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Welcome Back.

 

As your child enters their last full term in primary education my aim is to make it as enjoyable for them as possible. Obviously we have SATs from Monday 14th May to Thursday 17th May, but we will be revising and preparing for them in class. If your child is reading through their revision books and going over their skills too then they will be more than ready when the time comes. Most importantly, I will put out a rota for the cakes, biscuits and fruit that we have before each test in the next 2 weeks!

 

The Beacon Centre trip is now also looming closer and there will be 2 forms for you to fill in please. One is needed for Bracknell Forest to allow me to take your child out of the district on a trip and the other is to inform the Beacon Centre of all medical, dietary and general needs for the children too. I know filling in forms isn't anybody's idea of fun, but if you could get them back really quickly it would be a great help to me in completing the necessary paperwork and risk assessments for the trip.

 

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.

 

Best wishes

 

Gary Saunders

Year 6 Curriculum News Summer 1 2018

SATs information for Parents

Age Related Expectations - from the National Curriculum - what your child is supposed to be able to do by the end of Year 6.

Guide to CHIMPing - a great spelling strategy

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