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Year 6

This term in Pavilion Class...

This term has seen some settling in for year 6 with some new teachers.
It was great for us to see the children come back after Christmas so focused and ready to learn.


This term we have looked to start our day with maths retrieval practice where the children quickly answer 4 questions from across the maths curriculum. We have been really impressed with how the children have settled in the morning, shared their learning and used the time to remind themselves on how to tackle some areas. In maths this term we have looked to continue recapping on the place value and the four key operations. We will also be teaching units on decimals, percentages, area, perimeter and algebra.  


In English we have introduced a new class book - The Last Wild by Piers Torday. We have been using this as a focus for both guided reading and writing. Within guided reading we have also introduced VIPERS. This is an outline of reading skills that we focus on and stands for Vocabulary, Infer, Predict, Explain, Retrieve and Summarise. Ask your children if they can remember those and explain what they mean.


We have two topics to focus on this term. The first is a geography-based topic called The Earth as an Islands. This looks at developing the children's atlas and map skills. It also gets them to research the impact that we have had on different islands around the world. Our second topic is an historical topic looking at the Mayans. Here we will look at location, culture, impact and legacy. All of our topics are based on developing the children's knowledge, skills and understanding through content and directed subject focus.


In science this term we will be looking at electricity and light. In year 6 it is important that the children develop not only key knowledge or facts from these areas but also develop the skills of identifying, planning and carrying out a scientific experiment. Being curious about the world and being able to structure their own learning is a huge part of their transition to secondary school. It has been excellent to see the children ask questions considered questions and plan experiments to extend their learning. 


To keep them active we will be focusing on athletics (with circuit training!), cricket, football and netball. The children have shown a fantastic attitude in PE and we have been impressed on how well they have worked in teams and supported each other.


Lastly, we have also been looking to improve our growth mindset with taskmaster style challenges: ask your child if they managed to get the tea bag in the cup; drew the perfect circle; or were able to win the lowest unique number. 

Mr Haywood and Mrs Clarke

Year 6 Teachers

Year 6 SATS letter May 2022

Secondary School information:

Secondary school application process for September 2022:
The closing date for application to transfer to secondary school in September 2022 is 31 October 2021.

Please see the links below for how the application process works and how to apply online.

 Guidance on the application process is available on the council website:  School application guides 

 Online applications are open on the council website: Apply for a school place       

Secondary Schools' Application Processes

Cardinal Newman Application Process 2022

Hove Park School Primary Y6 Parent and Carer Letter

Key Stage 2 SATS information


Residential Information

Y6 residential letter to parents March 2022

Y6 residential letter to parents October 2021


Year 6 Residential Q&A

Click on the photo below for more photos of our recent Year 6 activities!

Click on the links below for more Year 6 information.