Welcome to Phoenix
Ms Roxby - Class Teacher Tuesday to Friday
Mrs Meah - Class Teacher Monday AM & PM and Friday PM
Mrs Hall - LSA
Phoenix Summer 2019 Newsletter.
Welcome back after the Easter holidays. We hope everyone had a chance to relax and enjoy the break.
This term is a mixture of intensive revision and then lots of fun and preparation for high school.
We have 15 days of teaching time left before the SATS, which begin on Monday 13th May. Please see bottom of page for the SATS timetable. We will be continuing with intensive revision during those 4 weeks so it is very important that all children continue to have good attendance and punctuality, to maximise the teaching time.
Plenty of sleep, relaxing and eating well are also important.
Please encourage your child to revise at home using books, past papers and the internet. Completed papers should be brought into school as soon as they are done so we can mark and give feedback.
Some reading every night is essential and is a good way to relax before bed.
During the week of the SATS children will be provided with all the equipment they need, however they may bring in a small lucky mascot to help them through the day.
The children may come into school at 8.20 during SATS week and we will be providing them with breakfast and a chance to chat and relax before the SATs start.
We will be having a meeting on Thursday 25th April at 3.20pm to go over the arrangements for SATs. Refreshments will be provided.
After half term Year 6 are able to let their hair down and look forward to lots of fun things. These will include: a sleepover; a final class trip to Whitby; a Year 6 leaver’s assembly; and a prom. See dates below.
We will be preparing for high school through completing transition work. Many of the children will attend taster days at high school. We will also have liaison teachers from high school to visit.
The arrangements for all the above activities will follow on separate letters during the term.
The literacy for this term will start with newspaper reports and using a flashback technique in fiction writing. We will then do persuasive writing about food waste. This links with the work on sustainability in geography. We will also be writing agony aunt letters and a story about King Arthur.
We are spending the next four weeks revising all the topics covered so far. It is vital that you help your child to learn tables and number bonds as suggested in the parents meetings. We are pleased to say that most children are much better at their tables and have been going on Timestable Rock stars regularly.
After SATS we will be completing transition work ready for high school and doing maths investigations and puzzles to help with logical thinking.
The science topic for this term is about the life cycle of plants. We are also investigating electricity, sound and forces. We will be devising our own experiments and finding ways of recording.
Design and Technology
This links with our geography topic on sustainability – recycling, reusing and reducing waste. We will be making food; designing our own things to sell using recycling techniques to make money for the prom; and designing a moving model for recycling using lego.
Our topic is reduce, reuse and recycle. We will be finding out ways this is done and thinking of our own ideas to use practically in school.
We will also be doing some mapping work linked with our trip to Whitby.
Please make sure that your child has pumps or indoor shoes to change into and the correct uniform and PE kit. PE will be both indoor and outdoor so both kits are needed please. Please could PE kits be brought into school on a Monday and taken home on Friday, as the days for PE could change depending on the weather. Also, all children need a water bottle, especially as the weather (hopefully) is now getting warmer.
Please feel free to pop in and see Ms Roxby, Mrs Meah or Mrs Hall if you have any questions regarding the SATS or activities following the SATS.
Thank you once again for your support.
Ms Roxby, Mrs Meah and Mrs Hall.
Dates for your diary – more details to follow later:
SATS: week of 13th May
Whitby Trip: 4th July
Sleepover: 12th July
Prom: 22nd July
Leaver’s assembly: 24th July.