Hello.  I am Miss Hoodless and welcome to Year 6.

This is an important transitional year for the children as it is their last year in Primary school before moving into Secondary education. During this year there is a great emphasis on the core areas of learning; Reading, Writing and Mathematics. During the Summer term pupils are formally assessed in these areas (Statutory Assessment Tests).

We hope that your children enjoy Year 6 as much as we do. For more information about your child’s learning and how you can support them refer to our year 6 blogs.


To prepare for Secondary school we create an environment, in which the children are motivated to learn independently. To support this, all children receive a homework diary and are responsible for: writing down their spellings/homework each week and keeping a personal reading record. Parents/guardians should sign the homework diary on a weekly basis and use the diary for regular communication with their child’s class teacher.
In the Summer term the children have the opportunity to be a part of the end-of-year school production. This gives them the chance to showcase their skills in singing, dancing and acting, prop making and set design.
We hope that your children enjoy Year 6 as much as we do. For more information about your child’s learning and how you can support them refer to our year 6 blogs.

For further information you can view our curriculum maps here: Our Curriculum here.


Miss Hoodless

My name is Miss Hoodless and I have worked at John Perry for 4 years.

I have been fortunate enough to have worked in year 2, 3 and now I’m enjoying working in year 6. I love working at John Perry as every day is new. The children work hard and enjoy learning which makes the challenges of being a teacher worthwhile.

Outside of school, I enjoy photography, socialising with friends and family and reading.  I have recently discovered how funny David Walliams’ books are!

Mrs Hegmann

Hello, my name is Mrs Hegmann and I have been a year 6 teacher for the last six years. I came to John Perry in 2006 as a temporary cover teacher and have been teaching here ever since.

I have two children: Katie – who lives in Southampton; and Claire – who lives in France with Rosy, my 2 year old granddaughter. My husband, Martin also works at John Perry as the grounds man.

My favourite hobby is horse riding (I still have Minstrel – Katie and Claire’s pony, but he’s too small for me to ride!) and I also enjoy walking, bird watching and sitting down with a good book. I will often be found reading children’s authors and particular favourites of mine are Michael Morpurgo and Louis Sachar.

Miss Stratton

Hi, my name is Miss Stratton. This is my second year at John Perry and have loved every minute here.

The reason I moved to John Perry was due to its warm and welcoming nature. This is due to the relationships and the team work ethic which John Perry breeds. I love to be creative in my classroom and always try to create an exciting and enthusiastic environment to learn in.

I also share my personal ethos with the children and inform them that life is a continuing lesson. In my spare time I love to horse ride, take cooking classes, learn a new language and travel.