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Year 6

Notices & Reminders

Wednesday 18th October

I have uploaded some further photos from our last day at PGL.  I also wanted to say how well the children did last week: their behaviour was excellent and they were a joy to take away.  We were very proud of them.

Yesterday, we took part in a drama workshop as part of our learning linked to Black History month.  Photos of this can be seen in the gallery.

PE day update:  After half term, PE will be taught by Mrs Eastland on a Monday afternoon and by myself on a Friday.  Plain, dark tracksuits can be worn for outdoor sessions as the weather gets colder.

Homework reminder: Our mid-term homework review will be on Tuesday 31st October (2nd day back after half term).  Children will need to bring in their homework books with all of the work that they have completed so far.  They should also have reflected on what award they feel they are on track for and why.

Friday 9:20

Good morning from PGL!  I have uploaded a selection of photos from yesterday - they can be found on the gallery page.

We had lots of sleepy children to wake up this morning after such a busy day yesterday! Our bags are all packed, ready to be loaded onto the coach and the children are now enjoying their last two activities.

Apologies in advance for the state of some of their clothes - I don't think we realised that the challenge course would be quite so muddy! But the children seemed to love it as you can tell from the pictures.

See you all later.


Thursday 4:35

Hi from us all at PGL.  We are all fine and having a great time. The weather has been lovely for us today - we've had plenty of sunshine and no rain.  Some of the activities that we have been doing today are: abseiling, aeroball, challenge course (the muddy one) fencing and problem solving.  The children really seem to be enjoying the food and are all eating well.  We are all looking forward to our evening activity tonight which is the campfire - I think we will have some very tired children after that!

I have managed to upload a small selection of photos from yesterday - you can find them on the gallery page.  Later, when I have had a chance to download today's photos from the iPads, I will attempt to put some more up.

Bye for now.


Weds 11:00

I have attempted to post some photos onto the Y6 page but unfortunately the Wi-fi isn’t working properly! I’m sorry about this.  I will try again tomorrow.  We’ve had a fabulous evening playing hide and seek in the woods and the children were all tucked up in bed at 10:00.

More updates to follow tomorrow.

Good night.


Hello from Marchant’s Hill.  We are all fine despite the slightly wet weather. Have had a lovely dinner of either lasagne or chicken nuggets and soon off for our evening activity.  Am hoping to post some photos later tonight, or if not tomorrow.

Bye for now 



Monday 9th October

Today the children have brought home luggage labels for their suitcases/bags.  

They also have with them details of the telephone tree in case we need to get in touch with you outside of school hours.  When we arrive on Wednesday, you will be informed via parentmail and not the telephone tree - this is a change from what was discussed at the meeting.  You will also be advised of our estimated arrival time on Friday via parentmail. 

Also - there are lots of children who have not handed in their spending money.  Sorry if there has been some confusion with this, but it is better if we look after it in order to avoid anyone loosing money or maybe even forgetting to bring it.  Therefore, please send the money in tomorrow - two £5 notes are best.

Many thanks.


8th October

Learning reviews:  I wanted to say a huge well done to all of the children for leading their learning reviews last week.  I was very proud of the way that they were able to reflect on and discuss their learning.  

Mathletics:  apologies if some of you have been unable to access your mathletics tasks over the last two days.  I switched the homework tasks off to allow access to live mathletics in school and then forgot to switch them back on!  They should be available again now.

PGL:  If anyone has any last minute questions, or has anything they would like to discuss with me before our visit, I will be available after school tomorrow and on Tuesday.  It is unlikely that there will be time to discuss anything on Weds morning as we will be busy ensuring that everything is ready to go.  Not long to go now!

Many thanks



1st October

If you haven't done so yet,  please sign up for an appointment to discuss your child's learning next week.  The year 6 appointments will be with myself and Mr Burles on Wednesday and Thursday.  We look forward to seeing you then.

Also - due to timetabling issues, our Monday PE session, will be moved to Tuesdays for the next few weeks.  I will inform you if this needs to change again.

Many thanks.


Thursday 14th September

Homework for this term has now been uploaded.  I will speak to the children about their tasks and what is expected, but if you have any questions, please ask.  In light of what some of you said at the meeting about children finding it difficult to manage homework in larger chunks, I have provided weekly spelling tasks and made a couple of changes to the tracker to help them organise themselves and keep on top of their tasks.  There is also some further guidance at the bottom of the file that I have uploaded.  

Below, I have uploaded a SPaG glossary for parents, so that you can support your child at home in this area.  I hope this is useful.


Monday 11th September

I have uploaded some resources to support your child with reading in Y6.  This includes a suggested book list as discussed at the parent meeting the other day.  I hope you find these helpful.


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