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 (Chestnut) or Miss Smith (Silver Birch) and supported by our teaching assistant Mrs Mac and Miss Alves.

We have very high expectations in year 6 and expect the children to put 100% effort into their learning.

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

  • 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 (this has been Chessington for the last three 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 the Class Dojo app or making an appointment via the Office.

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
Term 2
Term 3
Term 4
Term 5
Term 6


Term 1

During Term 1, our topic is 'Mayan Mayhem’. The main focus subject was History, where we learnt about who the Mayans were, where they lived and their fascinating culture. We enjoyed a visit from ‘Google Expeditions’, who showed us a game of Poc-o-Tock (a traditional Mayan game) and the famous temple of Chichen Itza. The children enjoyed their fantastic finish in History with a Mayan-inspired hot chocolate. Some even flavoured theirs with chili like the Mayans.

Our other focus subject in ‘Mayan Mayhem’ was Art. The children designed and created beautiful Mayan headdresses using collage. The more ornate the headdress; the more important you are in Mayan society.

Parental Engagement

Thank you to all of the families who came to our 'Open Classroom' at the start of term 1; it was great to meet all of our new parents and families.

Our Blacklands Farm scrap book event was really successful and we had a really enjoyable time creating scrap books with all the pictures from our amazing trip.

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

The children have loved reading our spy novel Stormbreaker and they have produced some beautiful writing using it as a stimulus. The children have written spy application letters to M16 and a set of instructions of how to complete the Log Walk from our Blacklands Farm trip.

Hands On History

We also had a fantastic visit from Hands on History, who taught us all about World War 1. They bought with them artefacts from the war and the typical clothing that different people would wear. The children got to hold the artefacts and gain a real insight into life during WW1.

Blacklands Farm Residential

We had an unforgettable experience at Blacklands farm and we all loved it! We went on a night hike, climbed in the trees, went canoeing, completed a sky-high assault course, worked on our team building and abseiled down buildings.

Term 2
Term 3
Term 4
Term 5
Term 6
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