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St. Mary’s Catholic Academy
part of the Painsley Catholic Academy

Love and Serve

“Every individual will develop knowledge, skills and understanding with confidence and belief to take in life's journey. Together we will excel, love and serve through the Catholic Faith without limitations.”

Year 6

Welcome to class 6!

Autumn Term 2017

Key stage 2 SATS Dates for 2018


Monday 14th May

English reading test


Tuesday 15th May

English grammar, punctuation and spelling  Paper 1: spelling;

English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: short answer questions


Wednesday 16th May

mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic

mathematics Paper 2: reasoning


Thursday 17th May

mathematics Paper 3: reasoning



In our Topic lessons, the children will be learning about the ancient Maya civilisation.

The children will learn who the ancient Maya people were and where and when they lived.

They will use maps and atlases to locate Maya cities and identify countries in Mesoamerica.

In addition to this they will learn about the religious beliefs and rituals of the ancient Maya people

and find out more about some of the many gods they worshipped. 

The children will also learn about the Maya number system

and have the opportunity to read and write Maya numbers and solve number problems.

They will learn about the Maya writing system too and practise writing words using logograms and syllabograms

in the hieroglyphic style of the ancient Maya people.


The children will learn about the work of the explorers John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood

and have the opportunity to analyse historical pictures of the cities they discovered.

They will also learn about the types of food eaten by the ancient Maya people

and they will find out about the significance of corn and chocolate.



To link with our topic, the children will be creating their own Mayan inspired masks.

The children will design, create and then paint their masks.

They will develop their skill of using different materials to achieve their outcome.



The children will learn about the Maya’s food. They will then taste and create some Mayan dishes.



In Computing, this half term, the children will work together to create posters using Microsoft office packages explaining e-safety and responsible online behaviour.


     Mrs Fallows & Miss Blood smiley 

Year 5 and Year 6 Curriculum and Expectations

With the new National Curriculum, the Department for Education has produced new expectations for the end of each curriculum year. These will replace the old system of levels and provide you as parents with a clear idea of what the children should be achieving at the end of the year.

Below you will find the expectations for Year 5  and Year 6 in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. The year 5 document that can also be downloaded provides year 5 expectations. We have also produced ‘deepening’ targets for parents to show you the targets that the children will be working towards if they have met all of the ‘expected’ targets to master their learning skills.

As a school we report your child’s progress against these end of year expectations at our parent evenings during the year.

The following terms will be used:

·         Your child is not on track to meet the end of year national expectations.

·         Your child is on track to meet the end of year national expectations .

·         Your child is on track to exceed the end of year national expectations.


 Any extra support you can provide in helping your child or children to achieve these will benefit them greatly.

This website allows children to access a wide range of SATs questions grouped in to specific categories.

If you are struggling with a certain question you can click the Youtube link and it will provide you with an efficient way of completing the question.