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Year 6: Kolbe class



We hope you have had a lovely break over Easter. I am looking forward to seeing you all back in for your final summer term.  

This term, Year 6 will be preparing for and completing their Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs). The week of testing will begin on Tuesday 9th May.  

Our Curriculum will consist of learning about North America in Geography and the Vikings in History.  We will also continue to develop our mathematical knowledge and focus on our writing skills in English.  Our Science topic is Light and we will be attending the Science Festival at UCLAN on May 19th. 

P.E. will be on Tuesday and Thursday this term.  Full P.E. kit (black/navy shorts, white t-shirt and trainers) must be in school every week.  Jewellery should not be worn on these days. We will also be holding our annual Sports Day on 13th July. 

In addition to all of this, we will be having a residential trip to York on 3rd and 4th July. This will give the children opportunities to learn as well as further developing their independence. We are all looking forward to this!!

To keep up to date with everything that is happening in class please look out for updates on ClassDojo. 

Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to working with your children over their last term at Our Lady and St. Gerards. 

Our Behaviour Charter

Our school Behaviour Policy is built upon the ‘5 pillars of Pivotal Practice’ (‘When Adults Change, Everything Changes’, Paul Dix):

  • Consistent, calm adult behaviour,

  • Relentless Routines,

  • First attention to best conduct,

  • Scripting difficult conversations,

  • Restorative Follow-up.


We have three simple goals: Be safe, Be a Learner, Be Kind and Respectful.

York meeting slides 15.06.2023

Year 6 Overview of Themes 2022-23

Recommended Reading Books

Welcome to Year 6


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' and 'Be kind and respectful'.  We 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. We 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 child may express.


Every Friday, homework will be set.  This will consist of Maths and English.  In addition, please encourage your child to read as often as possible.  Reading books should be brought to school every day.  


P.E. will be on Tuesday and Thursday this year.  Full P.E. kit (black/navy shorts, white t-shirt and trainers) must be in school every week.  Jewellery should not be worn on these days.


Please do not hesitate to speak to me if you have any questions throughout the year.  I look forward to working with you and your children.


Mr Vaughan


Text Overview

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 PowerPoint

Year 5/6 Common Exception Words