Year 6: Curie

Year 6: Curie

Situated on the top floor of the main Victorian building, our Year 6 class is named after Polish and French physicist, chemist and feminist, Marie Skłodowska Curie.

Year 6 is a very important year for our students as they will be the oldest and therefore given many more responsibilities for their learning as well as different roles around the school. Not only do the children prepare for the SATs exams, they also enjoy a school residential trip called the School Journey and participate in the Founders Day celebrations.

In line with the requirements of the National Curriculum for Key Stage 2, Year 6 pupils are taught core subjects of English (Reading and Writing), Mathematics and Science as well as Foundation subjects of Art, ICT, Design and Technology, Music, History/Geography, PE and Spanish.

Building on the foundations from Year 5, they continue to read a wider range of poetry and age appropriate interest level books. Teachers will continue to emphasise pupils’ enjoyment and understanding of language, especially vocabulary, to support their reading and writing. This knowledge of language, gained from stories, plays, poetry, non-fiction and textbooks, will support their increasing fluency as readers, their facility as writers, and their comprehension.

The principal focus of mathematics teaching in Year 6 is to ensure fluency in written methods of addition, subtraction, long multiplication and division, as well as working with fractions, decimals and percentages. Reading books are sent home weekly and homework will always contain elements of spelling, writing, Maths and English.

The Year 6 team are always happy to speak to parents regarding any issues, concerns or queries. To apply for a Year 6 place at Burdett-Coutts school, please contact the school office or click here for more information about our Admissions criteria.

Year 6 team:

Class teacher:
  • Mrs S. Lee
Support staff:
  • Ms. D. McCormack
KS2 Leader:
  • Mrs S. Lee

Other key roles:

  • Mrs E. Camplin
Designated Safeguarding Lead:
  • Mrs R. Dyer
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:
  • Mrs S. Lee

National Schools Closure:

Following government guidelines, we are working towards a phased return of designated priority year groups. This will happen at different stages between 4th – 15th June and parents & carers of these year groups will be informed of the arrangements for their child’s return.

At all times we will continue to have the absolute best interest of our children, families and staff at the forefront of our thinking when planning the reopening of our school. We do not want to compromise the health, safety and well-being of our entire school’s community so safeguarding this remains our absolute priority.

For those children not required to come to school, their learning remains very important to us and we will do our utmost to continue to help them to learn. We will reopen fully as soon as we can and will let you know when this is by texting you the day before we reopen. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us here ›

Parents and carers of Year 6 children would have been contacted by Mrs Lee and received the following letter outlining the arrangements around their child’s return to school ›

Dear parents and carers of children in Year 6:

RE: End of year celebration – Tuesday 14th July

Further to our letter on Thursday 25th June, I am writing to update you on changes to the Year 6 Leavers’ event, which will take place on Tuesday 14th July.

As government policy has changed, we have decided to have two special events during the day for our Year 6 pupils. We would like to invite you – the Year 6 parents and carers to the afternoon event, which will be hosted in the school playground.

The instructions for the day are as follows:
1. Attire: please ensure that your child is dressed in their full school uniform.

2. Arrival: please ensure that your child arrives at the school office entrance, at 8.30am. on Tuesday 14th July.
(We appreciate that some of our Year 6 pupils have been coming to school through the second half of the summer term, so this should not be a change for them).

The Year 6 parents and carers only, will be permitted in the school playground, via the black gates at 1.45pm.

3. Collection: please collect your child from the back gates at 2.45pm.

Kindly confirm your and your child’s attendance by phone 0207 8286790 or by email to

We will be rehearsing the event on Monday 13th July at 1.45 – 2.45pm. We would be most grateful if your child could also attend the rehearsal.

We look forward to seeing you and your child on Tuesday 14th July.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Dyer

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