Welcome back to the summer term. For children’s safety, as the lockdown restrictions continue to lift, we will be continuing to follow the guidelines set out in our COVID 19 risk assessment. As pupils enter their final term at Bickleigh Down, we will be encouraging them in our school value of aspiration - to keep working hard and trying their best at all times.
This is a very busy term, as we are sure you are aware, starting with the SAT assessments which take place from May 9th. The children have been well prepared for these and should have nothing to be anxious about. We hope to see them for breakfast before their tests as this gives them time with their peers and is a lovely start to the day.
Throughout the term, the children will be undertaking transition activities with their allocated secondary schools – either real or virtual. This is an exciting time, but is understandably worrying for some and we continue to support the children 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.
We are also hoping to stage a Year 6 production in July and the children are really looking forward to this. Auditions will take place once the SAT assessments are over. We will update here with further details as the term moves on.
Spellings continue to be tested every Friday and children are expected to show that they have learned their spellings daily. A printed list was sent home at the beginning of the term and a copy is available below.
PE takes place on a Wednesday and children should have their PE kit with appropriate footwear in school at all times. We will aim to make the most of the (hopefully) improving weather, so children are likely to be outside all afternoon on a Wednesday. Please ensure that they have appropriate head coverings and sun cream as required.
All items of clothing, water bottles, lunchboxes etc. must be clearly named, so that any lost equipment can be returned.
Below is a link to our Pace Planners, which show what we will be learning this term.
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Thank you so much to all our children and parents, who made such a fantastic effort for World Book Day. The costumes were all amazing, as you can see above.