Summer Term 2021
Dear Parents and Carers
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter.
As you all now probably aware, English and Maths SATs are cancelled this year and we plan to hold our FAKE SATs Week on Monday 14th June for three days. I really hope our Year 6s will see the significance and importance of this opportunity to showcase themselves and be the best that they can be. Miss Farr will be taking them to the hall for practise sessions on Monday morning starting next week to prepare them for their fake SATs. Year 5s will continue to work on the same recovery curriculum in preparation towards their REAL SATs next year. I hope the whole class continue to work hard and make me proud! As always, we will give your child the help and support that they will need in order to make as much academic process as possible through quality first teaching, group intervention and one to one teaching. We appreciate your continued support at home with homework, spellings reading and any extra tasks set. Please do feel free to ask for more if required!
I will be running an after school Maths club on Mondays open to ALL members of our class starting this week! Mr Adams is also running a Sports Club on Wednesdays open only to our class. If you haven’t signed up but want to, you can do this via parent mail. These will run until half term. As the Executive Headship continues, our class supported by myself with Mrs Childe and Miss Canty every morning as 1:1 support (Mrs Wallace is also in class with us three mornings and two afternoons). Mrs Wallace will cover spellings, Spanish and Reading on Monday and alternate Friday afternoons and Ms Randall will teach the class computing, art, DT and science every Tuesday afternoon and all day Wednesday. We also have two Worcester University students joining us for some of the term. They will be teaching some of the lessons, guided by myself. Don’t forget that Reading Diaries will be expected to be in school on a daily basis and will be checked every THURSDAY. Children are expected to read at least 3 times a week. Homework will start again and be handed out on a Tuesday and due in on a FRIDAY in order to give it time to quarantine. Your child will come home with their Grammar or Punctuation ‘workbook’ from lockdown! I will set pages to look at weekly this term.
The children will be having a Dance instructor every Monday afternoon and Mr Adams on a Wednesday for P.E – children will need to come dressed in their PE kits on these days. In RE, we will be asking ‘What would Jesus do?’. Our theme work is changing for the Spring Term. This will be called ‘Invaders’ and will take a Historical focus based all around the invasion of the Anglo Saxons on the UK and the impact they had, shaping our country as it is today. We will study settlements, ruling and war and create both fictional and non-fictional writing. We will also link in our Science study, learning about Materials and Forces. We hope to showcase all of our learning in a zoom assembly at the end of our topic! We also hope to stage a Leavers’ Play – more to come on this!
We will be reading the story ‘Beowulf’ by Kevin Crossley-Holland and Charles Keeping in Guided Reading. It would be great if children could bring in their own copy of this to keep in their desk and avoiding sharing.
Children MUST NOT bring their own stationery in a pencil case – they were provided with a full pencil case of resources at the beginning of the year to avoid sharing and bringing things in from home. This needs to continue in the Summer term. Please make sure your child has their small bottle of hand santiser topped up too.
Behaviour during breaktimes continue to be a slight issue at the end of Spring term. Our children need to continue to follow our school motto to ‘be the best they can be’ and show good Christian Values. 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.
Don’t forget about this term’s POWer Project. Details can be found on the INVADERS section of the website.
We have a busy term ahead with lots to look forward to. Don’t forget to check your emails and parent mail regarding our end of term ‘FUN WEEK’ in place of our cancelled trip to Manor Adventure. We will be in touch with more details and shopping lists closer to the time! I for one cannot wait!
Please feel free to come and see me at any time and discuss any queries you might have
I look forward to an exciting final term ahead!