Welcome back! We hope you had a restful Easter holiday and are as excited about the summer term as we are!
In year 6 we will be spending the first few weeks of the Summer Term preparing for SATs which will take place week beginning Monday 9th May. Children will be coming home with a variety of test papers, please support your child by going through them with them.
Another way to help your child at home and if you have access to a computer, we recommend the following websites:
- ZapZapMaths https://apps.apple.com/us/app/zapzapmath-school-k-6-games/id1003605763
- English Grammar Book https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/english-grammar-book/id841810397
- Grow Grammar (only available for IOS devices)
- Let’s Do Mental Maths 10-11 (only available for IOS devices)
- I Am Learning: KS2 English & Maths
If your child worked on these for 30 minutes each evening - alongside the papers sent from School, it would be of real benefit to him/her.
After SATs we will be spending much more time on developing the children’s research skills and working on tasks which promote independent learning. Lots of our time will be spent on History, Geography and Science. We will continue to devote the statutory time allocation to core subjects. Year 6 will continue to have their PE sessions on Thursday afternoons so please ensure their PE kits are in school ready for this.
In Religion we will be following ‘The Way, The Truth and The Life’ series, we will focus on the work of the Apostles, and what it means to be called to serve.
As part of their Secondary Transfer Programme, Year 6 will be very much involved in PSHE work which will encourage independence and promote confidence as they move on to Year 7.
Do remember that even fluent readers need an audience so please read with your child regularly. It really is no coincidence that our most fluent and able readers are those who read often at home. Thank you parents!
The children have put so much effort into this year so far – thank you for your support, we do appreciate it and it makes such a difference to your child’s progress in class.