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Zebras Class

Unbelievably, the summer term is here already. We've had such a busy year so far in Year 6 and we've all been working so hard; we are very much looking forward to the warmer weather and the exciting things ahead of us this term.

As you will be aware, we are now very close to SATs week, so Zebras are continuing to develop their understanding of a range of English and Maths skills to ensure that they are confident and ready for these. We have been extremely happy with the number of children attending breakfast club each week and are very pleased with how hard they are all working. Breakfast club will continue on a Wednesday and Thursday morning up until SATs week and during SATs week will take place every morning, in order to help to ensure that the children are relaxed and ready for the day ahead. 

Children will be sitting the SATs papers during the week of May 8th, so please ensure that ALL Zebras are in school this week. Look out for a letter giving further information.

Our project this term will be all about the Amazon Rainforest; children will learn about all aspects of life in the rainforest and how the rainforest links with their own lives. Our Science topic is 'Living Things and their Habitats'; children will find out about reproduction in plants and the lifecycles of animals, which links nicely with our main project. We encourage children to continue their learning at home - if they choose to do some extra work, please send it into school! We offer merits as a reward!

Developing writing across the curriculum is a key part of Year 6, so we will be taking lots of opportunities to write in different styles. Reading is key to developing both reading and writing skills, so we would be grateful if you could encourage your child to read at home as regularly as possible. Your child is familiar with our online reading resource, Scholastic Reading Pro, and this is a great way for them to assess their comprehension of the text they are reading. If you require a new username or password, please speak to a member of staff. The following link will take you to the page you need:

Homework will be given twice a week: On Monday, Maths homework is given to be handed in on Friday of that week. On a Friday, English homework is given, to be handed in on Tuesday the following week. We do have a homework club in school, so if you find your child is struggling with something, please encourage them to attend the club. Mrs Dewhurst and Mrs Thorpe are also always happy to help!

We have a class twitter page @zebrasclass. Please follow us and comment on our learning. We regularly update the page with things we have been learning about.

As always, if you have any questions about our learning or anything taking place in school, please contact a member of Zebras.

Many thanks,

Mrs Dewhurst and Mrs Thorpe.