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Welcome to Year 6!

Year 6 is an extremely important year where we value every individual and work as a team. The children are encouraged to try their best and are given every opportunity to reach their full potential whilst creating many memorable experiences.

This year, we have a great deal of new learning to undertake, as well as revise all of our previous learning in preparation for our SATs. In Year 6, we ensure our pupils become more determined, resilient, empowered, appreciative and motivated learners. Our classrooms will be hubs of inquisitiveness, challenges, aspirations and regular feedback as the children will be encouraged to achieve in all aspects of school life. It will be a place where mutual respect will be vital to our learning – our class mantra being - ‘Be brilliant, Be safe.’

 Our pupils mature so much during Year 6 and they thoroughly enjoy the added responsibility Year 6 brings. Younger pupils look up to us and we encourage Year 6 pupils to be excellent role models. We would like to thank all parent/carers for their valued support and we very much look forward to working with your children.

Miss Southouse and Miss Christie

In our classrooms you will see: 

  • Staff who know us as individuals and know what we are good at and what we need to improve.
  • Children who are engaged in their learning because staff share their passion for their subject.
  •  Children who are appropriately challenged to help them learn because their teachers have high expectations of them.
  • Children who develop their learning through wanting to take risks and be independent.
  •  Children who are making progress because they have responded well to their teachers’ marking.
  • Children whose behaviour for learning is excellent and helped by our fantastic classroom management.


This term, our class book/author is: ‘Here we are by Oliver Jeffers’ and ‘Titanium by David Guetta’


What shall I bring to school with me?

Please name everything!


Water Bottle

Pencil Case

School uniform

P.E Kit

You will need a water bottle clearly marked with your name and full of water. 

Each day you will need to take them home to be washed and filled up with fresh water.


A non-fluffy, plastic and wipeable pencil case. Please not too big and containing;


  • A writing pencil and a blue pen
  • A red pen
  • A rubber
  • A pencil sharpener
  • A glue stick
  • Some colour pencils
  • Some felt-tip pens
  • A small pair of scissors
  • A small ruler


If you need any help with this, please let us know.


At Botley School we are proud of our uniform and looking smart and tidy. Here is a reminder of what you should wear;


  • Red jumper or cardigan.
  • White or red polo shirt
  • Black or grey trousers, skirt or shorts.
  • White, grey, black or red socks or tights
  • Red Gingham dress if appropriate weather
  • Dark shoes
  • Long hair must be tied back
  • Small stud earrings only (these must not be worn on P.E. day)

An appropriate coat when needed.

We will have P.E on the following days:

Cedar class – Wednesday

Lilac Class– Thursday

On these days, we would like you to come to school in your P.E. kit.


Here is a reminder of your kit:


  • A t-shirt in your team colour.
  • Shorts, skort, leggings or sports trousers.
  • Trainers
  • Jumper in case it is cold, please no hoodies as they can get caught when playing sports.

No earrings, even stud.

Year 6 Topics this year





The History of Crime and Punishment

Enough for Everyone and Natural resources

Global Trade

The Story of Chocolate

Pupils will be taught about a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history. We chose:

Benin (West Africa) c. AD 900-1300

Children will know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world:

  • the nature of ancient civilisations;
  • the expansion and dissolution of empires; 
  • characteristicfeatures of past non-European societies; 

achievements and follies of mankind.

This unit is guaranteed to provoke a lively debate. Armed with all the contextual knowledge they need, and stimulated by some thought-provoking quotations, pupils will have to advocate a particular course of action. 


In this unit, children will name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features. Our main focus will be on coasts and land-use patterns; and understanding how some of these aspects have changed over time.


Extended chronological study:

Pupils will be taught a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends their chronological knowledge beyond 1066. We will be focusing on:

Changes in an aspect of social history, in particular -  crime and punishment from the Anglo-Saxons to the present.

In Enough for Everyone, children will think about the needs of a settlement, and the needs of the planet as a whole. They will find out where resource such as power and food come from and look at ways in which natural resources can be conserved. After discussing the idea of a carbon footprint, children will have the chance to consider how their actions impact on others around the world, and to think about the changes that they could make to try to ensure that natural resources are shared so there is enough for everyone. 


Trade and Economics 

In this unit, the children find out about how goods and services are traded around the world. They will explore the UK's trade links today, and in the past, finding out about goods imported and exported and the methods of transport used. Through a more detailed look at one of the UK's trade partners, the children will learn about the benefits of trading internationally, as well as the risks to this area. The children will also learn about fair trade and why it is important in a global market.


We will focus on following themes within this unit: 

  • Explore the global trade in cocoa 
  • Fair Trade Foundation
  • Developing countries 
  •  Interdependence and globalisation 
  • Enquiry and critical thinking.