St. Philip's C of E Primary School

Together We Achieve

Bolton Old Road, Atherton, Manchester, M46 9FD

01942 883919

Welcome to St. Philip’s Primary

Year 6

Welcome all mathematicians, authors, scientists, computer programmers, historians, artists, musicians, athletes, geographers, designers, and linguists!  What an exciting and exhilarating year lies ahead.  We ask that you turn up to school each day with a 'can do' attitude, a kind heart and that you leave your fear of failure at the door!  Do this and we guarantee that you will achieve your potential, have lots of fun and create lots of memories along the way.

We LOVE books in Year 6 and we like to hear about what you have enjoyed reading.  Complete a book review, or a book recommendation book mark, and place it in our reading den for others to see; spread the word if you have come across a good book!

Take a look at our Parent Planner to give you a glimpse of what learning challenges lie ahead of us this term

Miss Massey




Things to remember in Year 6:



In Year 6 our P.E. days are Mondays and Fridays. Outdoor kits may be brought in during colder weather for outdoor PE lessons (Monday). We do ask that you leave P.E. kits in school and we will ensure they are sent home each half term to be washed.



  • Two pieces (in total) of numeracy/literacy/science - weekly
  • Spellings - weekly
  • Reading - minimum of 5 times per week 



Reading Books


Our reading books will be changed on Wednesdays.  


Useful information about Year 5


In Year 5, our P.E. days are Tuesday and Thursday.  We do ask that you leave your P.E. kits in school and we will ensure that they are sent home each half-term to be washed.  This term your child should bring their outdoor kit on Tuesday.



In Year 5 you will be expected to:


  • Read every day (the more the better!)
  • Learn your weekly spellings and over the year learn the Year 5 word list. Spelling tests will  be on Wednesdays.
  • Practise your multiplication and division facts daily until you have got all four badges.  Then aim for the mastery badge!
  • Complete another piece of homework each week.  This will be given on Friday and should be returned by the following Thursday or earlier.
Reading Books

Our reading books will be changed on Monday.  Read another book from home or the library if you finish your book before this.  


Tuck Money

In Key Stage 2 the children are responsible for buying their own tuck at break time. The price is 20p.

Year 5 Spelling Word List
  1. apparent
  2. cemetery
  3. determined
  4. explanation
  5. interfere
  6. occupy
  7. rhythm
  8. amateur
  9. communicate
  10. develop
  11. familiar
  12. language
  13. occur
  14. secretary
  15. ancient
  16. community
  17. dictionary
  18. foreign
  19. leisure
  20. persuade
  21. shoulder
  22. available
  23. conscience
  24. environment
  25. forty
  26. lightning
  27. physical
  28. soldier
  29. average
  30. convenience
  31. equipped
  32. government
  33. muscle
  34. programme
  35. stomach
  36. bargain
  37. curiosity
  38. excellent
  39. hindrance
  40. neighbour
  41. queue
  42. temperature
  43. bruise
  44. existence
  45. individual
  46. nuisance
  47. recognise
  48. twelfth
  49. rhyme
  50. vegetable



Websites that link to our learning: 


More websites can be found on our Childrens' Zone page

Link to Parent Planners




As part of our enterprise project, Year 6 explored what made the fizz in bath bombs.  They discovered it was the chemical reaction between acids and alkalis. Using red cabbage universal indicator, Year 6 tested the PH levels of a range of substances.  Take a look at the chemists in action!


A visit to a local nursery to choose plants for our outdoor learning area.

Brightening up our outdoor area.


Planting our carrot and radish seeds...


Following our topic on the transatlantic slave trade, Year 6 visited the Liverpool Slavery Museum where they explored slavery further. They also took part in a workshop on human rights and learned about some of the brave and inspirational people, past and present, who have worked tirelessly to campaign for the human rights of others. Take a look at our pictures.

On our class wish list was to work in a 'real science lab' and the teachers at Canon Slade CE High School made this come true! Take a look at the pictures to see us as brilliant biologists and cracking chemists...

Year 6 helping their Little Buddies settle into St Philip's.