Interested in joining The Gordon Children's Academy? 

Why not join us for one of our school tours on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th November.
These tours are limited in numbers so please email the school on to secure your place and avoid disappointment. 

We look forward to meeting you then.

Welcome to Year 6



The teachers in Year 6 are Mr McKinlay, Mr Hinkley and Mrs Parsons.

The teaching assistant is Mr Dear.

Topics and Enrichment Opportunities


Seesaw is a secure online account which we use to communicate with parents, assign homework and share your child’s learning journey. Your child will receive weekly English and Maths homework on Seesaw. This is based on the learning that they have completed that week in class. It is assigned on a Thursday and needs to be submitted by the following Tuesday.

At Gordon Children’s Academy, we value reading as a crucial life skill. By the time children leave us, most children read confidently for meaning and regularly enjoy reading for pleasure. Our readers are equipped with the tools to tackle unfamiliar vocabulary. We encourage our children to see themselves as readers for both pleasure and purpose.

We use Rigby Rocket and Collins Big Cat books in school which follow the UK Book Band colours. This is to expose the children to a wide range of text types, characters and settings. Children are provided with a home reading book at their level. They are expected to read this daily. When a child has a reading age of 11+ years, they then move onto free reader.

Band: Sapphire (Age appropriate for Year 5)

Band: Diamond (Age appropriate for Year 6)
Band: Pearl (Age appropriate for Year 6)

As well as the academic homework, including daily reading that the children complete, we want to encourage and celebrate the children’s creative side. The children are encouraged to use their thinking hats to create a piece of homework that we can share with the whole school community, including parents, at parent’s evening.  They can pick from one of the suggested ideas from the curriculum information above or create an idea of their own. The children will vote for the most creative homework (green hat thinking) from each class. Good luck!

It is important for your child to be exposed to different types of text. Below is a list of recommended classic texts to read:

  • The Secret Garden
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • The Phoenix and the Carpet
  • Five Children and It
  • Treasure Island
  • Robinson Crusoe
  • Tom Sawyer
  • The Water Babies
  • Little Women
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Black Beauty
  • The Railway Children

Learning in English and Maths 

The information below provides details about the areas of learning that your child will cover in Year 6. Children are expected to meet these requirements by the end of Year 6. These are based on the guidance from the National Curriculum 2014.

Year 6 Knowledge Organiser

The children in Year 6 use a Knowledge Organiser to help them with their next steps in learning. Please see below for the information for GPaS, Reading, Writing and Maths which is included in the Knowledge Organiser.

Curriculum Website Links

The below websites may be useful for supporting your child further with their learning: