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Mayhill Junior School


Junior School


Year 6

Long term Curriculum Overview for Year 6 - click here.

How is English taught at Mayhill? 

As in previous year groups, children all access the same high quality text which is then used to inspire and model a writing outcome. A Learning Journey provides children with approximately 3 weeks working towards a single piece of writing, ensuring all of their grammar and punctuation is purposeful and individual pupil targets are developed. Quality over quantity is prioritised, with time provided for editing, redrafting, publishing and self-reflection. 

How is Maths taught at Mayhill? 

Maths is taught discreetly except where there are natural cross-curricular links. By now, children are using and applying Maths in a variety of contexts, developing their confidence and speed and making links between different areas of Maths. 

To support your child, here is the Year 6 Maths Target sheet: click here

Trips and Workshops

Trips and workshops play a significant part in ensuring all of our children are excited about their topics and that the learning comes to life. If you would like support with payment, contact the school office or Mr May to discuss a range of options. Details of the trips and workshops can be found on the Long term Curriculum Overview at the top of the page.

Year 6 residential

Year 5 and Year 6 and invited away for four nights together. The cost of this trip is subsidised for families eligible for free school meals. 

Y6 Homework 

Children will continue to be expected to read, learn spellings and practise their fluency in maths. However, when they reach Year 6, they will be given a mix of ‘Home learning’ half termly sheets, similar to Years 3-5, and more formal weekly homework tasks, more in line with what they may expect in Year 7. Mayhill works closely with Robert Mays to achieve this.


Examples of this might include home revision packs during a holiday period, reviewing SATs papers or specific grammar or maths exercises to support your child in retaining key skills. Children are not required to have their reading signed daily unless directed by their class teacher. Homework will continue to be set through to the end of term.

For more detailed information, see the Home Learning Policy.