SATs Week - 13/5/19
With just over a week to go before the children will sit these national tests, I feel it is important to share a few things here.
1. ALL of the children in year 6 have worked amazingly hard to learn what is required not only for these tests but for their transition to high school.
2. We have recently completed our final practice tests so that everyone is as prepared as possible for what the actual week will be like. The children found this experience both calming and insightful as they know now what will happen during the testing period.
3. Your support will be vital over this period as your child will need both school and home to be calm and nurturing places to help them progress towards their potential.
4. School will be open for Year 6 children from 8:30 each morning during the week beginning the 13th May. This is to allow the children to settle into the day and share some breakfast together.
Welcome to Year 6!
The staff in Year 6 are Mr Cusick, Mrs Belfield, Mrs Rogers and Miss Hopwood.
The Autumn term was superb; we have learnt together, laughed together, and celebrated our successes.
Our indoor and outdoor P.E. sessions for the first half term are Monday afternoons and will be taught between both Mr Cusick and Mr Quinn. Therefore, your child will need both pumps and trainers with them each week along with BOTH their kits. Even though the weather might be chilly, we WILL still try to get outside whenever possible.
In science, we are studying the Safety implications of Electricity both in and out of the home as well as how it is created and where it will be generated in the future.
Homework: Mixed spellings will be given out each week to allow the children to practice the whole range of rules and sounds studied over KS2. They will be tested on each weeks spellings on a TUESDAY.
Each child will also receive homework in English and Maths that will need to be returned on the date printed on the piece of homework.
These were spectacular and everyone performed wonderfully. 'A Night To Remember' will live long in the memories of everyone who saw it!
In the run up to the shows, the whole of KS2 moved between the different classes and worked with each of the teachers from year 3 to year 6. One of our main projects was a set of Angel 'Selfie' Wings which the children all enjoyed having their pictures taken with...
We had a brilliant trip to the Plague Village of Eyam where the children were able to experience a little of what it was like for the inhabitants during the plague outbreak of 1665. We found our way out of the the main village to visit both the boundary stone - the outer threshold of the village where villagers were forbidden to pass - and the graves of the Hancock family who lived on Riley Farm.
We also entered the Eyam Parish Church, which contain the stained glass window that depicts the main events of the outbreak, and reflected for a period on the fates of those who has sat on the same pews hundreds of years earlier.