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Year 6

Hello – Welcome back to school life and welcome to becoming a Year 6 parent, perhaps for the second or third time!

We are looking forward to another full-steam-ahead year and I know that the children are ‘buzzing’ for Year 6 and all that that involves. They have started really well and seem really keen to make a good impression and to have a really good, final year at Warren Park. We very much look forward to spending time with them as the year goes on…

We have already got stuck onto reading Skellig which I know the children are really enjoying. And alongside this, we are looking into Evolution and Inheritance for our science topic. It takes in some quite mind-blowing concepts but the children have had some brilliant ideas so far. We will also be covering some Geography before half term, and investigating the Scandinavian region, as well as some RE in the week before half term.

I know it seems a little early to be mentioning it, but your child’s secondary school application must be submitted by Tuesday 31st October. You will be contacted, via letter, by the County Council about the process – it’s all online now and very simple to complete. You now have the not so straightforward job of actually making the decision as to where you will send them when they leave us. To help you in this process, and to start preparing the children for this big step, there are a couple of things coming up to help…

All the Year 6 children have attended a presentation by Havant Academy and have spent a taster morning there as well. If they haven’t already told you, ask them how they got on. It might jog their memory! Following this, we will be taking the children to Park Community on Wednesday 20th September for a taster day – they will need to arrive at school no later than 8:30 as we will be walking them down at 8:35, ready for a 9am start. They will then be returned here by coach at about 1:30pm ready for a normal 3:15pm home time. It is really important that we start preparing the children for their move to secondary school as early as possible; it’s such a big change for them, so the sooner we prepare, the more ready they will be in July.

Thank you to those parents who dropped in to see us for a very informal parents’ evening this week – it’s always nice to see you and nice for you to see us as the ‘not so mean, fire-breathing dragons’ that the children sometimes complain we are! Finally and as always, Mr Pollard, Mr Rugge and I are always on hand if you have any queries, concerns…or you just fancy a chat sometime. Please don’t hesitate to contact us, however small you may consider your concern. See you soon…

A quick reminder…

PSHE with Mr Dickinson / Outdoor Classroom with Miss T – Thursday afternoons Baboons and Dolphins to alternate weekly

Outdoor GamesWednesday afternoon

Indoor GamesEvery other Monday afternoon

Library TimeEvery other Monday afternoon

 

Important upcoming dates…

Deadline for Secondary School application – Tuesday 31st October 2017

Calshot Week – Monday 6th November – Friday 10th November 2017