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Our children: Healthy, happy individuals who make the most of what they have

Our children: Healthy, happy individuals who make the most of what they have

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Year 5 & 6 - Acacia, Maple and Oak classes

Dear Parents and Children

We have now entered Term 6 – how quickly the year has gone!

Firstly, can we say a big thank you to all of the Year 6 parents who supported their children throughout our week of KS2 SATS.  Your children were delightful – they worked incredibly hard and we should have their results available for you as part of their final report.  We had almost 100% attendance at our ‘Brioche’ breakfasts during the week and our ‘Wake up Shake Up’ was highly successful.

Year 5 had a wonderful week during SATS week embarking on the experience Ancient Greeks: Athenians vs Spartans; The Ancient Olympics’

 ‘Around the world in 10- days’ was our Whole School Geography Experience which took place during the last two weeks of term 5.  What an amazing two weeks it was!  The first week saw all of us visit Borough Green to carry out traffic and footfall surveys – followed up with analysis of the data and drawing charts to represent it.  We also completed, map reading, compass work and orienteering.  Our second week saw every class study in detail one country chosen by their teacher.  Maple studied Finland, Oak studied America and Acacia studied Scotland. Your children are now very knowledgeable about the country they studied including the country’s: location, landscape, rivers, cities, flags, traditions (food, clothing, dance and festivals).  Acacia even had the opportunity to taste Haggis, they loved it!


At BGPS, - we are very lucky to have an on-site swimming pool, the only school in the local area with this facility.  Swimming is a compulsory sport in the primary curriculum with the aim that every child is able to swim at least 25 metres, for the more able swimmers the focus will be on technique.  Just to remind you, the times of your child’s swimming lessons are listed below:



Maple – Year 5 and 6

Acacia – Year 5 and 6

Oak – Year 6


Oak – Year 5


Your child will need a named one piece swimming costume, or trunks, swimming hat, towel and comb or brush at their lesson.  Please try to ensure your child has close fitting trunks as it is very cumbersome to learn to swim in the wider fashion shorts.  Earrings MUST be removed before each lesson therefore, if your child cannot take out their own earrings, we would advise taking them out before school on their swimming day.  Goggles may be worn, but if these cause any disruption to their learning, your child may be asked to remove them. 

Our Experiences

With SATS out of the way, this term we will continue with our experience ‘We’ll Meet Again…’ This experience will move to focus on performing arts – music and drama - building towards our end of year play with the same name.  We will continue to read our novel ‘Good Night Mr Tom’.  We will also be teaching more in single year groups so that Year 6 can focus on perfecting their parts in the play alongside specific teaching that will prepare them for the transition to Y7.

Year 6 – Isle of Wight

We can’t wait for our annual trip from 10th-14th July.  More details will follow later in the term with the final arrangements. 

Year 5 – BMF

Whilst Year 6 are away, Year 5 will have the excitement of taking part in our annual British Military Fitness week.  Again, more details on the final arrangements for this week will be available later in the term.

Kent Test

Please be reminded if you are a Year 5 parent and wish your child to take The Kent Test, you must register them between the following dates:  1st  June – 3rd July 2017.


Please ensure that your child reads to you every day.  Reading out loud builds their confidence and extends their vocabulary.  We continue to use Accelerated Reader which gives your child the opportunity to read books at an appropriate level and to be tested on them before they move on to a new book. 


PE Kit

P.E. kit in school at all times for our timetabled P.E. sessions and any impromptu sessions we are lucky enough to add in.  Children need to be responsible not just for having the kit in school, but also for putting it away after sessions and knowing where it is at all times.  If a child does not have a P.E. kit they will still have to come outside to the lesson and contribute to the learning and assessment of skills.  Pupils with long hair should have their hair tied back at all times and earrings must be taken out or protected with tape during P.E. lessons.


In year 5/6 everyone must please bring a BLUE ink handwriting pen and a reserve that works for them – they should find one that makes their writing look neat and does not smudge too much.

In addition all Year 5/6 pupils must have a pencil, ruler, rubber and if possible a glue stick.  Lots of learning time is wasted looking for equipment when children do not have these items.  Year 5 and 6 should check they have these packed every day before leaving for school in the morning.

Extra-Curricular Activities

At BGPS we are very lucky to have so many clubs during lunchtimes, before and after school run voluntarily.  Please remember to tell the adult in charge if you cannot attend for an important reason.


A big thank you to Mrs Hammal who is now running netball club.  For term 6, this will start at 8am every Friday morning.

Year 5 Literacy and Maths Clubs

Year 5 children will now have had invites to attend our Literacy and Maths clubs that run from 3.30pm to 4.30pm on a Tuesday (Literacy) and Thursday (Maths).  Please be aware that even if your child is not invited but is in Year 5 and would like to attend one or both of these clubs, they should let one of the Year 5/6 teachers know as it is open to all Y5’s.

Important Dates for Year 5/6 in term 6




Friday 16th June

House Meeting

Wednesday 21st June

Sex Education Videos to be shown to parents (3.30 – 4.30)

Wednesday 28th June

Music Concert

Thursday 29th June

KS2 Sports Day – parents are invited from 1.00 pm on The Meadow

Friday 30th June

Class Swaps – 11.00am

Monday 3rd July

Year 5/6 play dress rehearsal to whole school

Tuesday 4th July

Year 5/6 performance for parents (7.00pm)

Wednesday 5th July

Sex Education Videos to children (10.45am – 11.45am)

Year 5/6 performance for parents (7.00pm)

Thursday 6th July

Transition Day for most of Year 6.  Year 6 parents, you will hear from your secondary school directly

Friday 7th July

Class Swaps – 11.00am

Second transition day for Wrotham School pupils

Monday 10th July – Friday 14th July

Year 6 – Isle of Wight

Year 5 - BMF

Monday 17th July

Reports to Parents

Wednesday 19th July

Year 6 Leavers Party

Thursday 20th July

Year 6 Leavers Assembly – parents are invited from 2.30pm

Friday 21st July

Last day of term


Mrs Martin, Mrs Davis, Mrs Hemsley and Mrs Watson

Year 5/6 teachers