As we enter the half-term leading to Easter there is so much going on (as ever) in Year 6. It was great to see so many of you at Parents' Evening and to share your child's progress with you. As we discussed then there is still a lot of hard work to do this half-term as well.
Once again there is a lot going on this half-term and I won't list it all here, but some highlights are: SATs presentation to parents (date TBC but I will let you know very soon) and things like World Book in the beginning of March.
With regard to the SATs in May, it really isn't something to get worried about. There are simple ways to support the children at home and we will prepare them at school too. I don't start the real focus on them until after the Easter holiday when we will have just under 4 weeks to revise / look at questions before the tests themselves. As I explained at Parents' Evening the most important thing about the tests is that the children stay calm, do their best, get scores that are realistic for them and that they are proud of - that is all that anyone could ask for. At the SATs presentation I will explain what the tests look like and how results are reported etc - the children will be fine as we'll have the now traditional biscuits and fruit before each test!
The children will still need PE kit in school (black shorts and a white t-shirt for indoors with a plain dark tracksuit style clothing and sensible footwear for outdoor sessions) every FRIDAY please. EPC will be running both lessons and so it should be more structured and enjoyable for the children to have consistent coaching from one company.
Homework will continue come out every Friday to be returned by the following Wednesday. I try not to set too much, but do expect the children to read and practice mental maths skills daily too if at all possible.
All other key dates will be posted on the weekly newsletter so please do look out for them.
Other than that we will set out on getting down to the hard work needed in Year 6. If you do need to speak to me please try to catch me before or after school in the playground or else pop in to the office to make an appointment if a little more time or privacy is needed.