Welcome to the Spring Term
Welcome back and a very Happy New Year!
I hope you feel rested and ready to go, as this Spring term will be busy!
Year 6 will have our Class Mass on 4th February (9:15am at St. Patrick’s Church) where we can celebrate as a year group and give thanks for our blessings and look towards the next term. It is a lovely celebration and all are welcome to attend.
Following tradition, the children will be able to bring in a toy/ game to share and play with on Friday 10th January, allowing the children to discuss and celebrate their time over Christmas.
After half-term, ‘Parents Evenings’ will take place on the 26th and 27th of February, giving us an opportunity to discuss progress and acknowledge the hard work the children have achieved so far this year. While this term is relatively short, we will be working hard to ensure that the children continue to develop their understanding of all the topics across the curriculum and feel prepared for the summer term.
Please feel free to contact school if you ever have any worries or would like a quick chat about your child.
Children are asked to bring their reading book and diary to school on a daily basis as this will enable me to provide a comment to inform parents when children have taken part in Guided Reading sessions. Reading diaries are also to be used by the children to record what they have read and for parents/carers to provide feedback, or make comments, on the reading they have done with their child.
We will send spellings, English and Maths homework out every Friday to be returned to school the following Wednesday. Please encourage your children to complete their homework every week as well as reading each night (approx. 20-30mins). These are excellent habits to prepare children for high school and a key part in consolidating their learning. Revising times tables will also help your child with key elements of Maths.
If your child is finding homework a challenge please come into school so we can discuss it together.
P.E. sessions will take place every Monday and Tuesday, this term the children. Please ensure a full P.E. kit is brought to school and that items are clearly labelled.
A quick reminder -if your child has a medical condition that staff need to know about, please inform school as soon as possible. If your child requires an inhaler, or any other medicine, please make sure it has been returned to school, and is not out of date.
If you have updated your phone, or recently moved, please update your contact details at the school office as soon as possible, this assists us greatly to keep our files up to date.
Thank you for all your support so far this year, it is greatly appreciated.
Miss R. McAteer
Our councillors have attended regular meetings, working with staff to promote more environmentally approaches and help with fund raising ideas.
School Councillors: Jake Taylor and Isla Murray
Eco- Councillors: Millie Murphy and Sophie Hawksworth.
They continue to do a brilliant job.
Come and See
At St. Patrick's we are very blessed to have such a wonderful parish priest in Fr. John. He often visits school and this term Year 6 wanted to repay the compliment. We went to church to speak to Fr. John about his Ordination as part of our Come and See Topic and ask him about his vocation and calling to the priesthood. As always, the children were full of questions and it was a lovely opportunity for us to celebrate and pray with Fr. John at Church.