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Children return to school after half term on Monday 25th February.

Gold certificate winners this week - Maisy D, India, Millie T, Sam R, Absy, Joshua C and Nelly. Well done from all the Year 6 Teachers!

Welcome to Year 6!


David Attenborough

Mr Haynes and Mrs Jones

Malala Yousafzai

Miss Brading and Mrs Thwaites

Muhammad Ali

Mr Treays and Miss West


 Term 3 Learning Topics

Literacy - Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman

Science - Animals including Humans (including the dissection of a heart)

Topic - The Tudors

Maths - Four operations, fractions, data handling and ratio

Spanish - En el Colegio

PE - Dance and Gymnastics

SATs practice and interventions will be on a Wednesday afternoon.



Muhammad Ali

23rd January 2019

Malala Yousafzi

6th February 2019

David Attenborough

27th March 2019


Here you can find out useful information about what your child is doing throughout the year and when they need certain things (such as PE kit):

Year 6 Homework – Set Friday 8th February 2019
Due in Friday 15th February 2019

1) Spellings
2) Topic – choose a project piece you would like to complete from the topic homework sheet
3) Literacy – comprehension exercise ‘A Letter to the Local Council’ (p.32 and 33 in CGP Comprehension book)
4) Maths homework set by your teacher.

Literacy - Year 6 will look at World War Two themed literature, such as Rose Blanche written by Christophe Ga Ilaz and Roberto Innocenti, Varmints by Helen Ward. They will also draw inspiration from other mediums, including Beyond the Lines a short animation by Pierre Tarsiguel and The Piano by Aidan Gibbons.

Maths - children will be split into different groups to support their progress and identify gaps in their mathematical understanding. At the beginning of the year, maths will focus on place value before moving swiftly onto mastering the use of the four operations. Rounding, data handling and problem solving are further focuses leading up to Christmas.

Science - in term 1, children will learn about classification of living things, building on the knowledge they developed in years 3 and 4. In term 2, children will look into Charles Darwin's 'Theory of Evolution'.

Special Events -
Maplesden Noakes Taster Day - 27th September (Term 1)
Science Dome - Term 2

Literature - children will look at a book called 'Pig Heart Boy' by Malorie Blackman, which will link to the heart dissection year 6's will conduct as part of Science.

Maths - children will further consolidate their understanding of the four operations and move deeper into fractions, data handling and ratio.

Science - for term 3, children will look at Animals including Humans.

Special events -
Scientific experiment - heart dissection (date TBC)
Potential visit to Hever Castle - date TBC
Muhammad Ali Class Assembly - 23rd January 2019
Malala Yousafzi Class Assembly - 6th February 2019
David Attenborough Class Assembly - 27th March 2019

Special Events -
Magistrates talk - Monday 10th June
PGL and 'Out of School' activities for those not attending PGL
Secondary school transition days - taster days at the children's new schools
Year 6 production (Play TBC)
Year 6 Leavers Assembly

Children are expected to read three times a week and record this in their reading records. Reading records are due in to check the progress of reading every week on a Friday. If there are any problems with reading at home please speak to your child's teacher who will be happy to help.


Year 6 complete PE on Tuesday and Friday afternoon every week. PE kit will need to be brought to school on these days in order to participate. Please ensure that children have clothes suitable for outdoor and indoor conditions and that all items are labelled with names.

Could children please also be provided with a roll-on deodorant to use after the session.

Every other Tuesday, children are given the opportunity to take out books from the library that interest them. They are checked out using a computer system and library monitors are available to help children where needed.

If your child has a book, please remind them to bring this into school on a Tuesday so this can be changed if necessary.

Please note - any loss or damage to books will incur a cost to the child to replace them.