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This spring term will certainly be another busy one but I have no doubt that the children will rise to the challenge – it will Easter before we know it and the evenings will be bright again.

As always, you know where we are if you need us for anything at all.

Miss Rogers, Mr Rugge and Mr Pollard.


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…

SATs Week – Monday 14th May to Thursday 17th May

Merry Christmas

Well, what a busy half term we’ve had! I can hardly believe we’re wishing you a Merry Christmas, and talking about the spring term and the plans we’ve made.

The children have been completely faultless this autumn term and have worked harder than we could have imagined. Needless to say, we are incredibly proud of them – they certainly deserve a holiday!

As I’m sure you’ve heard, we’ve been reading War Horse by Michael Morpurgo and studying World War I. The children have absolutely loved this topic and have done some amazing work. The discussions we’ve had have been very thought provoking; we have been continually impressed with the children’s insight and maturity. In light of their love for this book, we really hope that they enjoy their Christmas present from us all this year!

Next week will see us relax the structure a little, what with Christmas concerts to perform. In amongst the singing, we will turning our hand to our DT project for this term. I won’t spoil the surprise but, all being well, they should come home with what they have created next Thursday.

The spring term will certainly be another busy one but I have no doubt that the children will rise to the challenge – it will Easter before we know it and the evenings will be bright again.

That’s all for now – we look forward to seeing you next week at the concerts. Make sure you come over at the end and take lots of embarrassing photos of them – after all, it will be their last Christmas concert at primary school before they embark on the big wide world…hankies at the ready.

As always, you know where we are if you need us for anything at all.

Take care and have a wonderful Christmas – see you in the New Year.

Miss Rogers, Mr Rugge and Mr Pollard.

Welcome Back

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…