Welcome back. I hope you have all enjoyed your Easter break and you are ready for our final term together and what a fantastic term it will be.
We will spend the first three weeks of our summer term reviewing and revising all areas of our curriculum in readiness for our SATs week commencing 9th May 2022. This will of course be balanced with other areas of learning. I am offering the opportunity for children to come in early during SATs week (Monday – Thursday) if they wish. I know my Year 6 children will really enjoy this time with their friends before settling down to their assessments and we have found it in the past to be a great way to begin their days. Toast and juice will be on offer at 8.30am in the hall served by Mrs Whittingham and Miss Holland. This option will only be available to Year 6 children.
We will continue with our class novel, Wolf Brother, which will lead our English and develop our DT, Art and other units too. We will also be delving into the world of Biology to investigate the Circulatory System. This unit in science will help us to identify and name the main parts of the circulatory system and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. Please click here for my Year 6 Holistic Plan.
We will be out and about this term. I have booked two days at Primary College enjoying different activities and meeting other children from different schools. This trip is within the school day and drop off and pick up will remain the same as a normal school day. I have also arranged an in-school visit from Roberts Bakery for a day of bread baking. I have organised a week of visiting Wybunbury Moss to complete our John Muir Awards which will be finished off with a final visit in the company of our favourite reception buddies. Real treats in store for Year 6 and what a super way to end our year.
The organisation of the week is as follows:
PE will continue to take place on Thursday and Friday afternoons and as the weather warms up, please ensure your child is equipped with a cap and filled water bottle.
There will only be online homework set for the first three weeks of this half term. After SATs, there will be no other homework set as all our activities will be class-based.
Year 6 Lunchtimes
Year 6 we will have the opportunity to eat their lunch outside at the picnic tables. Year 6 love this freedom at lunchtime, although to take part I ask that they all wear summer caps as they will not have the shaded area all the time. Children having a hot dinner will also be able to eat outside if they wish.
Catching up with me
I know we will continue to be a strong partnership. If you do need a quick chat, you will be able to leave a message with one of our teaching assistants who will be on the door or alternatively you can email via my Year 6 email address.
Preparing for SATs
I am offering drop-in sessions on a Wednesday and Thursday straight after school. These sessions will recap some areas of our Maths curriculum and will finish at 4.15pm. These sessions do not need to be booked. Your child can stay behind with me if this has been arranged with you. Please can you provide a small snack for your child to enjoy before our sessions begin. Collection will be from the playground. Please note that I have other school commitments so I would ask for a prompt collection. These sessions are open to everyone in Year 6 and are optional. I have already sent out an email detailing the content of each session for you to discuss with your child/children.
High School Transition
I bet you cannot believe how quickly this year is going. We are set for a busy term which will include visits to high schools. I know many of our local high schools are hoping for in-school transition days and they will be in touch to let you know which days these will be on. They are held during our school day. High schools will also visit Wybunbury Delves to chat with children and myself.
I am thoroughly looking forward to our final term together. Remember, "shoot for the moon; even if you miss, you'll land upon the stars."