Year 6 - Chestnut & Silver Birch Classes

Welcome to Year 6. The children’s final year at Sandown Primary School will see them being taught by either Mrs Bruce or Miss Smith. As class teachers, they work closely with their Teaching Assistants – Mrs Milton and Mrs Mac - and we are also lucky enough to have additional support from Mrs Wilhelm. Mrs Mac specialises in Maths, Mrs Wilhelm specialises in reading and writing and Mrs Milton specialises in phonics.

We have very high expectations in year 6 and expect the children to put 100% effort into their learning. As we get nearer to the SATs, we will run additional support boosters on a Thursday afternoon and appreciate support from the parents to encourage children to attend these.

Throughout the year, we will be going on exciting trips and having inspiring visitors.

  • Blackland Farm residential trip
  • Brighton University visit
  • Bohemia Road Fire Station- Safety in Action
  • Brighton University taster day
  • It's your move- preparing for secondary school
  • SATs reward (This has been Chessington for the last two years)

Communication between home and school is crucial throughout your child’s time at school and though we appreciate that as your child gets older you may not pick up your child from the classroom door, you can remain in contact with us easily through notes in home-school link books and by popping in to see us. Our door is always open!

Have a look on the tabs below to see what we have been learning about in each term…

Term 1

We have had a fantastic start to year 6! Blackland Farm was an incredible experience for all the children and they gave all the activities a try. The children thoroughly enjoyed creating 'Memory Books' using the photos from Blackland Farm with their families on the last week of term 1.

Year 6 have designed their spy buggies in DT and are looking forward to making these at the start of term 2. The children will be able to use their Science learning on electricity to make the head lights, buzzers and motors operate.

The year 6 children entered a drawing competition for Hastings week and created some beautiful line drawings of scenes from Hastings.  The lucky winners received a £5 voucher to spend in Tesco and their drawings are on display by the tills.

We had a lovely afternoon creating 'Memory Books' with the year 6 children and their families on Thursday. The year 6s were able to create a book containing photos and captions from their time at Blackland Farm.

Term 1 in year 6 is extremely exciting because we get to go to Blacklands Farm and enjoy 3 days of action-packed activities and fun! Both classes are counting down the days until we leave for our trip. At the end of the term we will be inviting the children's families in to class to create a memory scrap book of their time at Blacklands Farm using the photos taken on the trip.

Term 2
Term 3
Term 4
Term 5
Term 6