The Federation of Netley Abbey Infant and Junior Schools

Welcome to Year 6

Our curriculum overview for Autumn 1 can be found here:
Autumn 1 curriculum overview
Our curriculum overview for Autumn 2 can be found here:
Our 2023-24 curriculum map can be found here:

Here is our Reading Bookcase, which shows the key texts we will read across the curriculum in Year 6:


We use our CLIC values to help us to learn to the best of our ability. We believe that every child has the right-

C– to be a confident communicator

L– to learn

I– to improve their health

C– to be part of a community

At Netley Abbey Junior School, these ideas underpin all of our learning. With this in mind, please take some time to see what we have been up to in class.

If you would like any further information about our curriculum, please feel free to talk to our class teachers in the first instance who should be able to answer any queries. Alternatively, you can direct any questions to Mrs Rosie Earle, Federation Director of Teaching and Learning. 

Priory - Miss Phillips (Year 6 Lead)

Seaview - Mrs Fulton and Miss Edmunds

Crescent - Mr Camm

Our PE Days

We would like children to have their PE kit in school every day, however, we understand that they do need washing, so children may take them home over the weekend and bring them back the following week. P.E. kits will be sent home at the end of each term. 

Our PE days are-

Priory: Wednesday and Thursday

Seaview: Tuesday and Thursday

Crescent: Tuesday and Friday


Please ensure your child has trainers in school at all times, for the Golden Mile.


Homework is always given out on a Friday and hand-in day is Wednesday.

In Year 6, each week, children are expected to complete:

Reading for 30 minutes a day for 4 days (this could include a story before bedtime)

Spellings practice for 10 minutes a day for 4 days

Times Tables practice (TT Rockstars) for 10 minutes a day for 4 days

One English or Maths Core Skills task for 30 minutes once a week

If children cannot complete their homework at home, they should attend 'Homework Club' which is on a Wednesday lunchtime.

Homework help

Please see the link on key grammatical terms that your child will be learning about.

A Parents Guide to Grammar

At Netley Abbey Junior School, we use the ‘VIPERS’ to help us answer questions about the books that we read. Your child should know all about these in Year 6, but here is a link with questions that you might like to use at home when reading with your child.

Reading VIPERS for parent

Recommended Reading Lists

Please see the link below for recommended reads for Year 6 - these have been carefully chosen to represent a wide range of age-appropriate themes:

Recommended Reading List for Year 6

Termly Updates

Year 6 are preparing for their visit to Runway's End in the first week of the new term. All of the information, including a recommended kit list, can be found on the link below. 

Runway's End Parent Information

Autumn term 1 

Year 6 have had a fantastic first few weeks back at school, and are making excellent role-models! In the first week of term, many of the children enjoyed a trip to Runway's End, where they took part in a range of challenging and team-building activities; the leaders all commented on how polite and enthusiastic the children were. On our return to school, Year 6 have spent time studying the music video to 'Titanium'. We have been learning how to make predictions and inferences using evidence from the video to support our ideas, and children are now enjoying writing a report from the viewpoint of a police officer. In maths, Year 6 have been exploring place value up to 10,000,000 and have shown their understanding using a range of different representations. In addition to this, we had an exciting visit from the Young Shakespeare Company who performed Romeo and Juliet for us. We loved watching the performance and used this as an exciting stimulus for our reading and writing work!