Happy New Year!
First of all, I would like to say a massive thank you for the very generous Christmas gifts. I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas break and are ready for an exciting yet busy Spring Term. Much of our work will be focusing around Darwin’s exploration and discoveries. This will include describing his journey into the Amazon rainforest and his famous observations the Galapagos Islands. We will also be discussing the issue of climate change, exploring the effects of this and potential solutions.
Our PE slots for the Spring term will be on a Wednesday and a Friday. The session on Wednesday will be hockey outdoors and on Fridays we will be in the hall for badminton. Please bring appropriate layers for our hockey sessions as the weather frequently changes throughout the term. Earrings must be taken out for PE and we recommend not wearing them on days when there is PE.
This half term, the children will have Home Learning on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We hope you will continue to support your children at home with these activities, as well as encouraging reading and the learning of 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.
PE & Games - Children need to have the correct kit for 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. Ear studs are permitted but nothing else.
Pencil Cases - Pencil cases will not be required as equipment is provided for all children.
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.