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Year 6 Newsletter

Dear Parents/Carers

Year 6 Spring Newsletter


Firstly, the Year Six team would like to wish you all a very happy New Year! We hope that you enjoyed some jolly festivities and welcome the children back for what is set to be a busy term of learning and fun.


SATs (Statutory Assessment Tests).


As you are aware, children in Year Six across the country will undertake the SATs tests in the week beginning Monday 13th May. These tests, which cover English Reading, Grammar Punctuation and Spelling (GPS), Mental Arithmetic and Mathematical reasoning, are an important measurement of the attainment and progress your child has made across Key Stage 2 (Y3-6).

We must stress the importance of all children attending every day during that week and arriving on time in the morning. If you have any questions about SATs, please do not hesitate to ask your child’s class teacher.



To further support your child’s knowledge and understanding, and to gain additional practice

in preparation for the KS2 SATs, we will be sending additional homework from this week.

The school has purchased SATs question workbooks, produced by Rising Stars, for the subjects

of Reading, GPS and maths. There will be an expectation that your child spends time completing

their homework between Thursday and the weekly hand in day of Tuesday. We have allocated

time on a Tuesday afternoon to review homework so it is vital it is completed for this lesson.

Homework club is available if your child would find it more suitable to complete their homework in school


PGL – Little Canada

A reminder that the Year Six visit to PGL will take place between Monday 18th  March 2019 and Friday 22nd March 2019.  There will be an information meeting on Tuesday 26th February. Please look out for a letter with further details about this meeting in the near future.


Learning in Year Six this half term

In addition to ensuring children are well prepared for SATs in May, the children will be learning about the Galapagos Islands and the revolutionary work that was undertaken by Charles Darwin in the 19th Century around the concept of evolution. For further information about the exciting learning that will take place this half term, please click HERE to take a look at the latest topic web.


Questions, worries or concerns


Each Year Six teacher is available to discuss any issues after school each day. If this is not convenient, please remember that you can contact your child’s teacher by sending an email to the school office () and this will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

We look forward to meeting you all again next month when we hold our Parent Consultations on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th February.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you all for your continued support.


Yours sincerely,

Miss Clark, Mr Cooper and Miss Hanger

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