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Yapton CE Primary School

Information

Home Learning

Look out for the Home Learning sheet which will be given out every Friday.  The expectations of homework set in Year 6 is as follows:

- Reading (daily)

- Spellings (daily in preparation for a weekly test)

- Multiplication and Division recall (daily in preparation for a weekly test)

- A Maths or English task (weekly)

- There may be a half termly Topic Research Task

PE

We expect full PE kit in every Monday. In winter children should bring track suits, or jogging bottoms and use their school sweatshirts to keep warm. Indoor kit will be needed all year. Trainers may be worn for indoor fitness and games.

National End of Key Stage Tests (SATs)

These will take place the week beginning Monday 14th May 2018.  Just as any other week, it is vital that every child attends school and arrives punctually.  Throughout the year, revision will take place, with more focussed revision during the Spring Term. More information about the testing week will be given nearer to the date.

Wales Residential

In June each year, Year 6 pupils have the opportunity to take part in a five day residential visit to The Dare Valley Country Park in South Wales. The Park is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and is at the southern edge of The Brecon Beacons National Park. The visit enables us to consolidate, in a practical way, a large proportion of the curriculum for Geography and Science through first hand experience. This forms the basis of Year 6 work for the second part of the Summer Term. 

The pupils stay in the Dare Valley Country Park Hotel where we have been regular guests for many years. Our children are highly valued visitors and the staff at the Centre feel that nothing is too much trouble for us!

We have a varied, interesting - and exhausting – itinerary!  All the children who have attended vote our activities as 100% enjoyable! The itinerary includes exploring the National Showcaves of Wales, hands on science at Techniquest in Cardiff, team building activities and many other activities.

Bikeability

We have booked the West Sussex cycling proficiency team for the week of Monday 21st May 2018. All pupils are invited to attend the week long course (held at school) and there will not be any cost to parents. Pupils will need to provide their own roadworthy bike and wear a cycle helmet. Details will be given nearer to the date.

General Points

Naming clothes: All clothes and bags should be clearly named.

Food Policy: The mid-morning snack should be fruit and not sweets or crisps.

Absences: It is extremely important that your child attends school every day, unless they are unwell or compassionate leave has been granted. If they are unwell, please ensure that the school office is notified or an explanation letter sent in as soon as possible.

Punctuality: Children are expected to be in the classroom by 8.55 am.

School uniform: Please ensure that your child is outfitted in the correct school uniform, including sensible black school shoes – not trainers or canvass shoes.