We have been sent the order/payment information from Tempest Photography for this year's class photos. We will be sending parents the link to view their child's class photo via text message shortly.
There will be a free “deliver to school” option open for approximately 14 days, otherwise home delivery is available for £5 postage and packing.
If you need assistance please call Tempest Photography directly on 01736 751555 (option 3) or click on the 'contact us' link on their website home page: https://www.htempest.co.uk/
Dear Parents/Guardians of Year 6,
Sex and Relationship Education
As part of the school’s Personal, Social and Health Education programme your child will soon receive lessons on relationships and puberty.
The purpose of Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) is to provide knowledge and understanding of how the human body changes during puberty and about relationships based on love and respect.
If young people can start their transition into adulthood with good information and the confidence and knowledge to understand what is happening to them, they will hopefully grow into confident and healthy adults able to make positive choices. This can start with learning the basics about growing up and the sessions in school may reinforce what you are already doing at home.
The SRE programme includes watching a series of videos from BBC Active and input from the class teachers. All teaching materials are appropriate to the age and emotional maturity of the pupils concerned and the teachers will aim to present the programme in an objective, balanced and sensitive manner.
The programme will cover:
If you wish to withdraw your child from all or part of the school’s sex and relationship education programme, please email to your child’s class teacher before the programme starts. Emails are firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Class teachers in Year 6 will begin the programme Thursday 30th June 2021.
To Year 5 Parents/Guardians
This year, we have been working hard to develop pupils speaking and listening skills. As part of this, we have been supporting pupils to talk for a range of purposes in lessons and perform this to an audience of peers. We would love to be able to share this with parents and guardians so you can see the great progress your child is making in this area.
Therefore, we have set up a private YouTube channel which we would be able to upload recordings of pupils on. The videos on the channel would only be accessible for those with a direct link to an individual video. There will be no option for likes or comments on the videos. Once a video has been uploaded to the YouTube channel, a QR code will be generated which will be shared with parents so you are able to watch the video of your child.
Please email the school (if you have yet to return the paper slip) to indicate whether you consent for videos including your child to be uploaded to the YouTube channel.
The After School Clubs for next half term are now available to book. All clubs that you are able to book for each child will show as a payment on their School Money account (www.eduspot.co.uk) Please do not pay this unless you want to book your child a space. The payments will not be available to pay for if the spaces are full so if you have paid, please take that as confirmation of your child's place in the class.
Clubs start the first day back - Monday 6th June and run through to the week commencing Monday 4th July. There will be no school led after school clubs the week commencing 11th July. However, EnergyKidz will still be available to book. All clubs are 3.15pm to 4.15pm with pick up at the front of the school. Clubs cost £7 per club (with the exception of Netball and AJD Football that are run by an external company). Should you have any issues logging into your School Money account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mondays - Softball with Alyson (softball coach) - All Years
Tuesdays - Netball - Year 5 (this is a continuation and is free to Year 5)
Wednesdays - AJD Football - (continuing from last term, spaces full)
Thursday - Girls Football - Years 5 and 6
Fridays - Table Tennis - All Years
The PSHE curriculum for Summer term 2 focuses on the topic ‘changing me’. During this topic, children will learn about their own self-image and how their body image fits into that. They will also learn about how a girl’s / boy’s body changes during puberty, understand the importance of looking after yourself physically and emotionally, describe how a baby develops from conception through the nine months of pregnancy and understand how being physically attracted to someone changes the nature of a relationship.
Below shows the outline of the lessons that will be covered and the vocabulary used.
If you do have any questions or worries, please speak to a member of staff.
Y4 pupils will be required to sit the National Multiplication Check (MTC) next term. This check assesses pupils’ fluency in all times tables up to and including 12 x 12. The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics and part of the Y4 National Curriculum. It will help us as a school to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided. Rapid recall of these times tables gives pupils an excellent foundation on which they can build a wide variety of mathematical skills.
The current Y4 pupils will do the check in school in small groups on iPads and will take about five minutes to do. The test will take place between 6th and 24th June 2022 and we will ensure that pupils complete the check when they are most ready within this window. The outcome of the check will be used to ensure we have a clear picture of pupils’ times table fluency and allow us to provide targeted support where needed. There is no pass mark for the test and you will be informed of your child’s score.
In order to help your child to prepare for the format of the check and ensure their fluency in times tables, we ask that you encourage your child to use their online TTRockstars account as regularly as possible – it has an excellent track record for improving times table recall and is great fun! When your child logs in to TTRockstars they should complete the ‘soundcheck’ option. This is an online game set up in the same way as the MTC. Practising via ‘Sound Check’ will help children to prepare for the format of the MTC as well as supporting the learning of their times tables.
If you have any further questions about the MTC, please contact the school or your child’s class teacher.
Buckinghamshire Council has released the video presentation below regarding the Secondary Application Process and 11+ Transfer Test for our current Year 5 parents.
If you have any questions or would like to withdraw your child from the 11+ exams, please email email@example.com.
The links in the presentation are the following:
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