Welcome to the Year 6 Page

The Year 6 unit comprises of two classes of approximately 25-30 children, taught by Mr Gale in class 6G and Mrs Birkett (Monday-Thursday) and Mrs Sutton (Friday) in class 6BS. Currently the classes are supported by Mrs Barrientos (STA) and Mrs Scott (HLTA).

In Year 6, the children cover a wealth of topics over the course of the year, which include:


Areas of study


Angel Boy, Skellig, Floodland, There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom, Macbeth, Goodnight Mr. Tom, Holes.        


The Mayans, Water, The Vikings, WW2, Cockermouth (Local Study).

(Cross curricular links to Art/DT, Music and ICT)


Healthy Bodies, Adaptation, Classification of Animals, Electricity and Light.










(Please see the curriculum outline link for further subjects and areas of study).

Our Broad and Balanced Curriculum

In Year 6, we aim to offer the children a curriculum which appeals to a variety of interests and individual learning styles. Over the course of the year, we deliver exciting lessons which are both stimulating and engaging. We strive to enhance a wealth of skills thus creating life-long learners who are ready to take their next step in education. The photographs and accompanying captions (outlined below) show examples of the broad and balanced curriculum our Year 6 learners enjoy.

All of our books (across the curriculum) contain lots of fantastic work produced by the children throughout the year.

A fantastic WW2 trip

Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed their recent visit to Carlisle's Military Museum and participating in an exciting WW2 workshop at Tullie House. Enjoy the slideshow of photographs below.

A heart dissection in action

Year 6 were fascinated when dissecting a pig’s heart. Children had the opportunity to explore the different chambers of the heart as well as identify the different parts of the heart they had previously learnt. Many brave children also held the dissected heart and its accompanying parts. This activity forms part of Year 6's 'A journey through the body' topic, in Science.

Year 6's 'Great British Sandwich Off!'

Year 6 have thoroughly enjoyed a day in the 'Bake Off Tent' creating healthy sandwiches. The children designed a nourishing sandwich, which was judged based upon its taste, balance of ingredients and presentation. The standard was unbelievably high and the judges (and Year 6 staff) were amazed at the children's creations. This event forms part of the children's learning in Science and Design Technology.

Well done to the winners and every child's success was celebrated in assembly. In the meantime, please enjoy the photographs (below) of the children's outstanding creations.

Our very own VE Day Party

The Year 6 children, staff, parents/guardians and other family relatives enjoyed their very own VE Day Party. Families baked cakes and biscuits which they shared and enjoyed with plenty of tea and coffee. Music played throughout the celebration but it didn’t drown out the sound of conversation and laughter created by all generations of families. The children’s fantastic work was also on display for people to read and savour. A whole-group sing-along concluded the morning and this event marks a fitting end to the children’s topic of WW2. Enjoy the photographs below of the celebration:



When given








  • School reading book - other books from the home and the library - encouraging a wide choice and talking to the child about their reading and their understanding of what they are reading.
  • Children are asked to record their reading on their 'Reading Passport'.



  • Spellings - a series of words to learn or a specific task relating to a spelling rule.
  • The child should be encouraged to look at each word carefully, say it, cover it up, write it from memory and then check it.  This process is repeated several times.  The words are then assessed in class.
  • Often the child will be asked to extend the spelling words, e.g. writing sentences and/or finding out their meaning in a dictionary, etc.

Times Tables


  • Tables: 2x – 12x tables ought to be practised at home.

Fab 4


  • A series of mathematical questions relating to a variety of topics from the Year 6 Curriculum.



  • A ‘SPAG Mat’ designed for children to continuously revise key areas of SPAG.



  • A task(s) relating to Science/Topic learning.


(Year 6 only)


Spring term and beginning of Summer term

  • Weekly comprehension and/or SPAG activities. 
  • Test questions in addition to homework.
























Towards the end of Year 6, the children have the opportunity to go on a four day residential to Scarborough/York which includes visits to Eden Camp WW2 experience, York’s Chocolate Story and York Dungeon, an exciting day out to Flamingo Land and a final stop at Scarborough's Water Park. This thoroughly enjoyable experience concludes their primary education at Fairfield Primary School.

Enjoy the pictures below from this year's residential to Scarborough... the smiles say it all!

Meet the Year 6 Team

Mr Gale

Key Stage 2 Leader
Year 6 Teacher

Mrs Birkett

Year 6 Teacher (PT)

Mrs J Sutton

Deputy Headteacher
Year 6 Teacher (PT)

Mrs Barrientos

Year 6 Support

Mrs Scott

Year 6 Support

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