Heatherlands Primary School

Enjoying Learning Together

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!


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Please phone the office if you have an urgent message or enquiry.




The Heatherlands Way

PE days: Wednesday (indoor) & Thursday (outdoor) - Children to come into school dressed in PE kits.

New Yr6 Parent Information Meeting Slides July 2024

A huge thank you to all the people that came into talk to the Yr6 for careers week. The children got to learn about different jobs & what they involve.

Great afternoon for sports day! Yrs 5&6 you did yourselves proud! Thank you everyone who came to cheer them on.

'A voyage of discovery' knowledge organiser Summer term

As you aware, next week is the Year 6 SATs week. The week commences with spelling, punctuation and grammar test. We would be very grateful if you could find some time this weekend to encourage your child to revise some of the terms attached. You could turn this into a fun quiz at dinner time or test your child out in the sunshine. A hardcopy has been sent home with your child. Thank you for your on-going support. The Year 6 team

Year 6 'spelling bee'


Congratulations to Year 6 who took part in our 1st annual 'spelling bee' today. The preliminary rounds took place this morning and the finalists were: Ava, Finley and Eli (round 1), Rosie, Tommy, Esther and Logan (round 2) and Anisa, Sam and Reece (round 3). The competition was tough and all the finalists were resilient and tried their very best. In the final round we went to a 3rd tie break!

The overall winners were announced after each round:


Round 1 winner: Finley

Round 2 winner: Esther

Round 3 winner: Sam



Well done to everyone. Some of the words were extremely tricky and you were all amazing!




SATS week letter 2024

'A voyage of discovery' knowledge organiser

This week our year 5 and 6 children attended a workshop provided by Escapeline. Escapeline is a charity committed to the prevention of the criminal and sexual exploitation of young people by gangs across South West England. For years, thousands of children have been exploited through the practice of County Lines, in which highly organised urban gangs take over provincial drugs markets. County Line gangs are increasing their operations to recruit local children who are as young as 6 years old from small towns like Poole and Bournemouth rather than the big cities. Sadly, South West England has been particularly targeted. At Heatherlands Primary we feel it's extremely important for the children to receive the education around County Lines in order to understand how they can keep themselves safe in the local community. This education for our children was provided by Escapeline in an age-appropriate way, specifically aimed at primary school children. We have attached a guide for parents and carers which provides compassionate, well-informed and non-judgmental advice and support. If you have any worries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Home learning project ideas Spring 2024

As part of our science topic, Animals Including Humans, Year 6 enjoyed investigating the process food takes through the body. They worked in groups to churn biscuits and a banana in the ‘stomach’ and used orange juice as the stomach acid. They then transferred the mixture into the intestine (a pair of tights) and observed the nutrients being absorbed. They then used the remaining ‘solid’ to demonstrate how waste product leaves the body. It was an experience I’m sure they will carry through to secondary school and beyond!

Year 6 Curriculum Overviews

'World War II' quiz

Year 6 wrote their own versions of Little Red Riding Hood and made them into books. They then read their stories to the children in Year 2, who thoroughly enjoyed them! There are some great benefits of reading aloud, such as, building vocabulary, improves comprehension & active listening, strengthens fluency, reduces stress & makes us happy!

'Dig for Victory' knowledge organiser

Parent Links and Resources

School Links and Resources

'Please Sir' homework project ideas 22.11.23. Due in Monday 4th December 2023

'Please Sir' knowledge organiser Autumn 2

Year 5 and 6 had two visitors into school on Friday 13th October, Adam from Benefax and Luke from Enhanced. They were here to talk about Coding and their careers for part of Dorest Coding Day. It was so interesting to learn all about the codes for things like Minecraft, Tesla's and apps. We got to ask the experts lots of questions. One of them even used to come to this school and now he does coding for his job!

Yr 5 & 6 Parent Information Meeting Slides - Sept 2023

'Fantastic Jurassic' knowledge organiser Autumn 1

50 Recommended Reads for Year 6