Year 6


Please note the key dates regarding secondary school transfer, in particular the closing date for applications:

31 October 2017 - closing date for on-time applications

1 March 2018 – allocation day: letters (sent by second class post)and emails sent detailing the offer of a school place

21 March 2018 - deadline for submitting response form, continuedinterest forms, late applications and changes of preference

8 May 2018 – second allocation round: letters sent after first run ofcontinued interest list and late applications

September 2018 – start of the school year

The next comprehension task is "Born on a Blue Day", page 6, due in next Thursday.

Also, I have sent home a letter regarding Year 6 swimming lessons, which will start on Fridays after half term. For each session, we will require an additional adult to walk the children to and from school. If you are able to help us, please let us know. You do not have to commit to every session - any help will be appreciated! Thank you.

Have a lovely weekend.


On Friday we had a great afternoon discussing our Learning Goals for Yenworthy.

Please keep an eye on DOJO over the week as we will try and update you with some pictures of what we are getting up to.


On Friday we should be back at school between 19:30 and 20:00. If there is any significant delay due to traffic then we will updatetimes on DOJO.

Looking forward to seeing everyone (with their packed lunch) onMonday, bright and breezy at 7:30am!



We have had a wonderful afternoon painting in the style ofRomero Britto. Hopefully the paintings will be finished next week -look out for them in the KS2 corridor.

On Thursday the children received their English comprehension homework books. Their task is to tackle the first extract, 'An interview with Nixie Labs.' This needs to be completed andreturned before next Friday.

Scholastic Books
We would like to thank you for your continued support by  purchasing books through the Scholastic Book Club leaflets thatwe send home. In the past few years we have received over £1000 in commission,last year alone we received £480, which we have used to purchase books for the school.  The Autumn Term leaflet was sent home with your children forreturn to the school office by Monday 2nd October. Cheques to be made payable to ‘Holy Trinity School’.

If you would prefer to order online, please use this link –
If you would like any further information, please contact the schooloffice.
Many thanks.

September 2017

Welcome back to school after the summer holiday. We do hope that you have had an enjoyable and restful break. We are very much looking forward to working with the children in Year 6, and are pleased to be able to build on their past successes. As I’m sure you are aware, Year 6 is an important year, and we shall be expecting the children to work hard in school, and to complete and return homework tasks on time. We do, however, have many exciting activities planned across the year, both in and out of the classroom.

Curriculum In May, the children will be sitting compulsory ‘End of Key Stage’ tests in English and Maths (14th May-18th May 2017).  We will be working hard with the children to prepare for these throughout the year, but feel it is equally important for them to experience a full and engaging curriculum to prepare them for life beyond Holy Trinity. Much of the work in class this year will be linked to class topics, with opportunities for the children to take some ownership of these and pursue areas that interest them. This term, the topic is ‘WWII,’ and we plan for this to be a context for their learning across the curriculum.

PE  Mrs. Woolley will be teaching the class PE on a Wednesday afternoon. This term, the children will be doing football and hockey – children will be required to wear gum shields and shin pads. Please ensure your child comes into school on a Wednesday in their outdoor games kit. Swimming will commence after the October half term (further details to follow).

Homework     In Year 6, children should be spending 30 minutes each day on work outside school (or the equivalent amount of time spread over several evenings or a weekend).

Maths, English and Comprehension homework will be given out on a Tuesday and will be due in school on the following Tuesday.

Diaries           Diaries have been issued to your children to encourage them to become more independent and to help them organise themselves effectively.

Yenworthy Residential We are very excited about our forthcoming residential trip. If you have any concerns or questions, please do pop in and see us.

We look forward to a happy and productive year with the children in St. Teresa’s class.

Kind regards,

Wendy Smart and Sarah Allcock

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