Happy New Year and welcome back to the Spring Term.
As pupils continue their final year at Bickleigh Down, we will be encouraging them to keep working hard and trying their best at all times. This term, the children will be finding out which secondary school they will be moving to in September which is an exciting time but can be worrying for some. Our aim will continue to be to make the transition process as stress free as possible. Yes, it is a very busy time and we have high expectations but this will ensure that all the children reach their full potential and achieve all that they are capable of.
The teaching team is unchanged this term. Mrs Adamson remains as the Teaching Assistant with Mr Martin also supporting a group of children from Mrs Rundell’s set in maths. If you wish to speak to any of the staff, please put a note in your child's diary or arrange an appointment through the office. For child protection reasons, we ask that you do not come into the school, through the hall, with your child. We are usually around before school for quick issues or after school if you require a longer appointment.
Homework is set for English and Maths every Friday and should be done and brought in to school by the following Friday. Homework MUST be completed by all children but they should be encouraged to complete it independently as part of their preparation for secondary school. Similarly, spellings are tested each week and children are expected to show that they have learned their spellings daily. Lists are sent home at the beginning of the term but a copy is available below, and in their diary.
Indoor and outdoor sports take place on a Wednesday but we often change the day for PE depending on the weather and other commitments. Therefore, we ask that children have their PE kit in school at all times. Please make sure that every item of clothing, water bottles, lunchboxes etc is named so that anything which goes missing can quickly be returned.
Below is a link to our thematic web showing what we will be learning this term.
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