Summer Half-Term Two
It was lovely to see Year Six back in school on Monday, following their well-deserved half-term break. They have worked incredibly hard all year, but I was particularly impressed with the way in which each and every one of them rose to the challenge of SATs week. None were phased by the tests and I was incredibly proud of them all.
This half-term our focus changes once again. We shall be doing some computer programming, some maths mystery challenges and some PSHE around relationships. We will also be working alongside a sports coach each Thursday - learning the skills of hockey! And of course, they children will be going swimming each Tuesday afternoon.
I will also be liaising with the different high schools in the local area to ensure your child's transition is as smooth as possible.
Our biggest challenge this term, will be to produce our Year 5/6 summer production of Oliver. Parts have been cast and rehearsals are already underway. Your child should have come home with a letter today (Tuesday 5th June) for you to indicate which your preferred nights for the show would be and as soon as I have decided this, I will be writing to you to let you know the exact dates and times and will provide you with ticket request forms.
The Prom will be on Wednesday 18th July and I will write to you with details of this closer to the date.
Year Six are also looking forward to their celebratory trip on Wednesday 27th June to Uttoxeter where they will be able to participate in ice-skating and bowling, enjoy a Papa John's lunch and watch a film in the cinema in the afternoon.
Our Year Six Leavers Assembly will be on the afternoon of Frida 20th July - details to be given in due course.
Please come and see me at any time if you have any concerns which you would like to discuss with me. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your absolutely brilliant support throughout the whole of this year.
Year 6 – Summer Term 2018
Welcome back! I hope that you had a lovely Easter break and that your child is rested and ready to face the challenges of this next term.
I would first of all like to say what a successful Spring Term we have had in Year 6! I would particularly like to say how pleased I am that so many of the children have come in to school early to take part in the ‘Revision Classes’. There is no doubt that these revision classes are having a positive impact on your child’s progress. With only a few weeks before the beginning of the government tests, I can’t stress enough how important it is that your child attends the remaining revision classes and that your child is not absent from school unless for absolutely unavoidable reasons. These remaining days are absolutely crucial to your child’s learning.
The last term has been challenging and hard work. This term will be equally challenging; week commencing Monday 14th May is test week and following this I will be working hard to ensure that your child is fully prepared for their transition to High School. If there are any aspects of transition that worry you, please do come and talk to me. In addition to all of this, we will be rehearsing our Year 6 Leavers Play (Oliver)! There will be an awful lot to celebrate during the last 2 weeks of the school year: the Leavers Play, the Leavers Prom, the end of year trip and of course the Leavers Assembly. Exact times and dates will be shared with you at a later date, but I would urge you to not request any leave for your child during these last two weeks of the school year – authorised or unauthorised.
Our school motto, “Care to Learn and Learn to Care” provides an on-going dialogue in school and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support; Learning works best when it is a partnership between the school, the parents and the pupils.
A big part of this first half-term will be spent revising for and sitting our tests, but I have put below, an overview of our remaining areas of learning for the second half of this term on the website for your information.
If you wish to talk to me about any aspect of your child’s learning, my door is always open. We will ensure that we ‘Care to Learn and Learn to Care’ together.
Year Six Class Teacher