Year Six

Mr Abbott

Hello, and welcome to Year 6!

I hope you’ve all had a fantastic summer and are raring to go at the start of this important year for Year 6 children across the country. The children will be working hard (as will all the adults) throughout their time in Year 6 and we hope to see continued improvements in everything that they do.

During your child’s time in Year 6, they will be expected to consolidate their grasp of a range of fiction and non-fiction texts. They will develop skills related to planning the key features of these texts, as well as practising their ability to write for a given length of time. Your child will also be expected to further develop the speed and accuracy of mental calculations to reinforce calculations as part of problem – solving tasks, as well as covering objectives related to Shape and space, Data Handling and Measurement.

Homework is an essential part of your child’s learning, and children will be expected to read every day and complete an English and Maths related activity each week. We are, of course, more than happy to help children if they need further instruction before homework is due to be returned – homework should not be a cause of extreme anxiety!With the children moving on to secondary school at the end of

Year 6 there will of course also be the opportunity to participate in a number of fun trips and activities, as well as all of the fabulously entertaining lessons that will keep the children amused and educated.

Please feel free to contact myself – Mr Abbott – through the school office should any queries arise.

The children will be working hard throughout this year, ensuring that they are ready for their transition to secondary schools in the summer.  I am confident that they will have a successful and enjoyable final year at St Oswald’s!


Year 6 School Council representatives are:


Treasure Island

The whole school have enjoyed watching a performance of Treasure Island. After the performance the children in Year 6 took part in a workshop with the theatre staff. This included stage craft, costumes, lighting, sound effects, pyrotechnics and much more. First of all...

World Book Day – Year 6

Year 6 had the most wonderful experience today, reading to our Reception class children. Grace - "I didn't just enjoy it, I was impressed with their reading skills." Christina - "It makes us think about how they love creating their own stories." Maria - "It was...

Sports Hall Athletics

Year 6 won the Sports Hall Athletics competition at Cardinal Hume Catholic School.  They will now be going to the finals at Gateshead Leisure Centre on Monday 5th December. Well done Year...

Toby’s New Bike

The Gateshead Housing Company have recently worked with a local author and artist to create a book to help raise awareness among young people about the importance of saving money and not borrowing. The children in Years 5 and 6 entered a competition to have their...


The Year 6 children took part in a Tag Rugby competition at Blaydon Rugby Club....

Outdoor Classroom

Today in our beautiful outdoor classroom, we started our topic about WW2 and how life has changed since the 1940s. We began by looking at the countries involved and their location on a map of Europe and the world. We also listened to Chamberlains speech and made a...

London 2016

The staff and children had a great time in London.  Here are a few quotes from the children and some photographs from the trip. Jude: “It was awesome! The bus journey was long but fun. It was a jam-packed trip.” Ellie-Mae:  “I loved all of it!” Ellie A: “Going on the...

Y6 Visit to Nissan – Monozukuri Caravan

Y6 visited Nissan on 16th June for the Monozukuri Caravan event. Ellie Mae - "At Nissan I learnt what Monozukuri means - mono means what is made and zukuri means the act of making.  I also learnt that Nissan means 2,3.  I had an amazing time, I really want to go back,...

Kwik Cricket Y6 – 15th June

David: “We qualified and reached the semi-finals of the Kwik Cricket tournament.” Max: “Our team got through because of having focus, teamwork and fun.” Well done to all the children on the...

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