Welcome to the Summer term:
We do hope you all have had a restful and enjoyable break and are ready for the final term of the year.
The SATs tests take place on 9th – 12th May and whilst they are important, we do want the children to remember, that we are only asking the children to do their best.
This term is incredibly short and we have lots to fit into the last few remaining weeks, it is important that good attendance is maintained throughout the term. As well as preparing children for their transition to secondary school, supporting them with organisation and independence skills, we will also be rehearsing for the end of year production. More information on this to follow!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents and carers for their continued support throughout the year.
Welcome to the Spring term
We hope you have all had a restful and enjoyable break and we welcome you back to the new year.
This is a very important term in Year 6, as we begin to focus more on the requirements of the SATs. Over the term, the children will continue to receive homework and we hope that you will support your child by encouraging them to continue to read widely and to complete the work that we send home. The aim of these activities is to provide further opportunities for your child to practice the learning that is going on in school and to highlight gaps in learning that we need to address.
We feel it is very important not to overwhelm the children or overplay the importance of one test; therefore, we will continue to offer a fully rounded curriculum to ensure that your child enjoys school and is motivated to learn.
Welcome to Year 6.
It doesn’t seem two minutes since the children were starting in reception and here they are embarking on their final year at primary school, which we hope will be an exciting and interesting finale to life at Little Bowden. We have planned an exciting and varied curriculum which we cannot wait to teach.
Developing independence is a really important part of being in Year Six. We are very aware that part of our role in school is to prepare our children for their move to secondary school and with this in mind much of the Year Six curriculum fosters responsibility and independence. From the moment the children enter Year Six, they are responsible for their own learning, expectations are high and they are encouraged to work independently. We ask that parents support this by helping to develop children’s independence and encouraging them to be responsible. Children should pack their own bag for school, be responsible for their homework tasks and bring their homework in on time.
In Year Six we are trying to encourage independence in reading and a love of books; the children will be heard reading less often as they are now at a standard where they have the ability and the skills to read independently. Any children that we feel still need additional support will receive this within school. The children will be taught reading strategies during guided reading. Encouraging reading as a leisure activity can be one of the best ways to improve your child’s performance in English. Remember children should be encouraged to read for enjoyment and comics and magazines are sometimes useful to encourage more reluctant readers. Even the most able reader will often appreciate books, which have some illustration. If your child is not enjoying a book encourage them to pick something else.
At Little Bowden we have a high expectation for presentation when it comes to uniform. We expect children to wear the correct uniform inline with the school's policy; leavers hoodies can only be worn on PE days.
PE days for this term are, Wednesday (indoor) and Thursday (outdoor). On these days children are allowed to come to school wearing their PE kit including their orange hoodies.
We look forward to working with all the Year Six children and to ensure they have a successful and fulfilling final year at Little Bowden. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or concerns.
Year Six teachers – Mrs Dhesi and Mr Mooney