Information and Reminders
Thanks to all who attended our final Academic Review Evenings of the year. There will be a final written report at the end of June, but no more scheduled AREs. Please contact your child’s class teacher if you would like to discuss anything.
Preparations for the KS2 production are underway. Our first task is to allocate roles according to the students’ preferred level of involvement. All students will have the choice to take a speaking or non-speaking role, plus the two songs which all students will sing. We will then begin rehearsals on an occasional basis so as not to interrupt the regular curriculum too drastically before SATs examinations. Practice will become more frequent after SATs as we energise the students in their last few weeks of school.
Saturday 22nd April - Curry and Quiz night- from 6pm
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 Mums; 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
Wednesday 14th June – KS2 Production - Matinee performance 1:30pm
Thursday 15th June – KS2 Production - Evening performance 6:00pm
Stars of the Week
6A – Martijn Arts – for displaying wonderful enthusiasm and staying ‘in role’ when performing in our mock trial
6B – Joshua Haynes – for taking on leadership responsibilities and showing teamwork skills
6C – Whole class – for their hard work in putting together their class assembly.
In English, we will continue to prepare and perform mock trials, using familiar stories for content. Students will practice their ability to engage and persuade an audience through speech and delivery. Students will also practice their listening skills as jurors. We will continue our links with Year 1 classes by preparing a geography lesson to deliver to the younger students on Friday. Our SPAG topics are pronouns and relative clauses.
In maths, we will begin studying coordinates and special movement. Students will be able to use coordinates to describe and plot the position of a point in any of the four quadrants. We will also practice drawing and translating simple shapes, and carry out reflection using one of the axes as a mirror line. One common error is to confuse the order of x-coordinates and y-coordinates: ‘along the corridor, then up the stairs; x comes before y in the alphabet, and in coordinates’.
We will continue our unit, ‘What a Wonderful World’, which is a geography-themed programme of study. We’ll be finding out more about how plate tectonics affect life on Earth. We will also explore the forces and processes that shape our planet, and about the layers of the Earth’s surface and below.