End of Year 6 – Leaving and Transition Timetable

Hello! This is quite a detailed message about various activities for Year 6, but a summary is here:

  • The official last day for Year 6 children has now been moved forwards to Friday 17th July. This is to support Year 7 transition the following week.
  • Class Picnics – 3:15pm – 4:30pm on either Monday 6th July, Tuesday 7th July or Wednesday 8th July
  • Zoom Talent Show – Monday 13th July at 4pm
  • Class Quiz/Bingo on Zoom – Wednesday 15th July at 4pm
  • Final Goodbye on Zoom – Friday 17th July at 2pm
  • Collection of Windmill Hill DVD and Yearbook – Monday 20th July and Tuesday 21st July between 4pm and 5pm
  • Year 6 Hoodies – Permission required via Google Form


By 29th June, you must complete this form, which gives details and essential permissions for the events/activities/items above. Thank you.


End of Year 6 Events

As we approach the end of the year, and the end of primary school for our wonderful Year 6 children, we are saddened that we cannot finish the year with our usual leavers’ events. However, we are still keen to arrange some different events despite the current Covid-19 situation.

We understand that some children and families are still shielding and so we have tried to plan a range of events across the final couple of weeks to give all children the opportunity to access at least one of these.

The official last day for Year 6 children has now been moved forwards to Friday 17th July. This is because some Basingstoke secondary schools are/may be planning on using the following week for transition mornings/afternoons. Details of these will be shared soon by secondary schools. Brighton Hill is definitely doing these transition days. If your child is currently in school as part of our wider opening provision, we would ask that they do not return the following week (Mon 20th-23rd) to ensure that bubbles of children are not mixed. However, if this presents a problem because of key-worker status, please do let us know.

Class picnic

To give them a chance to say goodbye in person, Year 6 children are invited to a picnic on the school field with their class teacher and some of their class friends. These will take place at 3:15pm – 4:30pm on either Monday 6th July, Tuesday 7th July or Wednesday 8th July. In order to make sure we all stay safe, these will need to be in smaller groups of around 10 children which will be chosen by the class teacher. Parents/guardians will be required to use the one-way system to drop off their child to the picnic, entering through the gate near KS1 and leaving through the gate by Year 6. Children will be informed by the end of this week which day they are invited to.

Talent show on Zoom

On Monday 13th July at 4pm, we will hold a Year 6 talent show on Zoom! All Year 6 children and parents will be invited to watch but must remain ‘muted’ during performances until one of the Year 6 teachers unmutes for you to clap and cheer! If your child would like to enter the talent show, please see the following requirements:

  • Email year6@stmarksce.org.uk with the subject ‘Talent show entry’ and provide details on what your child will be doing for it e.g. singing, dancing, magic etc. by Friday 3rd
  • Performances can be done ‘live’ – you will just need to make sure your audio and video settings are working beforehand
  • Performances can be pre-recorded and emailed to us – we will then be able to share our screens to show these during the Zoom call
  • You will need to provide any music required
  • One of the Year 6 teachers will send out an email to children entering to let them know which ‘act’ number they will be.

Class Quiz/Bingo on Zoom

On Wednesday 15th July at 4pm, we will have a class quiz and game of Bingo on Zoom. This will be the final time that we will ‘meet’ together as individual classes. All you will need is some paper and a pen/pencil. We would love it if the children could contribute to the class quiz by providing us with one question beforehand. If your child would like to do this, please email us at year6@stmarksce.org.uk with the subject ‘Class quiz’ and provide your child’s name, the quiz question and the answer by Friday 3rd July.

Final Goodbye on Zoom

On Friday 17th July at 2pm, Year 6 children, parents and some of the St Mark’s staff will have the opportunity to ‘meet’ on Zoom for a final goodbye. Within this Zoom meet, a few different videos will be played to the children so please expect this to last for at least an hour. The only video we are sharing details about now involve the Year 6 children saying a goodbye message. If your child would like to be part of a goodbye video, which will be played to all children on this Zoom meet, please look at the following requirements:

  • Only the year 6 child to be filmed saying a goodbye message/sharing a happy memory
  • Please film landscape so these can be easily put together in a video
  • No longer than 20 seconds
  • Email these to year6@stmarksce.org.uk with the subject ‘Goodbye video message’ by Friday 3rd

Collection of Windmill Hill DVDs and Yearbooks

The deadline for ordering a Yearbook was today. If you would still like to order one, please email year6@stmarksce.org.uk with the subject ‘Yearbook’ to request your number of copies. By the end of this week, we will confirm the final cost to you and then payment will be set up online using your child’s Scopay account.

