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Welcome to 6V


It is an exciting year for your children as they continue their journey through school and complete their final year here at Our Lady & St Gerard’s.  We look forward to working together to prepare your children for the next step as they embark on life at High School.


Our classroom is a happy and positive working environment, where praise and encouragement are used to motivate and support all of the children. We follow our Behaviour Charter, encouraging the children to: 'Be Safe'; 'Be a learner'; 'Be kind and respectful'.  I ask that each child tries their best and develops a resilient attitude towards learning. 


Throughout the year, lots of new and exciting learning will take place. Your children will be challenged to be the very best they can be and encouraged to take part in every aspect of school life. I value the support you give your child at home with reading, spelling, learning times tables and delving into any topic-based research or interests your children may express.


Every Friday, homework will be set on Sumdog.  This will include maths, spelling and grammar.  In addition, please encourage your child to read daily and sign their Reading Record once a week.  Reading books should come to school every day.  


We will be swimming on Mondays from 20th September until Christmas.  Please ensure your child has their swimming costume, towel and swimming hat with them every Monday.  P.E. will also be on Tuesdays.  Full P.E. kit (black/navy shorts, white t-shirt and trainers) must be in school every Tuesday.  Jewellery should not be worn.


Please do not hesitate to speak to me if you have any questions throughout the year.  I look forward to working with you and watching your child blossom as the year progresses.


Mr Vaughan

Year 6 text overview

Recommended Reading Books

We have selected these recommended reading lists from Peters Education to ensure that our children have access to a wide range of books.  These books are all available in school and form our 'core' texts in our class libraries.  These lists are chosen because they:

  • link with our curriculum for each year group
  • represent different cultures
  • introduce children to new authors and expand their knowledge of familiar authors
  • ensure progression 
  • match topics of interests for our children
  • tackle current themes

Maths Overview

Meet The Teacher

The PowerPoint shared at this year's 'Meet the Teacher' is below.

Spring Term


Welcome back!  It's been lovely to see all of the children!!

This term we will be covering a range of topics across the curriculum. 

We have started to read our new class novel "The Nowhere Emporium" which will lead us to producing written work linked to the book.  Please see our Overview for more details of what we will be covering as well as the photos of our learning.

This term your child will be set regular homework and will bring their books home every Friday.  Homework is due back by the Wednesday after.

As always, I am available via Class Dojo or email if you need to discuss anything.

Thank you for your ongoing support,


Mr Vaughan