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Welcome to the Summer Term.... 


Year 5 and 6 – Summer Term 2024

As we start the Summer Term, we would just like to thank everyone for supporting our    school Motto:

‘Together with Christ Everyone Achieves More’


We know that last term was busy, but concluded for the Easter break after the school attending a Stations of the Cross service.

We hope that you have all had a restful break and that the children are ready to begin the final term of Year 5 or 6 for this academic year. For some pupils, the year 6s, it is their final term as pupils in St Mary and St Benedict CP School! This term will be busy with assessments for all children as well as a carefully planned curriculum. Please check the school calendar on the school website for further information. We thank you for your ongoing support.


Welcome to the Summer Term!

Our Topic this term is "Greece Lightning!


As part of this topic we will be exploring the Ancient Greek civilisation and making comparisons to modern day society.


As usual, we will continue to provide quality first teaching in the core subjects of English, Maths and RE in the morning sessions as well as all other subjects during the afternoon sessions. We will continue to have Mrs Clayton supporting the music curriculum (musical composition) this term and Mr Gaffney will be working with the children in PE.


Please make sure that your child wears the correct PE Kit - black shorts, pumps and a plain white t-shirt on PE days – Tuesday and Friday. Please make sure jewellery is removed at home for safety.


PE Kit


During the Summer term, we are planning enhancement activities within school to ensure the curriculum motivates and engages all learners. We will send information throughout the term.


The Year 5&6 Learning Leaflets have been sent home with your child. It contains the curriculum outline and also a list of dates for your diary for the first half of the Summer Term. As previously mentioned, please check the diary on the school website for further updates.


The first half of the Summer term is especially busy for the pupils in Year 6 as SAT week is from Monday 13th May – Thursday 16th May 2024. The children in Year 6 will sit assessments in Reading, Grammar & Spelling and Mathematics over the 4 days. We ask that to help ensure your child is thoroughly prepared that they have plenty of sleep, eat a good breakfast and arrive at school for 8.30am during SAT week.


In the run up to this week, please help your child:

* Learn their spellings - the Y5&6 list - which is at the back of the reading diary.

* Listen to them read daily and ask them questions about the text - this helps them process information and engage with new vocabulary.

* Test them on their multiplication knowledge to ensure quick recall of facts.

* revisit their revision books


If your child is in Year 6 and you require any SAT Information, please ask any member of Year 5&6 staff and they will be able to help you.


Year 5 parents, if you could also help your child with their spellings, listen to them read and test them on their quick multiplication recall, this will assist them in their journey to Year 6. Year 5 pupils will complete assessment tasks throughout this term.


Later in the term, a group of children will visit the Plas Dol-y-Moch Residential centre in North Wales and those remaining at school will be participating in the XP – a series of days with exciting activities. (details to follow).


This will be a busy term, so we thank you in advance for your help and co-operation.

Year 5&6 Staff



In order for your child to continue to participate and progress fully, they need to maintain great attendance and punctuality. 


Doors open at 8.30am

Registration is at 8.45am.

Lessons begin at 8.50am.





Y6 Parent SAT meeting 2024

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