Dear Parents and Carers
I hope you all had a restful Easter and are recharged ready for our final and most busy term of the year. SATs are around the corner for Year 6 and will be held in just two weeks time. Please refer back to your letters handed out in the SATs meeting in Spring term for all the details. As usual, we will hold a SATs breakfast for those involved. Letters will be sent about food contributions and timings shortly.
Maths Booster will continue as an after school club on Thursdays for all Y6 children as well as their Monday practise with Mrs Wardle and Wednesday practise with me, just until SATs week (only the first two weeks of term). Year 5 will be given focus work during SATs week to complete whilst the Year 6s take their tests. As always, we will give your child the help and support that they will need in order to make as much academic progess as possible through quality first teaching, group intervention and one to one teaching. We appreciate your continued support at home with homework, reading and any extra tasks set. Please do feel free to ask for more if required!
The teaching schedule remains the same for Summer 1: I will teach the children all of the English, Maths, Humanities, Music, RE and Spanish on Monday and Tuesday mornings and Thursday and Friday all day. Mrs Wallace and Ms Randall support me by teaching Science, Computing, Spellings, Handwriting Art and DT.
Our theme for this term will focus on Crime and Punishment; our work will now take a History focus, looking into the lives of Romans and how they created the judicial system. English and foundation subjects will all be linked to this. We will also complete a local study looking at how Bayton has changed over the years, so will spend lots of time out and about in the village conducting research.
The coverage for this topic can be found on the website CRIME AND PUNISHMENT page including our . Our class will be reading, ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar, who will also be our class author. If your child already has this book or would like to buy it, it makes whole class guided reading a lot more fun for them to use their own book! created by us teachers for pupils to use during the study
The Reading Challenge will continue, where children will have an opportunity to win a book at the end of the half term if they complete their challenge grid; the child who reads the most each week will also receive a certificate in Assembly so make sure Reading Records are up to date and signed and encourage your child to read at home as much as possible. Reading Records will be checked every Thursday.
In Music, we will following a Celts and Romans Charanga Unit focusing on Tempo and Pitch.
The children will be asking ‘What kind of King is Jesus?’ through Understanding Christianity in RE and learning about Living things and Habitats in Science with Ms Randall. They will be receiving PE lessons from Steve Adams from Lacon Childe on Wednesday afternoons and we will go Swimming every Thursday afternoon. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school. A breakdown of the timetable for this half term is attached with this letter. In PSHE, we will be completing our annual Relationships and Sex Education unit, linked to puberty and reproduction. A breakdown of the lessons is attached to this letter alongside a consent form for you to return.
Children may bring their own stationery in a pencil case, which can stay in their desk. They are old enough to be responsible for their own property. As they are the oldest children in the school, I expect them to set a good example to all those younger than them in everything that they do.
Homework will be given on a Monday and expected to be completed by Friday. This will be in the same ‘workbook’ with set pages to look at weekly. Children will be having Maths booklets for this half term. Please make sure they take good care of this. If you wish to give your child more homework, I highly recommend the CPD book range for SATs revision! Children can continue to use both Prodigy and Purple Mash from home with their given logins.
Don’t forget about this terms POWer Project. Paper copies of this were handed out before the Easter break. We are finding that less and less children are taking the time to do these and find out in depth details about their upcoming topic. Details can be found on the CRIME AND PUNISHMENT section of the website.
Please feel free to come and see me at any time and discuss any queries you might have.