Laira Green Primary School

Tel: 01752 660427 Bramley Rd, Laira, Plymouth, PL3 6BP

Year 6/5 Welcome Newsletter


   Welcome to

   Year 6/5

   Birch Class!  


Welcome to Years 6 and 5 in Birch class.  It’s been lovely to meet the children and I’m sure we are going to have a fantastic year full of interesting activities along with the occasional trip to help with our learning.


The Team:

The class will be taught by Mrs Barker with support from our very experienced class TAs: Mrs Lonsdale and Mrs Sweeting.


The Start and End of the Day:

8.30am – There will be a teacher on duty in the playground from 8.30am.

8.40am – The bell rings and we will come out to greet the children and take them into school by 8.45am.


Please ensure that your child arrives at school on time.

3.00pm – School lessons finish and children will be dismissed from the classroom.



After School & Lunchtime Clubs:

We will again be running a great range of clubs.  Please enquire at the office for details and sign your child up.  Most are free of charge.


PE Kits:

PE kits need to be in school all week and consist of a white T shirt, white shorts and trainers or plimsolls.  In colder weather, black tracksuit bottoms are also allowed to be worn.  Please ensure that all kit is clearly labelled so we can quickly match lost clothing to its owners!  May we also remind you that children are expected to have school shoes, not trainers or boots, as part of their school uniform.



The children will continue to bring home reading books which they have chosen as part of the Renaissance Reading programme.  We would like to encourage you to listen to your child read and discuss what they have read.  We suggest reading for 15 minutes, five times a week.  Please use the Reading Record book to let us know that you have heard your child read and to make any relevant comments.  The children will complete quizzes relating to the books they have read and it is therefore important for them to have a good understanding of the language, style and vocabulary used in the books.


Other Information:

We encourage children to stay hydrated at school.  All children are going to be given a new Laira Green water bottle.  It needs to be brought to school each day, clearly labelled with your child’s name.  Replacement bottles may be purchased from the school office.


Food and Photos:

As part of school life, to celebrate their learning, we like to take photos of the children to use in and around school as well as on our website and occasionally in the media.  The children may also be involved in food tastings during the year, for which we need to know of any allergies or dietary restrictions.  We would be grateful if you would kindly complete and return the attached permission and advice slip as soon as possible.


Meet the Teacher:

There will be an opportunity for you to come in for an informal meeting on Wednesday 13th September after school.  If you have any other queries at any time throughout the year, please feel free to ring the office to arrange to come in and see me.  After school is usually best.


Mrs Barker


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