Information and Reminders
Welcome back to the Summer Term, and after a rainy start to the week, it’s now starting to feel like winter is truly over! Summer uniform is now in place, so blazers may be kept at home.
We’ve started new units in all subjects – mock courtroom trials in English, calculating space in maths, and What a Wonderful World geography unit in Topic lessons. So far the children are enthusiastic and keen to know more.
We hope to announce some future events for parents soon. We’ll be conducting some courtroom trials which parents will be invited to sit in the public gallery and observe proceedings. More details to follow shortly.
Monday 17th April - CCAs Start
Tuesday 18th April - Early Years and Primary Academic Review Evening 5pm-8pm (including talks on the changes in EY and Primary next year)
Thursday 20th April - Early Years and Primary Academic Review Evening 5pm-8pm (including talks on the changes in EY and Primary next year)
Saturday 22nd April - Curry and Quiz night- more information to follow
Wednesday 26th April – Parent Workshop: Mindset with Andrew Joy, Head of Secondary (2017/18); 1.00pm
Monday 1st May – Labour Day holiday - school closed
Wednesday 3rd May - Parent Workshop: Year 6 to Year 7 Transition; 9.00am to 10.00am
Sunday 7th May – Year 6 and secondary Music Festival
Wednesday 10th May - Donuts with Dads; The Hub; 8.30am followed by E- Safety Parent Workshop 9.00am
Wednesday 17th May – Parent Workshop: STEAM in Early Years and Primary
Thursday 18th May – Saturday 20th May – Primary FOBISIA games
Thursday 18th May – Early Years and Primary STEAM Day
Wednesday 24th May - Muffins with Mum; The Hub; 8.30am followed by HSK Workshop; 9.00am
Friday 26th May – Coffee Morning with Head of Primary and Head of Secondary; Aspretto; 11.00am
Monday 29th May and Tuesday 30th May - School closed
Monday 5th to Friday 9th June – Year 6 SATs
Saturday 10th June - Summer Fun Day
Stars of the Week
6A – Arthur Deschamps – for meeting recent challenges with positive growth mindset
6B – Julian Sng – for settling quickly into his new class
6C – Sung Jae – for excellent concentration and comprehension in Guided Reading
In English, we will continue learning about the different jobs of professionals who work in a courtroom, and role-play some scripted trials to familiarise children with the procedures and formalities of the courtroom. We will continue our links with Year 1 classes by reading with the younger children in the library. Our SPAG topics are irregular past tenses and noun phrases.
In maths, we will continue calculating space and volume. Students will be able to calculate the area and volume of compound rectilinear shapes. They will learn how to recognise shapes which have the same area but different perimeters, and vice versa. We will be able to estimate the volume of cubes and cuboids, and calculate the volume thereafter. Students will also know a range of formulae to calculate these values. One common error we would like to avoid is forgetting to include the units of measure (cm, cm2, cm3, etc.)
We will continue our unit, ‘What a Wonderful World’, which is a geography-themed programme of study. We’ll be finding out about different biomes and environments around the world, and how plate tectonics affect life on Earth. We will also explore the forces and processes that shape our planet, and about extreme weather events.