Message from our Head Teacher

Welcome to Haydonleigh Primary School’s website and to a school where ‘I am talented, together we are amazing’ underpins our philosophy.

We provide a secure and happy environment where the work is varied and challenging and every child and adult is valued. We set the children and ourselves high standards to enable every child to develop his or her potential to the full and become confident learners.

All parents are very welcome at Haydonleigh, and we see home and school working together as very important for your child.

Our website will give you a flavour of our school’s aims, the activities that the children are involved in, the achievements that we have gained and the wealth of memorable experiences that the children encounter.

I hope you enjoy the website and if you'd like to visit the school, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Frances Billinge

I am talented, together we are amazing !

I am talented... together we are amazing!            I am talented... together we are amazing!            I am talented... together we are amazing! 



      Class 19                            Class 20                        Class 21

   Mrs Rochester                     Miss Walters                   Miss Bragg

Teaching Assistants:

Class 19 - Miss Fusco

Class 20 - Mrs Titcombe

Class 21 - Mrs Greenfield

Additional Teaching Assistant:

Mrs King


Term 3 spellings.pdf

Term 3 spellings should.pdf

If your child has different spellings to the 2 documents above and you need a copy, please ask your child's class teacher.


Week commencing 14.12.20 and Christmas holidays:

  • Reading  - email your class teacher with a picture of your reading record by Sunday 3rd January, including comments (see below), to show that you have read 15 times across the 3 weeks.
  • TT Rockstars - log in and play TT Rockstars at least 5 times for a minimum of 10 minutes across the 3 weeks to contribute to the Year 6 battle. Your class teacher will be checking to see who has logged in.

If there are any problems accessing the homework, please see the class teacher before Friday. 


Weekly spellings start on a Monday and children will be tested on the following Monday. Reading tasks will be set via Purple Mash on a Monday and will be due in on the following Monday. As well as this, we expect children to be reading for pleasure at least 5 times at home. Please can parents/carers ensure that they are recording this in their reading record, including comments such as:

  • a summary of the section they have read (the 5 Ws)
  • prediction for the next chapter
  • how they think a character is feeling and why
  • favourite part and why
  • 5 interesting/powerful words on a page

It is imperative in Year 6 that children are reading regularly in preparation for their SATS examinations and secondary school. In addition, all Year 6 children are expected to practise their times tables at home, either in their homework books or on Times Table Rockstars.


During Term 2, PE will take place on a Monday afternoon. Please ensure that children come to school wearing trainers and their normal school uniform. No PE kit is required until further notice. Thank you! 



  • 17th November - Flu vaccinations 
  • Week commencing 26th April - PGL (Torquay)
  • Week commencing 10th May - SATs Week 





Useful information

  • If your child has anything they wish to discuss, please encourage them to approach their teacher first. In Year 6 we strive to achieve greater independence in preparation for Secondary School.
  • We operate an open-door policy and welcome parents and guardians to approach and make an appointment to discuss any concerns with their child’s teacher.

Many thanks for your support in this busy academic year. 



 What we've been up to

Remembrance Day

Alongside our WWII topic, the children created some beautiful war-themed poetry on remembrance day. One poem per class was selected to be produced into a video and be published onto our website. Well done Abi Park, Molly Dorey and Mali Coogan for creating these masterpieces! 

Remembrance Day

After learning about the Coventry Blitz, the children paired up to write a news report as if they were reporting from Coventry on 15th November 1940. We loved listening to them working together and giving each other tips on how to perform their work with more expression.

Below are three examples of the work they produced - well done Year 6!