Infants : 01536 760486
Juniors : 01536 760361

Havelock Street, Desborough
Northamptonshire, NN14 2LU

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child into Year 6. Our half-termly newsletters will inform you of our topics and the areas we will be covering, as well as any additional information you need to know.


  • Please feel free to come and speak to us about how your child is settling in, developments you’d like to share or any concerns you have. If this is a quick message, the member of staff on the door in the morning will be happy to pass it on to your child’s teacher, or please catch us at the end of the day. If it is something that will need longer, please make an appointment for a more convenient time. As you can appreciate mornings are very busy but we do want to hear from you and will do our very best to see you the same day. Home/School link books are checked every day, but it is always worth asking your child to let us know if there is a message inside that we need to read.  
  • Please can we remind you to make sure all your child’s items of clothing are named, particularly jumpers? If your child does come home with clothing that doesn’t belong to them please return it as soon as possible.  
  • PE days are as follows: Monday and Tuesday for Edison, Monday and Thursday for Darwin , Monday and Friday for Anning

  • On those days, earrings must be taken out before school unless your child can take them out themselves. We can help them in school if you sign a permission slip. If your child goes home in their PE kit after a club, please make sure it is returned to school the next day. Children should wear a plain white t-shirt and preferably black shorts/leggings.

    We use Accelerated Reader as our independent reading scheme. Some of you will be familiar with how this works, but simply, at the start of each main term the children do an online assessment to set their reading level, which is given as a number, not a colour. Every day the children are given 20 minutes to read independently and must do an online quiz for each book that they read. We encourage  all children to read for 15 minutes at home each evening – research shows that it makes all the difference to their progress and ask that you make a simple record of this in their Home-School Link books. Children are rewarded with a certificate for reading at least five times each week but we do send out a yellow reminder letter on the importance of reading at home if they read less than five times each week.

  • Homework is set on Thursdays and must be handed in by Tuesday. We will set literacy and maths work each week and a team point will be given for completed work (or even two if it is obvious that your child has made a particular effort). We will be using an internet-based site called My Maths for some of the maths homework and will offer computer time to children who do not have access at home.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any further information, we are grateful for your continued support


This year is the first year that the year 6 children will be assessed at the end of key stage 2 using the new format for assessment and also against the new curriculum expectations. We are aware that this is a time of change for all concerned; for the children; the staff at school and also for you as parents. 

We are aware that this is an important time for all concerned; for the children; the staff at school and also for you as parents. 

Please trust that staff at school are working hard to ensure that the children are fully prepared for the new style of assessments and for the increased demands of the new curriculum.

If you do have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.  There will be an ‘End of KS2 testing’ evening during the Spring term.  

The following website is aimed at parents and contains information that you may also find useful

Upcoming School Events

1 Mar
St. David's Day (Wales)
Date Mon, 01 Mar 2021
Holiday or observance in: Wales
4 Mar
World Book Day
Thu, 04 Mar 2021
8 Mar
HIS Reading Week
Mon, 08 Mar 2021 - Fri, 12 Mar 2021
15 Mar
HJS Reading Week
Mon, 15 Mar 2021 - Fri, 19 Mar 2021
17 Mar
Holiday or observance in: Northern Ireland
23 Mar
Parents Evening
Tue, 23 Mar 2021
24 Mar
Parents Evening
Wed, 24 Mar 2021

Year 6 Curriculum