What a fantastic end to the Spring term! PGL was an amazing experience during which we were witness to some amazing courage. They challenged themselves and overcame fears and difficulties – I saw an incredible growth of confidence in many! I extend my grateful thanks to Mr Hutchings and John Curtis for giving up their own time to accompany the children.
It is set to be a busy term ahead. For the first few weeks of term we will be looking at SATs papers and practising for the test week, beginning 13th May. This is obviously a very important time and we hope you will make every effort to ensure your child attends school. Please encourage them to get plenty of sleep and a healthy breakfast to aid their focus during this time. After this, we will be completing our school journey diaries and preparing for our Y5/Y6 end of year production. Please be aware that I will not be able to allocate a major part in our production to any child who is taking a holiday during school time, as those with important roles will be crucial to rehearsals. I would be grateful if you could let me know if you are planning for your child to be out of school – particularly during the last week of term.
Our curriculum foci for this term are as follows:
English and Maths will involve a continuation of the curriculum, and some project work.
Science – Inheritance, Healthy living.
PSHE - SRE (Sex and Relationship Education); young people and the law; preparation for secondary school.
History and Geography – UK and the World. (Children have mentioned that they would love to learn a bit more about WW1 and WW2, so I will try to fit as much of this as I possibly can into the second half term.)
Music, DT and Art- preparation for our production.
Computing – coding and spreadsheets (continuing).
PE – athletics and field games on Monday afternoons; PE with Coach Graham on Friday afternoons.
Apart from the usual expectations for reading every evening, homework will consist of revision activities during the first few weeks and thereafter will be determined by the needs of the various projects we are undertaking, including learning lines and practising parts. As always, homework not handed in on time, or not completed to a satisfactory standard, will need to be completed at break or lunchtimes.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns or questions.