A huge welcome to the year 5 parents whose children have joined the upper school phase. We are excited to have them - and you - with us. And an equally huge welcome back to the year 6 parents whose children are about to start their last year at primary school - where does the time go?
Upper School consists of Year five and Year six: 6 classes in total. This is the phase where we begin getting the children ready for secondary school, making sure they have the independence, resilience and attitudes towards learning they will need to carry on with their educational journey.
Within upper school, we have an extremely strong team of teachers and leaders:
Mrs Urciuoli - Year 5 Teacher / Year 5, Upper Phase & Assessment Leader
Miss Jones- Year 5 Teacher / Science & Assessment Team
Mrs Arnold (previously Miss Maracine)- Year 5 Teacher / Arts & Oracy Leader
Mrs Steward - Supporting Teacher / Senior Assistant Head
Mrs Thomas (previously Miss Dooley) - Year 6 Teacher and Year 6 Leader
Mrs Welsh - Year 6 Teacher and English Leader
Mrs Schofield - Year 6 Teacher / Maths Leader
Mrs Churchill - Year 5/6 Teacher / KS2 Writing Leader
Mrs Perridge, Miss Fitzgibbon, Mrs Gray, Miss Judge, Mrs Brewer, Mrs Nespoli, Mrs Afford and Mrs Magee.
As the children get older, we appreciate it can be difficult for some parents to find the time to come into school around their work but we would greatly appreciate as much parental involvement as possible so do not hesitate to keep in touch.
Class DoJo is the most effective way to get into contact with your child’s class teacher. If you are not already set up on class DoJo, please can we urge you to do it as a matter of urgency.
We also hope to be running various parent workshops across the year. We hope to see you all there. If you have any suggestions of what support you feel you and the other parents could benefit from, we welcome the ideas.
In school, we will be working hard to help the children with their learning, but there is much that can be done at home to help boost their learning. As well as the daily expectation of reading, spelling and times tables, there is a range of resources we have provided to support your children's learning at home. Please encourage use of a range of them:
- Spelling Shed
- TT Rockstars
- Active Learn with access to Bug Club
- Purple Mash
- PiXL Unlock app to practice spelling and grammar
If you have any queries about log in details or anything at all, please contact your child's class teacher via DoJo.
We are so happy to be back to what we hope to be a 'normal' year and although we are trying to make life at school as normal as possible for the children, we are still putting the health and safety of the children and staff first with lots of extra measures to keep everyone safe. We thank you for your help with this.
I look forward to the new term ahead. Please let me know if I can help you in any way.
Mrs Urciuoli :)