Year 5 have now had their induction week and will be looking forward to the challenges and privileges of year 6 next year. There are two changes this year:
Due to extensive electrical and engineering work over the summer we are unable to run our usual holiday workshops over the coming break although we will be arranging these at half terms and Easter as in previous years. Children have a tendency to fall back in learning over the summer, especially if they are not reading regularly. This is why it is vital that all children take part in Thurrock libraries' Summer Reading Challenge, "Space Chase" and complete any homework they have been given before returning in September. It would also be very helpful to go onto the websites below to keep up with mathematical learning.
We have also changed our year 6 uniform from a round neck to a V neck navy sweater (cardigan option remains the same) and added the option of a tie and a plain white shirt or blouse rather than a polo shirt with logo. This should save you money as you can cheaply buy multi packs of plain white shirts and these should also be wearable at secondary school.These shirts should be worn tucked in. Children can continue to wear the polo shirt and no tie but in this case they will be expected to have the school logo on their shirt if they take their sweater off. If you already have a round necked navy sweater these are still acceptable but obviously the tie will not show as well with it on. Our new ties and sweaters should be available from Niki's or Sue's locally. Please recycle any old uniform within our school community.
Make sure your children are not missing out on exciting online learning which will really support them in school. We have given children log in details for:
Time Tables Rock Stars https://ttrockstars.com/login2
My Maths www.mymaths.co.uk
Spelling & Grammar www.spag.com
Spanish & Mandarin www.languagenut.com
Many of these can also be downloaded as Apps for phones and tablets. If you have no log in yet you could use BBC Bitesize at www.bbc.com/education.