West Oxford Community Primary School

Welcome to Year 6

Year 6 is the final year of primary school, and is the year that we see the tiny children who joined us in Nursery and Reception all those years ago mature into  confident and composed young people, ready to take on the world. 

About Year 6

Year 6 is a very exciting year for the children, as they enter the home stretch of their primary education and start to prepare for secondary school.

This year the work becomes more intensive, with a high emphasis being placed on mathematics in particular, although we make plenty of time for fun, especially our hugely popular residential trip to Croft Farm.

In Year 6 we also prepare for the SAT’s, but we make sure not to allow them to take over the whole year or to put the children under any undue pressure. 

Last year for our end of year art project, we combined our biology learning with sculpture as each student sculpted beautiful and lifelike hearts out of clay – this is just one example of how we draw different elements of the curriculum together to create engaging and fun projects for Year 6 as they prepare to say goodbye to primary school and head off to the next stage of their education.  

Mrs Fiona Bethel

Year 6 Teacher

Our Curriculum For Year 6

We follow the National Curriculum at the West Oxford Community Primary School. Our team in the classroom works hard to make sure that every child is nurtured and supported as we work together to achieve the milestones set down by the  government, creatively and effectively.

The subjects that we cover include: English, mathematics, science, art and design, citizenship, computing, design and technology, geography, history, languages (Italian), music and physical education.

National Curriculum guidelines for English in Year 6

National Curriculum guidelines for Mathematics in Year 6

National Curriculum guidelines for Science in Year 6

Full list of National Curriculum Subjects for Key Stage 2


What Books Will Your Child Enjoy in Year 6?

Check out this great list of books from The School Reading List. This list of books is put together every year by a team of English teachers, librarians and parents, and features books for all abilities at this stage.

The School Reading List – Year 6

Year 6 News

World Book Day!

Thanks to all of the children and staff who dressed up and shared their favourite books on World Book Day. We have also enjoyed decorating the classroom doors - what a selection of books you have shown!  

World Book Day!

Year 6 have enjoyed taking part in activities today for World Book Day!

Year 6 Visit to Blenheim Palace

Today, Year 6 visited Blenheim Palace. We learnt about it's history and links to Winston Churchill, and had time to explore both inside and outside the palace.

Chemistry workshop

Today Year 6 took part in the 'Chill Out Challenge' - a science workshop delivered by Oxford University Department of Chemistry students.  

Project Look – Monday 25th November

We have spent this afternoon presenting our projects to other classes and having the opportunity to visit other classrooms to look at their projects. Year 6 were visited by Year 4 and Year 2, and also got to visit Year 4 and Year 2 themselves.  

Year 6 Visit to Christchurch Cathedral 19th November

On Tuesday, Year 6 visited Christchurch Cathedral as part of our topic on the Tudors. We were given a guided tour around the grounds and the Great Hall, had the opportunity to wear Tudor costumers, had a tour around the cathedral, then had a working lunch learning...