Barnsbury Primary School and Nursery Barnsbury Primary School and Nursery
Believe Persevere Succeed

Year 6


Learning Objectives

Week Commencing Monday 20th September 2021



To add and subtract whole numbers. 

To use the inverse. 

To solve multi step word problems. 


To infer a character's thoughts and feelings. 

To describe character, setting and atmosphere. 

To be able to use parenthesis (dashes, commas and brackets). 




Group 1 spelling rule - Adding -im to root words beginning with m or p   e.g.  impossible, impatient, immortal, immature, impolite, impure.  

Group 2 spelling rule - Words ending with zhuh spelt - sure e.g. measure, treasure, leisure, pleasure, pressure, closure.  

Group 3 spelling rule - Suffixes -y, -ing, -ed, -er, -est, -tion, -ous, -ant e.g. nicest, sensible, cycling, tasted, slimy, joker. 


Red words - there (it's over there), their (it was their turn), they're (they are coming to the party), rain (the rain poured down), reign (the palace was built during the reign of King Henry VIII), rein (Santa Claus pulled on Rudolph's rein).  

Orange words - thorough, soldier, secretary, equip, criticise, equipped. 


To recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents. 

Optional Topic Homework Extreme Survivors
General Information  


Homework is set on a Wednesday and needs to be completed by the following Wednesday.     

Maths - Roman Numeral Challenge

English - Comprehension activity 'Doorstep Animals.'


Click here to see the Homework Policy 

 Parent Planners 

Each term, before the children embark on their learning in a new topic, we send home a Parent Topic Planner explaining for parents and carers the learning opportunities across the curriculum that each child will receive. Teachers select and suggest useful websites and places to visit which will enhance and prepare the child for the topic they are about to start. There are also useful dates and a bank of topic words that families may choose to talk through with their children.

Year 6 Parent Planner Autumn 2021 



Whole School Curriculum plan 2021/2022

National Primary Curriculum


Knowledge Mat
Mayans Knowledge Mat


Parent Workshop Presentations, please click on the blue links below to open the presentation  

 Parent Information Meeting Presentation September 2021  (as per ParentMail 17/09/2021)
Growth Mindset Presentation
Supporting Developing Reading and Comprehension
Teaching Maths



Learning Expectations

Year 6 Spelling Expectations

Year 6 Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation 

English Appendix  

End of Year 6 Expectations

Year 6 expectations- By the end of year 4, pupils should have memorised their multiplication tables up to and including the 12 multiplication table in year 6 they must develop their precision and fluency. 


Relationships and Sex Education Overview - Year 6


Please see below some useful websites to assist with your child's learning. 

Purple Mash Information Guides
Information Letter to Parents

Guide to accessing Home Learning Tasks on Purple Mash:


Guide to uploading work on Purple Mash:


Guide to accessing your Class Blog on Purple Mash:















username Barnsbury6B or Bartnsbury6M


for 6B - Class6B

for 6M - Class6M

Recommended Books to Read 



Timestable Rockstar

Please click here to see the Timestable Rockstar Letter      

Logging into to the program at home;
 Go to or download the Timestables Rockstar App from the App store.
 You can create a bookmark or favourite for this web address.
 Go to Login (these details are in your children’s reading diaries). Once you are logged in, you will be
asked to create an Avatar and choose a rockstar name for yourself.
 You now need to choose your venue. The Garage and Arena are specifically set questions set by your
class teacher. The Festival and Studio have timestables questions randomly selected up to 12x12.
 Your child will be challenged to see how many timestables questions they can answer in a set amount of
time. As they complete challenges, they can earn Rock Status! We recommend using this programme
for 10 minutes a day.
 For more guidance and help, please see