Year 6 - Rhino Class


This term in Pavilion Class...

For the start of this new school year, in Rhino Class our topic will be The Terrible Tudors, focusing on the brilliant and brutal world of Tudor Britain!

In Maths, we begin the year looking at place value. Throughout the year, we will have a focus on the four key operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

In Literacy, we will be focussing on making sure our writing is accurate and coherent with a particular focus on a number of punctuation marks including commas, brackets and dashes. To build up our skills in this area, we will use a variety of tasks such as diary entries, scientific descriptions of the heart, letter writing from a variety of different perspectives and monologues. We will also begin the year by re-capping and strengthening our knowledge of the words from the Year 5 and 6 spelling list.

In Science, we will learn about the main parts of the human circulatory system, including describing the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. We will also study the impact of diet and drugs on the way our body functions as well as finding out how nutrients are transported around the body. In PSHE, our topic is ‘Being me in my world’ where the children will learn skills about working collaboratively.

Useful Information:

  • Swimming is on Tuesday mornings, starting on Tuesday 12th September for six consecutive weeks.
  • P.E. is on Friday afternoons. Please make sure your child comes to school in their P.E. kits on these days.
  • Home learning tasks will routinely be given out on Fridays and handed back in on the following Friday.
  • It would also be helpful if your child could practise their reading and times tables skills at home for 15 minutes each day. This could involve listening to your child read a book, asking them to summarise a section or simply asking them to recite their times tables. Times tables practise can also be done online for free using this website: It's vital that the children build up their arithmetic and reading fluency ahead of their SATs examinations in May 2024.

Thank you for your support.

Mr Ward 



Year 6 Swimming Letter Autumn 2023

Click on the links below for more Year 6 information.


Year 6 Residential Information 


Secondary School information:

Secondary school application process for September 2024:

The closing date for applications to transfer to secondary school in September 2024 is the 31st October 2023.

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

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

It is recommended that parents apply online as this means they will receive an automatic confirmation of their application.  It also means they will receive an offer from us by email on 1st March 2024.

If parents are unable to apply online they can apply by downloading an application form using this link: Download school application forms

Email offers in response to online applications will be made after noon on 1st March 2024. Offer letters in response to paper applications where the parent has provided no email address will be posted first class on 1st March 2024 which means they will not be received until after 1st March.  No decisions will be given by telephone.



Y6 PACA Open Evening 2023


Hove Park School

Prospective Parents/Carers and Year 6 Students

We are excited to share information about our bespoke upcoming events for Year 6’s with you. Our Open Evening is taking place at our Valley Campus on Thursday 5th October between 6pm – 8.30pm. We also invite you to attend Open Mornings and Taster sessions running the week beginning Monday 2nd October. Please see our website here for all information and links to book events –


King's School

Booking for our Open Mornings is now open on our website. Please visit our website here to book: King's School (  

As part of our Open Events for Year 6, we will be running taster sessions for next year’s Year 6 students who would like to find out more about King’s.  These will take place on Tuesday 19th September and will run from 3.15pm-4.30pm.  Year 6 students will be able to select preferences from a range of sessions.  Information about the sessions can be found by following the link to the sign up form. This can also be accessed via the Open Events page on our website King's School (


Cardinal Newman

Y6 Cardinal Newman Application Process for September 2024

Y6 Cardinal Newman School Open Event

Key Stage 2 SATS information


Click on the image below for photos of our recent activities in Rhino Class!