We hope that you had a great Easter holiday. It is not long now until year 6 pupils will complete their end of key stage two tests. The testing week will take place during the week beginning Monday 14th May until Friday 18th May.
This term in year 6, English will begin with units on short stories and non-fiction writing while Maths will focus on pupils continuing to develop reasoning and application skills. Pupils will continue to receive discrete Phonics lessons twice a week in order to boost reading and spelling skills and we shall continue our whole school focus on handwriting. Pupils will bring home their reading and library book each day along with their reading journals as well as a homework book. Pupils will receive spellings from their class teacher each week. Your continued support in helping your children at home with these tasks is greatly appreciated. Class spellings will be given out and tested on a Wednesday. Pupils will also bring home their Sats Booster books to revise key areas before their tests.
Our PE session will usually be held on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon, however these sessions are flexible, therefore children need a PE kit (consisting of navy blue shorts, a blue top and pumps/trainers) in school at all times. As jewellery should not be worn for PE sessions, it is advisable to leave jewellery items at home on these days. It is also advisable to clearly label all of your child’s uniform with their name to prevent lost property confusion.
We have some fantastic topics planned for science, geography, design and technology and computing this term including exploring Britain Since 1930s, designing and making vehicles and a creating a range of artwork.
For more details about our learning this term, click on the Summer Overview.
We look forward to working with you to ensure your child has a pleasurable and valuable summer term. This is a crucial part of the school year for year 6 to make excellent progress in all areas of the curriculum and build towards their end of year tests. If you have any concerns or worries, please arrange a time to speak to the class teacher, as you play a vital role in your child’s education.