St Mary's C of E Primary School

Faith in Everyone to Shine Brightly

College Road, Purton, Wiltshire, SN5 4AR

01793 770239

If you have any questions specifically relating to this work, we can be contacted using our special ‘class’ email addresses below. 

(Please note, these email addresses should only be used for matters relating to home-learning. We will of course endeavour to reply as soon as possible, but do be aware teachers can only send emails from this account on weekdays between 08:30 – 17:00.

All other issues or queries should be emailed to and they will be forwarded to the appropriate member of staff.)

Mrs Gault and Mrs Walker

 Explorer Class 14:

Mr Cooper - Orbiter Class 13: 


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ELLA(about a year ago)

Happy holidays!(actually half term) :D

Hamid(about a year ago)

I know who the impostor is

Agi(about a year ago)

Hi year six

brooke :)(about a year ago)

I think yellow , pink and dark blue are imposters.

emily(about a year ago)

i think the imposters are: pink because i dont think it makes sence green because you need a commar after eating and blue

Charlie t(about a year ago)

I think that 2,7,and 8 are the imposters

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Year 6's Home Learning Hub




You can see our curriculum overview and read
more about our curriculum by clicking the image above.


Welcome to Year 6!

On this page you will find the information for homework and for any home learning.

If you have any questions regarding the work, please contact us using our class email addresses.

Please ensure you are reading at home and logging this on GoRead. 


Please contact us if you need help with logins.


Click on the image below to view the Year 6 SATs information power point.

This term's big questions:

1. What makes a good home?

2. How far would you go for a friend?

3. What matters most to you?


Our values for this term are:

Friendship and generosity. 


 Our class book:

The Shark Caller by Zillah Bethell.


Year 6’s visit to Sevington Victorian School in Term 2

The two year 6 classes from St Mary’s received a typical day’s school instruction at  the Victorian School in the village of Sevington. Set in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside near Grittleton, it is a perfect period piece where history truly comes alive.

The school was founded in 1849, a similar time to our own St Mary’s having first been established. Miss Squire took up her post as teacher just before her twentieth birthday and continued to teach there for more than fifty years. When she retired, the schoolroom was left untouched and today we can still see how it looked in Miss Squire's day, complete with her desk, pointer and blackboard.

From the moment the children arrived (they were lined up to have their hands and fingernails checked), to when they left after being shown the different tools of correction, they followed Miss Squire’s lead and respected the Victorian traditions. A penny was paid to keep us in coal for the fire and then the morning involved being split between boys and girls. The boys practised writing using a quill and ink as well as beekeeping and jobs in the garden that Mr Neald (the local landowner) may need, followed by making a candle. In the meantime, the girls were shown the household chores, made lavender bags and helped use the mangle in the laundry room.

All of the children and staff had brought a simple Victorian style lunch such as bread, cheese, apple and shortbread as a treat and then proceeded to enjoy recreation time outside, separately, as was traditional of the time. The boys played quoits, a version of cricket or had or roll-and-catch-the-hoop and the girls had skipping ropes, magnetic fish or hopscotch. The afternoon was spent back in the schoolroom to recite hymns and prayers and an instruction on posture.

The day was a real step back in time and supported the term’s learning questions: ‘How did Victorian society promote and show respect and tolerance?’ and ‘Is life better for a modern-day child or a Victorian child?’. The Sevington staff were impressed with the effort that the pupils had made with their Victorian costumes and the children loved sampling an authentic slice of Victorian life.

Mathematics in Year 6

Key Learning and Vocabulary

Click the links below to access our knowledge organisers.  They capture the key learning for the term and list the specific language that we will be using in each year group. In our maths lessons, we explain how we know something is correct and reason by using mathematical vocabulary.  

Term 1  = Click here

Term 2   = Click here

Term 3  = Click here

Term 4   = Click here

Term 5 = Revision of methods 

Term 6 = Revision of methods

Calculation Policy

This document shows the main methods taught (in specific year groups) for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  Each child’s progress is different; however, most children will acquire the listed methods by the end of the school year. The final 4 pages are relevant to Year 6 (pages 21-24)

Calculation Policy

Reading in Year 6 

Vipers is a range of reading prompts based on the 2016 reading content domains found in the National Curriculum Test Framework documents which can be found online  here: 

For more information click on the image of the reading VIPER to see what each letter stands for an for some example questions which could be used.

 Ninja Vocabulary

Can you be a ninja and sneak our WOD into your writing?

In Year 6 we also encourage all of our children to be Vocabulary Ninjas! Everyday your child will be given a WOD (word of the day). Their challenge is to use this word appropriately in their writing and in everyday conversations. 



Subject Activity Notes


(20 minutes daily)

Please log in to EdShed and complete your allocated activity. This week you will be consolidating rounding to 10,000,000.


It is really important that you do a bit of maths homework each night. Here are some other options you can choose from.

Primary Games Arena - choose a Year 6 game of your choice.

Top Marks - lots of games to choose from.


Spelling, Handwriting &


(30 minutes daily)



Term 5 spellings



(20 minutes daily)

Please ensure you are reading at home and logging this on GoRead. 


Please contact us if you need help with logins.






BBC Bitesize

New lessons every day to help support your learning.


Choose one of the animals for a
how-to video and step-by-step instructions. The animals are listed in alphabetical order. New tutorials every Saturday.


Lovatt's crosswords and puzzles

Online puzzles for children.


IXL offers hundreds of Year 6 maths skills, phonics, reading comprehension and writing strategies to help  to learners. 

Please note that you can only have 10 English and 10 maths goes a day though. 


Times Table Rockstars

Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. The children are very similar with this website. Any issues logging in please contact your class teacher who will try to sort it out.


NRICH - Mathematics Resources

NRICH aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners. You will find a selection of primary, secondary and early years work. 



A place for arithmetic questions. Scroll down to the green section named 'Arithmequiz' (just over half way down). There you will find an option to have a go at arithmetic questions from 2016 and 2017. Children have been shown this website at school so should have an understanding of how to use it. 



Get moving and keep fit with these great videos and activities for children of all ages.

Khan Academy

Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.


BBC Learning

This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.



Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).



For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.



Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.



Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.



Creative computer programming


Ted Ed

All sorts of engaging educational videos


National Geographic Kids

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.



Learn languages for free. Web or app.


Mystery Science

Free science lessons


The Kids Should See This

Wide range of cool educational videos


Crash Course

You Tube videos on many subjects

Crest Awards

Science awards you can complete from home.


iDEA Awards

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.


Paw Print Badges

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.



All kinds of making.


Prodigy Maths

Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Nature Detectives

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!


British Council

Resources for English language learning


Oxford Owl for Home

Lots of free resources for Primary age


Geography Games

Geography gaming!


Blue Peter Badges

If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.


The Artful Parent

Good, free art activities 

Toy Theater

Educational online games


DK Find Out

Activities and quizzes



This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.