Friday, 26 March 2021

 Dear Parents/Carers

We are really pleased with the way your children have settled back into school life over the past three weeks and hope they enjoy their well earned rest.

Today, we issued children with their maths and GPS homework books.  These are to remain at home and not be brought back into school.

Pages to complete will be posted on your child's Google Classroom page each Friday and homework will be expected to be completed by the following Wednesday as usual.

Instead of returning books to school, children will mark their own homework from answers which will be posted every Wednesday.  They will need to fill in a feedback sheet with their scores and any comments they have on what they have been set.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a lovely Easter and a restful couple of weeks with your children.

Miss Sharman, Mrs Devlin, Mrs Witherall and Miss Reale (Student Teacher in Sapphire)

Friday, 19 March 2021

 Dear Parents/Carers

Today has been so much fun!  It was great to see so many children wearing red.  As part of Red Nose Day, the children in Year 5 and 6 took part in an online dance session.  Teachers joined in too!  

Homework has been set via google classroom this week.  We will be sending homework books home next Friday.

This week, the new Year 5 and 6 web page has gone live on the school website.  It is a work in progress, but hop onto the Down Hall website and have a look!

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Sharman, Mrs Devlin and Mrs Witherall

Monday, 15 March 2021

Parent Emails

 Dear Parents/Carers

Please ensure that ALL email correspondence for the attention of the Year 5/6 teachers is sent to the phase email, not the teacher's personal school email addresses.

If your child is absent, please contact the school office rather than your child's teacher.

Thank you.

Miss Sharman  

Friday, 12 March 2021

Welcome back Year 5 and 6!

 Dear Parents/Carers

Here we are, at the end of the first full week back after lockdown.  The children have settled back into our routine exceptionally well.  It is like they have never been away!

Don't forget that we are supporting Comic Relief next Friday.  The children are invited to wear something red, along with their usual school uniform.  No red noses please.  A collection bucket will be available at the gate for donations.

We would like to wish all of our Year 5 and 6 Mums a very happy Mother's Day for Sunday.  We hope that your children spoil you and look after you for the day.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Sharman, Mrs Devlin and Mrs Witherall

Friday, 5 March 2021

Welcome Back from the Year 5/6 Teachers

Dear Parents/Carers

So, here we are, at the end of school lockdown.  The Year 5/6 team would like to, once again, thank you for all of your hard work and support during lockdown.  We have the most amazing children and parents here at Down Hall and you have all done us proud.  We are really looking forward to welcoming you and the children back next week.  We have been busy preparing the classrooms and resources ready for Monday and can't wait to get back to our new normal.

Below you will see a few reminders as we are sure it must seem like a very long time since you had to do the 'school run.' 

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Sharman, Mrs Devlin and Mrs Witherall

A few reminders:

  • Your child will still be arriving at the time they were allocated before Christmas.  They should arrive as close to their entry time as possible at the Downhall Park Way entrance.

Friday, 19 February 2021

Spring 2 - Week 1

 Dear Parents/Carers

We hope you have all had an enjoyable and relaxing half term break.  

Home learning will resume on Monday.  As previously, work will be set at 7:30am each day.  

As always, if you have any questions, teachers in Year 5/6 are available via telephone or the Year 5/6 email address:

Your children did us proud last half term.  We are ready and raring to work hard again this half term and we are sure that they are too.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Sharman, Mrs Devlin and Mrs Witherall

Saturday, 13 February 2021

Happy Half Term from Year 5 and 6

 Dear Parents/Carers

We made it!  Half term has never been more welcome to all of us.  We hope you all managed to get out and enjoy the snow this week.  

We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for all of your support this half term and a well done to you and your children for all of your hard work at home.  

Please, have a well deserved break this coming week.  There is no expectation for any work that teachers mark and return during half term to be edited or responded to.

Have a lovely half term.

Miss Sharman, Mrs Devlin and Mrs Witherall