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Tawny Owls (Year 6)


Welcome to Tawny Owls


Mrs RustonMrs BriggsMiss Williams




Welcome to the Tawny Owls’ class page! This is our last year at Bradley Barton, and therefore is a very important one. As well as the end of year SATs to prepare for, we will have our residential, our production and will prepare to go off to the big wide world of secondary school. We want to make sure that this is the best year possible, and that we make lots of memories to look back on and smile.


Teachers in the class

I am the class teacher and my name is Mrs Ruston. I have been teaching for 16 years and this is my 4th year at Bradley Barton. As well as class teacher, I am also the phase leader for years 5 and 6 and I lead literacy across the school. I really enjoy writing and reading and love to see children become excited about books and what they are writing. I enjoy writing so much that I moderate KS2 writing across a range of schools in Devon. 


If you ever need to contact me, please send me a message on Class Dojo or make an appointment to speak to me over the phone or in person. I will check Dojo messages in working hours (8:00-5:30) and will aim to respond as soon as I can, and within forty-eight hours at the latest. If you're in doubt about who to address a query to, please see the communication flowchart published on the website.


Class commitments

This year, the Tawny Owl children all agreed to a few class commitments that will help us all have a successful final year at primary school. This is what we agreed:

-be kind and look after each other.

-be polite and make sure we say please and thank you.

-look after our classroom and resources.

-pay full attention to those who are talking to the class.

-never give up and try our best in all that we do.

-be ready to learn.


Year 6 S.A.T.s

In May 2022, Year 6 will take part in the statutory tests for the end of Key Stage 2. These tests are based on all the learning the children have done during KS2 and the children will be adequately prepared in school. These are nothing to worry about- all we expect is for every child to try their best. If you have any queries about the tests, please do get in contact with either class teacher.


Transition to Secondary-

This is the children's final year at primary school, meaning that we will sped time supporting them in their transition to secondary. The first step of the process should be for them to visit a range of local secondaries with parents to support you to make the best decision. After your child has been allocated a place at secondary school, we go through a process where we meet with representatives of that school to discuss any needs your child may have, the children spend time at their secondary school and you are invited to discuss anything you wish to discuss with their new school. We are happy to support you however we can during this process, so please get in touch if there's anything we can do.


You can apply for a secondary school place here: Please note that the deadline for applications is 31st October 2022.