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Year 6

Welcome back to school Year 6! Tuesday 1st September 2020 marks the beginning of your final year at Primary school and the start of a  happy, successful and memorable year as we begin a busy and exciting journey ahead of us in Year 6. I am looking forward to getting to know each of you and your families and helping you all shine brightly to ensure you all achieve your very best every single day. 


I know some of you may be feeling a little bit nervous about your return to school especially as things may look a little different for now. Always remember that we will adapt together. The things which make Holy Family such a special place to learn are exactly the same; the wonderful children and adults, the love, care and support for each of you. 


Miss McFadden and Mrs Curran




Year 6 Transition


McAuley Catholic High School are offering Y6 Families an opportunity to visit the school and talk to the Headteacher, and Transitions Co-Ordinator.  This will take place on Thursday 22nd October. See details below.


When: Thursday 22nd  October

Where:  McAuley Acacia Road Site

Time:  There are 2 sessions 4:30-5:30pm and 5:30-6:30pm


You will need to book a session and places are limited to ensure social distancing.  If you would like to book a place please email and give the following details



Group Size

Telephone Number

Which session you would prefer


Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. You will need to wear a face covering during your visit.  We look forward to welcoming you to our school.


Back to School Prayer

Loving God,

Watch over our children as they begin their new school year. 

Bless them with joy at seeing their friends, excitement at new experiences and a love of learning. 


Guide and protect all who learn, replacing fear with joy, anxiety with peace, and tiredness with energy. Give wisdom, patience and joy to teachers as they serve their students. 

In Jesus's name we pray.


Curriculum Newsletter - Autumn 1

Year 6 Routines and Expectations


►Reading - Reading is at the heart of all our learning at Holy Family and it gives me great pleasure to see all the children developing a love of books and becoming life-long readers. To support this at home, please could all children ensure that they read their school reading book every night and that the planner is signed by an adult. Alongside this, it is also key that all children select their own reading for pleasure book which they will also have opportunities to read and share with others in school. I can't wait to hear about all the 'Recommended Reads' from each of the children and any new vocabulary which they may collected on their reading journeys. 


►Spellings - Every Friday all children will receive a new spelling list based on spelling rules/patterns which have been our focus in class. Please can all children learn ready for the following Friday. It is also key that the children understand any new words met and can apply into their writing. To support this, please could all children take each spelling word and put it into their own engaging sentence which can shared back in class. All written homework must be presented to the highest standard. 


►Homework - All children will be given weekly English and maths homework. This is to be completed and returned to school as required. 


►PE - PE will take place every Monday and Friday. All children must have the correct school PE kit of white t-shirt and black shorts. (Track suits may be worn as the weather turns colder). Please ensure that all children have trainers to enable them to fully particpate in this key subject. 


I am looking forward to working in partnership with each of you to support your child in their final year at Holy Family. Please don't heistate to contact me at school if you have any questions or concerns.


Miss McFadden 

Miss McFadden's Recommended Reads!


This half term we are reading 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' in class.

If you are enjoying this, you may also like....

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

War Games by Michael Morpurgo

The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak. 

Happy reading Year 6!