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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!


Your teachers are: Mr Sandell, Miss Lock and Mr Keeler


Our PE Days in Year 6 are below and PE kits will need to be worn to school on your child's class days instead of uniform.


PE in Year 6 will be every Wednesday for 6NL & Thursday for 6JS


6NL – Normal uniform to be worn but Swimming kit needed each week until October   

          half term.

6JS – PE kit to be worn each week for lessons until October half term.


(Please note:- After October half term, Year 6 will swap so 6JS will need swimming kit each week and 6NL will need PE kit to be worn. This will run until we break for Christmas.)



Jewellery must NOT be worn for PE days and long hair should be tied back.  


It is already time to start thinking about your Year 6 child heading off to High School in September 2024!


Below is a letter from Suffolk County Council School Admissions regarding the application process. Please note that you cannot start the process until TUESDAY 12th SEPTEMBER. 


Suffolk Admissions strongly recommend that you apply online via their website (link is within the letter attached) as the application MUST be completed and submitted by midnight on TUESDAY 31st OCTOBER.


What are the benefits of applying online?

  • You will receive confirmation of your application by email
  • You can check or change your application right up to the closing date
  • You can view the outcome of your application online on the offer day of Friday 1 March 2024
  • You will receive an email with details of your school offer on the offer day. Your email will also include details of your next steps, including how to appeal if your child is refused a place at your preferred school(s)


If you do apply on a paper application (CAF1) this must reach Suffolk Admissions by the closing date. They do not acknowledge receipt of paper applications, so we strongly suggest you get proof of postage as they cannot be held responsible for information lost in the post. A letter with details of the school place offered will be sent out to you on the offer day by second class post. You will not be able to find out the offer before you receive that letter. Suffolk cannot confirm the outcome of your application over the telephone.


If you do need any assistance with completing the application please do contact Mrs Lyon or Mrs Mobbs in the school office and they will be happy to help.




School uniform:

Please ensure that all of your children’s clothes are clearly labelled with their name & class, this enables lost items to be returned to their owners! 


Black / Dark Grey

Trousers / Shorts

Tailored,  No Jeans or Leggings

Black / Dark Grey


Knee to mid length

Black / Dark Grey


Knee to mid length

Black / Dark Grey


Knee to mid length

Red Chequered


For Summer ONLY


Polo shirt or Collared shirt

Plain, Reception to Year 6


Collared shirt for ties

Years 5-6


School Tie - optional

Years 5 & 6 only – limited number available from the office at £4.50 each


Jumper, Cardigan, Fleece

Poplars Logo from Screens or Plain from supermarket


Smart School Shoes or ALL Black Trainers (NO markings or Logos on etc)

Heel of no more than 3cm, no mule type shoes with open heels. No open toed shoes.

Plain White, Grey or Black

Socks for girls


Red or Black

Tights for Girls


Plain White, Grey or Black

Socks for boys





Water bottle, named and containing water only. Please take home each day for washing.

No nail varnish or make up. 

Sunhats when necessary, sun cream in a named bottle and applied by the child.

Natural hair colour only

Jewellery and watches worn at parent’s own risk.  Earrings - studs only no hoops.

Mobile phones for years 5 and 6 who walk independently to school must be switched off and signed into the class teacher each morning.


P.E Kit: 

We ask that your child comes to school in their PE kit on the days that they are due to have their lesson.

Please label all items clearly with your child’s name & class

NO branded sportswear should be worn AT ALL


Polo Shirt



Plain shorts







Outdoor PE

Plain Black

Jogging Bottoms

Outdoor PE

Plain Black or Red

Jumper or Fleece

Outdoor PE

Hair to be tied back, no earrings on PE days or taped up.




  • It is really important for your child to practise reading as much as possible in order to consolidate their learning in school and to help them to broaden their vocabulary skills, general knowledge and imagination. While we practise reading in school as much as possible, each child is expected to read to an adult/older sibling at home at least 3 times per week. This needs to be dated and signed by the adult/older sibling who hears them to read in their reading record book.
  • Children who meet this requirement receive rewards and prizes.

Medical conditions 

  • Please inform your child’s teacher & school office immediately if they have any medical conditions/requirements.

  • Please speak to the office if medication is required within the school day. If your child only requires medication to be taken between 1-3 times per day then they do not need to take it while at school.

  • All children with asthma should have a spare inhaler at school available to them at all times, which must be labelled with their name.
  • If your child has any dietary requirements please let the main office know as soon as possible.



  • If your child is unable to come to school for any reason, please call the school (01502) 565757 to let us know as soon as possible (before 9:00am) so that we can mark their absence correctly in the register. We have an absence line that can be called anytime day or night and a message can be left.
  • If your child is absent for a longer period of time, your teacher will be happy to provide some work for them to do at home if you wish. Please contact your teacher if this is required.



  • You can contact the teacher by writing in their reading record book, which is checked daily. Alternatively if you wish to have a meeting with your teacher, please make an appointment with them either through the school office or liaising with the teacher directly.
  • Please let your class teacher know if your child is being picked up by an additional adult other than yourself. We will not allow a child to go home with an unfamiliar adult that has not been designated.
  • Please inform the main school office if you have a change of address, contact number or email.

We look forward to the year ahead!


The Year 6 Team