the language and the message and mood that the poet is trying to convey
  • Various poems from different authors and genres – in preparation for our reading comprehension SATs, we will be reading and discussing different poems and looking at some SATs style questions linked to them.


  • Report writing – using the features of reports, we will be writing our own non-chronological reports on a subject of our choice.
  • Information texts and leaflets.


  • Quest stories – we will be learning how to write an exciting beginning, middle and end and using this to write our own quest stories.
  • The Legend of St George – using the few facts we have, we will be writing our own version of this important story.


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

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


Multiplication & Division

* Multiply 4-digit numbers including those with two decimal places by 1-digit numbers;

* Use long multiplication to multiply 4-digit numbers by numbers between 10 and 30, including those with two decimal places;

* Revise using short division to divide 4-digit by 1-digit and 2-digit numbers including those which leave a remainder

2D & 3D Shapes

* Draw 2D shapes using given dimensions and angles

* Illustrate and name parts of circles, including radius, diameter and circumference and know that the diameter is twice the radius

* Identify properties of 2D and 3D shapes

* Investigate nets of 3D shapes.

* Look at symmetry of 2D and 3D shapes

Algebra: Ratio

* Generalise a relationship between pairs of numbers, express simple formulae in words, then using letters;

* describe and continue sequences, generalise to predict the tenth term, begin to generalise a term in a sequence using n to stand for the number of the term in a sequence; describe ratio and use ratio to solve problems;

* find fractions and simplify ratios


* Read and plot coordinates in all four quadrants,

* draw and translate simple polygons using coordinates and find missing coordinates for a vertex on a polygon;

* draw and reflect simple polygons in both the x-axis and y-axis using coordinates;

Problem solving

* Solve problems involving the application and use of number facts and relationships.


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

Name and understand the function of the main parts of the human body.


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


The Mighty Mayans – learning about the people, places and routines in this ancient civilisation


Finding out how Buddhists and Christians live their lives


Wednesday = Athletics / Rounders

Thursday = Tag Rugby with James from Junior Sharks

Friday = Cricket coaching from ‘Chance to Shine’


Learning new songs and beginning to prepare for our Year 6 performance.

Charanga = ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’


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 Wednesday, Thursday & Friday