To order a Windmill Hill DVD, please pay £5 on your Scopay account by Friday 3rd July. Payment is available online now.

Both of these items will be available for collection in the front foyer of school on Monday 20th July and Tuesday 21st July between 4pm and 5pm. Please adhere to the social distancing guidelines on arrival.

Hoodies – A message from Mrs Cater, FOSM volunteer and Y6 parent

“I’m Emma, mum of Will Cater in 6C. I’ve been looking into how we can purchase leavers hoodies for the children. The hoodies will be bought via a website called LeaversHoodies.com. The way it works is that I work with the company to design a hoody for the children, which will include printing on the front (School name and year), and larger printing on the back to include the names of the year 6 children. This is then saved onto the company website and I will be given login details, which will be distributed to you via school email. You then go onto the website and place your order – including your choice of colour, size and nickname (if desired). Normally hoodies are then delivered to school, however due to the current situation I the company will provide delivery to your home. If this changes, I will take delivery and arrange a way for them to be collected. Currently orders are taking 3-4 weeks to process. The hoodies will be about £20 (depending on number of purchases). You don’t pay anything until you order it online directly. I need parental permission to use your child’s name within the printing on the back of the hoody. Complete the google form to give permission. The website shop will remain open for 2 weeks from the date you are sent the email with the log in details. Even if you don’t want to buy a hoody, you can still give permission for your child’s name to appear on it.”

We really hope that having these plans in place will provide both parents and children with some comfort that the opportunity to say goodbye before summer will happen. Please be assured that all Year 6 children will be invited back for their official Leavers’ service and party once restrictions on larger gatherings have been lifted.

All invitations with links to each of the Zoom meets will be emailed out in advanced as well as put on the daily sections on Google Classroom. If you have any questions regarding any of these events, please do email us at year6@stmarksce.org.uk 

Many thanks, The Year 6 team


Perins Transition Information

Parents of Year 6 children attending Perins Secondary School in September…

Update from Perins

Perins sent out an email communication last week to all their new Yr6 parents but it would appear that the email may have landed in ‘junk boxes’ or blocked by email providers. Please see important transition updates by following the link to their website https://www.perins.net/transition/ 

This website will be updated regularly with information for both parents/carers and students as the term progresses.

Induction Day

This has now been provisionally moved to Thursday 2nd July. 

Many thanks,

Year 6 Team 

Year 6 – Friday, 1st May, 2020

Good Morning Year 6 and Happy Friday!

Well done learners! You have had a great week so far and we have seen so many wonderful examples of your creativity and resilience. The work you are sending in is simply brilliant to see and the news we receive of all the other exploits you are getting up to is just proof that you really are the best Year 6 group in the world.

Only one more day of school tasks before you can enjoy your weekends. We hope you all have a successful day of learning today and a lovely weekend with your families.


Friday's worship

Enjoy today’s worship with Boris here.


Mrs Silvester, Miss Pettitt and Mrs Chapman 


Today’s maths will be taken from our CGP Number, Ratio and Algebra book. We will be completing page 26 – Multiplying and Dividing by fractions- and page 27 – Estimating and Checking. If you haven’t got your book handy, you can download them here NRA pg 26 Multiplying and Dividing by Fractions        NRA pg 27 Estimating and Checking

It is important to check your answers and mark your work before you close your books in order to maximise your learning.


 Answer sheets – NRA pg 26 Multiplying and Dividing by Fractions Answers    NRA pg 27 Estimating and Checking Answers

Answers for today’s Success in Seven : 5. Friday answers Success in Seven


We are going to practise the skill of reported speech in our CGP books today. However, if you need this time to finish your Bibo writing on the final chapter in this life then you do not need to also do these pages. Spend your time creating a wonderful piece of writing on Bibo’s final chapter in his life.

