Welcome to the Summer Term!
As we find ourselves in the Summer Term, I realise that time has gone extremely quickly this year. We have been working tirelessly to be the best version of ourselves and I am really proud of you all.
In the next three weeks we will be revising key areas in preparation of SATs which will take place week beginning 13th May. With the bank holidays and polling days it is vital that we continue to strive to be the best that we can be. We have lots to look forward to once SATs have been completed and I am really looking forward to taking this next chapter in your school journey.
In the two weeks after SATs we will be looking at the 'Take One Picture' project where we will immerse our learning around the artist and themes in his work and other works. This will capture all the relevant learning areas as well as allow for creativity to shine through in everything that we do. This year the focal piece is Men of the Docks by George Bellows. By clicking here you will be able to learn a little bit about the painting prior to the start of the project.
Men of the Docks by George Bellows
In addition to this, we have rehearsals for our KS2 production "Let the Games Begin". You will be able to access the soundtrack and lyrics on our Google Classroom in the first week back at school. It is important that you rehearse in your own time and make the most of rehearsals in school time too.
This term, P.E. will take place on a Tuesday afternoons. As a result, it is important that your child has their outdoor trainers with them at all times. Otherwise, children will take part in their usual school PE kit, which consists of a sky blue polo top with a school badge, plain royal blue shorts, royal blue track suit and trainers. PE kits should be kept in school all week in case of timetable changes and will be sent home fortnightly to be washed. For health and safety reasons earrings and watches should be removed for all P.E lessons and long hair must be tied up.
Children will receive two formal pieces of homework each week with the addition of reading and Doodle Maths daily
Reading Every night (15 minutes – please comment on your child’s reading record)
Curriculum activities Given out on Wednesday Returned on Monday
Spelling & times tables Given out on Friday Returned on Wednesday
Doodle Maths Minimum of 3 times a week - more regular commitment will see greater outcomes
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact the school office to book a meeting. I look forward to an exciting term, full of creative learning. Keep checking our page and twitter account to keep up with what we have been doing!
Mr Sutch and Mrs Thompson
Alan Pete Sentence Types
Alan Pete's different sentence types can help the your child to open sentences in different ways. Please have a look at the file when your child is completing any writing based homework to ensure high standard are achieved at home as well as at school.
I have used these before with varying ages of children and seen great outcomes. It allows the children to experiment with variety and fresh ways to write sentences. They go hand in hand with all the other skills and techniques that they have been exposed to throughout their journey through education.