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Main Road, East Hagbourne, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 9LR

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Wednesday 2nd November 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

We hope you all managed to catch up with yourselves and your children a little at half term.


This term the topic is ‘Famous Victorians’ with a particular emphasis on the coming of the railway to Didcot and Isambard Kingdom Brunel.  The children will be finding out about the lives of Victorian children and the tireless work of Thomas Barnardo through a text based literacy unit on ‘Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty.  During this topic we will study Charles Darwin through a short science topic on inheritance and evolution.  As part of our Victorians unit we will be visiting Didcot Railway Centre and having our very own Victorian School Day – exciting times ahead!

Dates for the diary

Monday 21st November: Year 6 trip to Didcot Railway centre – warm clothes needed with the

addition of a waterproof coat and suitable footwear. Packed lunch also needed for this day (letter to follow).

Wednesday 23rd November: Year 6 VICTORIAN SCHOOL DAY – Victorian clothing needed!

Wednesday 30th November: Year 6 to lead St Andrew’s Day service in church.


Reading homework is given during guided reading sessions with the TA; there are a number of children who are forgetting to do this and are consequently holding up the rest of their group.  Unfortunately, they will need to stay in at break time / lunch time to catch up if this continues this term.  The same applies for children who are not handing in their homework; they need to get themselves better organised for secondary school.

Please can all diaries be signed and reading recorded by Friday each week, thank you.  


Wednesday – PE kit needed

Friday – Diaries need to be signed and brought into school

             Homework needs to be handed in

             New homework will be given out

          Times tables tests

             PE kit needed for outdoor PE

Water Bottles

Could you please remind the children that they need to bring a water bottle into school each day.

Many thanks for your continued support.  Special thanks to mums of Annabel, Joshua and Alistair for helping with Let’s Get Cooking; Lisa Hedges and Lisa Jones for running cycling proficiency and also to Lisa Hedges again for helping to organise the football team – we couldn’t do it without any of you, it is much appreciated!

Please pop in to arrange an appointment to see us if you have any concerns.


Many thanks from your Year 6 team,

Mrs Dobson and Mrs Heapy