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Welcome to Year 6 - Chestnut, Silver Birch & Spindle Classes


Mrs Apps
Mrs Apps
Teacher: Chestnut Class
• In my spare time I love to cook. Food gives me great joy. • I love having adventures with family and friends, especially ones that push me out of my comfort zone.• I have an irrational fear of cows. • I like to say fit by taking part in running and combat.
Miss Wickenden
Miss Wickenden
Teacher: Silver Birch Class
My name is Miss Wickenden. I have been teaching for 12 years and currently I teach in Year 6. I have been lucky enough to live in lots of different parts of England. I completed my degree at Loughborough University and then my Postgraduate qualification at UEA in Norwich. Around 5 years ago, I moved to Hastings from Hackney, where I previously taught, because I wanted to live by the sea. I am a vegetarian and a ‘dog person’! I live with my rescue greyhound named Tulip. I love sunshine and, when possible, love to travel to warm sunny parts of the world. History is my favourite subject so, when I travel, I like to visit museums and places of historical interest such as the Parthenon in Athens and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.
Miss Smith
Miss Smith
Teacher: Spindle Class
I’m in my 9th year of teaching at Sandown and I love it. Before teaching, I worked for the DWP for many years and made lifelong friends but teaching has always been my passion…ever since I was young. I have lived in Hastings all my life but moved away to Brighton when I went to university for 4 years. In my own time, I enjoy keeping fit and healthy and regularly go to the gym. I’ve recently started kickboxing and I’m hooked! I love socialising with friends and family and heading out for dinner. I love love love painting nails…that’s my chill out hobby. I enjoy holidays in the sun and can’t wait to be able to get away again.


Mrs Holewell
Mrs Holewell
TA: Chestnut Class
Mrs Bateman
Mrs Bateman
TA: Spindle Class

Throughout the year, we will be going on exciting trips, parental engagement activities and visitors to our school. Here are a few of these exciting events:

  • Google Expeditions
  • Blacklands Farm residential trip
  • Brighton University visit and taster day
  • Bohemia Road Fire Station- Safety in Action
  • It’s your move- preparing for secondary school
  • SATs reward
  • Blacklands Farm Scrap Book Event
  • Maths Workshop
  • SpaG Workshop
  • SATs Workshop
  • Year 6 Production

Communication between home and school is crucial throughout your child’s time at school. You can do this easily by contacting us through Class Dojo.

Our door is always open!