This is our prayer to you.
Help us to enjoy our school while we learn.
Teach us to respect ourselves and each other.
Show everyone how to care for each other as you care for us.
Give us the skills to use our talents wisely for the good of
ourselves and others.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
Our Mission Statement:
Our Christian ethos is at the heart of Bilton C of E Junior
School and its community, where we inspire each and all, to
grow and flourish within a creative and supportive
environment ... embracing change and relishing new
We rejoice in our children as individuals and ensure each and
every child is empowered to achieve their full potential
through inspiration learning experiences and high aspirations
for ourselves and others.
Year 6 Staff
Differences in Year 6
Philosophy behind Year 6 Mantra
Curriculum Overview by term
SATS details – New Tests and new scoring system
Additional Information – Online safety
Year 6 Staff:
Chestnut House – 6KC : Mr K Cantillon (House Leader)
Sycamore House – 6CC : Miss C Cartmel
Oak House – 6AL : Miss A Lewis (Interim Year 5&6 Phase Leader &
SENDCO Year 5&6)
Learning Support Assistants:
6KC: Mrs Spraget
6CC: Mrs Stronach
6AL: Mrs Thomas
What makes Year 6 different from other years?
Preparing children for the transition to secondary school
To inspire, challenge and ensure academic achievement.
To instil the love of learning to enable independent learners.
To achieve academic potential with SATS.
Social & Emotional
To ensure children are resilient dealing with challenges.
To develop a maturity in thoughts and actions .
To develop an independence with decision making.
Year 6 Mantra
Resilience – ensuring your child does not become over anxious or
get easily upset when constructive feedback is given. To cope with a more
mature and honest teacher/pupil relationship. Your child is in a safe
environment to allow them the opportunity to become resilient before they
enter secondary school.
Independence – allow your child to become independent by being
organised, sorting out their own problems – less parental involvement and
being committed. Your child is in a safe environment to allow them the
opportunity to learn these life skills before they enter secondary school.
Maturity – understanding the correct behaviour within school and
towards their learning, dealing with day to day issues with a mature manner
– knowing who to turn to and developing relationships with others. Your child
is in a safe environment to allow them the opportunity to become mature
individuals before they enter secondary school.
Year 6 Mentoring Programme:
We have a fantastic opportunity for Year 6 children to complete a BJS
certificate in mentoring. Mentoring is a powerful personal development and
empowerment tool. The Year 6 children use mentoring to support and
encourage Year 3 to manage their own learning in order that they may
maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and
become the person they want to be.
Year 6 Curriculum:
What are SATS for?
A means of assessing progress across each Key Stage.
A means of assessing the curriculum nationally in English and Maths.
As a way to track the progress and assess the performance of individual
Secondary schools to see the general ability of children and to aid initial
Year 7 groupings.
Produce league tables in order to make an informed decision when
Changes to SATs in 2017:What parents need to know
KS2 SATs were overhauled to be in line with the new national curriculum in
In the summer term of 2016, children in Year 6 were the first to take the
new SATs papers. The new-style SATs for English and Maths reflect the new
national curriculum, and are more rigorous than previous years tests. There is
also a completely new SATs marking scheme and grading system which has
replaced national curriculum levels.
At the end of Year 6, children sit tests in:
Spelling, punctuation and grammar
Changes to SATs in 2017: cont’d
These tests are both set and marked externally, and the results are
used to measure the school’s performance (for example, through
reporting to Ofsted and published league tables). Your child’s marks will
be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give a broader picture
of their attainment
How will Key Stage 2 SATs be marked?
The previous national curriculum levels have been scrapped, and instead
children are given scaled scores.
How will Key Stage 2 SATs be marked?
You will be given your child’s raw score (the actual number of marks they get),
alongside their scaled score and whether they have reached the expected
standard set by the Department for Education (‘NS’ means that the expected
standard was not achieved and ‘AS’ means the expected standard was
The range of scaled scores available for each KS2 test is:
80 (the lowest scaled score that can be awarded)
120 (the highest scaled score)
The expected standard for each test is a scaled score of 100 or more. If a
child is awarded a scaled score of 99 or less they won't have achieved the
expected standard in the test.
