Being in Year Six comes with a lot of responsibility; the children are expected to be role models and ambassadors for the school. Year Six pupils are the children that the rest of the school look up to and the students that define our school vision and values. As such, we expect exemplary behaviour from all the children in Year Six at all times during the day.
Although there is a lot of hard work in Year Six, there are lots of things to look forward to as well, including fun and exciting topics, the residential trip, the end of year production and (most importantly) sitting on the benches during assembly!
Remember to keep up-to-date by checking the sections below regularly!
Galileo Class is located in Pavilion One, on the right hand side as you come into the door. Miss Marle and Mrs Stiff teach the class. This class was named after the famous scientist, polymath and astronomer Galileo Galilei.
Winston Class located in Pavilion One, on the left hand side as you come into the door. Miss Wilce, Mrs Colegate and Miss Brown teach the class. This class was named after the famous scientist Robert Winston (not Winston Churchill!).
Peake Class is located in Pavilion Two, on the right hand side. The class was established in 2016 when The Discovery School finally reached full capacity with three-form entry across the school. Peake Class was named after Major Timothy Peake, the first British astronaut in space for over twenty years. He blasted off for the International Space Station on 15th December 2015 and spent six months in space carrying out experiments. He even ran a marathon on the Space Station! Miss Verma, Mrs Brown and Mrs Alcala teach in this class.
Should you need to contact any member of the Year 6 team, please use the following email addresses:
Miss Wilce (Upper Key Stage Two Phase Leader): email@example.com
Miss Marle: firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Verma: email@example.com
PPA time and covered lessons
PPA time is time set aside for teachers, during their timetabled teaching day, to allow them to carry out planning, preparation and assessment activities. PPA time is covered each week by the Year 6 Teaching Assistants. The lessons are planned by the class teachers and delivered by a TA. This term, PPA cover lessons in Year 6 take place every Friday afternoon and lessons are as follows:
Winston Class - RE with Mrs Colegate and French with Mrs Stiff
Galileo Class - French with Mrs Stiff and RE with Mrs Colegate
Peake Class - PE with Mrs Brown and French with Mrs Stiff
You can download a copy of an example class timetable below. Please note that this is subject to change in the case of themed weeks, celebration days, school trips and other events such as the Music at Malling festival concerts.
Tuesday 23rd April: Pupils back to school - Start of the Summer Term 1
Thursday 25th April: KS2 Theatre Visit - The Railway Children
w/c 29th April: Year 6 Mock SATs Week
Monday 6th May: May Bank Holiday
Thursday 9th May: Parents PGL Meeting @ 3:30pm
w/c Monday 13th May: Year 6 Actual SATs Week
Friday 24th May: End of Summer Term 1
Monday 3rd June: Pupils back to school - Start of Summer Term 2
Friday 7th June - Monday 10th June: Year 6 Residential PGL Trip
Thursday 13th June: Parents Information Evening about Yr 6 Sex Education @ 3:30pm
Friday 21st June: Yr 6 Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) Day
Monday 24th June: Yr 6 talk about Secondary Transition from our local PCSO @ 1:30pm
Saturday 22nd June: Summer Fayre
Tuesday 25th June: Summer Music Concert
Thursday 27th June: Sports Day
Friday 28th June: Inset Day
Tuesday 2nd July: Year 6 Collaborative Day
Thursday 4th July: Whole School Transition Day
Monday 8th July: Reserve Sports Day
Thursday 16th July: Year 6 Production (6pm-8pm)
Friday 18th July: Year 6 Production (6pm-8pm)
Tuesday 19th July: Year 6 Leavers Day
Tuesday 23rd July: Year 6 Leaver's Assembly - End of Summer Term 2
Monday 29th April
Monday 13th May
SATs week is approaching so to reduce stress for the children, we are having a mock week commencing Monday 29th April. This is to prepare the children and help them understand what will happen during the real SATs week.
The timetable below is for the mock week and will be the same for the real SATs.
Please support your children as much as you can; we all want the best for them.
Regular reading is of vital importance to support children's academic progress so please encourage your children to read as much as possible. They should remember to bring in their reading books and their Home-School Reading Diary daily.
Children should complete the task given to them by their mathematics set teacher. This will be due every Wednesday.
Children should complete the work set by their class teacher. Please remind children of the importance of neat and clear presentation. Children should be writing in blue ink, using cursive handwriting and checking their work carefully for errors.
A SPaG test will be set on www.spag.com weekly. Children are expected to complete this every week, as part of their homework.
Children should have their PE kits in everyday, even if it is not a designated PE day, as we often need to be flexible with our timetables.
Please make sure they have the correct, named kit for outdoor and indoor lessons, especially a warm navy tracksuit and trainers for the colder weather.
Term 1 and 2: On the Home Front
English: key texts - The Little Ships (Louise Borden) Friend or Foe (Michael Morpurgo)
Writing genres: Diary writing, letters home, a flashback story, balanced argument, instructions.
Mathematics: number skills, place value, calculations (written methods), fractions, decimals, percentages and ratio.
Term 3: Extreme Earth
English: key text - The Firework Maker's Daughter/ non-fiction information texts about Earthquakes and Volcanoes. Newspaper reports and instructions.
Mathematics: measures, area and perimeter, volume, shape and angles.
Term 4 and 5: Mayans, Myths and Monsters
English: Key texts - Mayan myths. Narrative, holiday brochures, poetry, formal letter.
Mathematics: Algebra, geometry, statistics and revision in preparation for SATs.
Term 6: Entertainers and Entrepreneurs
English: Playscripts, drama, oral presentations, persuasion and character monologues
Mathematics: finance, spreadsheets, event planning, using a calculator.
The Continuous Provision Map for Year 6 will be available shortly.
You can download the Powerpoint presentation from this September's Meet the Teacher sessions below:
Key Dates for Parents
This year, our Y6 Residential visit will take place from Friday 7th June - Monday 10th June. You can download the PGL information Powerpoint below or read it by clicking here:
Our new prefects for Terms 5 and 6 will be chosen in Week 2 of Term 5.
Well done to the following children for being fantastic prefects so far this year:
Terms 3 and 4:
Terms 1 and 2:
Terms 3 and 4:
Henry Roberts (Head Boy)
Terms 1 and 2:
Terms 3 and 4:
Jasmine Safa (Head Girl)
Terms 1 and 2:
Reggie Sturge (Head Boy)
Isabel Perry (Head Girl)
The prefects' duties will include: