Writing to be proud of!

The children have had a really productive and mindful week, publishing their diary entries. Having completed their draft and their editing, the children focused on their handwriting, with some super results. Their next piece of writing will be a formal letter, where they will be applying for the job of The Overseer at an Indian Tea Plantation.

Mrs. Ward, Mrs. Clamp and I really appreciated the opportunity to feedback to you on your child’s first short term in Year Six. As the next parents’ evening is not until March, please do not hesitate to contact us, via the office, if you need to inform us or chat through anything regarding your child.

We are all looking forward to our visit to Hill End after the half-term break. If possible, we will endeavour to inform you nearer the time, which day your child, if they have any, will will need their wellies; we appreciate that they will have quite a lot to carry.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all an enjoyable, and hopefully restful, half-term.

Mrs. Wistow, Mrs. Ward, Mrs. Clamp and the rest of the Year Six Team

Successful Learners!

Well done to all of Year Six on a very pleasing Assessment Week. We could not have been more proud of your positive mindset and of your perseverance. We are looking forward to Parents’ Evening next week, where we have some wonderful things to say about your children. Other admirable qualities, such as resilience and determination, were also demonstrated during the cross country on Tuesday. It never fails to amaze us how supportive the children are of each other during this annual event.

We look forward to sharing our published diary entries with you next week, but until then, we would like to wish you all a lovely weekend (keep going half-term is just around the corner!).

Mrs. Wistow, Mrs. Ward, Mrs. Clamp and the rest of the Year Six Team


Good Afternnoon to you all. We hope that you had a restful weekend and a good start to the week.

As you will probably know, it is the school’s Cross Country event tomorrow, so please could the children come to school in their PE kits. Also, as we doing assessments this week, there will be no Maths homework, although we will be setting the reading homework on Friday as usual.

We look forward to catching up with you next week during Parents’ Evening.

Mrs. Wistow, Mrs. Ward and Mrs. Clamp

Cloud Tea Monkeys

Another purposeful week in Year Six, has seen the children plan and start their first draft of a diary entry, based on the wonderful book ‘Cloud Tea Monkeys’. It is an inspirational story about a girl who enlists the help of monkeys in order that she can present the rare Cloud Tea to The Royal Tea Taster! The children are writing in the first person as the protagonist, Tashi. We are hopeful that next week we will be able to share an example of their published piece, along with their work on a well-known Indian festival.

The children are also very excited (as are we) about our upcoming trip, where we shall be able to experience some rewarding and memorable activities with the Woodlands staff. As mentioned in the recent correspondence, we will provide you with more details at a later date.

A quick reminder with regards to homework – Maths is set on a Wednesday and due in on Friday, and Reading is set on a Friday and due in on Monday. Also, please can you ensure that your children have a warm coat in school, as the weather is now getting cooler and more unpredictable.

Wishing you all a restful, if not rather wet, weekend,

Mrs. Wistow, Mrs. Ward, Mrs. Clamp and all the Year Six Team


It has been another great week in Year Six, with, amongst other things, the children completing their Indian Art and adding to their geographical knowledge of India. It is a wonderful topic with lots of cross-curricular opportunities – we are in the middle of planning our diary entries based on an Indian tea plantation.

Once again, thank-you for all your support in settling the children back in to school, and please do not hesitate to contact us through the office if you need to.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend.

Mrs. Wistow, Mrs. Clamp, Mrs. Ward and all the Year Six Team

A Great Start to Year Six

We would all like to welcome you to the Year Six blog, and say what an amazing and purposeful start we have had to the new academic year. The children have come back to school, after what has been a very strange time, with a very positive learning attitude and a keenness to follow all the new procedures and settle back in to school life quickly.
We will use the blog to try, wherever possible, to inform you, on a regular basis, of any information and reminders, that we think will be useful.
Firstly, can I just remind you that our PE days are on a Wednesday and a Friday, and so children can come to school in their school PE kit. Homework will be set twice a week: Reading Comprehension will be sent home on a Friday, to be back in school on Monday, and Maths homework (linked to previous and current learning) will be sent home on a Wednesday and needs to be back in school on a Friday. Finally, wherever possible, please encourage your child to read a quality text and listen to your child read. If your child is listened to by an adult at least three times a week, please could you send in a signed note confirming this and there your child’s name will be entered in the reading raffle. We are always extremely grateful for your continuing support.
Please do not hesitate to contact us through the office if you need to speak to us, and we will contact you at the earliest and most convenient opportunity.
We wish you all a lovely weekend, with all our fingers crossed for a continuation of this lovely weather.
Mrs. Wistow, Mrs. Ward, Mrs Clamp and all the Year Six Team

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