Key Stage 2 Reading:
The reading test is a single paper with questions based on three passages
of text. Your child will have one hour, including reading time, to complete
There will be a selection of question types, including:
Ranking/ordering: e.g. ‘Number the events below to show the order in
which they happen in the story’
Labelling: e.g. ‘Label the text to show the title of the story’
Find and copy: e.g. ‘Find and copy one word that suggests what the
weather is like in the story’
Short constructed response: e.g. ‘What does the bear eat?’
Open-ended response: e.g. ‘Look at the sentence that begins Once upon a
time. How does the writer increase the tension throughout this paragraph?
Explain fully, referring to the text in your answer
Key Stage 2 grammar, punctuation and spelling
The grammar, punctuation and spelling test consists of two parts: a grammar
and punctuation paper requiring short answers, lasting 45 minutes, and
an aural spelling test of 20 words, lasting around 15 minutes.
The grammar and punctuation test will include two sub-types of questions:
Selected response: e.g. ‘Identify the adjectives in the sentence below’
Constructed response: e.g. ‘Correct/complete/rewrite the sentence below,’
or, ‘The sentence below has an apostrophe missing. Explain why it needs an
Key Stage 2 maths
Children sit three papers in maths:
Paper 1: Arithmetic, 30 minutes
Papers 2 and 3: Reasoning, 40 minutes per paper
Paper 1 will consist of fixed response questions, where children have to give
the correct answer to calculations, including long multiplication and
division. Papers 2 and 3 will involve a number of question types, including:
True or false
Constrained questions: e.g. giving the answer to a calculation, drawing a shape
or completing a table or chart
Less constrained questions: where children will have to explain their
approach for solving a problem
Homework: Homework will be issued weekly. Children will have Maths
(Mymaths), Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling homework (CGP books).
Home Learning projects will be given at the start of the term and your
child will have to project manage to complete four tasks before half
term. From time to time and if your child is struggling with an aspect of
their learning additional activities maybe given to help them over learn
and overcome their difficulties with that topic.
Monitor your child completing their Home Learning/Mymaths/CGP books
ensure they are completing their work to the best of their ability and are
handing in on time.
Ensure your child reads regularly and reads a good variety of different
Ensure your child knows their times tables – practise, practise, practise
Discuss school and topics with your child.
Practise with every day life, mental skills- addition and subtraction,
telling the time, money and word problems.
Encourage SATS revision CGP
Watch the news and discuss topical issues.
Resources to aid your child with their learning:
later on in the term we will send a letter and
order form to parents if they wish to order
practice style papers for their child. The
school gets the books at a discounted price!
Cheaper than retail price.
This is a fee paying site – your child will
have a username and password to access
Use the website to research information for Home Learning activities
but please do not allowed your child to just cut and paste!
France trip / Activities Week
Sex and Relationship Education
Leavers Service and Disco
A Parents Guide to Year 6: This booklet which has advice on how to support your child in Year
6, SATs, resources for learning and reading lists will be available electronically on the BJS
website in the Year 6 area. Any feedback on this booklet is welcome for future years.
Parent consent form for the year – which includes school trips and activities, dietary
information, photo permission and email./contact information.
We are always pleased to accept offers of help in school.
If you have some time to spare, you could, for example:
• Listen to readers,
• Practise times tables,
• Support handwriting,
• Keep the library running well,
• Help with the allotment,
• Support cooking, craft, DT projects,
• Lunchtime clubs (eg knitting)
The list is endless – many of our parents/carers have wonderful
skills that could be used to inspire and challenge our children so please
get in touch and let us know!
For more information or to volunteer some
Help, please contact Mrs Stanford or Mrs Vipond through the
school office and leave your details.
Our Online Safety policy reflects the importance of using
information systems and electronic communication safely.
We aim to keep our children safe online in school and
promote their safety at home when using mobile phones,
games consoles and wireless technology. We feel it is
important to educate our children on the benefits, risks
and responsibilities of using information technology.
Online Safety is taught to all pupils explaining how to stay
safe and behave smartly online (SMART rules) throughout
We also have a Safer Internet Day on 7th February 2017
We are all able to recognise that the internet is an
essential element in modern day life.
Here are a few tips for safe internet use:
• Set time limits for internet use. Balance time on the
computer with time outside or other activities.
• Ensure your child understands why it is important not
to publish private information.
• Placing internet access in communal rooms is a wise
• Discourage meeting online friends unless an adult is
For further information please see the school website under, school info, online
Please contact the school office, in the first
instance if you wish to speak to a class teacher.