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Here Comes Summer .....



Our topic for this term is 'revolution'.  We will be learning about the industrial revolution and changing times.


Summer 1 also brings SATs - week commencing Monday, 13th May - and Summer 2 heralds the much-anticipated Whitby residential.  There are also many other things to look forward to in our school calendar for us which will keep us busy right up until the end of the school year.

Our topic of 'Revolution' will cover the whole of the summer term with just a couple of little bits to pull in from our very short Spring 2 term.  Primarily looking at the first industrial revolution for history and geography, we will also be taking a quick look at the space age.  Our science will see us revisiting several topics to ensure our knowledge is secure in all KS2 areas. In Summer 2, we have an amazing D&T project and a great piece of artwork to make.  I'm really looking forward to those!


English will be polishing off our written work and maths will involve a lot of revision and consolidation for SATs and also to ensure security before the start of Year 7.

Highlights for Summer 

Dates are, as always, subject to confirmation.


Fridays from week one until the end of the year.



As usual: Fridays, 10.00 am - 10.45 am

Remember your guitar goes home after the lesson; you need to bring it back in on a Friday morning!




This section will be updated as further activities/events are added to our calendar


Monday, 29th April - Photo Day

Sunday, 12th May - Summer Fair

Monday, 13th May to Thursday, 15th May - Year 6 SATs Week

Monday, 27th May to Friday, 31st May - Half-Term Week

Monday, 03rd June to Friday, 07th June - Whitby Residential

Monday, 01st July & Tuesday, 02nd July - Year 7 Induction Days

Wednesday, 10th July - Last day of the school year.


SATs Week

Monday, 13th May - English Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Papers 1 & 2

Tuesday, 14th May - English Reading Paper

Wednesday, 15th May - Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic) & Paper 2 (Reasoning)

Thursday, 16th May - Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning)

    HOMEWORK:  Just the usual!


    Expectations generally are:


    • Reading - at least 3 times per week.  It doesn't have to be all night.  A minimum of 10 minutes will do it.  Reading comprehension cards are available to be taken home - one per week - and the swap with another child the following week. 
    • Times table rock stars - keep your practice up so your speeds increase.  It's amazing how much time you can gain to work out maths questions when your recall of number facts is speedy and accurate.
    • Spellings - no lists to learn at home; just rules/investigations/practising in class.  Be on the lookout when reading for words which match the rule of the fortnight, your own 'focus five' and practise them to boost your knowledge and understanding.
    • SATs Companion - work is set on SATs Companion for you each week for various topics.  Generally, it opens at 9.00 am on a Monday morning and closes at 6.00 pm on a Friday evening.  You can try the practice sessions on a wide range of topics within maths, English and science as well as the set tasks.  You are expected to complete each task set!  Practice will increase your accuracy, speed and, most importantly, your confidence!


    Here's to an amazing term of learning and activities and a fantastic summer to round off your time at primary school.

    Mrs Greaves & Mrs Fowkes