Welcome back – it’s been so good to see all of the children back in school after the summer. They have settled back in amazingly well and have been impressing me with their positive learning behaviours. I have put the curriculum information for this half-term and the homework grid just below this.

Year 6 is such a busy and important year with lots going on. The SATs tests will take place in May, but we will have a meeting to explain all about them later on in the year. They are nothing to worry about as I will make sure that the children are well prepared for them and simply encouraged to do their best. The Beacon Centre residential trip is something I hope to be able to get more information to you as soon as I am able.

We will have outdoor games and PE on Thursday afternoons with Play Sports and another PE session every Monday afternoon with Mr Furber. Could you please ensure PE kits are in school (black shorts and white tops for indoors, the same plus trainers (and football boots if we are on the grass if your child wishes) and a plain dark tracksuit for outdoors. If your child has hair down to their shoulders or longer then they will need to have it tied back (or be able to tie it back themselves before the lesson). Any earrings will have to be removed or covered over by micropore tape or plasters (again by the child themselves). I appreciate that this may seem a bit of a pain, but both rules are standard in all schools and are for safety reasons.

Homework will come out on a grid as it did last year. Can the first half-term homework please be handed in by FRIDAY 15th OCTOBER so that I can mark it and return it to the children before half-term. I would like to see 5 pieces chosen from the grid (obviously you can do more if you wish as that’s a great way of earning more House Points) and it would be great to see them chosen from different rows.

If you want any advice re secondary school choices please feel free to contact Mr Saunders as I know that he would be happy to help in any way he can.

As ever, if you have any questions or need to speak to me please make an appointment via the school office and I will happy to help wherever I can.

Thanking you all for your continuing support.

Miss Cowdell

Curriculum Information for Year 6

Some of the WWII project homework

Our trip to RAF Hendon

WWII Radio Broadcasts – Written and performed by groups of Year 6 pupils from last year