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Learning Together with Kind Hearts and Determined Minds

Learning Together with Kind Hearts and Determined Minds

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Year 5 & 6 - Acacia, Maple and Oak classes

Dear Parents and Children,

Welcome to Term 6 at Borough Green Primary School.  

 

Learning Experiences This Term

This term, we are continuing with our Island Experience and writing but also starting to look at Ageing and Changing as an additional topic.  As part of this, children have been asked to talk with you about family traits and to bring in a picture (or pictures) to help them sketch a self-portrait of how they might look in the years to come. These will then be displayed as part of our whole school STEAM exhibition, in the school hall, on the afternoon of Thursday 30th June.

Year 6 will also be working on an Isle of Wight exhibition for display to parents at the end of Term.  With this in mind, we would like them to please bring in their Isle of Wight sketch book as well as any pictures that they took of their trip (these can be provided on a memory card or USB).

Term 6 is a little different as our two year groups have further opportunities to work independently of each other, in preparation for their new roles in the next school year.  

Year 5 will continue their work on the Ancient Greeks. This topic enables them to refine their skills as historians, using the evidence to evaluate the legacy and heritage of this influential civilization.  They will also be learning their class dances and songs, which will be a vital part of our upcoming performance.

Year 6, meanwhile, will be immersing themselves in rehearsing our play “Robin & The Sherwood Hoodies” – honing their acting, creating the props and planning the costumes and make-up.  Later in the term, we will send requests for help with costumes.  Alongside this, they will be preparing for their transition to Y7 ensuring they have the best academic ‘spring board’ alongside a confidence and enthusiasm for all subjects, in the next chapter of their educational journey.

 

Kent Test

Registration is now open for parents wishing to sign their child up for the test in September.  Registration will close at midnight on Friday 1 July 2022. Please note that, late registrations will not be accepted. This is a parental responsibility to complete.

https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/school-places/kent-test#tab-1

 

Reading

Please ensure that your child reads to you every day and sign their reading record accordingly.  Many of our children have a reading age above their chronological age, a tremendous achievement and certainly an incentive for them to read more and more challenging texts. Reading out loud builds their confidence, extends their vocabulary and provides an opportunity for you to join your child in the ‘escape from reality’ that a great novel provides.  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.  Many of our able readers are choosing more challenging books and are recommending them to others.  This is really exciting and is fostering a love of reading which is so important for academic progress and general well-being – half an hour away from the TV and devices daily is a good habit to establish for life. 

 

Uniform

This is to politely remind you of our school uniform as stated on the website.  Please make sure your child has the correctly coloured items and that all school uniform is clearly named.

Uniform

Grey tailored trousers or shorts 

Grey skirt, pinafore dress 

White shirt/polo shirt 

White short-sleeved shirt/blouse 

School bottle green round neck/V-neck sweatshirt or sweatshirt fabric cardigan 

School tie (optional) 

Black tights 

Grey socks (white socks can be worn with dresses) 

Green checked dress 

Black shoes 

 

Children should be well presented and their white shirt/polo shirt must be tucked in at all times. We expect our children to demonstrate pride in their appearance and respect for the school uniform. 

 

Please ensure that your child wears sensible black shoes to school, NOT TRAINERS or BOOTS. 

 

Makeup and nail varnish are not permitted. Excessive hair accessories or extreme hair styles or colour are also not permitted. Only small stud earrings are allowed which children should be able to easily remove themselves. Long hair must be worn up for practical and health reasons.

 

To order uniform please click on the link https://www.brigade.uk.com/parents/  or visit the uniform section on our website. 

 

The Parent and Teachers’ Association also runs an excellent second-hand uniform shop on site.

 

PE Kit

Children should continue to come to school in their school PE uniform on their PE days. For the most part, this term these will be Tuesday and Wednesday (with the occasional change, as calendar commitments require. A little reminder that this should consist of: white shorts, your house coloured t-shirt (not branded sportswear), a school jumper and sensible trainers. Earrings must be taken out or protected with tape (provided by the child). 

 

Stationery

In Year 5/6, many of our children have been successful this year in achieving their pen license. Those that have, should now be using a BLUE ink handwriting pen for their literacy work.  They should also have a spare that works for them – Frixion pens and refills are widely available (including from the school PTA shop). This dramatically improves the children’s presentation and for our Year 6s, in particular, is great groundwork for secondary expectations.

 

As always, thank you for your support as parents and guardians.  Should you need to speak to us about any matter please make an appointment via the school office.

 

Mrs Martin                 Mrs Lewis                    Mrs Quantick              Miss Wood