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Welcome back! Spring term in 6DDM

Please note that due to timetable issues PE will be in higher volume after the SATs. Your child needs to ideally have their PE kit in school from Monday and leave in school for the whole week. If possible, this kit needs to contain both indoor and outdoor kit.

Thursday is now our 99 club day – we will have a weekly test to see how we’re doing on our 99 club sheet. This has replaced the Beat That sheets and offers a greater range of challenges. It is important that time is set aside to practise these facts as they are life skills that your child needs. Remember your child can aim for the Platinum sheet!

Friday is our spelling test day – new spellings are given out on a Friday and then tested the following week – remember those extra stamps on offer for tasks relating to the weekly spellings. EEEKKKK!

99 CLUB & SPELLINGS ARE PART OF YOUR PUPIL OF THE WEEK – THE TREAT WILL TAKE PLACE AROUND THE END OF TERM.

Now, what does Spring term have in store for us... well...

Our new topic is Hong Kong. We will be learning all about its location in the world, what it is famous for as well as lots of other interesting information. We aim to produce a non-chronological report with lots of interesting facts about Hong Kong before breaking up mid February.

We have already produced an information leaflet on Earthquakes. The children seemed to be really engrossed in the movement of tectonic plates, seismographs and the Richter scale.

One set of dates for your diary is that of the SATS week. The government has programmed these in for W/c Monday 13th May.

Monday 13th – SPaG and spelling papers to be completed (45 mins and approximately 20mins respectively)

Tuesday 14th – Reading (60 mins)

Wednesday 15th Arithmetic (30 mins) & Reasoning Paper 1 (40 mins)

Thursday 16th Reasoning Paper 2 (40 mins)

We will be holding a meeting one evening after school should you have any questions on or regarding the SATs

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