Year 6

Dear Parents/Carers,

We hope that you all had a lovely Easter break and enjoyed the sunshine! We are sure that the children are refreshed and ready for an exceptionally hectic and exciting term ahead.

As you know, we will be busy preparing both academically and mentally for SATs which begin on Monday 9th May. We hope that this will be a fun and stress free experience for all, as we look forward to breakfast in school and our day of fun and relaxation on Friday 13th May. We will then have just a week and two days until our Y6 Residential to Condover Hall. During this time, we will be investigating the county of Shropshire in our Geography lessons, so that the children become familiar with where we are going! Our finance team are currently working hard to organise the refund to which you are entitled and it will be with you as soon as possible. We will send a letter to remind you of a few practical points soon, but please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.

After half term, we will begin our new History topic, ‘Gloucester through Time’. This focuses on our fascinating and historic local city and consolidates the children’s history learning throughout Key Stage Two as we travel from prehistory right up to the modern day. In PSHE we will be studying ‘Changing and Growing’ which will include our RSE (Relationships and Sex) required teaching.

For P.E., very excitingly, we will be going swimming on Monday afternoons after half term. We also have scheduled Cycling Proficiency sessions, about which information will follow shortly.

We are also delighted to announce the return of the Y6 Production! ‘Dazzle’ a professional drama workshop company will be helping us to organise what will be, we are sure, a fabulous production. We will do a ‘Big Reveal’ of the title of the show shortly! The children will have the opportunity to audition for parts towards the end of May and then we will be working hard after half term to get ready for the shows. These will be taking place during the week beginning 11th July.

Finally, as the end of term approaches we will be thinking about the transition to secondary school. We are delighted to announce that we will be attending the Diocese of Gloucester Y6 Leavers’ Service on Thursday 16th June. This will be a very special and memorable occasion and we are very much looking forward to it. The children will also have the opportunity to have induction days at their new schools (the secondary schools will contact you about these) and we will be spending lots of PSHE time ensuring that the children are emotionally ready to move on.

We will say our final goodbyes in our Year 6 Leavers’ assembly which will take place on the last day of term, Thursday 21st July at 9:15am. You are all, of course, warmly invited to attend!

So, as you can see we have so much to look forward to in Y6 this Summer Term. We will send further details regarding all of these events nearer the time, but wanted to let you start pencilling in some dates on your calendars now!

As ever, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries, With very best wishes,
The Y6 Team.

PC Murphy has recently been in school and has been helping us to understand how to stay safe online! PC Murphy has kindly shared with us her “Schoolbeat” leaflets based upon the topics of 'Online Relationships', 'Internet Safety' and 'Drugs and Peer Pressue' which we hope will recap the sessions taught so far. In addition to this, she has also provided us with an Instagram and other apps guide, detailing how to set privacy and safety settings.
You will also see two videos below, which the children have watched in school, relating to drug awareness and peer pressure.