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Parent's Newsletter Autumn 1

Welcome back after your holiday and welcome to Year Six! We have a very busy year ahead of us!

Here are the new ‘Rainbow Rules’ that we will remind and expect all of our children to follow every day:

  • I will be safe.
  • I will respect others.
  • I will be in the right place at the right time.
  • I will co-operate.
  • I will control my feelings and emotions.
  • I will communicate appropriately and use the correct language.



R.E: We will learn about ‘The Kingdom of God’ and how everyone is invited to live in the Kingdom of God. We will explore how the word of God is spread through parables and re-write a parable for a modern day audience.

Science: We are going to be learning about the circulatory system and the importance of keeping our hearts and lungs healthy.

English: We are going to be writing horror stories !


Guided reading: Guided reading will take place on Monday’s. Homework diaries need to be signed for this day and will also be signed by teachers too. This is a very valuable source of communication between parents and your child’s guided reading teacher.

Reading: In year 6 we ask your child to read every day for at least 15 minutes. This will extend their vocabulary and sentence structures to help with their writing and ensure stamina for reading. Your child has been given a writing journal and are encouraged to write in vocabulary which they have found whilst reading which they might like to use in their own writing.

Reading books: In year 6 your child may take one fiction book at a time to read. These books may be taken from our school or our ever expanding class library! We encourage the children to aim to read each novel within two weeks. They may also choose to read a non – fiction book or poetry book alongside their novel.

Maths: We will begin the year looking at place value and the four operations.


Homework: Class Homework will be given on a Thursday and should handed in by the following Thursday.

Additional personalised homework from Mr Barry, Mrs Wainwright, Mrs Osborne and Mrs Wood may also be given.

If your child is given reading homework to do it is essential that they read what is required on time so that they are up to date and can access the lesson.

It is very important that all homework is completed on time and to the same standard that we expect in school, in order to make it worthwhile. We value your support with this.

If your child fails to hand in their homework in on time their badge will be taken until it is handed in at an appropriate standard.


Spellings: Spellings will be given on a Thursday to be learnt for the following Thursday. The spelling test result will be recorded in the homework diary and any mistakes on the test will be highlighted.


PE: PE is on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Please ensure your child has the correct kit (yellow top, black shorts and pumps) Please also pack an outdoor PE kit for this term (black or navy tracksuit bottoms and top and outdoor trainers).

Please see website for diary dates and events and more information on the curriculum and what the children have been up to: http://www.stannesrc.oldham.sch.uk/


Class library: In order to encourage the children to read I have sourced many books from the list ‘100 books to read in year 6’. If you happen to have any of these books and they are gathering dust on a shelf – donations would be most welcome! All donations of books in good condition are welcome J



Thank you for your continued help and support.

Miss Farrell, Mrs Wood and Mrs Q.


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