Information for Parents
It doesn’t seem that long ago that you were bringing your child to school for their first day in Nursery. And here they are now -confident, looking smart and ready to grasp the opportunities and rise to the challenges of being in Year 6. It was great to see them all again on their first day, albeit a day late.
Unsurprisingly, due to the children staying with their peers and in two cases with the same teacher, the children have made a seamless start into Year 6. However, there are many changes and these will be outlined at the Meet the Teacher evening on Thursday, 20 September at 6pm. It is important that you attend this meeting as there will be a chance to meet the Year 6 staff and hear about the plans for the year including information about the SATs and the school journey to Norfolk. There will also be a presentation about the arrangements for Secondary Transfer. Visits to any schools you are considering are strongly advised and these visits start on September 17, hence moving our meeting a week forward.
We are pleased to see the children in their smart black jumpers and the children are already rising to the challenge of being excellent role models to the rest of the school. We are pleased to announce that we have appointed our Head Girl and Deputy, Annajoni Conderelli and Chloe Baidoo and Head Boy and Deputy, Kene Oguejiofor and Serkan Nehir. The quality of candidates was extremely high and it was a difficult decision to make. We are currently interviewing for the posts of prefects.
Most of the homework your child will be given this year will be to support them in reaching ARE (Age Related Expectation) Already the children have made a good start with their revision books bringing in their homework early. It is essential that they continue to read every day and come to school on time.
Many of the children are engaging in the enrichment activities and already there has been positive feedback about the range of activities including chess, homework club, First Aid, Magic Club, French, Music, Spanish, Computing, skipping, Radio Club and Library -and that is after only two days!
Next week they start swimming and even for those who can already swim it will be a marvellous opportunity to improve their swimming at the Olympic Pool. For others a daily session in the pool should will improve their skills and confidence in the water. There will be a further trip to London later this month but the day will be decided upon by the children.
Thank you for your continued support in making the child-parent-teacher relationship work because with this joint support your child will continue to thrive and be the best that they can be.
I look forward to meeting you all again next week.
Year 6 Achievement Leader