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Dear Parents / Carers

Team 1 Autumn Term Newsletter

End of day procedures
With effect from Monday 22nd September, children from 5LM, 6AD and
6CM, will exit the school building at home time via classroom doors.
Please collect your child from the calm garden.

Y6 Monitors
Children have now been allocated monitor roles. For the children who
have early morning roles, they do not need to be in school any earlier than
8.30 am. The children who have after school roles, should be finished by
3.30 pm.

Parent/Teacher Consultation evenings
Wednesday 8th October, and Wednesday 15th October from 3:30pm-

Class Assemblies
These start at 9:45am. We hope you will be able to attend and look
forward to seeing you at our assembly.

Class 6AD Mrs Dent Friday 3rd October
Class 5LM Mrs Milne Friday 10th October
Class 6GF Mrs Forbes Friday 14th November
Class 6CM Miss Mellor Friday 28th November
Class 5VM Miss McGee Friday 5th December
Class 5RH Mrs Hamblett Friday 13th February

School Trips
5LM Durham Botanic Garden - 15
5VM Durham Botanic Garden - 17
5RH Durham Botanic Garden - 22
Y6 Crucial Crew Billingham - 18
Y6 Beamish Museum - 26

This will take place during weeks commencing 6
and 13
October. More
information to follow.

The children will also have spellings to learn weekly. Please test your child
at-least 5 times a week, tick the chart and then sign the book. This
should only take a few minutes each time.

In Y5 and Y6 children are expected to take reading bags home every night. You will
find we have reading tasks at the front of our journals to complete at home (a
minimum of three per week) to support our reading.

You can expect your child to receive at least 1 piece of maths homework a week,
usually on a Friday, although this will depend on the topics being covered. The
homework may be practising some mental strategies, which we consider to be vitally
important and using websites to help with learning.

We have been learning how to keep safe online. You can make sure that your child is
using the Internet safely and appropriately by checking about E-Safety on the school

May we take this opportunity to remind you of the schools policy regarding school
uniform. The uniform consists of:
navy sweatshirt/ cardigan
white polo shirt/ blouse/ shirt
grey trousers/ shorts/ skirt/ pinafore
blue and white checked or striped dresses in summer
plain white t-shirt and navy shorts for indoor P.E.
black shoes.
We ask that all children wear proper school shoes during the school day. Jewellery
should not be worn with the exception of a stud earring. Nail varnish is not

The children will need navy or black shorts and a white T-shirt for indoor sessions
and a track suit for outdoor sessions. Outdoor PE sessions may vary due to the
weather. Jewellery for PE is not permitted and long hair should be tied back.

Y6 National Tests: Week beginning Monday 11th May
Please note that no authorised absences will be given during this week and we hope
you will avoid booking holidays in the weeks leading up to the tests.

We look forward to working with you and your children over this coming year and if
you have any questions, please dont hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely
Year 5 and Year 6 Teachers