Summer 2 Term Learning
What a great start back to the Summer term! We had an exciting Science week and particularly enjoyed learning with our Reception partners. I was very impressed with children’s thinking skills demonstrated in our work about the UK elections – children formed their own political parties, presented to the class and voted! Great discussions!
Our PGLtrip was just fabulous! I hope you all followed our fun on Twitter. The children were fantastic and were amazing at pushing themselves out of their comfort zones (and me off the raft!). Brilliant! I will post more photos on the website.
Although this is a really busy term with Alice the Musical, Mini Enterprise, transition days and Leavers assembly, we will still be having English, Maths, Science, Computing lessons and PE lessons!
In English, Over the next 3 weeks, we will be working on Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo, which is a transition text used by Warwickshire schools. Children will be exploring the text and writing across a range of genres.
In Maths, children will be consolidating knowledge which will give them a great start at secondary school. We will start with fractions, decimals and percentages!
PE for this half term will be on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday afternoons, however children should have their PE kit in school at all times! PE on Tuesdays will be with Edgbaston Cricket Club; on Thursdays children will be practising athletic skills.
In Computing, children will develop their programming skills using Lego.
Alice the Musical
Well done to children for learning their lines for rehearsals. Some still have lines to learn – please help them as scripts will not be allowed from Friday 23rd June! Performances will be held on the 4th (afternoon) and 5th (evening) of July. We will be in touch soon regarding costumes.
We will start Mini Enterprise immediately after the last performance of Alice the Musical.
In previous years, parents who work in a business environment have come into school to talk with the children about running a business, business roles etc. This has really brought the learning alive for children! If any parents would be able to come into school in the afternoon of Friday 7th July, that would be great!
If you have any questions regarding this letter or your child’s learning, please do not hesitate to contact me.
PGL here we come! So excited for our trip! Remember your packed lunch, bedding and big smiles for 3 days of fun! Parents - watch out for updates on twitter!
Cross Country Courage!
A beautiful sunny morning saw Rachel and Lewis join 160 runners from across Warwickshire to compete at the county cross country final at The Croft School in Stratford. The girls' race was first and a really fast pace was set. Rachel ran brilliantly and even managed a smile at the end! Despite the pace in the boys' race being even faster, Lewis gave a fantastic performance to secure a position in the top third of the field! What a great achievement to represent our area in a county race! Well done both of you! Sadly the Eastern area didn't win this year, but training for next year will start soon!
Mrs Hurt and Mrs Vickers working and learning together with you
Welcome back! I hope you have had a lovely half term and that the children are ready for some exciting learning over the next few weeks. Although a short half term, there is a lot to do! There are only 7 teaching weeks left before SATs!
The Lady of Shalott is our theme for this half term. The study of the poem and independent research will give children an insight into life during the Medieval Times, the Round Table, King Arthur and Camelot. We will be analysing the poem and using this as a stimulus for art, drama and writing. Our visit to Compton Verney really inspired the children to produce some impressive sculptures!
We will be studying a range of texts and text extracts as a stimulus for different genres of writing. Children are expected to be able to apply their writing skills across different types of writing -fiction and non-fiction - so we will make sure they have plenty of opportunity to write and edit to improve their writing.
Boosters are well under way now and it has been great to see children making progress in their confidence and performance. As always, thank you for your support in ensuring that children are physically and mentally prepared for these intensive and challenging sessions so they can gain as much as they can from them!
As last half term, children will be given 3 SATs papers (1 Maths, 1 Reading, 1 SPAG) to complete. These all need to be completed and handed in on Monday 24th April(after the Easter holidays) at the latest. Please return the reading booklets as these are the only ones we have in school. In addition to these papers, children will complete activities on MyMaths, complete a Schofield & Sims test, complete a grammar task, practise spellings and read daily. It is really important that children provide evidence of reading at home, and it really helps if they have the opportunity to read aloud to an adult. Reading record books are checked weekly.
Children need to bring in a proper reading book every day. There are books available in our class library or school library and there is also a book guide being sent home today.
This half term we are accelerating the support we are giving to children in terms of their readiness for secondary school. After next week, children will most likely be aware of where they will move onto and we want to help make their transition as smooth as possible. This means preparing them for various aspects of secondary school life.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this letter or your child’s learning and progress, please do not hesitate to come and talk to me. This can sometimes be a stressful time for Year 6 and I would much rather have open discussions if and when issues occur than worried parents!
Have a lovely half term and I look forward to seeing you at your childs termly learning conference.
Thank you for your support in all these areas! If you have any questions regarding this letter or your child’s learning and progress, please do not hesitate to come and talk to me.