St Helen's Primary School

St. Helen's Primary School


Class 7 (Year 5/6) - Mr Dowding

 Hello and Welcome to Class 7!

My name is Mr Dowding and I am the teacher of Class 7. Our class is made up of Year 5 and Year 6 pupils and we are so fortunate to be supported in class by Mrs Foreman and Miss Uziel.

Year 5 and 6 is a busy year as you all work hard to be ready and fully prepared to do your Year 6 SATs in maths, reading and SPaG. You’ll learn so much along the way and all I ask is that you try your best and you’ll succeed. 

Reading Journals

As ever, reading is such a big focus this year. Your child will bring the reading journal home with their book and this should be returned to school every day. You should aim to listen to your child read every night and write a comment in their journal to say how they got on. 

Water Bottles

Children can bring a water bottle to school. It should be labelled with your child's name. Children will bring their bottles home daily for cleaning. Please ensure that children only have water in their classroom bottle. (A separate bottle for juice can be sent in if your child has a packed lunch dinner.) 


Your child will bring home spellings on a Monday. They should practise these spellings each night and they will be tested on 10 of them on a Friday. These spelling sheets should not be returned to school.  


Homework will be sent home every Friday to be returned by Wednesday of the following week. If there are any questions about homework, please do not hesitate to contact school where we will help. 


Your child's PE day is a Thursday. Please ensure that your child brings their PE kit in each Thursday and children will bring it home with them on the same day for cleaning. PE kit is black shorts, a white t-shirt and appropriate footwear. PE will be taking place outside so children are advised to wear a hoodie and joggers or leggings to keep warm outside, as well as trainers or plimsolls.