The last two terms have passed in the blink of an eye and we are now excited to start the final term of this academic year in the Primary School. In the calendar, we have visits from Juilliard, our Science Fair, Dramarama week and much more to look forward to. Our Year 6 students are also busy preparing for their Checkpoint examinations which are scheduled to take place later this month.
One development across the Primary School this year was the introduction of the new Home Learning Menu. As you are aware, the ‘dessert’ section sees children being given the choice of two projects for them to get their teeth into. This is a great opportunity for your child to develop a variety of key skills as well as spending quality time with you as you support them with the planning and making stage. Whist we are proud to display the finished projects around the school, we would love for more children to complete the projects this term. The next due date is Thursday 10 May so there is plenty of time to get busy, and messy, in some cases. We would also like to remind our parents to check their email every Thursday for not only the Home Learning Menu but also the Weekly Learning Letter which gives you an overview of what your child will be learning the following week as well as important reminders.
It was lovely to welcome so many Primary parents to school in the last week of Spring Term for our Parent-Teacher Progress meetings. If you were not able to attend, please can we remind you of the importance of looking through the Fundamental Learning Objectives (FLO) documents sent home with your child’s report at the end of last term. Students are expected to be working at either the ‘Developing’ or ‘Meeting’ stage for each area by this time of the year. If your child is still working at the ‘Beginning’ stage, it is important that you support them at home as much as possible in the identified ‘B’ areas on the report. There will be opportunities for students to further evidence their progress against the FLOs in the Summer Term whilst also being assessed against some that are new.