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Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Year 6 – St Vincent de Paul

Mr Cainen - class teacher

Mrs Butler and Mrs Crofts - teaching assistants


The children continue to work their socks off in Year 6; they have come back refreshed after the Easter break and are showing a terrific attitude to their learning. There is a focus on revision in Maths and English this term as we prepare for the End of Key Stage 2 tests, which will take place during the week commencing 13th May. If you have any queries about the tests, the curriculum or anything at school, please feel free to see us before or after school.



Spelling homework should be completed on Spellodrome; the children are expected to log on at least five times per week and complete at least 30 minutes of practice. New lists will be on Spellodrome each Monday and tested on the following Monday. It's vital that the children complete their spelling practice frequently as this makes a real difference to their success in learning them.


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.



Maths homework this term is focused on Times Table Rock Stars - we want the children to practise as frequently as possible so that they are working to improve their rock speed! 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 will be Scrumdidlyumptious in which children will learn all about chocolate! As well as learning about the history and geography of where chocolate comes from, there will be a trip in term 6 to Cadbury World - details will follow nearer to the time.


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