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Welcome Year 6! 


Dear Year 6,

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back to school this term as Swift Class and Swallow Class. (We hope you have enjoyed looking for these birds during the summer as much as we have!) It has been a long time since we were all coming into school every day and we know it might feel a bit strange to begin with, but we have been working hard to make sure that your classrooms look great and that we have lots of fun activities to do together - to make sure that we are focusing on your learning and also your well being! We can't wait to get you settled back in and to start getting to know you even better than we already do! Year 6 is a really special time in primary school and we're really looking forward to making sure you enjoy it.


We will also be taking time to discuss the past six months and the experiences children may have had throughout this time. We will be supporting the children's emotional well being in school and there are some really great resources out there so if you would like to complete some these at home too, check out the links below.


Yours sincerely,

Miss Manning, Mr Thurston, Ms Nield, Mrs Pichler, Mr Salter, Miss Morgan and Mrs Wali

Swallow Class

 Class teacher: Rachel Manning

Teaching assistants: Rosie Nield, Ben Salter, Katherine Morgan and Misbah Wali

Swift Class

Class teacher: Patrick Thurston

Teaching assistants: Vicki Pichler and Ben Salter



PE will take place on Wednesdays (outdoor) and Fridays (indoor). On Wednesdays, we will be developing our coordination and motor skills using the Real PE program; on Fridays, we will be learning how to play throw tennis and benchball, giving us  a chance to apply some of the skills we have been practising. Please help to make sure your child has appropriate PE kit for both days (as well as being prepared to tie back long hair and remove earrings).



To help keep us all safe, we will not be setting homework activities that need to be brought back to school. We will, however, be sending home a list of new spellings to practise each week and a maths exercise to help secure key facts (times tables etc). 

These routines may change as the year progresses, in line with guidance.



Your child will have regular opportunities to read independently in school and to choose and change books. Please help to build upon your child's enthusiasm for reading by hearing them read, talking about books and updating their reading record book at home  as often as possible. (Reading books will be given 72 hours upon return before another child is able to pick it up and start reading it and we will ask children to keep their book in their drawer to avoid unnecessary contact.)

Contact Us

(0117) 377 3087

Whitehall Primary School

Johnsons Lane, Bristol, Avon BS5 9AZ