Swaffield School

Year 6 

Year 6 is the final year in Key Stage 2 (KS2). Children in Year 6 wear black sweatshirts to show that they are the oldest children in the school. This gives our Year 6 children a sense of responsibility and a pride in being role models for the younger children.

Classes And Teachers

6 QUOKKA  | Miss Halksworth
6 NARWHAL | Mrs Bennett
The Year 6 teachers are always happy to speak to parents to answer any concerns or questions about
anything to do with their child. Please get in touch by calling the School Office on 020 8874 2825 or email swaffield@swaffield.wandsworth.sch.uk and the office team will pass this onto the teachers. 

News & Dates

We send letters and other important information to parents and carers via email. It's really important that you ensure the School Office has your current email address.


  • Monday 11th September - Welcome Meeting & Meet the Teacher: 3.40pm in the Middle Hall
  • Friday 22nd September - Welcome BBQ for Swaffield families. 3.30pm to 5.30pm
  • Wednesday 27th to Friday 29th September - Wandsworth Tests (external) for children who were registered
  • Tuesday 3rd October: Individual school photos
  • Thursday 2nd November: School closes at 1.40pm for Parents' Evening (by appointment)
  • Tuesday 31st October - Secondary School Application Deadline
  • Thursday 2nd November - School closes at 1.40pm for Parents' Evening
  • Monday 6th to Friday 10th November - Year 6 PGL trip
  • Monday 13th to Friday 16th May - Year 6 SATS tests

Here is some important information for Year 6 parents and carers: 


Keep up-to-date with what's happening at Swaffield:

 Letters   Newsletters   News   Calendar   Term Dates 


You may view and download the homework expectations for Year 6 as well as details of the homework project for the Autumn Term 2023. 


Please take a look at our Homework page where you can find out more details of our homework policy, guidance for parents and also download some useful information to help you support your child at home.

  • Please ensure your child reads every day and write a positive comment in their yellow reading record and make sure your child brings this to school with them every day.
  • Please visit our Reading & Books page for more information about Reading. You can see the reading list for Year 6 here.

The School Day

P.E. Lessons

Children should to come to school in their PE kit so that they are ready for their PE lesson.
Children should also wear their school jumper/cardigan.   

Morning Drop Off Time: 8.45am to 8.55am

Please make sure your child arrives at school in their 10-minute window each morning. 

Afternoon Pick Up Time: 3.30pm

Please come in and collect your child from the Back Playground.

Please make sure your child is picked up on time at the end of the day. 

Please phone the School Office if you are delayed. If you've arranged for someone else to collect your child please inform the class teacher, teaching assistant or office staff in advance.

Break Time

Children may bring in fruit or vegetables to have as a snack at morning break. 

Milk is available break time for those who have signed up to the Cool Milk service. Milk is subsidised for all  primary school children and is free for under 5’s as well as those who get free school meals .

Find out more including how to register by visiting www.coolmilk.com.


Visit our lunch page to find out more about lunches and get a copy of the current school menu
Alternatively, you may choose for your child to have a packed lunch, provided by you. You will need to inform the School Office and you must give half a term's notice.

Please note that Swaffield is a nut-free school.  


Please make sure that your child's clothes are labelled with their name. This is particularly important for school jumpers and fleeces as these are the items that tend to be lost most frequently.

Please visit our Uniform page for details of our school uniform and the link to our uniform supplier where you can buy items featuring the Swaffield logo.

Parents seeing Teachers

The teachers are always pleased to speak to parents/carers of the children they teach, but it is not possible for them to talk to you when they are responsible for a class.

Please make an appointment to speak on the phone by calling the School Office. or speak to the teacher when dropping off or collecting your child. 

The Head, and Deputy Heads are very happy to see parents or carers at almost any time. Please contact the School Office to speak to them.

We want parents to feel welcome in our school. Please see your child’s teacher if you would like to help, for example, by accompanying classes on outings or helping with reading for the first half-hour of the day.


Pupils in Year 6 take the following tests:

The Wandsworth Secondary School Tests. Please note that this has changed for this year and parents need to register their child if they wish them to take the test. The closing date for test registration was 5 September 2023.

You can register your child to take the test at the following link:


Read more information here

These tests cover verbal and non-verbal reasoning and the children practise in school to help prepare for these.  You can also visit the Wandsworth Council website for more information.


Please support your child with their homework and revision throughout the year in order to help prepare them for their SATs tests. 

Please visit the Year 6 Revision page for resources to help you support your child.

Mobile Phones

Children in Year 5 and Year 6 may bring a mobile phone in to school. Please see the office staff for a permission letter, these need to be signed and returned to school before any phones are allowed in. Mobile phones may not be used in school and should be handed in to the class teacher for safe keeping during the day.

Secondary School

The deadline for applications for Secondary School is 31st October 2023.

 Information about Wandsworth Secondary Schools 

  • Please see the information below and our Moving On To Secondary School page where you will find all information and a PDF version of the 'Choose a Wandsworth Secondary School' booklet .

  • Year 6 pupils are encouraged to see as many schools as possible. Many schools are holding virtual tours - please visit the websites of the schools you are interested in to find out more. 

 How to apply

Remote Learning

In the event of school or year group closure, Year 6's learning will be via Google Classroom. 

Google Classroom 

Children in Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and Year 6 have digital classrooms where they can access learning set by their teachers. 
They simply login to Google Classroom and click on their class name.

Remote Learning Timetable for Year 6

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