St John's Upper Holloway C.E Primary School

Jesus said: 'Love each other as I have loved you'. - John 15:12


Welcome to Year 6

Hello and welcome to the Year 6 page! This is where you will find all the information you need to know about what we will be doing in Year 6 this term.  There is so much to look forward to this year, including: being stretched and challenged, an exciting curriculum, trips and an end of year production. Your last year at St John's is going to be brilliant!

Remember: it's really important to be at school every day, on time and ready to learn.

Covid Information

In order to keep everyone as safe as possible, adults coming inside of the school grounds must be wearing a mask - this applies to picking up at the end of the day. We will have a soft start where by the back gate will be opened at 8:45am, giving everyone a chance to settle in and start the day in a great way!
Please make sure you have a waterbottle that is named and is brought in every day for keeping ourselves hydrated. Everyone will have a reading book in school and a different book or books that they are reading and writing about at home. If you would like to return a book from home, this should only be done on a Monday, and must be put in our 'Returned Books' box at the front of our classroom. Finally, on Wednesday, everyone should wear their PE kit to and from school (please make sure the PE kit is appropriate for all weather types, just in case it turns unexpectedly!)


Summer term 2021

As we enter the final term of primary school, we are looking forward to making it as memorable and successful as we can. Despite being unable to go on school journey, there will be a range of exciting events as well as an end of year Year 6 production. We will upload photos of our highlights throughout the term so do keep checking our webpage. Although parents are required to drop their children off at the school gate, I am available to talk through any questions or concerns you may have - just contact me through the school office. Mr Ventham.


Our humanities topic this term focuses on our local area, Archway, including the history of our school and St John's church. If you have any information, photos or anything else that could help the children understand how the area has changed over time, please do let me know.


In science we are exploring two topics - classification of living things and keeping our bodies healthy. This also links to our PSHE unit on 'healthy relationships' - more infomation about what we are covering will be sent out shortly.  

You can see more details about our curriculum for the summer term by clicking on our parent curriculum letter here. 


Spring term 2021

On World Book Day in Year 6, we spent time discussing our favourite book and listening to our class novel, Varjak Paw.We spent the rest of the day exploring the book, ‘An Emotional Menagerie’ by The School of Life.  Each letter of the alphabet is given an emotion which is described by linking it to a character.  We listened to and performed the poems before setting about writing our own. 

As a class, we decided to write the poems:

L is for laziness (a lion), P is for Perseverance (a penguin)


Autumn Term's Topics

Humanities - How did the Ancient Greek infulence the Western World?

In this unit, we will spend time looking at the progress Greece made in many areas of life to see in we can spot their influence in our modern lives. We will make sure we know where Ancient Greek was its over arching timeline.  We will explore  and research areas such as democracy and city rule, philosophy and story-telling, sports, language and sculpture and record our findings.  From this, we will make our own judgements as to whether the great had an impact on our lives.

Science - Can light go round corners?

In Year 3 we learned about sources of light, how light reflects off objects so that we can see and how different objects reflect different amounts of light and shadows. We will make sure we recognise that light travels in straight lines and explain how this idea to explain that we can see objects because they reflect light from a light source into the eye.  

As always, homework will be set on Friday and should be completed by the following Wednesday. Homework will be 'given out' via Seesaw so you must check there every Friday to see your list of tasks for the week.   Each week you will need to do three things for homework:
1. Read every day (Reading Records should be brought in for checking only on Monday)
2. Complete any extras that has been set on Doodle Maths, Tables, English and Spell
3. Keep yourself in the green zone on all of our Doodle apps.