Pelham Primary School

Year 6 - Owls and Ospreys


Year 6 cover three different subjects in their humanities lessons: Viking history, culture and the impact that the Viking invasion had on shaping modern Britain; mountains, including their formation, comparisons between mountain ranges and the impact of tourism; and the Kingdom of Benin.  Where possible, we will make cross-curricular links, to ensure that the children have plenty of opportunities to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in a variety of ways. 

Trips - subject to COVID-19 Government guidance

Year 6 have a four day residential trip to France.  This is a trip where the children have many opportunities to practice their spoken French as they explore the heart of the Pas-de-Calais region in Northern France. Click here to view the presentation made to parents previously.


Year 6 children participate in the Junior Citizenship event, where they learn essential life skills, including how to travel safely on public transport, how to keep themselves safe in their local area and how to react safely if a fire starts at home. They also have the opportunity to take Bikeability training with qualified instructors so that they understand how to cycle safely on the road.

The Year 6 production is a highlight and a great finale for the children's final year at Pelham. It is performed in the Summer term for parents, families and friends.


Children in Year 6 have the chance to take on extra responsibilities to show their commitment to the school and wider community, including becoming a House Captain and, COVID-19 restrictions permitting, applying for and training to be a Peer Mediator.

Assessment - Summer 2022 KS2 SATs, week beginning 9th May 2022

In the Summer term, children take the Key Stage 2 Standard Assessment Tests (SATs). The children complete National Standard tests in: Reading; Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG); and Maths.  Teachers also make their own assessments of each child's progress and ability to compare with the test results. Both the SATs results and teacher assessments are sent to parents with each child's end of year report.

Transition to Secondary School - subject to COVID-19 Government guidance

In October, Year 6 parents need to complete Merton Council's application form stating their preferred choice of Secondary School. 

The Borough will write to parents in the Spring term to inform them of the result of their application. Once Secondary Schools have been identified for Year 6 children, staff from the schools will visit Pelham to meet the children. There will also be various opportunities to visit Secondary Schools throughout the academic year.

At the end of the year, each child is presented with a Leavers’ Book at our dedicated Leavers' Assembly. There is also an ‘End of Primary School Party’.

Google Classroom

Owls and Ospreys will use Google Classrooms to support their learning, and communicate sensibly with each other.  Some homework and resources will be uploaded, as well as important documents such as termly newsletters and equipment information.

Curriculum Overview

Click on the link below for an overview of the topics taught in each subject area, over the year.

Year 6 Curriculum Overview

Autumn 2021 Newsletter