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Cookham Dean CE Primary School

Where we all flourish

You make known to me the path of life.
Psalm 16 verse 11

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!


A huge welcome to the class of 2024!  Welcome back to normality, whole class lessons and seeing all of your classmates. We still need to be  Covid-aware and  follow certain hygiene rules and procedures;  myself and Mrs Presant (AKA The Dream Team!) are looking forward to a fabulous year: exploring the globe from the local area in Victorian times to the Mayans through Anglo saxons . We will cover Biology, Chemistry and physical science.  Fitting in Rhos Y Gwaliau, performances  and those little things called SATs along the way.

Our Topic Web for this year looks like this:


Spring 1 2024



HOW EXCITING... The Countdown has begun... Rhos Y Gwaliau 2024

Rhos y Gwaliau Outdoor Education Centre

Cookham Dean has a valued and long-standing relationship with the Rhos y Gwaliau Outdoor Education Centre: it is situated in stunning open countryside on the eastern side of the Snowdonia National Park. They have easy access to scenic mountains, tranquil lakes, awe-inspiring coastlines and breath-taking rivers and pride themselves on their outstanding ability to deliver a wide range of high quality outdoor education programmes with a variety of activities to suit all ages and abilities, including those of our Year 6 children.

Their inspirational, highly qualified team are passionate about the benefits of outdoor education for young people and adults; the skills, knowledge and memories that can be gained on one of their residential courses will stay with your child for life.

Groups at Rhos y Gwaliau have sole use of the accommodation and facilities. Combined with their small and dedicated staff team this means we get maximum flexibility in their programme and instruction delivered by staff who can really get to know the Year 6 pupils they work with. 

Here you will find all the information needed for the residential trip for our Year 6 pupils in May.

Included on this page:

  • Recording of the parent briefing  (on Classdojo)
  • Medical consent form
  • Medication form
  • Statement of risk
  • Kit list

SATS 2024

We are getting ready for SATS this year. The tests start on 13th May.


in Year 6, the tests become slightly stricter: they are timed and teachers are unable to give most  pupils breaks once they have begun.

Pupils with specific needs may have access arrangements made to assist them in the tests.

Monday 13th May 2024

English grammar, punctuation and spelling, papers 1 and 2

Pupils will sit one grammar and punctuation paper, and one spelling paper.

The grammar and punctuation paper is a mixture of multiple-choice and short-answer questions.

The spelling paper requires the pupil to listen to their teacher as a transcript is read and spell out the missing words in their answer booklet. 

Tuesday 14th May 2024


The reading paper requires pupils to read a booklet that contains three extracts. They must then answer questions that test them on their comprehension.

Wednesday 15th 2024

Mathematics papers 1 and 2

Paper one is on arithmetic and pupils are not permitted to use a calculator. 

Paper two is on reasoning and pupils are not permitted to use a calculator. 

Thursday16th May 2024

Mathematics paper 3

Paper three is also on reasoning and pupils are not permitted to use a calculator. 



Year 6 Welcome Handouts for Parents/ Carers

Please find below a useful list of resources for Year 6 including spelling lists and websites.



We will give Maths and Literacy homework every Thursday for return on Tuesday.

  It is vital your child  reads nightly and reads aloud at least three times a week. ( Even Free Readers.) They must be able to discuss the text and more importantly their opinion of the text and author. 

Here  is a guide you could use


Thank you to all those who made the Meet & Greet today. Here are the slides I showed:


Our first topic of the term is A Child's War. We will be researching life both  on the home front  and that of the Germans through the eyes of a child. We shall read Anne Frank's Diary,  Letters from the lighthouse and Goodnight Mister Tom. Here is the PICK AND MIX HOMEWORK:



Here are a few of the homework websites we currently use:


SATs papers are available from the website below. You should be practicing answering this type of question.


Follow the links below for different revision activities.









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A spot of Mindfulness from LR