Marpool Primary School

Believe, Achieve, Succeed

Year 6

Welcome to Beech and Rowan Base!

This half-term in Year 6:

Year 6 PE days for Summer B will be Thursdays and Fridays so PE kit is only to be worn on these days.

 This half term, we are:

  • Writing information texts about fictitious explorers inspired by 'Shackleton's Journey'. We will also be looking at playscripts inspired by our end of year production. 
  • Using the White Rose Scheme's projects in maths to problem-solve in real-life contexts.
  • Expanding our geographical knowledge and skills by observing and recording the physical and human features of our locality.
  • Learning about the classification of living things in biology. 
  • Learning how to read Ordnance Survey maps and understand their symbols and keys. 
  • Completing our final RSHE unit, 'growing and changing'.
  • Rehearsing for our end of year production: 'The School-O-Vision Song Contest'.
  • Taking part in various transition activities in preparation for our journey into secondary school. 


To support us at home: 

  • Please find attached the home learning activities for Summer B:

Year 6 Home Learning Summer B 

KEEP READING! 3 reads are checked every Friday.

  • Log on toto complete activities in your rucksack or to choose an area of maths you'd like to revise. 
  • Use the link below to the White Rose Parent/Pupil videos to recap some of our recent fractions learning:Fractions Videos
  • Practise the times tables you find tricky using the grid below (or you can draw your own):
  • Blank Multiplication Square
  •  You might like to practise some Spanish by logging in here: 


Parent Information

Information about this half term:

  • Our PE days are Thursdays and Fridays. Children are to only wear PE kit to school on these days.
  • On Thursday 20th June the Heads Up Team will be leading an ECC parent meeting about transition in our school hall. This will start at 3:30.
  • Wednesday 26th June Year 6 will be carrying out fieldwork as part of our geography learning linked to our locality. We shall be spending the day in Exmouth, looking at the estuary and visiting the Lifeboat Station to see how physical and human features have impacted the landscape. We shall be creating sketch maps of the area.
  • Monday 1st-3rd July ECC and Sidmouth transition days.
  • Friday 12th July - Beech swimming session (more details to follow).
  • Friday 19th July - Rowan swimming session (more details to follow).
  • Tuesday 16th July - Year 6 Show matinee performance (more details to follow)
  • Wednesday 17th July - Year 6 Show evening performance at 5pm (more details to follow).
  • Friday 19th July - Year 6 MarpFest (Leavers celebration in the morning).
  • Wednesday 24th July at 2pm - Year 6 Leavers Assembly (more details to follow).

For the latest news, please remember to visit the News section of our website, where you will find term dates, the diary and newsletters. 

Which key skills will my child be learning and practising this year?



Key Skills Writing Yr6

What will my child be learning this year?


Which texts will my child be introduced to this year?

Click on the link below to see the whole list and how the texts link in with the curriculum. 



Year 6 Photo Gallery

 Hover over the photo for the caption and click on the photos to enlarge.