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Glendermott Primary School, Derry

Primary 6

Welcome to Year 6.

 It is also a very important year for Year 6 as they are building on all their knowledge from Year 5 and starting to prepare for transitioning from primary school to grammar/secondary school.

Children will be expected to become more responsible for getting themselves organised for school and take ownership of their learning.


In Year 6 children should know all of their times tables but this doesn't mean that they don't need to practice. We test the children's time tables each week so it is important to always keep practicing.

Most Year 6 pupils are already independent readers but all children benefit greatly from being encouraged to read and discussing books with an adult to help them. At the moment we are reading Danny The Champion of the World by Roald Dahl.

In Year 6 being engaged in the Accelerated Reader Programme is so important. It greatly helps children's comprehension skills. We get Accelerated Reading time everyday and children should be reading their book at home every night.

Due to the need to limit the amount of paper travelling between home and school we have decided that for the foreseeable future homework will focus on Reading, Spelling and learning times tables. You will find some additional resources here to work on at home in your own time. As we get through the year we will start preparations for Transfer Test, work booklets will arrive home in due course. Children will complete and work through tests in class and when the test has been taught children will bring the test home to use for revision purposes. A lot of emphasis in Terms 2 and 3 will focus on independent revision of work carried out in class.

Watch this space to find out what we have been doing in Year 6!


Spelling Homework

Numeracy Homework

ICT Task

  • Famous People Presentation
  • Think about the famous person that you will be creating your presentation about. 
  • Use websites to find some text and images and/or sounds that are appropriate for your presentation. 
  • Make a list of all of the important facts about the person and some of the important events they were involved in. 
  • Make a plan for a presentation of at least four slides about the famous person. 
  • Insert a picture or a photo into each slide and add some text and sound. 
  • Make sure your images are clear and that the size and colour of your text suits. 
  • Choose a suitable background style for your slides and decide which transition to use. 
  • Save your presentation and share with Mr O'Kane

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