Year 6

Welcome to the Rice class page. Mr Cook, Mr Anderson, Mrs Broomfield and Miss Goodday welcome you to year 6.

Please scroll down the page to find further curriculum information.

 Year 6 - Yearly Curriculum Overview 2018-2019  Welcome to Year 6 2019 Presentation
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please click images for full downloadable version of the Year 6 Yearly Curriculum Overview and the Welcome to Year 6 2018 Presentation

 Here you can find the Curriculum Project Overviews from 2017-2018:


At Wellstead we use the series of 'Oxford Reading Tree' books to support reading. Biff, Chip and Kipper are loved by millions of children and are frequently ranked in the top ten of children's favourite characters.

Created by Roderick Hunt and Alex Brychta, these stories are guaranteed to hook your children into reading as they follow Biff, Chip and Kipper on their magical adventures. Not only that, they are perfectly matched to the new National Curriculum too!


  • Packed full of humour, drama, detailed illustrations and endearing characters to motivate every child
  • Perfect for the new National Curriculum
  • Carefully levelled to make sure every child makes real progress with their reading
  • Packed full of support, including revised notes to help with reading at home

Take a look for yourself at these links...

Once our children are confident with ORT characters and are able to sound and blend cvc words and recognise some high frequency words, they are moved onto coloured book banding books. This is to allow us to intersperse our main reading scheme with other schemes for breadth and variety.

These are banded using HIAS English Team Book Banding Guidance March 2016

Organising books in a gradient of challenge enables us to select texts to cater for the range of attainments within a class.
Colour book bands provide a structure within a range of fiction and non-fiction titles from different reading series ...this enables teachers to offer children a rich and varied experience of successful text reading (taken from 'Which Books and Why: Using Book Bands and book levels for guided reading in Key Stage 1')
Children are routinely book band tested, to ensure that they are reading at the correct level. Book band tests look at decoding skills and comprehension skills and allow the teacher to assess what strategies the children are applying independently. 

Throughout Wellstead we teach spellings in line with the new National Curriculum, please read the Year 6 letter relating to how this has been introduced, via this link:

'Year 6 - New Spelling Curriculum Letter'

Other useful documents relating to Spellings at Wellstead can be found here:


Here you can find the Years 5 & 6 English Overview this will show you the end of year english expectations, including reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation in line with the new National Curriculum.


Here you can find the Year 6 New Maths Curriculum this will show you the end of year maths expectations in line with the Statutory Requirements for Programmes of Study.

These documents highlight the end of year expectaions in maths, for each year group in more detail. 

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Religious Education 

At Wellstead, Religious Education is taught in accordance with the legal requirements of the Education Act and the 2016 agreed syllabus for Hampshire, known as 'Living Difference III'

Children encounter simple concepts which are particularly appropriate for each stage in their learning. Wherever possible we use first hand experience as a stimulus for learning. We encourage children to question stories, practices and beliefs and form opinions about them.

Our 'Religious Education Policy' can be read here.