Welcome to Term 5!
I trust that everyone was able to spend time together as a family and celebrate new life and renewal. And. looking at the weather, it looks like Spring is finally here!
This term is, of course, contains one of the highlights(!) of Y6 – SATs, on the week beginning Monday 13th May. The children have worked especially hard since the start of the year but these tests are not just a measure of their work in Year 6. Rather, they will allow the children a chance to demonstrate the skills that they have built up throughout their time in Key Stage 2 – from Y3 until now. Showing these skills and talents to the very best of their ability in these tests will enable to the children to enter Y7 confident and ‘secondary ready’.
In support of this, over the next month, I would ask you to ensure that any homework is completed within time frames given and that the children at school arrive well rested and on time, especially in the week of the test.
Our RE theme is The Transforming Spirit. In this topic the children will learn that that the apostles of Jesus were ordinary people who answered the call to follow Jesus. They will reflect on their own calling to be a follower of Jesus. They will know how the apostles changed when they received the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and reflect on how they can be changed. The children will know something about how the early Christian community lived and learn that the life of the first apostles was not easy.
As ever, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, especially with regards to supporting your children at home as we work towards the end of their primary school career and prepare them for new beginnings. Thank you once again for your support and I look forward to a successful term.
Chris Trim – Year 6 Class Teacher