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Newbottle Primary Academy

Proud to be part of the Aim High Academy Trust
Newbottle primary school

Year 6


Welcome to Year 6.

Our class teachers this year are Mrs McGonnell and Mrs Pigford. We are supported by Mr Carter and Mrs Swirles. We are looking forward to this academic year and have some information for you.


  1. PE will be on a Thursday  afternoon. The children will need a school uniform PE kit for either indoor or outdoor PE depending on the weather.  
  2. This term, the children will receive English and Maths homework on a Friday. This will be due in the following Wednesday. Homework is extremely important as it allows the children to consolidate their learning from class. Spellings will also be given on a Friday and will be tested on the following Wednesday. Children will be given 10 spellings and do not need to complete the sentences. If you wish to practise additional spellings with your child then please use the Year 5/6 spelling list, which is in the front of the English Homework book.
  3. Each pupil has 2 reading books: a home reading book and an accelerated reading book. Children should be reading every night and commenting in their home reader journal. The home reader journal should also be signed at least twice a week by an adult to acknowledge that the children have read.  Once the accelerated book is completed, it should be returned to school and children take a quiz to test understanding. Please encourage your child to read as often as possible.



Many Thanks


Mrs Pigford & Mrs McGonnell 

 The two documents below will support knowledge of punctuation and grammar: 

 Parents Grammar Guide.pdfDownload
 Grammar Glossary.pdfDownload
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