Year 6 Newsletter

Autumn 2017 Newsletter

Dear Parents/Carers

Welcome back! We hope you’ve had a wonderful summer break and you are ready to take on this year… The final year.

This half term our theme for this half term is community, prejudice and difference. The book we are reading is Rose Blanche. A story about a young girl, during the WWII. It is a sad tale about his journey and what she sees and how she thrives to help as much a she can.


The children will be doing P.E. on Tuesday (gym/dance). Children should wear a white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps (not trainers). Please make sure all their clothes and belongings have their names inside and come in a bag so it is easy for them to keep all of their belongings together. Their bag can they be kept in their personal locker.


Please ensure that reading books and planners are in school every day. Your child can read their books alone each night, but it is preferred that an adult reads with them at least once a week (this earns a point on the homework grid!). They can then write their own comment about what the found difficult/enjoyed etc. Guided reading will be done once a week in school and there are lots of other opportunities throughout the day for children to develop their reading skills and a love of reading/books.


This half term’s Homework Grid is linked to our theme of ‘Rose Blanche’. We are trialing a new, simpler homework grid so please feedback your opinions.

Please make sure your child has completed their homework, which should be handed in on a Friday or before if that suits you. Spellings must be practised as often as possible in preparation for a spelling bee on Friday. It is essential that children learn these spellings to help them do well in their SATs.

If you have any questions regarding the new homework grid, please ask me after school.


This term we will be focusing on place value, addition and subtraction and geometry.

I will be running two maths booster clubs this term, which are invite only. Please look out for these.

Please see the theme planning (which you can access on the school website) to get an overview of which subjects will be taught this half term.

Liam will be teaching Year 5 and 6 every Tuesday afternoon as Mrs. Willett will be out of class.

Many thanks for your continued support. As ever, if you have any questions please ask.

Mrs. Willett

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