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Welcome to the Y6 Class Page


It is a pleasure being able to write this knowing that there are over 200 children in school learning. Once again, we are ‘One Family, Learning Together’. It has been an incredibly challenging few months for all of us but having all children back in school is fabulous. It was such a pleasure to see my new Y6 children back together on their final chapter of their journey at St Andrew’s CE Primary School.

Our topic this term is ‘Earth, Space and Beyond’. Please see the curriculum letter and poster below for more information about this topic and new class routines.

Space Porthole Views inspired by the cosmic fantasy artist David A. Hardy: Year 6 recently put their understanding of perspective, selecting a light source, together with perfecting the skill of sketching and painting spheres. The result was a series of astronomical views of our Solar System framed within a spacecraft porthole.

Bikeability with Y6 & Delivered by PSSP

Plymouth SSP and its Consortium Partners offer Bikeability Balance courses for all four to six year olds, Level 1 courses for children in Year 3 and 4, Level 2 courses for children in Year 5 and 6 (although these can be offered to older children on request) and Level 3 for children who are in Year 7 and above, along with adult sessions for anyone who lives, works or studies in Plymouth and Devon.


Children at St Andrew's Primary took part in either the Learn to Ride or Level 2 Schemes:


Learn to Ride


Bikeability Learn to Ride is designed for children who are struggling to master the skill of cycling, or who have never learnt to cycle. Bikeability Learn to Ride is delivered in a constructive, low pressure environment ideal for beginners. It teaches them the skills necessary to get them cycling with confidence. Sessions may involve balance bikes (bikes without pedals) which help children to learn cycling balance. It is a learner focused training session with an emphasis on working with trainees at their own pace to learn how to ride. Trainees are trained in groups of up to 3 per instructor.


Level 2


Level 2 takes place on local streets, giving trainees a real cycling experience.

Trainees learn how to deal with traffic on short journeys such as cycling to school or the local shops.  The course outcomes also cover all the aspects of the Level 1 course.

Trainees are usually trained in small groups of up to 6 per instructor.

At Level 2, children will be able to:

  • Prepare for on-road cycling
  • Start and finish an on-road journey
  • Recognise typical hazards
  • Let others know what they are about to do
  • Know where to ride on the road
  • Pass parked vehicles and side roads


Useful Links

Plymouth City Council - Cycling

Travel Devon

British Cycling - Let's Ride


National Trust - Saltram

Plymouth Bike Hire


Department for Transport


NHS - Cycling for beginners

GOV.UK - The Highway Code



Bikeability in Action in Y6!