A Letter To Your Teacher

Hi 5A,

The school year is drawing closer to a close and many of you are keen to meet your new teachers. So, today I want to encourage you to write a letter to your teacher to be.

They would love to know what your aspirations are for the next year. Why not take some time to share your hopes with them?

Writing a good letter might seem hard, but it’s easy once you get started. I suggest the following steps:

  1. Write your name and the date in the upper right corner. The date will tell your teacher when you wrote the letter, and your first and last name will help them remember you if they choose to cherish your letter for years to come.


  1. Start your letter with “Dear” followed by your teacher’s name and a comma. If you don’t know who they are, ask an adult at home. An email has been sent to them to let you know. 😉 Skip a line and get ready to write the main body of your letter.


  1. Start with 1 to 2 sentences telling your teacher what the letter is about. For example, ‘I’m writing this letter to let you know how excited I am to meet you. This year was cut short so suddenly, but you will be there next year.’


  1. Now, give your teacher a few examples of what you are hoping for this Autumn Term. Consider what you hope to achieve in Year 6. To make your letter more personal, tell them how their teaching can help you improve something that you wish to develop confidence in. Also, let them know what you enjoy and what you’re exceptional at.


  1. Finish the body of your letter by reminding them how excited you are to meet them. Then close and sign off your letter with ‘Yours faithfully,’ followed by your name.


Remember to use your best handwriting, as you want to leave a great, first impression. You can share your letters on the class blog. Your new teacher will be able to read them here. We teachers always appreciate letters from our students letting us know their thoughts.

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