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Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Year 6 – St Vincent de Paul

Mr Cainen - class teacher

Mrs Scriven, Mrs Butler and Mrs Crofts - teaching assistants


Welcome to Year 6. Here is some information to help the children settle in. If you have any queries about the curriculum or anything at school, please feel free to see us before or after school.



Pupils in Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 have completed a spelling assessment, following which they have been grouped into differentiated groups. Children will be given spellings each Monday and tested on the following Monday. Spelling homework should be completed daily and returned to their spelling teacher on a Friday morning.


Reading Books

All pupils will be given a school book to read, either from the reading scheme or class library. We would like children to read at least five times each week. Children have a reading journal in which they can record their thoughts about the books they read. It is vital that they make a record after each time they read. Reading records will be checked and books changed once a week. You can support children by listening to them read and questioning them on what they have read and especially any new vocabulary they encounter. Books must be in school every day.



English and Maths homework will be set every week. It will be given out on a Friday and must be returned on a Friday. Your children will be given grammar and mathematics homework books, from which specific activities will be set. It is your child’s responsibility to look after these books. Due to the high cost of the books, you will be required to replace the homework book if your child loses it. Your child will also be set a creative homework project and a piece of writing every term. An additional letter will give full details of these projects. Thank you for your support in ensuring completion of homework activities.


P.E. and Forest Schools

P.E. will be taught on a Wednesday and Thursday. However, full P.E. kits (white shorts, red t-shirts, daps) need to be in school every day. If your child wears earrings they must be able to remove them for P.E. If they cannot remove their earrings, please provide them with medical tape so they can cover them up. Forest School takes place throughout the curriculum; your child will be told when they need their kit.


Creative Curriculum

Our topic this term is ‘We’ll Meet Again’ in which children will learn about World War Two. We are planning a visit to the air raid shelters at Cardiff Castle and look forward to sharing our learning with you during our class assembly on Friday 19th October.


If you have any questions please feel free to see any of us,
either at the beginning or end of the school day.


Yours sincerely

Mr Cainen, Mrs Butler, Mrs Scriven and Mrs Crofts