Dear Parents and Year 6 Children,
We have now completed three weeks of online learning and I would like to begin by saying how proud we are of many of our Year 6 children. We knew they had it in them to shape up as one of the best Year 6 teams we’ve ever had, and they have certainly risen to that expectation. We are so impressed with what they achieved during these incredibly difficult times – and we would like to thank all those parents who have been there to support their children, and to nag them a little bit!
I can’t promise that the coming weeks will be any easier, but I hope that we’ve all come to accept a new ‘normal’ for now, and that the idea of ‘routine’ should be kicking in…
With this in mind, we have decided to restart our Reward Points system – both for the children we have in school and for everybody else at home. We recognise how well most of the children are doing, and would like to make sure that those who are working so hard, are rewarded when we return to school. Unfortunately, we haven’t had much luck with reward trips this year but we’re hoping that might change as we move into the summer term. But, regardless of what we may be able to offer, we want to recognise those who are still working away tirelessly.
This is how it will work:
There will be a maximum of 3 points on offer during one day. All the work that needs completing, day to day, will be on the weekly timetable. Completing all English tasks (Reading & Writing) for the day will equal 1 point; Completing all elements of the Maths task will equal 1 point; and completing the wider curriculum task will equal 1 point.
There will be 5 points up for grabs every day as well. These 5 points will be awarded to as many people as we feel have made a superb effort that day, or who have produced an outstanding piece of work. We will keep track of the points here and we will share the spreadsheet on Google Classroom every Friday afternoon after 3pm so everybody will be able to keep track of how they are doing.
We hope that this will give the children an incentive to work towards, and also something that you can remind them of during the weeks ahead.
Just to remind you, you can catch us anytime from Monday – Friday between 9am – 3pm at:
Until then, look after each other and keep safe.
With our warmest regards,
Miss Rogers, Mr Rugge and Mr Pollard
Welcome back to Year 6
How lovely it is to be able to say welcome back! We have to say that the children were nothing short of fantastic last week. They settled in as if they’d never been away and we have no doubt that they will be a brilliant Year 6 team.
There are a few changes for this year that we’d like to let you know about:
- Our outdoor PE afternoon is on a Friday. We would ask that the children wear their PE kits to school on that day, as we cannot store them here at the moment. Their PE kit should consist of a pair of shorts whilst it’s warmer, and then a pair of tracksuit bottoms or leggings for colder months – preferably grey, black or blue if possible. An ordinary school t-shirt and jumper will be fine for them to wear on the top. We would ask that children do not wear jeans on PE days and that they avoid wearing a football kit as well. Suitable trainers for PE should also be worn, too. We would also ask that the children do not wear any jewellery on a Friday either as we have no means of keeping it all separate, nor can we cover earrings safely at the moment.
- Sadly, we can no longer accept any birthday cake or sweets for distribution during the school day. We can also no longer allow the children to distribute birthday invites in school either. We ask that these things are dealt with outside of school for the time being. Please be assured that as soon as we are able to accept cake, we will most certainly let you know!
- The children will soon be able to start bringing reading books home again. Please be assured that we will be working hard to make sure the children begin on a suitable book band colour, especially to encourage fluency and confidence having had such a long break. These bands will be under regular review so don’t be surprised if they seem to move quite quickly through the colours this term! We ask that reading records come in only once a week, on a Friday, when they will be checked and signed off in the normal way.
- Year 6 COSMIC time will be on a Thursday afternoon. The team are no longer able to provide coats or welly boots. Please ensure that children come in suitable shoes and have warm coats and jumpers on as the days become colder. The children will be directed away from the mud and will not be going out in heavy rain, but please only allow them to wear shoes that you don’t mind getting a bit messy.
The children have already shown us how mature and resilient they can be, and we feel very lucky to have such a lovely group of Year 6 children to help us cope with the changes. Let’s hope that school life will be able to return to normal over the course of this year, and that we will all be able to fully enjoy every aspect of Year 6 life at Warren Park.
Until then, please be assured that we are still the same as we’ve always been in Year 6 – work hard; play hard…as one team! Don’t hesitate to give us a call if there is anything you wish to discuss.
Miss Rogers, Mr Rugge and Mr Pollard.
Secondary School Applications
Parents can now apply online at
from 14th September – midnight 31st October 2020.
Notification date will be 1st March 2021.
Parents can either apply online or request an application form from the school office. Parents can now name 4 preferences instead of 3 for this round only.