Monday, 21 May 2012

Dear Parents and Year 6s, What a week the children had! We have never seen so many pupils work so hard and embrace SATs with so much determination and enthusiasm. Each member of our year group really wowed adults with their positive attitude last week. We can really breathe a sigh of relief as this important milestone has passed. We are sure children also enjoyed their doughnut challenge and ice lollies which they all thoroughly deserved! After all, there must be some benefits to being in Year 6! We will also soon publish some pictures of the art work that the children produced during the week in the afternoons. Onwards and upwards however… although Year 6 have been working hard to prepare for their SATs recently, we now need to keep a structured momentum for the rest of our term to prepare the children for next year...this week we are moving on to our next mini topic on “Racing to the Moon” which the children asked for last term. During this week, we will be writing some newspaper reports and poetry related to the 1st landing on the moon, making 3d modroc figures of astronauts, building space stations and doing some shape investigations. Next week will be multiculturual week. We will be focusing on Asia, specifically on China, India and Vietnam. One activity will involve a chopstick race so if any of you have got a stack of unused chopsticks at home and want to get rid of them, please feel free to donate them! :) Homework this week is limited to the planning of the children’s space stations and completing reading diaries. Children have been given time in class to plan what they are going to build. They will need to spend more time at home to ensure they have thought through their plan and have all the equipment they need. They will need to bring this equipment in by Wednesday 23rd May 2012. In the longer term, homework will go back to its normal “pace” after half term so as to prepare the children for next year’s sudden increase. The Year 6 Team