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Lionel Primary School

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Year 6

Welcome Maple, Mulberry, Oak and Sycamore Pupils and Parents!

Autumn 1 Newsletter


Dear Parents and Carers,


Welcome to Year 6 and our Autumn 1 Half Term Newsletter! We've got an awful lot to let you know about.



Please see our Curriculum Grid below for a full breakdown of what we are doing in each subject for the whole of the Autumn Term.



Homework will be set via Google Classroom again this year. Your child will be given access to their new Google Classroom Page over the summer and we will spend time in class during the first week to ensure that all children can log-in correctly. Please let us know if your child cannot access Google Classroom at home. Below is an explanation of how homework is set in Year 6:

Keywords Spelling - Children will receive personalised spellings to learn each Monday. They will be tested that same week on Thursday in class. This homework will be on a worksheet rather than on Google Classroom.

Comprehension, Grammar and Maths - These will be set on Thursday via Google Classroom. The work will be due in by Tuesday before school starts so that it can be marked by staff. If Homework is not completed, pupils will be required to complete it during their lunchtime in the classroom.


Year 6 Residential Trip 2022

We are excited to inform you that our Residential Trip has been booked! We'll be going on Monday 20th June to Friday 24th June 2022. As usual, we will be going to Paccar Scout Camp located in Chalfont-St-Peter. The site is absolutely fantastic and we know the pupils will love the week! A Year 6 Residential Parents Meeting will be arranged very early in the new term to provide you with all of the key information. 



At Lionel, we know that children who read for pleasure will do well at school and beyond. We foster a love of reading through our enthusiastic reading culture. In each of the Year 6 classes, we have well-stocked libraries with a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction; we will encourage your child to select and change their books regularly. In addition, your child's class teacher will read aloud daily to the class from a well-chosen and well-loved book. Even though your child is in Year 6, they still love being read to! Why not share a book with them at home? If you'd like some suggestions of what to read, please look under the Reading for Pleasure tab on this website.


Developing an independent daily reading habit is equally vital to becoming a lifelong lover of books; we expect children to read at home for at least 20 minutes every day and bring in their signed Reading Records. Please help your child to develop and maintain this habit.



Children have PE on the following days:

Maple Class               Tuesday and Friday

Oak Class                   Tuesday and Friday

Sycamore Class         Monday and Thursday


Please note, children should come to school in their PE kit on their PE days. They will remain in their kit for the entire day.



As the oldest children in the school, we expect Year 6 children to set the standard for the rest of the school and always look smart in the correct school uniform. Please see the School website for information on the uniform requirements.


Please note that for PE, children are also required to wear School PE kit, which again is listed on the School website. If they wish to wear tracksuit bottoms, these must be plain navy blue; likewise, if they wear a jumper for PE, it should be their school sweatshirt or cardigan. Please ensure your child wears the correct PE kit on his/her PE days.


Parents and Carers

We are looking forward to meeting you early in the new term. We can be contacted via the Year 6 e-mail: We will endeavour to reply to all e-mails within 24 hours. If there is anything urgent, please contact the School office in the same way.


Collecting Children

Please note, we can only dismiss your child on their own at the end of the School day if we have received a permission slip from you (in the Forms section of ParentMail). If you would like your child to collect a sibling from another class, could you inform the sibling’s class teacher that your Year 6 child will be collecting him/her.


Please do not hesitate to contact us (via e-mail) should you require any further information. With your support, we know this will be a fantastic first half term in Year 6 for your children!


Best wishes,

The Year 6 Team


Miss McGovern and Miss Joseph (Maple Class)

Miss Jamshaid and Mrs Joyce (Mulberry Class)

Miss Williamson and Mrs Guemri (Oak Class)

Mr Heaton and Ms Barry (Sycamore Class)