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Year 6 at primary school

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Welcome to Year 6 at primary school!

In schools in England, Year 6 is for children 10–11 years old, and is the final year of Key Stage 2.

This year is likely to be dominated by the Key Stage 2 SATs in May, before some well-earned relaxation and preparing for the transition to secondary school. Read on for information about the curriculum for Year 6, the KS2 SATs, and activities to support learning at home.

What to expect in Year 6

A year of magic, memories and SATs. Find out what your child can expect in Year 6.

What to expect in Year 6

English & reading in Year 6

The Year 6 curriculum for English and reading.

Year 6 English curriculum

Maths curriculum in Year 6

The Year 6 curriculum for maths.

Maths curriculum for Year 6

Key Stage 2 SATs

Find out about the KS2 SATs taken in May of Year 6, and get tips on how to help your child prepare at home.

Recommended books for Year 6

KS2 SATs test papers

Get ready for the KS2 SATs with these test papers from Bond.

Bond SATs Skills test papers

KS2 SATs workbooks

Gradually develop and practise core skills with these workbooks from Bond.

SATs Skills workbooks

School dictionaries

Find the right dictionary for your child.

Oxford Children’s Dictionaries


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