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Dear Parents,

Welcome to Year 6 – Violet Class
Well, there’s probably not a lot you don’t already know about me – one of the best things about working in Upper Key Stage 2 are the weird and wonderful conversations we have! 😊
I feel so lucky to be working with you again this year as it was such a shame that our time was cut short in Year 5. I also feel so privileged to be with you at the end of your school journey as I know how important Year 6 is, not only academically, but also as the final year of primary school. Without a doubt, we will be expecting you to work hard but you will also have so much fun to look forward to as well.

Fortunately for me, years 5 and 6 are my favourite year groups to teach and I have worked at the top end of the school for the majority of my 16 years of teaching. This year, however, we are going to be looking at a few topics that I have not taught before so I’m looking forward to trying new ideas and learning along with you. During the first term, as you know, our topic is the Ancient Maya and Central and South America. After Christmas, we will focus upon the topic ‘Extreme Earth’ which is all about extreme weather and its effects. In the last term we will look at ‘World War Two’ which I cannot believe I have never taught until this year.

The expectations of you will be high this year but as long as you remember two things: ‘Be Kind and Work Hard’, you will reap the rewards. Kindness is magic – you give it away and you get back more. Work hard and you will be rewarded with a sense of achievement. Mrs Wayling and I have both commented on how well you have managed the work that we have given you so far and how quickly you have adapted to all of the changes. No-one would ever know that you had been away from ‘normal schooling’ for all those months.

Don’t forget, that on a Thursday you will be doing PE with Mrs Clayson and you will need to come into school in your PE kit with suitable footwear. You also need to make sure that you remember to bring your water bottle with you every day and take it home at the end of the day. You will soon be given some work for you to do at home to reinforce the learning at school and I would encourage you to read and learn those times tables until you can chant them in your sleep!

If you are ever worried about anything, please let me know after school or by contacting the office. Let’s make this year, your final year at the school, a great one to remember.

Mrs Pearson and Mrs Wayling

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