Dates for the Autumn Term
Monday 4th September - Inservice Day
Thursday 14th September - Thurston Parents Evening
Monday 25th September - Parents Evening
Monday 16th- Friday 20th October Thurston/Outdoor Week
Friday 17th November - Children in Need
Wednesday 13th December - Junior Production (TBC)
Thursday 21st December- Y6 Christmas Party
Friday 22nd December - Break up for Christmas
Year 6 is a very important year for Class 11. As you are aware the children will sit their SATs in May (week beginning 14th May 2018). We will all do our best to support each child to achieve their potential but it is also very important for the children to work hard and attend school everyday in order for them to capitalise from this year.
Booster sessions will begin after half term. This will initially be once a week, on Thursdays from 3:45pm - 4:45pm, and then twice a week after Christmas (Tuesdays and Thursdays). Letters will be sent out in advance with the dates of each session.
Please ensure your child attends - it is amazing how much the booster classes can really help.
Literacy homework is sent out on a Thursday and is to be returned on a Monday.
MyMaths homework is set on a Monday and is to be completed by the Thursday.
Using this timetable gives the children plenty of time to come and see their teacher if they are struggling and need some help.
PE lessons will be on Mondays this term but are are subject to change so please ensure that your child has their PE kits in school everyday. They will be training to take part in tournaments this year so it is important that they can participate in sessions.
We encourage children to bring in their reading books everyday, this enables children to take part in paired reading activities and change them when needed. We also ask parents to read with their child each night.
We have a commitment to Basic Skills in Year 6, everyday we plan for a range of activities to develop Numeracy and Literacy skills, aside from general Literacy and Numeracy lessons. This includes spelling strategies, guided reading, handwriting, mental maths tests, times tables, basic maths skills, speed writing, paired reading and grammar and punctuation activities.