Pelham Primary School

Year 6: Ospreys and Owls


Umbrella topics taught in Year 6 include Survival, during which we study how different types of mountains are formed, before comparing ranges in the United Kingdom to those in Italy. In the Spring term, we cover Vikings and their impact on Britain, before turning our attention to the Ancient Mayan Civilisation.


To support our Music Curriculum and the children’s exposure to and understanding of live music by great composers and musicians, Year 6 has the opportunity to attend a Menuhin concert in the Autumn term. They also have a residential trip to France to look forward to in the Summer term. Click here  for some further details about the French trip, presented at the Open Evening on 19th September.


Year 6 children participate in the Junior Citizenship event, where they learn about keeping themselves safe on the roads and when using public transport. They also have the opportunity to take On Road cycling proficiency training with qualified instructors.

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

The class also has a pet (a pair of gerbils this year!) that they care for, including raising money for food and bedding etc.


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/or a Peer Mediator.


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 and 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

In October, Year 6 parents need to complete Merton Council's application form stating their preferred choice of Secondary School. Please click here for information which can assist parents in planning for the transition to secondary school.

The Borough will write to parents in Spring to inform them of the result of their application. Once Secondary Schools have been identified for Year 6 children, staff from Year 7 in the schools will visit Pelham to meet each child and the Year 6 teachers. 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. The children also organise an ‘End of Primary School Party’ for themselves.

Year 6 Class Assembly (6th November 2019)

As part of their music and art curriculum, Year 6 presented a mixture of biographical details and songs that tell the inspiring life and work of Stevie Wonder.Click below to view the work that was shown during the assembly

Biography of Stevie Wonder

Ospreys Graphic Notation                        Owls Graphic Notation

Sketched Portraits of Stevie Wonder

Year 6 Class Blogs

Osprey and Owls will be using blogs to share their learning with the world and to communicate sensibly with each other. They will post pictures of class learning; including any exciting projects, experiments or themed days. They will keep you updated on their class council, house captain activities, sports and much much more.

Click here to visit the Blogs Page

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

Open Evening

Click here to view the presentation given to parents at the Open Evening on 19th September, outlining the year ahead and how parents can get involved.