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Year 6

Welcome to the year six page, our teachers are Mrs McGuire /Mrs Cant (Class 13) and Mrs Poulter (Class 14).

Please check this page often for updates!

Colourful English

We learnt the story of little Toki, who made an unusual friend during his hunting trip. Children created fantastic comic strips to present this story. Just look how colourful they are!


 General Information

At the start of the year, we share curriculum information with parents. Please find the presentation below. Click on the link to download the file or scroll through the presentation below.

Information for parents.ppt

Year 6 Open Evening

Please find  the information about Woodham Academy open evening below.

The application process for the Secondary Admissions 2021 Intake - 

information from Durham County Council

The application process for the Secondary Admissions 2021 Intake is due to begin on Monday 14th September 2020.


Parents can make their application for Secondary School online by visiting www.durham.gov.uk/schooladmissions and the School Admissions online application facility will be available to parents from Monday the 14th of September 2020.


The Closing Date for Secondary School Applications is the 31st October 2020.


If parents do not wish to apply online they can complete a paper application form, and these are available to print from our website (same website address as above) from Monday the 14th September 2020.


Alternatively these application forms can be requested by e-mail to schooladmissions@durham.gov.uk or by telephone from the School Admissions and Transport Team on 03000 265896.


Copies of the Parent’s guide “Primary and Secondary School Admissions in County Durham 2021/2022” will also be available from our website or on request from Monday the 14th September 2020.


Please note that  for any year 6 pupils who live in another local authority, the parents should contact their Home Local Authority (i.e. the authority to which they pay their council tax) to request an application form, even if the parent would like to apply for a Secondary School in County Durham.


If you have any questions relating to this please contact me via telephone on 03000 265892 or by e-mail to schooladmissions@durham.gov.uk

Please download the letter here or see below.

  End of year expectations

Here is a link to the end of year expectations for year 6, they set out what each child should know by the end of year six in English and Maths.

Non Negotiable Parent Leaflet - Year 6.docx


We give out English and Maths homework every Thursday which must be completed by the following Tuesday. Every child has a login to Teams online learning platform where homework can be accessed and should be completed. Please send us a message on Dojo if you have any problems.


We encourage children to read every day! Each child has been given a login to MyOn reading platform. Please make sure that children are reading at least 20 minutes each day. We will continue reading printed books in class!



The children  get spellings to learn each Friday, they are tested on the following Friday. The spellings follow the rules taken from the National Curriculum 2014. Here is a list of the required spellings for years 5 and 6.

NC word list.docx

MyON Reading Platform

Click the link below to login to the reading platform. You will need to type the  school name: Vane Road Primary School. Your login is the same as the Accelerated Reader login.



All Vane Road KS2 children please see the link below for access to Languagenut! Children can now enjoy learning a variety of languages through the use of interactive activities and games. Click log in and enter you details. If you do not have your log in at home, please contact the school and Mrs Johnson will be able to help. Enjoy!


Year 6  SAT Revision

Please use  google chrome to access this resource as the links may not work in internet explorer/microsoft edge.

All the fun

We will regularly publish photos here to show you what we are up to in year 6. Please click on a photo enlarge it.