Trinity Primary School
Nurturing Hearts and Minds
Welcome to Year 6
6SB Mrs Sampson & Miss Booton
6L Mr Lane
6D Mr Land
Our TAs are Ms Cowell, Mrs Hoskins, Mrs Davies, Mrs Donald, & Miss Hammond
Welcome back to a very busy term! We hope you (and your children) are all
relaxed and ready for the challenges of the new term – your children’s last at Trinity! Our overarching topic is ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ (Michael Morpurgo), and will involve elements of geographical and historical study.
Tests (and Thank You):
We really appreciate the efforts that your children have already put into their preparation for their SATs. In addition, we are very grateful for the support of the parents in assisting and facilitating the children’s revision process. We are nearly there now, so your continued support for the last three weeks will be really appreciated. During the actual test week, we urge children to get an early night, and have a healthy breakfast. To enable this, we will be running a ‘breakfast café’ from 8.40, where we invite the children in to the hall (come through the gates at the usual time) to have a breakfast snack and a calm and settled start to the morning. If your child is unfortunately ill during SATs week, we request that they come in to take the test (they can then be collected to be taken home immediately afterwards). If you have any concerns, please contact us.
Summer Term Curriculum:
This half term, we will be reading ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ in class, and using this as source material for our writing. In science, we will be learning that ‘Everything Changes’ in our exploration of evolution and adaptations. We will also be learning about early Islamic civilisation. We will also start to put together the Year 6 Leavers’ Production. Parts will be auditioned for and allocated before half term, and spoken parts will receive their lines for learning during the June half term break. Also, this term, we will be fundraising using ‘Make £5 grow’ where each small group receives £5 to plan a business enterprise, culminating in running their own stall at a special school event. Further details will be given nearer the time.
P.E. and Swimming
P.E kits can be worn to school on PE days. Kit consists of black shorts, white t-shirt (with or without the school logo) and trainers. Y6 will continue to have their PE sessions on a Tuesday and a Thursday.
Your child will need to wear their PE kit to school on those days unless they are swimming, in which case they will bring their swimming kit in and wear school uniform as usual.
6SB will be swimming for the first half term. Please make sure they have their swimming kit in every Tuesday. Their lessons will begin on Tuesday 18th April. 6L will swim in the second half-term.
We are fast approaching the June residential to Bristol. Please ensure that you are up-to-date with the payment schedule. If you are experiencing any difficulties, please come and speak to a member of staff. We will be holding a meeting on Wednesday 17th May at 17:00 to discuss this trip.
We appreciate that as the children grow older, they gain more independence. Children who wish to walk or cycle home on their own must have a completed ‘Walking Home Alone’ form which is available from your class teacher.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask!
The Year 6 Team
Monday 17th April – Inset Day (school closed to pupils)
Monday 8th May – Bank Holiday (Coronation)
Tuesday 9th May to Friday 12th May - Year SATs Week
Wednesday 17th May - Bristol Parent Meeting 17:00 – 17:30
Thursday 25th May – Summer Fete - 2pm start
Wednesday 7th June to Friday 9th June – Year 6 Bristol Residential Trio
Thursday 22nd June – Phase 3 Sports Day
Wednesday 5th July – Year 6 Grow £5 Fair
Thursday 6th July – Secondary Transfer Day
Wednesday 19th July – School Play Production - Evening Performance
Thursday 20th July - School Play Production - Matinee Performance
Friday 21st July – Year 6 Leavers’ Party
Tuesday 25th July – Leavers’ Assembly - 9a.m.