Year 6 Kestrels
Welcome to Kestrels Class - Year 6
Summer Term 2018
Suddenly, the Summer Term is upon us. We can't believe how quickly the year has gone.
After the (whispering) SATs, Year 6 will embark on a fun range of activities - these will include art, drama, music,design and food technology, as well as the usual Maths and English. Whereas we have been working towards demonstrating our knowledge in the SATs, the latter part of this half term and the next will be all about getting ready for the next stage in their school journey: upper school.
Alongside all of this, Year 6 will be putting on an End-of-Year production, going on a school residential to London and celebrating their time at Livingstone with a fabulous end-of-term party. Watch out for details coming soon.
Please read the letter regarding SATs - a copy is displayed below, if yours did not get home!
PE will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure your child has a clean kit in every week!
Spellings are handed out on Friday and tested on the following Friday.
Children will have daily homework. All homework is written in a homework diary.
Children are expected to read daily.
All pupils should bring a water bottle into school.
Pencil cases are permitted, but please make sure all items are labelled.
Kestrels at the Royal Opera House
On Wednesday, 27th September, Kestrels headed down to London, to Covent Garden, for the coveted opportunity to watch The Royal Ballet perform 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'.We have been fortunate to obtain highly subsidised tickets (£7.50 instead of over £100!) in order to have this thrilling cultural experience. In fact, none of the teachers accompanying Kestrels had ever been to the Royal Opera House and, for this class, it was their second opportunity!
The ballet was beautiful, accompanied by a full orchestra. Although, perhaps, not necessarily something the children would choose to watch, I am certain, when they are older, they will appreciate it! We were all blown away by the building, actors pre-show and the ballet itself. We will look forward to further opportunities in the future.
Have you heard about our Reading League yet? Reading is an extremely important life skill and opens access to so many areas of the curriculum and the wider world. Year Six are expected to read every night - yes, that's 7 times in a week. Children record all reading in their reading record book, whether they read to themselves or an adult. Mrs Lara collects all reading records on Friday morning to see how many reads the children have done in a week. This information is then put into the Reading League: an excel programme which pitches children against children (and staff!). Scores are added up and we are then given player of the week and an overall winner is declared. Kestrels class are extremely motivated by the league, which is then displayed after lunch on Friday. That's what's happening in the picture above! Excited children: finding out who is in gold position; who they are up against next week; was Mrs Lara beaten?! It's all great fun. Please encourage your child to read. We have a couple of children not reading at home! Give them a friendly reminder or else it'll be lunchtime reading instead!