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Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Year 6 – St Oscar Romero

Dear Parents,

My name is Mr Kloska and I will be the Year 6 teacher from now until the end of the year. I worked in the class with Mr Harding in Terms 3 and 4 so have been getting to know the Year 6 class before Easter and am looking forward to teaching them for their final terms before they move on to secondary school. This is my first year as a qualified teacher so will I be teaching the class every day except for Mondays where they will be covered by Mrs Cross. Mrs Bush is also with the class as 1:1 support.

Transition

As this is the children’s final term before secondary school, we will be working on helping them become confident in what to expect in their next stage in education and preparing them for this. We have lots of lessons and activities planned for the children where they  can share any worries or concerns they may have about moving on to secondary school.

Topic

For our topic focus this term we will looking at the wonderful world of chocolate. This will include looking at where cocoa comes from, reading and plotting on maps, and tasting/reviewing chocolate! We will also be looking into the more serious aspects, such as the poverty in the areas where cocoa is commonly grown and the unfair pay that these people receive, as well as things like child labour and exploitation. There will be lots of time for debate and discussion surrounding these aspects and this topic.

PE

PE will be on a Monday and a Tuesday. The Monday sessions will be led by Signature Sports and the Tuesday sessions will be led by myself along with Mrs Bush. The PE kit remains the same and will be a red top with white shorts. Dark leggings or tracksuit bottoms are also acceptable if the weather is cold but as we move in to the summer months, shorts are more appropriate. If your child wears earrings they must be able to remove them for PE. If they cannot remove their earrings, please provide them with medical tape so they can cover them up.

Morfa Bay

Despite the pandemic, we are fortunate have been able to secure a trip to Morfa Bay this year. The dates for the trip are from the 18th – 21st of June - this the only free space that they have. The adults attending will be myself, Mr Harding, Mrs Bush and Mrs Cross. There is PowerPoint presentation below which will give more information about what the children can expect and what they should bring.

End of year production

There will be an end of year production this year, called 'Wow, What a Year!'. Auditions will be taking place soon and we will update you all ASAP with arrangements regarding dates and audiences etc.

I look forward to getting to meeting you all as the year continues and if you have any questions please message through Dojo.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Kloska, Mrs Cross and Mrs Bush.