St Mary's Road, East Hendred, Wantage, OX12 8LF

01235 833342

office.3855@st-amands.oxon.sch.uk

St Amand's Catholic Primary School

RED KITES

Welcome to our webpage!

World Book Day 2022 - fantastic costumes as a range of 'expanded noun phrases' and a wonderful shared reading session with Owls. 

Some of us were more successful than others during the ‘pancake toss’ competition. The winner flipped 84 pancakes!

Merry Christmas from the Red Kites! We had a lovely Christmas dinner and a fun party to end the term! 

Moving Monsters - Design & Technology

Exploring the parts of a plant in Science...

Outdoor Learning Day

We had a great time lighting fires in the forest. Thank you to Mr Harrison for teaching us what to do!

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to the new school year. I am looking forward to the year ahead with the Red Kites. Year 6 is a very busy, but exciting year, full of hard work, responsibilities, new challenges and plenty of rewards too! Here are a few reminders for children and parents:

PE

Children should not bring a PE bag to school. They will need to come to school dressed for PE on a Wednesday and Thursday, including wearing trainers. Children are welcome to bring a spare t-shirt to change into after PE if they wish, especially on very hot or rainy days. Both PE lessons this term will be outdoors.

Reading

Children in year 6 are free to choose their own reading books from home, or from the school library. They should read a minimum of 4-5 times a week and record this in their homework diary. This book should come to school daily and will be checked at least once a week. Whilst independent reading is acceptable, children should read aloud or be questioned by parents at least twice a week to ensure they have understood what they have read. Reading aloud is also a skill which still needs to be perfected, even in year 6!

We are continuing the reading challenge this year, where children can earn different rewards when they have read a certain number of times at home. So this can be monitored, please sign and date when your child reads at home.

Homework

Each week, children should complete Mathletics homework online and an additional task which links to work in class. Homework will be set on a Friday and due in the following Thursday.

Children in year 6 are expected to know all of their times tables and related division facts. Please encourage your child to practise these regularly using TT Rockstars.

Spellings

An overview of spellings for the term will be sent home in children’s spelling books. This will outline the spelling rule for each week and the ten words for children to learn. Each week, children will have a focus set of spellings to practise and learn at home. These will be tested on a Friday.

Topic

Our topic this term is ‘Life in Britain.’ This topic will cover both History and Geography learning. Please see the topic web for more information about your child’s learning.

 

Children have already been allocated their job role for the year and are excited to take these on. I know they will all be excellent role models for younger children.

If you have concerns about any aspect of your child’s learning, please do not hesitate to contact me by booking an appointment through the office.

Yours Sincerely,

Miss Jessica Price