Class 8 (Year 5/6) - Mr Dowding


Welcome to Class 8 which is made up of Year 5 and Year 6 children. Mr Jennings will be teaching the class on a Monday and a Tuesday and Mr Henderson will be teaching on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The Teaching Assistant linked to Class 8 will be Mrs Foreman.

Years 5 and 6 are very important years for mastering the primary curriculum in reading, writing, maths and SPaG ready for SATs examinations in Y6, as well as being best prepared for transition to secondary education.   

Should you have any questions, then one of the teachers will be available on the playground either before or after school.



Your child will bring home a reading book every day. Please listen to them read and make a comment in their reading record. Both your child’s reading book and their reading record should be returned every morning.


Your child will bring home 20 spellings on a Monday from an associated spelling rule. They should practise these spellings each night and will be tested on them on a Friday. These spelling sheets do not need to be returned to school.


Your child will bring home maths work on a Monday. This work should be completed and returned to school on a Friday.



Our PE day is a Tuesday. Children are required to wear shorts, a t-shirt and appropriate footwear. PE kit should not be the t-shirt and/or footwear that the pupils wear to school.