Details for the Autumn Term to follow.

  

 

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 – we aim to make it as special and memorable as possible!

Miss Thompson, Miss Forrester and Mrs Reed will continue to support myself in year 6 this term.

With only 2 weeks to go until SATs, we will be having one final push on the subjects that the children will be tested in; maths, arithmetic, reading and SPaG. We will of course also continue with our writing which all goes towards our assessment at the end of the term. 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.

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 9th 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 8.20am 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 by Friday 10th June.

We continue to promote reading for pleasure and feel we have developed a real love for reading in recent months. Children are still expected to change their book at least weekly and continue to visit the school library on a weekly basis. We hope the homework sent over Easter was useful and that the little and often approach has been beneficial. Our final pre-SATs homework will be sent out this Friday. 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.

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 two lessons from Soccer 2000. 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.

As the children move ever closer to moving to secondary school, our transition will begin after SATs. We will focus some of our learning in school around this and high school’s will be in touch regarding transition dates in order to prepare the children for this. We will also have our annual lessons from the school nurses this term.

A reminder SATs boosters will finish next week and due to the bank holiday, this will take place on Tuesday 3rd May. This year we have had a fantastic uptake on these sessions and thank children who have attended regularly – we know how useful they have found them. I am thankful to KS2 staff for supporting year 6 with these sessions this year.

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.

I will be in touch again to outline our end of term plans for year 6. Here’s to the last term at Team Edwards

Mrs Guest
Year 6 Teacher/Assistant Headteacher

May 2022

Year 6 enjoyed their 1st of 5 sessions with British Cycling. Here they are riding their Sir Chris Hoy bikes which are all provided free of charge. Today the children focused on how to get on and off a bike safely, how to correctly fit a helmet as well as how to safely ride a bike. They particularly enjoyed showing their control when seeing who could go the slowest!

 

  

Well done to Year 6 who have shown  maturity, perseverance and determination to succeed throughout SATs week.

Click on the box below to see how they celebrated at the end of the week.

During assemblies we are once again focusing on the 5 ways to well-being. Our first focus was 'mindfulness'. Here's year 6 creating their own positive vibes posters ahead of their SATs.
This weeks focus is 'connect'.

 

March 2022

We had an amazing World Book Day. There were so many different characters in our classrooms!

Teachers swapped classes for story time - this was enjoyed by all! Here's Mrs Evans in her element reading 'My Bum is SO NOISY!' and 'Granny dropped her chompers down the toilet' to Year 6! They LOVED the props too!

 

We held our first pre-loved book sale. Thank you to families for all the wonderful donations. All classes visited and had the opportunity to purchase a pre-loved book for 50p. Year 6  were very happy with their new books!

 

 Year 6 can't believe they've completed the HeadStart programme already! Special thanks to Duncan for the brilliant sessions. We will be sure to put our new skills around emotional well-being to good use!

February 2022

Here are some photos of Year 6 from Number Day showing great resilience when exploring numbers!

 

 

December 2021

Crafty Christmas

 

It's safe to say year 6 LOVED Christmas dinner and jumper day yesterday! Their LAST one at EtE! Massive thanks to our wonderful dinner ladies and cooks for making it such a huge success once again!

November 2021

Children loved Odd Socks Day! What a fantastic start to Anti-Bullying Week…kicked off with a special launch assembly followed by lots of fun learning while wearing Odd Socks  in class!

 

 

November 2021

Year 6 had a fantastic trip to Cadbury World! So much learning and fun was had by all. The children added to their knowledge about The Mayans in their talk, they enjoyed a rollercoaster ride in the 4D cinema, learnt all about the process of chocolate making and even got to sample some! 

 

Oct 2021

Year 6 have become designers this week! They have created designs inspired by the Mayans, used lino tools to cut them out and printed their designs onto a bag! All unique! They've even evaluated and critiqued each others. A super job year 6!

 

 

September 2021

Year 6 were lucky enough to spend the day with local author and illustrator Rebecca Tonks.

The children began their day listening to the story Icky Sticky and taking part in a Q&A. Lots of sensible and inquisitive questions!

The children created artwork to go towards a whole school display inspired by our hopes and dreams! Excellent focus and imagination children!

 

 

 

Some of our children have purchased a signed copy of Rebecca Tonk's book Icky Sticky. They can't wait to take it home and read it all over again!

 

 

July 2021

As part of science week, Year 6 were lucky to be part of a live online lesson with The Ogden Trust. The children learnt lots of interesting facts about ‘Light’ and got to make their very own kaleidoscope which they loved experimenting with! 

June 2021

To launch our final topic, Year 6 came dressed in costumes linked to crime and punishment. Little did they know that a crime had been committed - their beloved outdoor play equipment had been stolen! 4 suspects were named by the Police: Mrs Highman, Mrs Evans, Mrs Simpkiss and Mr Clarke. The children investigated the crime and collected evidence, they later questioned all the suspects involved. They came to their conclusions and it was revealed that Mrs Highman had been setup!
A brilliant day had by all - investigators in the making!

 

 

June 2021

Year 6 had an amazing final trip at Edward the Elder visiting Laches Wood. They tested their nerves, stepped out of their comfort zones and faced their fears by completing canoeing, crate stacking and jumping off the 'Power Fan'! A fantastic day had by all, making memories with super team work! Proud teachers!

  

 

June 2021

Some of year 6 thoroughly enjoyed planting the seeds for #sowingthestreets before half term. We can't wait to see them flower and be part of brightening up the streets of Wednesfield and Wolverhampton!

 

May 2021

Year 5 and 6 enjoying live music again this afternoon thanks to Wolverhampton Music School. It was such a treat and it certainly put a smile on our faces on such a wet afternoon! They listened to a range of music using a range of instruments! A very talented trio!

April 2021

Year 6 have had a super first week back. They were excited to earn their ticket for Edwards Theme Park and have accepted Lord Sugar's task of creating a brand new rollercoaster! They've already began their research and presented their information to the class as part of the class timeline!

March 2021

Year 6 have enjoyed a wonderful topic about Australia which they found fascinating. To culminate our mini topic we became Aboriginal artists! 

 

 

February 2021

Edward's Bake Off! Click on the cake to see a selection of our amazing creations.

We have written fractured fairytales. 

Alissia has typed hers up, added illustrations and created a video with amazing expression! She even sold it to family and friends and raised £30. for her chosen charity, Girl Guiding UK. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 

 

January 2021

We have been learning about Banksy. Here they are with their final designs. They all thought carefully about the message they wanted it to express.

 

Daejuan has taught the children how to carry out CPR - a vital, lifesaving skill which he learnt from his Mum who is a Paramedic for West Midlands Ambulance Service. 

December 2020

November 2020

Y6 really enjoyed raising money for children in need. They completed ‘Five to thrive’ with activities including origami bookmarks, learning how to draw Pudsey and having fun in PE. A big well done to Joe Wicks too! 

 

 

The whole school today took part in a silence to show our respect on Armistice Day. A pupil in Year 6 was proud to share with us information about her Dad who is in the RAF. We found it particularly moving to see her very own bravery medal!