Welcome to the Summer Term
We can't believe how quickly the year is flying and that we are now in our last term! So far, the year has been a great one - the children have been working hard and are making us proud.
We are now approaching the SATs test for the children that will take place during the week of the 8th May. All exams will take place in the mornings and you will receive a letter next week inviting the children to our annual breakfast club. During this time (Monday to Thursday), the children will be given a free breakfast and will have time to relax with their friends before they sit the exams. This has been a real success in the past.
As much as we try to ensure that the children are as relaxed as they can be before their exams, some will inevitably become anxious or nervous. Please also assure your child that all they can do is to work their hardest. Feel free to come to speak to one of us if you have any concerns.
A large element of Year Six is preparing the children for secondary school. This can be a daunting time for the children and parents but with close links to the local secondary school and transition programmes in place, we try to ensure the children are ready for this change.
We also work hard to build each child's self esteem and confidence. One of the ways in which we do this is to regularly 'Spread the Love'. Each child writes a positive comment about another member of the class (including the adults!) and these are then shared. In the past, the children have absolutely loved this.
In Year Six, the staff - Miss Woode, Mrs Ridler and Mrs Adams will continue to work closely together as a team to ensure consistent high expectations of learning, behaviour and teamwork.
The children are set homework on a daily basis and generally have two evenings to complete this. It is really important that parents encourage their children to complete the homework on time and to a good standard. Homework reinforces what we have been learning in school or allows the children to research a new topic. As well as supporting the children in their learning, it also helps hugely to prepare them for secondary school. If your child is ever struggling to complete their homework, please come and talk to one of us. We certainly don't want homework to become a battle at home and we can help support in this area if needed.
We find that the best way to learn is to do so whilst having fun! The children will be taught songs and rhymes to help in their learning and we aim to share laughter every day. After all, it is the best medicine!
We celebrate the end of the children’s primary schooling with a Year Six Leavers’ Party. This has been a huge success over the past years and provides wonderful memories for the children to cherish when they leave Woodlands.