Welcome back to school and the beginning of your final year at WTLA!

Back Row: Miss Doughty, Mrs Cole, Mr Thomas and Mr Evans

Front Row: Miss Jones, Mrs Driscoll, Mr Dyer and Mr Burtonshaw

We hope you all had a wonderful summer holiday and enjoyed the sun. We can’t wait to see you all back in school on Monday 6th September for your last year at WTLA! Where has the time gone? We will be starting our project ‘WW2: Whose War?‘ along with lots of other adventurous activities.

Below you will find our Medium Term Plan for Term 1. All the information about your learning and the topics we will cover can be found here. We will aim to keep to this as closely as possible.

Medium Term Plan – Term 1

Just a few pieces of information:

PE in Week 1 – Monday pm (6J), Tuesday pm (6DT), Thursday pm (6B)

Year 6 will be taking part in swimming lessons this term which will begin in Week 2. This will mean that PE lessons will change (from Week 2) to the following days and time:

Thursday AM – 6J and 6DT

Tuesday PM – 6B

Date for your diary:

Friday 17th September – Back to School Night: 3:30pm to 4:15pm

Your class teachers are:

Miss Jones (6J)

Mr Burtonshaw (6B)

Mr Dyer and Mr Thomas (6DT)

Miss Doughty (Maths and English groups)

Mr Evans (PE)

Our support staff include:

Mrs Cole

Mrs Driscoll


It is important that the children in Year 6 are reading as much as possible. This will help improve their stamina and comprehension in preparation for secondary school. It is expected that a child reads with an adult at home at least 3 times a week. This might be only reading a page and then discussing some of the following areas: characters, setting, plot line, language used, inference skills, author intent etc. These discussions can sometimes be more beneficial than reading a whole chapter. If you have any questions regarding reading activities you can be doing with your child, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.


Please try to ensure your child arrives at 8:55 am ready for doors opening. We are aiming to keep to a minimum the number of people on school grounds at this time due to health concerns.

Can you ensure your child has brought a full water bottle (at least 500ml). We are also restricted in terms of allowing children time to refill their bottles throughout the day.

If you have a message for the class teacher, please email it to the office and they will pass it on. We are not able to stand at the door to discuss issues at registration time.

End of day:

We will release children to their respective adults from the classroom door at 3.15pm. If you wish your child to walk home alone, or even just to meet you at the edge of the school grounds somewhere, you will need to complete the online permission on Operoo (formerly Caremonkey). We recommend doing this even if you don’t want your child to walk home alone; it just means that you do not have to be physically present right at the classroom door.


A reminder to all parents and carers: please encourage your children to use the TTRockstar App as much as possible; just 10 minutes a day can have an impact on their times table knowledge. If there are any problems with the app or you have misplaced a log-in, please let your class teacher know! Maybe this term your child’s class will win the cup!


Homework is in and out every THURSDAY.

We will set ten spellings from the national spelling list and test them every Thursday morning.

We will also expect your child to have practised at least two types of question from the previous week’s arithmetic test.