Summer Term 2019
Welcome back! I hope you all had a restful Easter Holiday.
It is now only a couple of weeks until the children sit their SATs tests. The timetable for the week is shown below.
Monday 13 May
English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2
Tuesday 14 May
Wednesday 15 May
Mathematics papers 1 and 2
Thursday 16 May
Mathematics paper 3
On each of these mornings there will be an opportunity for the children to come into School from 8:15am to have breakfast together. To enable us to order the correct amount of food, could you please confirm on the School Gateway whether your child will be attending the breakfast club on those days. Thank you.
In English lessons, we will continue to work on a variety of text types, including biographical writing and narrative writing. We will continue to build up vocabulary for formal writing and to explore the sentence structures and cohesive devices that writers use to link ideas within and across paragraphs for a range of writing. In addition to this, we will study specific grammar and spelling skills.
In maths, we will be revising the topics we have covered this year, learning how to find the mean average and how to draw 2D shapes using given dimensions and angles.
Our topic for the Summer Term is Tudors. This topic will include learning about Tudor crime and punishment, exploration and discovery and Mary Tudor, who was crowned queen whilst staying at Framlingham castle. This topic will include a visit to Kentwell Hall on Friday 28 June. There will be a separate letter detailing the activities and costs for this trip.
Our Geography lessons will focus on how physical and human features affect tourism.
In Science lessons, the children will learn about how food is preserved and conduct experiments to test the best shape for a sail.
PE, RE and Computing will be taught as stand-alone subjects.
Please check your child’s PE kit to ensure they have everything they need. We will aim to be outside for most of our PE sessions this term, so trainers are essential. PE kit should be in small bags rather than backpacks; we do sell PE bags at the School Office. Also, please make sure that all clothing is marked with your child’s name as this saves a lot of time when kit goes missing.
Relationships and Sex Education
In PSHE this term, the children will be learning about puberty, relationships and reproduction. The learning objectives are set out below:
|Learning Objectives||Learning Outcomes|
To consider puberty and reproduction
Consider physical and emotional behaviour in relationships
To explore the process of conception and pregnancy
To explore positive and negative ways of communicating in a relationship
Describe how and why the body changes during puberty in preparation for reproduction.
Talk about puberty and reproduction with confidence.
Discuss different types of adult relationships with confidence.
Know what form of touching is approrpriate.
Know some basic facts about pregnancy and conception.
To have considered when it is appropriate to share personal/private information in a relationship.
To know how and where to get support if an online relationship goes wrong.
We actively encourage the children to ask questions, and they may have questions they wish to discuss with you at home. If you would like to review the materials that we will be using to address this topic, please come and speak to me about it.
Revision should continue up until SATs.
After SATs, the children will have a break from homework until after May half term, then Mathletics, Spelling and other homework will resume as normal.
Please add the following dates to your diaries:
13 - 16 May SATs Week
3 June Years 5 and 6 Slavery Workshop
17 June Crucial Crew
28 June Kentwell Trip
1 July Year 6 to Alton Water
4 July Sports Day
9 July Year 6 Liaison Day at DHS
15 & 16 July Years 5 and 6 Production ofShakespeare Rocks
22 July Activity Day
24 July Leavers’ Assembly
If you have any concerns or need to speak to me, please don’t hesitate to catch me at the end of the day. Alternatively, you can make an appointment with the School Office.
Mr James Mansell