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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Welcome back Gifted Gibbons!


Welcome back Gifted Gibbons!


Dear Parents/Guardians,


Welcome to Year Six!  I hope you have had a fantastic summer break and are ready for the exciting term ahead.  We have lots of interesting learning and challenges to look forward to.


Children will be provided with all of the equipment they will need in class, so please do not bring pencil cases or large backpacks and bags into school. Children will need to bring their reading folder, lunch and a bottle of water to drink during the day.


P.E. lessons will take place every Tuesday and Friday. We would ask that on these days, children come to school dressed in their PE kit with their school jumper or cardigan. Please make sure your child has their indoor PE pumps in a small bag that they can change into when needed. P.E. kit should consist of plain navy/black shorts or jogging bottoms (in colder weather), a plain white t-shirt and trainers and pumps. Please make sure that these items are clearly labelled.


Homework (maths and/or grammar) will be set home every Friday, to be completed and returned the following Tuesday. Your child should also continue to practise their times tables and spellings (also sent out on Friday) every day. Spellings should be learnt by Friday of the following week for our spelling test. It is very important that your child spends a few minutes each day learning these as well as reading their reading book and discussing what they have read. Please continue to support your child to do this.


Our first topic is called ‘Extreme Earth’. We will learn about the Earth’s extremes, from tropical storms, to erupting volcanoes and tsunamis. We will also explore how these extremes affect people, communities and landscapes.


In science we will be learning about ‘Electricity’. This will involve learning about circuits and how to build them. We will investigate how changing the components within a circuit affects the output.


Your child can access a range of learning activities from home using Century Tech (CENTURY), Purple Mash (https://www.purplemash.com/login/) and Times Table Rockstars (https://ttrockstars.com/).  If you require the login details for your child then please get in touch and I will be happy to provide you with a copy.


Both Mrs Shaw and I look forward to the year ahead with the children. In the meantime if you have any queries or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you in advance for your support this year.


Yours faithfully,


Mrs Smith

Home learning

Here are some links to extra resources that you can access at home. 


Oak Academy: 



Purple Mash:



Time Tables Rock Stars:



Staffordshire Library have produced a range of videos that include story times, craft times, rhyme time, STEM activities and more: