Our Year Six children enjoyed embarking upon this term's cross-curricular topic - WW2: Life on the Home Front. The children got to explore WW2 artefacts, research secondary sources, undertake Winston Churchill's secret treasure-hunt mission and sing a WW2 Glen Miller classic! Click here to listen.
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! Mrs Patel, 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
Mrs Patel: 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/ Library time with Mrs Colegate
Galileo Class - French with Mrs Stiff and RE with Mrs Brown
Peake Class - RE with Mrs Brown and French with Mrs Stiff
You can download a copy of the class timetables 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.
Wednesday 12th September: Music at Malling workshop
Thursday 13th September: Winston Class trip to MGGS Air raid shelter tunnels
Wednesday 19th September: Music at Malling concerts - 10am/ 2pm
Wednesday 19th September: PGL residential 2019 deposit due
Thursday 20th September: Peake Class trip to MGGS air raid shelter tunnels
Friday 21st September: Galileo Class trip to MGGS air raid shelter tunnels
Monday 1st October: Parent talk - how to help children cope with 11+/ secondary school anxiety
Friday 5th October - Thursday 11th October: Travelling Books Book Fair
Monday 8th October/ Tuesday 9th October: School Photos (individual and siblings)
Thursday 11th October: 11+ test results day
Tuesday 16th October: Winston Class assembly
Wednesday 17th October: FODs Halloween Raffle
Monday 22nd October: Half Term
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.
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:
We are delighted to announce the first set of Year Six Prefects for this academic year. Congratulations to:
The prefects' duties will include: