We hope you had a lovely Easter! Welcome back to the summer term which we are sure will be filled with lots of learning in Year 6. We can’t believe it’s the final term at Edward the Elder!
Mrs Dawson will continue to play a big role in supporting myself in year 6 this term.
For more details about our learning this term, click on the Summer Term Curriculum Overview.
CLICK HERE for a practise and revision guide for Spelling, Grammar and Vocabulary.
CLICK HERE for the information we shared at the meeting regarding the Year 6 residential to Laches Wood.
There will be a continued focus on Arithmetic, Maths, Reading, Writing and SPAG in the final run up to SATs. Spellings will continue to be sent home weekly, please encourage your child to practise these – we appreciate that they are becoming trickier, however this will be the level in their SATs test.
This term finally sees the children complete their SATs – we have been working incredibly hard to get to this point and the children are nearly ready! As you are aware, SATs will take place in school for Year 6 week beginning Monday 13th May. All children must be in school during that week. Please see the letter regarding our breakfast club which we will be holding Monday-Thursday of that week to ensure the children are calm and prepared before their tests. Breakfast will be free of charge and we hope that you can ensure the children are in school for 8.30am on those days. The children have been building up to this all through their Key Stage 2 education and we really want them to shine, showing off exactly what they can do and reaching their full potential.
Once SATs have been completed, we will be able to look forward to our residential to Laches Wood which is rapidly approaching! Clothing lists and itineraries, as well as emergency contact forms which will need completing will be sent out shortly, please ensure the emergency contacts are completed as soon as possible. A reminder that the final balance is due at the end of this half term – Friday 25th May.
The completion of reading books and journals are still expected to a high standard. We would encourage all children to vary the activities they are completing within their journals, but to also encourage children to read their own books or books from the school library. A variety of SATs style homework will continue over the coming weeks, thank you to those who have completed them on a regular basis, we feel these have been beneficial to the children. We encourage the children, if they haven’t done so already, to begin to revise at home using the revision books, especially if there’s anything they have found tricky or may have forgotten. Please support us in expressing to our children the importance of homework. Homework club will continue this term.
PE will take place on a Monday and Friday, please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school. White round neck t-shirt, shorts (preferably black or navy) and black pumps. Year 6 will continue to receive one lesson from Soccer 2000, with the other being dance with Miss Jones. It would also be appreciated if all uniform (including PE kit and pumps) is labelled with your child’s full name and class. Please can we remind parents that jewellery should not be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days. Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions.
Finally, a reminder SATs boosters will continue Tuesday 30th April for 2 weeks – a big thank you to children who have attended these regularly. We hope all can attend! I am thankful to KS2 staff for supporting year 6 with these sessions.
SATs are in touching distance! We are extremely proud of how far this year group has come since September and we know they will continue to grow and mature as we move further into the summer term. Their hard work deserves them to achieve the very best. Thank you parents for continuing to support school and your children this year. As ever, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The children developed their skills over a 6 week block, gained confidence, learnt new skills and learnt about how to keep safe on the roads. Some children even learnt how to ride a bike! The final sessions ended with a Go Ride race where the children were awarded medals and certificates in a ceremony. The sessions are sponsored by HSBC and Chris Hoy.
Year 6 were delighted to receive a card from Buckingham Palace in response to cards they sent on the birth of the royal baby!
Year 6 enjoyed developing their cycling skills with Richard from British Cycling using Chris Hoy bikes.
Fun at the disco!
Year 6 enjoying end of SATs celebrations - paper aeroplanes, mini sports day, chippy lunch and ice creams!
Look at some of our fantastic homework!
Y6 has a fantastic time at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre watching Sleeping Beauty. Super behaviour as ever - lovely comments from the public. They laughed and laughed and enjoyed every minute of it! (Apart from getting soaked with the water pistols!)
Well done to our girls who took part in the Diversity performance at Aldersley Stadium.
Year 6 making shadow puppets as part of their light topic in science.
Y6 visited Morrells Wood Farm where they were given a guided tour of the farm which involved a close encounter with the cows (which Taylor was able to name one of them Valentine due to a heart shape on her head!) as well as learning where the different parts of beef come from. We identified different berries in the hedge-row, as well as learning about the straw/hay and silage, and the everyday running of the farm.
We were also lucky enough to work with a professional chef, where we learnt different skills to use in the kitchen as well as knife techniques. We prepared and cooked our own lunch which consisted of vegetable soup and apple & rhubarb crumble. It all was delicious!
Finally, we were able to get up close which 5 day old chicks and quails! A special experience.
Behaviour was impeccable throughout the day - very proud teachers!
Photos from 2017/2018
Thank you to Year 6 who helped to sell daffodil pins to raise money for the Marie Curie charity.
Y6 children were invited to Coppice Performing Arts School to watch their production of ‘School of Rock’. The performance was fantastic and the children loved it! Some of them even managed to get a quick photo with the main character!