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Is your child entitled to pupil premium?

Nov
15

We believe that every student at Wormley Primary should have the opportunity to achieve the best possible start to life. We are committed to breaking down any barriers to outstanding achievement and attainment.

The pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to raise the achievement of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11. Funding is for children from low-income families who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (FSM ‘Ever 6’) or are looked after children or from families with parents in the Armed Forces. If you think your child may be eligible for this additional funding then let us know or visit:

https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/at-school/free-school-meals/free-school-meals.aspx

Years 3 – 6: Use the above link to check eligibility and apply for pupil premium

Reception, Year 1 or 2: Although your child will automatically receive universal free school meals, you should still register on the above link as, if eligible, the school could get extra money to support your child

Pre-school & Nursery: Please speak  to the school directly

Mobile phones

Nov
1

Polite reminder:

Pupils are not permitted to have mobile phones in school. Any year 6 pupils, who are walking to or from school without an adult, can bring a phone into school, however it must be handed into the office for safe-keeping at the start of the day and collected again once school has finished. The phones should not be used on the school premises which includes the playground before and after school.

Any phones being mis-used will be confiscated.

Welcome

Sep
28

Welcome back to what has already been a jammed packed school year!

We have already been back in time and experienced Viking life with a ‘History off the Page’ workshop. Pupils were able to hear Viking tales, make amulets, candles, plus many more fun and educational activities.

We have also researched, designed, made and evaluated our very own tie-dye t-shirt. The creations were amazing, with a variety of different colours and patterns.

In addition to this, we have been away for a 5 day trip to Kingswood, where we took part in a wide variety of outdoor adventurous activities. Pupils showed courage, bravery and teamwork when facing many of the tasks put before them. It was a wonderful week and everyone had a fantastic time.

 

Year 6 is a very exciting year and below is some useful information that will come in handy this year.

Equipment

Please ensure your child brings their book bag, reading book, reading record and water bottle to school every day. Equipment, such as pens and pencils, are provided in class but children are more than welcome to bring in a pencil case if they wish.

Home Learning

Home learning is set on a Thursday and is to be handed in on a Tuesday. We will aim to offer your child as much choice over home learning tasks as possible, through a choice chart. There may also be occasions where a set task is to be completed by all.

Home learning should be completed in addition to daily reading, spelling practice and mental maths.

Spellings

Your child has been issued with a spelling journal, which should stay in their book bag for use at home and at school. Children will receive a weekly spelling list, including words from the statutory spelling list (the full list can be found in your reading records) or a spelling rule. Spellings will usually be tested on a Thursday.

Reading Record

Daily reading should be noted in the reading record. This will be checked weekly.

Curriculum

Our history topic is the Anglo Saxons and Vikings. Our class reading book and much of our English learning is linked to this topic.

In Maths, we will start to explore numbers up to 10 million then move to calculation. Further details regarding Year 6 Maths can be found on our website.

In Science, we will be working scientifically to explore light and electricity. Whilst in RE, our focus is on the Buddhist religion and how this compares to Christianity.

Our specialist French teacher, Mrs Richards, will deliver French every Friday afternoon.

There are also some exciting design and technology projects, including tie-dye t-shirts and Christmas gifts. We have a planned trip to HRC for Crucial Crew, a pantomime and Year 6 traditionally hold a Carol Concert in the last week of term.

PE

Your child will take part in PE lessons every Friday afternoon. They will need a full PE kit in school every week including a light blue t shirt (with the Wormley logo if possible), blue or black shorts, blue or black joggers / tracksuit, socks, sports trainers (no fashion trainers please).

Additionally, the children will be taking part in the Daily Mile initiative where the aim is to be active for 15 minutes per day. They may wish to have comfortable shoes or trainers in school every day to enable them to take part in this.

SATs

We will invite you to a SATs information evening in the Spring term. In the meantime, you can prepare by being actively involved in learning both at home and in school.

 

Thank you,

The Year 6 Team

Stingray Class: Mrs Newland, Mrs Fantis & Mrs Jurkowska

Shark Class: Mr Crump & Mrs Ferdenzi

Supported by Mrs Plester

Welcome Back!

Apr
18

We hope that you have all had a great two week break and are looking forward to entering your last term at Wormley Primary School!

We are on the home stretch to SATs with 12 school days left. After lots of success before the end of term, we hope that you are all feeling ready for their start on Monday 8th May.

Also, don’t forget that swimming starts on Monday 24th April!

Year 6 🙂

Prepare your brain for SATs!

Apr
18

Revision is important when preparing for SATs but that’s not the whole story!

Did you know that what you eat also has an impact? Eating healthily and keeping yourself hydrated has been proved to be good for your brain.

What’s more, a good night’s sleep will help ensure your brain is alert, ready to learn and retrieve all that complex grammar language!

Look after yourself! Look after your brain!

Year 6