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Spring Term 1

Year 6 Spring 2020

Happy New Year to you all! Here we are at the beginning of the Spring Term - one that is particularly important. We have a lot of interesting activities arranged for this term, but there is also a lot of hard work to do as we approach the SATs tests in May. We hope that we can continue to rely on your support, so that together we can help your child reach their full potential.


Our second MOCK SATs week is scheduled Monday 20th January 2020 – Thursday 23rd January 2020. Please ensure, as far as possible, that your child is in school this week as these assessments will inform our teaching and intervention for the rest of the term. For more information on the curriculum please click HERE

 
We will continue to structure the majority of our learning around our LEARNING UNITS. Some subjects will still be taught discretely where they do not easily unite with the overall theme.  Our learning unit for the term is ‘Putting on the Blitz’ which is centered on developing history skills through a study of World War 2.  A trip to the D-Day Story (museum) has been scheduled for Thursday 5th March; further details about this exciting trip will be sent out in due course.


Maths HOME LEARNING will continue to be set on a Tuesday and handed in on a Friday. English HOME LEARNING will be set every Friday and handed in on a Wednesday. At times, the children may be provided with online homework, either through the My Maths or Sumdog websites.


The children will have new Reading Bingo cards in each of the half terms to complete as well as their Reading Record book. Please continue to support your child with their reading for meaning by signing their reading records regularly.


We look forward to seeing you for your PARENT APPOINTMENT later this half term (Monday 3rd February and/or Thursday 6th February) where we will be discussing your child’s progress and the targets they have been set. A letter with further information will be sent out shortly, which will include how to book slots.


REMINDERS

P.E. - The children will have a PE lesson and a Games lesson each week. For reasons of safety and personal hygiene, it is important that they are appropriately dressed for PE activities. For Games, in addition to the required PE kit, we would like the children to have a change of socks and a tracksuit for when the weather turns colder. Dance and Gymnastic activities will take place in the hall and be performed in bare feet. For both Games and PE, earrings need to be removed or covered with plasters or tape (to be supplied from home) and long hair needs to be tied back. Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school at the beginning of the half term and kept in school for the remainder of that half term.

CYCLING AND SCOOTING TO SCHOOL - If you and your child cycle or scoot to school and you wish to leave your child’s bike at school please inform the office. All children cycling to school must be accompanied by an adult and must wear a helmet.

We are sure that we shall have a happy and successful year; please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have via the office email:   solentjunior@thesolentschools.org

Miss Smith, Miss Johnson, Mrs Young and Miss Hill

The Year 6 teachers