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Back to school on Wednesday 4th September!

Gold certificate winners this week - Everyone in year 6 for working so hard being so brilliantly prepared for the SATs this week. 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 5 Learning Topics

Literacy - The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd

Science - Light

Topic - The Mayas

Maths - Revision in preparation for the SATs

Spanish - En el Colegio

PE - Cardio, flexibility and reactions

SATs practice and interventions will be on a Wednesday afternoon.



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):

As a well done for working so hard during the SATs, and because it is PGL next week, there is no homework again this week. Have another restful weekend!

No spellings this week.

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.