Welcome to the Summer Term! I hope everyone has had a wonderful Easter and managed to enjoy some lovely weather.
This term is always a busy one for school, but especially for Y6. We have many key dates to look forward to before the end of term, when we will be celebrating the accomplishments of all the children, before wishing them the best of luck for the future at the end of term.
Here are some key dates for your diaries:
Summer Term dates
Tues 23rd Apr School re-opens
Mon 6th May Bank Holiday
Mon 13th – Thurs 16th May SATs Key Stage 2 tests
Fri 24th May School closes – Whit Holidays – 3.30pm
Mon 10th June School re-opens
Thurs 27th June Mufti day for Fun Day
Fri 28thJune Feast of Ss. Peter & Paul
Fri 5th July Mufti day for Fun Day
Thurs 11th July Mufti Day for Fun Day
Fri 12th July Fun Day
Mon 15th July KS2 Sports Day 1.30 pm (reserve day Tues 16th July)
Wed 17th July Reports sent out
Thurs 18th July Yr 6 Production (evening 6.30pm)
Fri 19th July Yr 6 Production (afternoon 2pm)
Mon 22nd July Yr 6 Leavers’ Mass in School – 7pm
Tues 23rd July Yr 6 Leavers’ Assembly 10am
Tues 23rd July Summer Holidays begin – 2pm
As always, if you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact the school office to make an appointment to see me.
Thanks for your continued support.
Several queries have been made to the school office with regards to the SATs. The Y6 children will take the exams in May, starting Monday 13th. The exams stretch across the week, but are spaced out, so the children have time in between the tests:
Mon13th - SPAG
Tue 14th- Reading
Wed 15th - Maths Paper 1 and Maths Paper 2
Thurs 16th - Maths Paper 3
We are working hard to support the children in preparing for these tests, but there are many ways you can also help your child at home:
There is still plenty of time before the exams and lots of learning still to do, but it's never to early to start a little revision!
Thanks in advance for your continuing support.
All children should now be wearing our Summer uniform; please ensure that children wear black school shoes and not trainers; shoulder length hair should be tied back (plaits, bunches or ponytail) and ribbons and headbands should be royal blue/blue in colour and suitable for school. My thanks for supporting our uniform policy which ensures that our pupils always look their best!
After School Booster
Monday 29th April and Wednesday 8th May
Mrs Prescott – Maths
Mrs Forden – Reading
Tuesday 30th April and Tuesday 7th May
Miss Lowe – Maths
Miss McAteer – Maths
Children are asked to bring their reading book and diary to school on a daily basis as this will enable me to provide a comment to inform parents when children
have taken part in Guided Reading sessions. Reading diaries are also to be used by the children to record what they have read and for parents/carers to provide feedback, or make comments, on the reading they have done with their child.
We will continue to send spellings, English and Maths homework out every Friday to be returned to school the following Wednesday. Please encourage your children to complete their homework every week as well as reading each night (approx. 20-30mins). If you have the opportunity, discuss what your child has read to help them with their comprehension skills and to support their understanding.
Revising times tables will also help your child with key elements of Maths. If your child is finding homework a challenge please come into school so we can discuss it together.
P.E. sessions will take place every Monday and with Neil Hulme, our specialist coach on Wednesdays. The children will be enjoying tennis and cricket (weather permitting!) Please ensure a full P.E. kit is brought to school and that items are clearly labelled.
A quick reminder -if your child has a medical condition that staff need to know about, please inform school as soon as possible. If your child requires an inhaler, or any other medication, please make sure it has been returned to school, and is not out of date.
If you have updated your phone, or recently moved, please update your contact details at the school office as soon as possible.