Parent Letter

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back! I hope you have enjoyed a lovely Christmas break and your child is raring to go in this short and important term. 

As always, we have an exciting Spring term ahead of us with our Leisure and Entertainment in the 20th Century topic; this will include the roles of men and women in the film industry, how entertainment has developed over the century, technology that was created, and important characters. More information on this topic can be found on the Year 5/6 Overview. We will be studying ‘Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You’ by T. Diterlizzi and Holly Black in our English lessons this half-term. As a school, we will be having a Science week in February, focusing on different experiments; a wellbeing day with further information to come; winter sports day; and bikeability.

This half-term’s Cambridge United PE lessons will continue to be on a Tuesday. Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit (plain white/black/navy t-shirt, joggers or shorts, trainers and normal school jumper). Jays will continue to have enrichment on a Monday afternoon.

Home learning will continue to be set weekly but will be more SATS-focused this term and we will continue to send out adaptations for year 5 students. There will also be a Science home learning to be completed by the 15th February. More details will be provided about this soon and we plan to host another exhibition of your children’s work!

In addition, children will continue to be given compulsory weekly spellings, which they will be tested on every Monday, and times tables to learn, which they will be tested on every Friday. Home learning needs to be handed in by Tuesday at the latest and will be marked on a Wednesday before new home learning is set.

If you have any queries, please contact the office who will pass on the message to me. I will endeavour to respond as quickly as possible. 

Later this term, you will be invited to attend a meeting which will introduce the Year 6 SATs and you can keep up-to-date with other important events and updates via the school website and the Airwaves newsletters. The date for this meeting is 12th February 2024 at 15:30.

I look forward to continuing to work with you to help your child to have a great penultimate term at Duxford Primary.

Best wishes,

Mrs Jenni Roohan