Year 5 & 6 - Acacia, Maple and Oak classes
Dear Parents and Children,
Welcome to Term 5&6 at Borough Green Primary School.
During the last week of Term 4, the whole of Year 5/6 had a mock run of the SATs. What stars they were – very mature and they proved their hard work is paying off as most have improved on their previous results! Well done - keep going - you are amazing! And thank you too parents, for all your help and support.
Term 5 is quite a different term as our Year 6 are sitting the KS2 SATs tests. These are the last public exams that Year 6 will do before their GCSEs! Thank you to all of you who came to our SATs parents meeting but if you did miss it, the presentation from the evening is on the website.
The SATs timetable 2018 is:
- MONDAY 14th MAY - English grammar, punctuation and spelling test, Paper 1, short answer questions. English grammar, punctuation and spelling test, Paper 2, spelling.
- TUESDAY 15th MAY - English reading test.
- WEDNESDAY 16th MAY - Mathematics, Paper 1, arithmetic test. Mathematics, Paper 2, reasoning.
- THURSDAY 17th MAY – Mathematics, Paper 3, reasoning.
During this week, Year 6 are invited to join us for breakfast at 8.15am, followed by a ‘Wake up Shake Up’ on the meadow – weather permitting. An invitation will be given to your child shortly.
Whilst Year 6 are completing their SATs tests, Year 5 will be embarking on the experience ‘Ancient Greeks: Athenians vs Spartans; The Ancient Olympics’. This includes a dressing up day!
Please ensure that your child continues to log into Compare4kids Boot Camp in order to complete three arithmetic tests per week in the run-up to SATs.
All year 5 children have been set the full Year 5 Booster Pack of homework on MyMaths and they should complete at least two of these tasks each week.
Spelling & Grammar
Please also complete one Punctuation and Grammar practice paper as well as one Spelling Test online.
Please continue to learn the Y5-6 statutory word lists that we sent home at Easter. We will select 10 words at random from this list for the spelling test every Tuesday.
Homework is a crucial part of consolidating learning, any child in Year 5/6 who has not completed the correct amount, as outlined above, when their teacher checks on a Monday morning will be requested to stay in during lunch to complete it on the day.
Please ensure that your child reads to you every day and sign the green reading card accordingly. 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.
This is to politely remind you of our school uniform as stated on the school website.
Boys – Summer Uniform
White shirt/polo shirt
School tie (juniors only, optional)
School bottle-green, round-neck/v-neck Sweatshirt
Girls – Summer Uniform
Green & white gingham dress
White or grey socks
Grey skirt, pinafore dress or tailored trousers
White blouse/polo shirt
Grey, black, green or white tights
School tie (juniors only, optional)
School bottle-green, round-neck/v-neck Sweatshirt or sweatshirt fabric cardigan
Please ensure that your child wears sensible black shoes to school, NOT TRAINERS.
It is essential that children have a full 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, especially during the summer. 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 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.
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.
Year 6 Literacy Club
Literacy club for Year 6 will still run this term from 3.30pm to 4.30pm on a Monday.
Important Dates for Year 5/6 in terms 5 and 6
Monday 16th April – First Day of Term
Friday 27th April – Year 5 cake sale
Monday 14th May to Thursday 17th May – SATs testing week
Friday 25th May Last Day of Term 5
Thursday 7th June – First Day of Term 6
Friday 8th June – Magistrates talk to Year 6
Saturday 9th June – Summer Fair
Friday 15th June – Year 6 cake sale
Wednesday 20th June – Sex education videos available for parents to view
Wednesday 27th June – ‘Wasted,’ drugs education play. Sex education videos.
Thursday 28th June – Sports Day
Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th July – Y5/6 Play
Friday 6th July – Class swap day
Monday 9th July – Friday 13th July Year 6 residential trip to Isle of Wight
Friday 20th July – Year 6 Leavers’ Party
Monday 23rd July – Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly
Tuesday 24th July – Last Day of Term 6
Mrs Hemsley, Mrs Quantick, Mrs Davis and Mrs Magee
Year 5/6 teachers