Welcome to Summer Term 6!
I hope you have all had a wonderful half term break with your friends, family and some sunshine!
Our learning this term is ‘The Victorians’ which we will continue to study alongside Eagle Owls. For more information about which objectives we are covering this term, please see the topic web which I have uploaded on our class page. You will also find our homework grid and spelling lists for this term under ‘Summer Term 6 Documents’.
Hawk Owls’s PE lessons will be on a Wednesday and Friday. Please come into school in your PE kit ready for these lessons. This term, you will be focussing on Rounders and Netball, both of which will be outdoors! Please make sure you have a change of indoor shoes for the rest of the day whilst you are in the classroom and school building and that all of your kit is labelled with your name. You will also be having your Music lessons with Miss Woods and Forest School with Mrs Howlett on Wednesday afternoons. Please make sure your outdoor clothing for Wednesday is appropriate for both PE and Forest School.
This term, we will be reading 'Beetle Boy' by M.G. Leonard. Our focus is to simply enjoy a book together as a whole class, as this has been such a lovely activity you have all shared across Year 5 and 6. We have a few copies in school already and some of the Hawk Owls might simply like to listen as I read along so please do not worry if they do not have one of their own. I thought it might be worth mentioning in case an older sibling has it on their bookshelf or you are planning on visiting your local library!
In Hawk Owls, we have an extensive range of exciting books which you are more than welcome to borrow and enjoy at home or in the classroom. We have a signing out book which you can fill in with the book you would like to borrow to help us keep track of our lovely books. Once you have returned this book, you can then sign out a new one. You are also welcome to bring in your own books from home. I would suggest writing your name in the front so we can easily return it to you if it wanders around the classroom.
As this is a busy term preparing for our end of year production, you do not have to complete a homework task! On our class page, you will find an Abacus Maths sheet in case you would like to revise any methods we have covered that week, a Victorian homework grid and our spelling lists. Lots of you will be busy rehearsing your lines and songs at home so please take this opportunity to alleviate some pressure! If you have a smaller role in the play, then I would encourage you to try a task either from the grid or the Maths each week. We will continue to work on our spellings in class during our morning work and as a weekly informal spelling test. Any topic homework you do bring in will be celebrated and added to our Victorians display!
In the mornings (from 8.45), you will be dropped off by the Hawk Owl classroom door which is to the left hand side of the front office. At the end of the school day (15.30), we will walk around together to the main playground where you will be collected for home time.
If you have any queries or concerns this term, please feel free to contact me via the school office at email@example.com
I’m really looking forward to seeing you all and sharing this final term with you! Remember, I am here to support you throughout this year together in Year 6 so please come and talk to me if you have any worries.
Wheatley Park Transition Days:
Tuesday 7th June: Wheatley Park Transition Session ‘What life will be like in Year 7’ (in Hawk Owls classroom)
Thursday 9th June: Mandarin taster session (in Hawk Owls classroom)
Monday 13th June (6pm and 7pm): Transition Evening for Parents/Carers led by Tim Martin, Headteacher - an opportunity to ask questions about transition (in Wheatley Park’s Main School Hall).
Wednesday 16th (parents also attend) and 22nd June: Year 6 Transition Additional Visit Days (by invitation at Wheatley Park School)
Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd June (4.30 - 7.30pm): For students and parents, you will be invited to book a 15 minute appointment slot on one of the evenings, at a time of your choice.
Thursday 30th June and Monday 4th July: Year 6 Transition Days for whole cohort (at Wheatley Park School)
Dates for Year 6 to look forward to in June:
Monday 13th June: Safer Together Project data collection (in school)
Tuesday 14th - Thursday 16th June: Bikeability course (booking required - in school)
Wednesday 22nd June: IMPS session (in Hawk Owls classroom with Miss Taylor!)
Thursday 23rd June: Class photographs
Tuesday 28th June: Optional drop-in meeting for residential at 3.30-4.30pm (opportunity for parents to discuss questions) and Players and Performers (at 6.30-8.30pm)
Dates for Year 6 to look forward to in July:
Friday 1st July: Sports Day and KS2 Campout
Thursday 7th July (6.00-7.30pm): Production of 'Peter Pan' to families of Hawk and Eagle Owls
Friday 8th July (2.00-3.30pm): Final production of 'Peter Pan' to families of Hawk and Eagle Owls
Monday 11th - 15th July: Residential week (at Woodlands)
Monday 18th July (1.30 - 2.30pm): Year 6 Leavers Service (at St Mary’s Church)
Wednesday 20th July (9.30am): End of term assembly (in school)
Wednesday 20th July: Term ends at 1.30pm
Helpful weblinks for the World War II Homework Grid
Please use the following links to help you with some of the activities in our World War II Homework Grid if you are looking for some guidance. Don't forget - you can also sign out some of our books from our World War II displays if you find that helpful for any research.
Stay safe at home. Remember, there is always someone to listen if you do not feel safe. Follow this link to the Childline website:
Useful Websites and Resources
Below is a list of recommended websites and resources for continuing learning at home.
BBC Bite Size
This web site has opportunities to revise key areas of English and Maths and learn across the curriculum.
Key Stage 2 Literacy
A good web site for revising spelling patterns, grammar and punctuation.
Practice KS2 SATs questions for English, Maths and Science.
Free SATs revision resources.
Online quizzes linked to subjects and topics across the curriculum, including Ancient Greece.