For Reception aged children September 2024, our Open Afternoons are 12th October and 14th November at 1.30pm. Appointment only. Please contact the school office if interested.

Cedar Class

Cedar Class: Year 6
Here you will be able to find our Year 6 curriculum overview and our termly newsletters, as well as other important information and updates on our learning.
I have also included the 50 books to read in Year 6 list and I strongly recommend that the children have a go at trying some of these titles.
Secondary School Open Evenings
The Autumn Term is a busy one for Year 6 parents as the application window for secondary school places opens at the start of September and closes at the end of October. 
We will list the dates here of open evenings at the local secondary schools as and when we get them. We would recommend parents take their child to look around at the schools to give you an idea of what each school can offer your child. 
You will find the link to West Sussex County Council's key dates for secondary school places webpage below. 
Thursday 21st September 2023 - The Regis School open evening
Thursday 21st September 2023 - Ormiston School open evening
Tuesday 26th September 2023 - Felpham Community College open evening
Thursday 28th September 2023 - St Phillip Howard open evening
Wednesday 4th October 2023 - Chichester Free School open evening
Thursday 5th October 2023 - Bishop Luffa open evening 
Key dates: 
Friday 1st March 2024 - Offer day - this is the day you will be informed of your child's offered place at secondary school. 

Cedar Class - Year 6 Key information


In the Autumn Term Year 6 PE days are Thursdays and Fridays and children are expected to take part in all PE lessons. They should come to school in the correct PE kit on these days.  

Water Bottles

Please ensure that your child comes to school with a named water bottle every day.


Homework will be set via Seesaw on a Friday and unless specified, will be due in the following Friday. Your child should upload their homework to Seesaw by the due date. It is essential for children to get into the habit of completing this regularly on time in preparation for their transition to secondary school.

Additionally, Children are expected to read either to an adult at home or to themselves for at least 15 minutes a day. If your child reads competently to themselves, ask them some questions about the book so that you can see if they have understood what they have read. Discussing different texts with your children will help them to develop their own love of reading. 

Logins for Seesaw, MyMaths and TTRockstars can be found inside your child's reading diary. 


We will be looking at rules around different spelling patterns each week and this page will be updated to show our current spelling pattern.

Additionally, children should know how to spell all the KS2 common exception words. These can be found here:

Year 3/4 

Year 5/6

You can test your children on these regularly by choosing a few words (up to 5) and asking them to say, cover, write, check their words. Any that they get wrong they can then practice over a few days before trying again.

Working With Others
During our first week back at school we revisited our working with others skills and had a go at some activities where we had to use good team work and communication as well as respect. We particularly enjoyed the challenge of 'Save Fred The Snake'. This task required a lots of resilience and real growth mindset attitude.  Luckily we did manage to find some solutions to save Fred from the pond. See below for some pictures of us completing this task - the concentration on our faces shows just how challenging this was. 
Welcome To The Autumn Term Of Year 6
It was lovely to welcome the children back to school this week as we begin our Year 6 journey together. I have really enjoyed getting to know the class this week and it was great to hear about all the fun things they have done over the Summer.
This week we have set out our Year 6 expectations - this involves developing 3 core skills, which will ensure we all grow and develop as learners in preparation for the transition to secondary school. 
Our 3 focus skills are: 
Independence - we will take responsibility and ownership of our learning, trying our hardest with every task. 
Positivity - we will show a growth mindset towards our learning by having a positive attitude towards all opportunities. 
Respect - we will be respectful of all those around us, treating everyone with kindness. 
Year 6 is definitely a year that is full of fun and adventure, as well as challenge and it is great to see the children already excited for all that is to come.