Welcome back to St Ed’s, Rowan Class and the start of the Summer Term. Let us all hope that we are nearly at the point where we can stop looking back on all the disruption of the last year and start to cast our attention ahead to getting back to a positive future.
TEACHERS and LEARNING: There should be no real changes to the staffing – business as usual offering a wide range of expertise, experience and support for Year 5 and Year 6. We will be ‘base-lining’ in the first week back – not as an assessment in the traditional academic sense but in order for us to really understand the impact of the lockdowns. We will use this information to inform the learning going forward. The Topic for this term will be ‘Britain’ and looking at some of the major events which have shaped our country. In Science we will be looking at the properties of light and doing various investigations to explore these. Maths and Literacy will largely be informed from our base-lining to give your children the best, focused learning.
PE will continue to be on Thursday afternoons; children will need their clearly named PE kit. Please remember PE is such an important part of what we do in schools – and having proper footwear and kit is necessary for them to engage fully. They should come into school in the usual uniform and will change at lunch time. We will be sending them home in their PE kit.
HOMEWORK: Reading continues to be an essential part of children’s learning both at home and school although, as many of the children are now independent readers, we do not expect parents to listen to their children read as regularly, however, please encourage your child to read at home regularly and take the chance to discuss their books and sign their planner when they have read. Weekly spellings and times tables will be set and tested at the end of each week, please try and support your child, little and often.
EQUIPMENT: As always, all the equipment your children need is available to them at school, due to COVID19 we would encourage children to bring in as little as possible – we will provide each child with a pencil case and the necessary stationery.
DATES: As dates firm up for any events we will notify you and they will be displayed on the school website.