Dear Year 6 students
Well done! Mrs Haffenden and I are so proud of your hard work and resilience last week. You approached each test with determination and commitment, and we know you tried your absolute best.
We saw some even more pleasing qualities though, the way you looked out for and supported each other. We heard lots of you give encouragement and praise, boosting each other’s confidence. You truly are a fantastic class.
We have a busy time ahead with some exciting events and work to do. Our work focus is going to be on Government. We will investigate the upcoming election, political parties, how the government works and why we have one. We will then use what we have learned to create our own parties and have an election to form a government. We will obviously need to understand what a society needs in regards to services, laws and money. It will help to create our own manifestos and have our own elections. To complement this, we will be learning more about the geography of the United Kingdom too. In maths, we are going to be focusing on maths skills to help you transition to KS3. We will develop our investigative skills, visualisation, experimentation, conjecture and the use of patterns.
There are some key dates for your diary too:
· From 22nd May Secondary Schools will be visiting you
· 25th May 3:15pm-4:00pm Year 6 Parents are welcome to pop into the classroom after school for you to share some of your work –
· 27th May – Car Wash (sign up in the office)
· Half Term – a chance to start learning your lines
· 5th-7th June Residential Trip
· 22nd June Sports Day
· 28th June Community Day at Tonbridge School – details to follow
· 6th July Secondary Transition Day for most schools (except SKA)
· 13th July Superstan performances – matinee at 2pm and evening performance at 7pm
· 15th July Year 6 Leavers event
· 19th July Previous pupils visit for some Secondary Transition work
· 20th July Leaver’s Assembly 9:15 – 10:30 approx
As you can see, there is a lot going on and we will make sure we make the most of our last few months. Exciting times ahead!