Ambassadors - Prefects - Buddies - Role Models
Well, here we go! A very short half-term – but extremely busy!
The KS2 National Tests (or SATs) are in the week beginning Monday 8th May – please make sure you are in school on time, having had a good night’s rest and a good breakfast. This will give the best chance of allowing you to show how much you have learned.
We also have our residential to Northumberland from Monday 11th May to Friday 15th May (a bit more information below – as a reminder from the meeting and the comprehensive booklet!).
The focus over the next couple of weeks is to make sure you can demonstrate all that you have learned, taking care to avoid silly mistakes when solving problems (or arithmetic questions). We’ll go through the areas where we think you need a recap – but let us know if there is something in particular you want to look at again.
Reading and GPS
As with Maths, the focus is to help you show off (in the best possible way) your knowledge, skills and understanding. With reading, this will include retrieving information, inferring meaning (including the meaning of words) and summarising what you have found out. With grammar, punctuation and spelling, we will go through areas where we think you would benefit from a recap, but, again, let us know if there is anything you want us to look at.
After our poetry and quests before Easter, we will now write (very) short stories with a twist at the end; one way we will do this is by choosing words and phrases carefully so we encourage our readers to make ‘incorrect’ inferences about what is happening. After our residential, we will put together high quality leaflets to encourage pupils in the future to take part in a similar trip.
We will visit Seahouses from Monday 11th May to Friday 15th May. This promises to be a superb week with some many fantastic experiences you. As we journey to Northumberland, we will travel back in time as we visit Beamish. On Tuesday, we will take the boat trip to the Farne Islands, enjoying the wildlife and seeing the lighthouse where Grace Darling lived. We will visit two castles – Alnwick Castle (where we will learn to fly a broomstick, just like Harry Potter) and Bamburgh Castle (where CBBC’s The World’s End was filmed) – and also Holy Island, or Lindisfarne (journeying across the causeway at low tide to visit this special place, seeing where St Cuthbert lived).
Our unit is The Work of the Apostles. We will study who the apostles were and who Jesus called, the work they were called to do and what we can learn from the apostles’ example.
We will also complete the learning from our Blood Heart topic, including studying the impact of exercise on pulse, graphing and interpreting our findings.
For your information:
Math homework is due back on a Thursday
English homework is due back on a Tuesday
All homework needs to be checked and signed
Children need to read every evening and their reading record must be signed. They will change their books regularly. Their home reader, also needs to be in school every day.
Children will need PE kits in school on a Monday and a Friday.
Thank you for the wonderful feedback about our Remembrance Day Liturgy. We are very proud of our Year 6 children as they showed great respect and maturity in organising their liturgy. They also wrote some great poetry which is displayed in the classroom.