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Year 6 - Sycamore Class

Welcome to Year 6

Dear Parents/Carers,


My name is Mrs Leila Abbassy the Acting Assistant Head and Year 6 teacher. I will be working with Ms Stokes and your children this year.  I look forward to working with you and have outlined below some essential information to support your child at school.


Home Reading

It's very important important year for Sycamore Class. Daily reading improves the bank of vocabulary for children and increases their stamina, which is extremely important for their timed tests. Reading should be fun and enjoyed so we encourage children to read with an adult at home and have discussions about what they have read. Reading a variety of texts (e.g. comics, newspapers, novels, poetry, etc.) will also aid your child’s progress in writing. Sycamore class now have their reading records and are expected to read every day for at least 30 minutes with an adult outside of school hours. 



Sycamore class is extremely lucky this term to have dance and swimming as our focus for Physical Education this term.  We are learning about how to stay healthy and safe in the pool as well as learning how to develop our swimming. All children have made progress in their confidence when it comes to being in the water. In dance we are working on a routine to reflect our topic this term and look forward to performing it for the school soon.



This term we are focusing on the basics for home learning: times tables, spellings and handwriting. Sycamore class has received their homework schedules which give children clear guidance of what to focus on each week. The schedule also encourages children to take responsibility for their own learning with additional areas to work on, challenges and choosing which writing activities to complete.  Children are expected to hand in evidence every Wednesday to show the homework completed that week. The final writing activities are only expected on the due date given on the Homework letter. Children will have weekly spellings or times table tests.


As your child is in Year 6, please be aware that there will be a number of key dates communicated in our school literature. 

If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to speak with me.


Kind regards

Mrs Leila Abbassy                          


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