Year 6 2017 - 2018

Mrs Wheeler

Mrs McCready

Welcome to Year 6!

Welcome back! I hope that you and your child had an excellent summer break – everybody seems refreshed and ready for the new academic year.

I have to say thank you to the children and parents for welcoming me into the school as a new member of staff. The children have all been extremely helpful, helping me to settle in. I am delighted to be able to work with you and your child this academic year. If I haven’t managed to introduce myself to you, later this term you will have an opportunity to attend a meet the teacher evening. There you will be able to see the year 6 classroom and I will share information contained in this newsletter with you.

We are really lucky to have Mrs McCready also working with us, offering myself and the children vital support. We will work together to challenge and support the children, incorporating a variety of learning opportunities and ensuring they have fun along the way - providing the children with great memories of their final year here. As well as striving to reach their potential academically the children will also have many opportunities to participate in key roles and responsibilities within the school.

This term PE lessons will be on a Tuesday and a Thursday. Children are expected to have their indoor and outdoor PE kits on these days. Please could you make sure your child keeps their PE kit in school and that every piece of clothing is clearly labeled with their name. If possible please could your child also bring in an old long sleeved shirt from home to protect their new uniforms during Art and Design and Technology activities.

Homework in year 6 involves weekly literacy, maths and spelling tasks. In addition, your child will be set two creative learning log tasks throughout the half term. During the weeks when the creative homework tasks are set they will replace the literacy homework for that week. Homework will be set on a Friday and expected to be returned on a Wednesday. Homework will begin to be set on Friday 15th September. In addition to weekly homework, it is expected that your child should read for 10-15 minutes every day. We would like you to encourage your child to record in their reading diary every time they have read both at home and at school.

Important dates

Helsby High School will be holding open days on the following dates;

  • Thursday 28th September 2017, 5:30pm – 7:30pm.
  • Tuesday 3rd October 2017, 9:15am – 10:45am.
  • Monday 9th October 2017, 9:15am – 10:45am.

Meet the Teacher Meeting - I would like to invite you to a short, informal meeting with myself in our year 6 classroom. This will be an opportunity for me to share the information that is our newsletter and give you a chance to see the classroom environment that your child is learning in. This will be held on Wednesday 20th September at 5pm. 


As you are aware year 6 attend a week residential at the Conway Centre in June. This is an absolutely fantastic visit and the cost of this trip this year will be around £330 -  although the final cost of this visit has yet to be confirmed.


Thank you for your support so far and all that you will give this year. It really does make a difference! I look forward to working with your child and yourselves over the year. If you have any concerns please feel free to come and speak to me.


Yours sincerely,

Mrs Wheeler

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