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

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...

Y6 Junior Citizen Visit – Wednesday 6th November

On Wednesday, Year 6 visited Rewley Road Fire Station to take part in the Junior Citizen visit. We can't tell you too much about it (so it doesn't spoil it for the lower year groups when they visit) but Y6 responded to all of the situation very well and learnt lots of...

I.M.P.S Visit

On Tuesday 24th September, Y6 visited the JR Hospital to take part in I.M.P.S training (Injury Minimization Programme for Schools). They learnt about C.P.R, using an A.E.D and how to respond to emergency situations.    

Science Workshops

Today, Foundation Class up through Year 6 were able to take part in a Science Workshop run by Oxford Hands On Science. This is a volunteer group of Oxford University PhD students who are studying various fields of science themselves.   The children had a...