For those who have finished their Bibo writing (please send a photo to the Year 6 email account if you can – we would love to read them) then you will complete pages 18 and 19 in your CGP Punctuation book. If you don’t have your book, you can download the pages here: Punctuation pages 18-19 Inverted commas 

(For those children with their books who have already completed this page, please do pages 20 and 21 instead.)

Remember, you need to check the answers and mark your work. Punctuation page 18 answers    Punctuation page 19 answers

You need to ask an adult to test you on your spelling list today. Make sure you have revised these words with the ‘eau’ pattern before being tested. Good luck! If you want to earn  bonus recognition points, create interesting sentences using this week’s spelling words. e.g. With eyes wide open, Margaret stared longingly at the delicious-looking cherry gateau which sat in the baker’s window; she knew she shouldn’t buy it but it took real determination to walk away.


This lesson follows on from last week’s home Olympics activity. If you didn’t get around to it last week, don’t worry you can start today! This half term in PE we are going to be completing our own Home Olympics! We have a range of activities for you to have a go at. There are 5 activities which require different skills. See if you can complete each one. For each activity you need to count how many repetitions you are able to do in a certain time or time yourself and see how long you can keep going. A stop watch or a timer on a phone would be useful for these activities. Remember to fill in the next section of your record card (Week 2). There is a link to the record card below if you are only just starting today and a reminder of the activities also linked below. I wonder how many repetitions you will be able to do. Have you improved from last week?


Here are the resources you will need to look at to help you with the challenges – no need to print them. Year 6 PE Lesson 2  PE Record card

Thank you to all you sporting stars who sent in photographs showing us the fun you had in last week’s PE lesson. They were great!

Helpful Reminders

Don’t forget you can email us on year6@stmarksce.org.uk. We would love to hear from you if you have a question, need a password, need some help, want to show us your work or even just say hello! Please get your grown up’s permission before you email us. We look forward to hearing from you. We may not reply the same day!

Presentation – Please remember to do your very best work. Handwriting and presentation are as important at home as they are in school. You can complete your work in a book or if you need lined or squared paper you can get it here.

Note for parents: Hopefully your children will enjoy working through these activities and can do independently. We completely understand it may be difficult to complete all these tasks due to other family commitments or you are working from home, so please do not worry; complete what you can with your child. 

Ongoing Daily Activities

As well as the learning tasks we upload each day, there are a few ‘extras’ that you could have a go at, if you get time.

TTRockstars – Play 5 garage games + 5 studio games. Mrs Chapman will be online at 11am today in the Year 6 Arena area provided the website is running properly. Her TT Rockstar name is Zander Madden and will play games in the Wembley Stadium area.

File:Gold Star.svg - Wikimedia Commons Miss Goddard’s extra challenge can be found if you click here.

Reading – Read for at least 20 minutes every day. Remember you all have logins for the Scholastic reading site.

Weekly spellings – Practise these everyday in your spelling booklets – you can find this week’s set here: Week 2 – Main Spelling List        Week 2 – Less Tricky Spelling List

Daily physical activity which you enjoy. Challenge yourself! Remember Joe Wicks is still there to keep us moving.


Competition Reminder – closing date 4th May

Jae Malone, the author of ‘Silver Linings’ unfortunately could not visit us last month because of the Covid situation. However, she is incredibly keen to make sure we keep our imaginations fired and let our love of writing stories grow. Therefore, she has sent some fun ideas on how to create short stories. With these writing prompts you may be able to come up with a brand new story idea that no one else has ever thought of. You don’t have to write stories down, you may picture them in your mind or be a storyteller to members of your family.

 Grid – Haunting things                           Grid One – People and Creatures                              Seaside Columns

As well as these fun story creating ideas, she has set us an exciting challenge. If you would like to win a signed set of Jae Malone’s trilogy, then why not enter her creative writing competition?


All you have to do is send your completed Indiana story from last term. If you have already sent us uploaded photos of your completed story or sent it as a Word document, then all you have to do is ask us to submit it to Jae’s competition. If you didn’t send us your completed story, you have until 4th May to complete your story and send it to us. Remember to use the year6@stmarksce.org.uk address for your entries.

Bye for now!

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