I am sure you all enjoyed the sunny delights of the bank holiday weekend. I hope you were able to enjoy time with your families in the great outdoors- perhaps ticking off some of the challenges from the National Trust list I shared a few weeks ago.
The Summer Term is now in full swing and it is another busy one. Over the next two months many of our children will be engaged in statutory testing which provide information for parents, the school, the local authority and the government about progress and attainment.
Our Reception teachers will be gathering evidence to complete the EYFS profile - this provides evidence in a broad range of areas which include creativity, physical development, personal, social and emotional development as well as English and Maths. Parents are expected to contribute to this so please speak with Mrs Hawley for more information.
Our Year 1 children will be showing off their phonics knowledge during a week of one to one screening. Children have to decode 40 words as accurately as they can. Some of these words are nonsense words. Miss Huddart will share information about this test with parents soon but there is information about phonics on our website.
Our Year 2 and 6 students will be doing SATs in May. It is essential that children are in school on time and well prepared for the day ahead. We will try and make the process as painless as possible for the children, more details about how you can help will be shared nearer the time. Please help the children to perform as well as they can in the up-coming tests by ensuring good attendance at school. The lighter nights often mean that children stay up later than in the winter and this can cause tiredness and poor performance in the classroom. These last few weeks are very important for staff and students in order to embed key learning from earlier in the year and so the children need to be as engaged as possible.
Thank you for your help in this matter and for the support your give your children with learning at home.