We hope you have enjoyed the Easter break and we are pleased to welcome your child back to their final term in Year 6 and Duxford Primary School! We are really looking forward to the many exciting and important things that will occur this term including the transition work we will do in order to help your child prepare for their move to secondary school. As part of this, Mr Sutton will be visiting us on the afternoon of Friday 21st April. He will meet the children, talk to staff and be available to talk to you after school should you have any questions or wish to meet him.
As always, we have a very busy term ahead of us, starting with our new topic, Ancient Greece. We will be learning about the chronology of Ancient Greece and the influence of the Ancient Greeks on the western world. In Design and Technology, we will be looking at making recipes healthier.
In addition to our curriculum learning, we are looking forward to our residential trip to Norfolk Lakes in June. Further information will be shared with you closer to the time. There will also be a visit from the Police to talk to us about the dangers of knife crime and a talk from the Bank of England about money/finance.
This term, P.E. will continue to be Wednesdays (and Tuesdays on 2nd & 23rd May) and children will swim on Fridays from 19th May (see email from the office). Please ensure that on these days your child attends school in/with appropriate P.E. kit (plain white T-shirt, shorts or jogging trousers, sweatshirt and suitable footwear or swimming kit). Please, also be aware that, for health and safety reasons, earrings must be removed for P.E.
KS2 SATS are the week commencing Tuesday 9th May. Children will sit the Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar test on the Tuesday, Reading test on the Wednesday, Maths Arithmetic and Reasoning paper 1 on the Thursday and Reasoning paper 2 on the Friday. Please ensure your child is punctual, well-rested and has had a good breakfast prior to the tests.
I look forward to continue working with you and your child for what I am sure will be a fantastic final term!
With kind regards,