Year 6 Newsletter

Spring 2018 Newsletter

Dear Parents/Carers

Welcome back! Happy New Year – welcome to 2018.

This half term our theme for this half term is aspiration, identity and power of thought. The book we are reading is Henry Finch. A story about a little finch, called Henry, who had a disastrous turn of events which he overcome with his mind and positive thinking.

As of this term, there are only 70 school days left until SATs, so please ensure your child is in school promptly everyday so they do not miss any of their education.


The children will be doing P.E. on Tuesday (gym) and Wednesday (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!).  You should be discussing the book with them to ensure they fully understand what they have read. There is a SATs paper on reading, so it is important they can confidently summarize what they are reading.


This half term’s Homework Grid is linked to our theme of ‘Henry Finch’. 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.

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

Please have a look at the Parent Overview below to find what your child will be learning about this term.

Year 6 Spring Term Parent Overview: Henry Finch


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