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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 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!

 

Homework

Mathematics

Year 6

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.

 

Year 5

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

Year 6

Please also complete one Punctuation and Grammar practice paper as well as one Spelling Test online.

 

Year 5

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. 

 

Reading

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. 

 

Equipment

Uniform

This is to politely remind you of our school uniform as stated on the school website.

Boys – Summer Uniform

Grey trousers

White shirt/polo shirt

Grey socks

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.

 

PE Kit

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.

 

Stationery

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.

 

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.

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