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Autumn Term


Dear Parents and Carers,


Welcome to Year 6’s Autumn Term newsletter.


Enclosed you will find a copy of:

  • Your child’s timetable
  • The curriculum map for the term
  • The homework expectations
  • Spelling rules for the term/year
  • Times tables to be learnt for the term
  • Important dates for your diary
  • The end of Year Expectations in English and Maths for Year 6





The staff in your child’s year group are as follows:



Miss Pennington Class Teacher & Year Group Leader

Miss Cattini Teaching Assistant

Mrs Boonin Teaching Assistant



Mrs Ojinakka Class Teacher

Mr Burgess Teaching Assistant & Sports Teacher

Ms Montague Teaching Assistant



Miss Safak Class Teacher

Ms Montague Teaching Assistant

Mrs Joanna Teaching Assistant


Year Group TA:

Mr Herda Teaching Assistant

Miss Kristina Teaching Assistant


If you wish to speak to your child’s teacher please make an appointment at the school office, or for a brief, informal chat speak to the teacher at 3.30pm.

Attendance and Punctuality

It is imperative that your child attends school punctually every day, unless they are ill. The school gates are open from 8.30am and the children are expected to line up in the playground at 8.45am. If it is raining, children will be sent directly to their classrooms. Children will then start learning straight away as teachers will have activities prepared.



In order to encourage healthy minds and bodies in our school it is expected that children come to school each day with healthy snacks and lunch. As we are a NUT FREE SCHOOL it is essential that your child does not bring any foods containing nuts or traces of nuts, including biscuits and chocolate. We also ask that no sweets, crisps or sugary cakes and snacks are placed in your child’s lunch.



It is very important that your child comes to school each day in correct school uniform. Please note that children are not permitted to wear jumpers or pullovers which are not school uniform.


Please note that jewellery (apart from simple stud earrings for girls) is not part of the uniform and therefore not permitted. Any inappropriate item of jewellery worn to school will be confiscated and kept in the school office for safekeeping until the end of the week when it will be sent home. For health and safety reasons, hard hair bobbles and beads are not permitted. We ask that you continue to support us in ensuring that your child is dressed appropriately every day. If you do not have a copy of the uniform policy please ask at the office.


Please note that failure to comply to the Uniform Policy will result in your child missing their playtime and being sent to reflection.



Children will continue to receive ‘Dojos’ for outstanding work/behaviour. They are also awarded certificates for Outstanding Efforts in RE, English and Maths and Outstanding behaviour in class and outside on the playground. Exceptional behaviour may also result in a Headteacher’s Certificate in assembly.


Children should also be aware of the consequences of inappropriate behaviour. Children will always be given a warning before a negative dojo is issued. If a child receives 2 negatives in a session they will be sent for time out in another class for 5 / 10 minutes and if a child receives three negatives in a day they are placed on the 369 sheet and you will be informed. Children may also be sent to reflection if their behaviour does not improve.


In the playground the children are encouraged to win House Points by displaying good behaviour when playing games, eating sensibly, using good manners and helping other children. The House Points are counted at the end of the week and the winning house has an extra 10 minutes of playtime.


Class Trips

Wherever possible, class trips will be organised to assist in developing the children’s understanding of class topics. Some parental assistance will be required on outings, so if you are able to help in some way please let your child’s teacher know.



Thank you for the support and encouragement which you give at home with regard to the children’s school work. As you know it is important that this continues this year as the homework tasks consist of activities which reinforce the themes or units studied at school.

Please note that children who repeatedly fail to bring in their homework will be sent to reflection.



Children are expected to read every evening for at least 20 minutes. All children have a reading book (banded/free reader) which they have the opportunity to change as and when they have finish and a yellow Reading Record book. The students are expected to complete their Reading Record independently, but we ask that you also monitor this and ensure they are completing the required reading. These are checked by the class teachers and children who have not completed their reading will be sent to reading club at playtime.


I hope the children will enjoy their learning and very much look forward to seeing you this term.


Kind regards,


Miss Pennington

Year Group Leader


Important dates for your diary


Friday 14th September            Opening Mass

Monday 17th September          60 British Museum Trip

Wednesday 19th September    6S British Museum Trip

Thursday 20th September       6P British Museum Trip

Friday 21st September            6O Class Assembly

Thursday 11th October            6O Parish Mass

Thursday 18th October           6S Parish Mass

Wednesday 17th October        Harvest Mass

Friday 19th October                6P Class Assembly

Thursday 1st November           All Saints Mass

Thursday 8th November          6P Parish Mass

Friday 9th November               6S Class Assembly

12th– 16th November               Pendarren

Friday 21st December              End of term Mass