Welcome back to a new term, we hope you have had a lovely Easter!
We have a busy term ahead of us so we hope that the children are well rested and ready for their final term at Elston Hall.
The first two weeks back will be continuing our preparations for SATs tests; this will include teaching test skills and using past test questions to develop children’s confidence in order to achieve their very best. We will also continue to focus on developing our writing skills across a range of texts including short stories and newspapers.
CLICK HERE for the information shared at the Year 6 SATs meeting.
For more information select 'Curriculum' on the Homepage and then select 'SATs'.
CLICK HERE for a practise and revision guide for Spelling, Grammar and Vocabulary.
We would like to invite all year 6 children to a breakfast club each morning before their SATs. This will ensure the children are in school and calm before they begin their tests. There will be a choice of cereals and toast, as well as a drink. Breakfast club will be free of charge and will begin at 8.15am Monday 13th May – Thursday 16th May. Children will need to enter via their Year 6 classroom. We want to keep the week of SATs as normal as possible, with as little additional stress on the children. It will be lovely for the children to be together in their classroom environment ahead of their tests.
A timetable for SATs week is below so that you are aware of when the children will be sitting the tests. Can we remind you, that attendance is vital during the week and the children have worked hard this year in preparation for them.
A reminder that Drayton Manor consent forms and payment need to be in by Friday 10th May so that groups can be finalised. The children will need to bring a packed lunch with them. If your child requires a FSM packed lunch please could you inform your child’s class teacher by Friday 10th May. Children are not allowed to bring spending money with them, as this is not required.
After SATs, we will continue with our writing but also have some fun activities and projects planned. These include an Apprentice style competition and rehearsals for our end of year play which will be on Wednesday 17th July. Children will also be off on their high school induction days. These are organised by the high schools so please ensure you are familiar with the dates of your child’s school.
On Wednesday 10th July, some of our children will be heading off to Laches Wood on our residential trip. Please could we request that all monies be paid by Friday 28th June. If you are not sure how much you owe, please get in touch and we will let you know. We will send out further information on the finer details later in the term. If your child is now interested in our residential then please get in touch so we can organise a place as soon as possible.
CLICK HERE for details of Year 6 Residential to Laches Wood.
As ever, please contact us if you have any further questions. We thank you once again for your continued support this year and we know our children will do us proud, and achieve the very best they can.
Year 6 enjoying a well deserved day at Drayton Manor after SATs Week!