Update 01/06/2017: The last half term! We are now focusing on lots of Project work over the Summer term. We aim to learn a great deal from our Mayans topic, prepare for transition to Secondary School and enjoy all that putting on a Production and going on Residential have to offer. It certainly will be an action packed term! I have put the Production songs on the page below for rehearsing at home.
Congratulations on reaching the top of the School! A very busy and exciting year lies ahead and I am very much looking forward to experiencing Year 6 with you and learning lots myself. As we know each other so well we will be hitting the ground running which is a real advantage as we have so much to squeeze in this year. I can’t wait for the River Dart Residential and School Production in the Summer but know we have got a lot of learning to do before we get there. I am sure we will all work together to make your last year at Cedar Park a special one.
Our PE slots for this half-term will be on a Monday and Thursday but the children should have their PE kit in school at all times. Mrs Knight-Thomas will be taking Year 6 on Friday afternoons for RE, Music, French and PSHE. The children will need their Production scripts in school all the time this half term.
The Curriculum News, available on this web page shortly, outlines the topics we will be focusing on in each area of the curriculum during the Summer Term and we hope you will continue to support your children at home with Homework activities, especially reading and learning multiplication tables. There continues to be a greater emphasis on spelling, punctuation and grammar in ALL areas of the curriculum so please encourage children to proof-read all their writing and speak in grammatically correct sentences.
In Year 6, children continue to be encouraged to take responsibility for their personal organisation and need to make sure they come to school well-rested and prepared to learn. Although we will always have resources for children who forget things, I must stress that they need to have a handwriting pen (which can be purchased from Mrs Small for £1.75), at least one pencil, a ruler and a rubber as a minimum. As drawer space is limited, it is helpful if children have a pencil case with just the essentials.
Reading Record Books - Parents are asked to continue to read and discuss texts with children and record up to 4 sessions a week in the Reading Record Book, which will be checked on Mondays. Children should have their reading book in school daily. We will have our class Library slot on a Friday for the changing of any books.
Homework Diaries - There will be regular Homework and we often follow up Homework the following day so please ensure your child completes tasks by the given deadlines. Children should write Homework and any reminders in their Homework Diary every day. If there is no Homework they should write “No HW” so parents know they haven’t just forgotten to write it down! Please sign the diaries over the weekend as these will be checked on Monday each week. This is an excellent way to communicate too, so feel free to send any non-urgent messages using it. Diaries should be in school every day.
PE & Games - Children need to have the correct kit for swimming, indoor and outdoor games lessons. This should include trainers (clean trainers or plimsolls for indoor lessons), black shorts and a house T-shirt. When the weather is colder children can wear jogging bottoms and jumpers outside.
Uniform - I remind you that Children are expected to set a good example and look smart at all times as the younger children look up to the Year 6s as role models. Hair should be tied back with plain hair ties and clips of a colour which blends in with school uniform.
River Dart - Some kit information and medical and consent forms have been sent home and are also below. More information will follow post SATs. If you have any questions please ask and I will do my best to answer them.
Finally, please continue to share any concerns you may have as it is important to us that your child is happy in school, especially during their final year!
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