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Welcome back your child’s final term in Parkgate Primary School!

First of all some important dates for Year 6

Monday 8th May – Thursday 11th May

SATs Week

Tuesday 9th May – 3.30pm

Sex Ed Meeting

Tuesday 16th  May – 5.00pm

Plas Caerdeon Meeting

Monday 19th June – Friday 23rd June

Plas Caerdeon Residential

17th and 18th  July


Monday 24th  July – 2 pm

Leavers Assembly


We also have two trips planned in the next few weeks. On Wednesday 19th April we will be walking down to St Thomas's Church in the afternoon for their Easter Experience. Then on Wednesday 26th April we are going to the Toyota  Engine Plant at Deeside for an Art of Manufacturing workshop. This is a whole day trip that is provided free by Toyota.


PHSE and Sex Education

The Sex Education part of the curriculum will be delivered after half term. The sessions will cover how a baby is made. I will be available after school on Tuesday 9th May from 3.30pm until 4pm when you can come and look at the materials we will use if you wish. This session is not suitable for children to attend.


8th May – KS2 SATs week.

During this week the children will be having their SAT tests in Reading, Spelling Punctuation and Grammar and Maths. It is really important that the children have plenty of sleep that week, and arrive at school promptly. Please keep your child’s absences during the run up to SATs at a minimum. We are well into our revision program now and the teaching is focused on what the practise papers show we need to go over.

Monday 8 May 2017

Key stage 2 English reading test, reading booklet and associated answer booklet.

Tuesday 9 May 2017

Key stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test, Paper 1, short answer questions. Key stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test, Paper 2, spelling.

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Key stage 2 mathematics, Paper 1 arithmetic test. Key stage 2 mathematics, Paper 2 reasoning.

Thursday 11 May 2017

Key stage 2 mathematics, Paper 3, reasoning.

The final writing levels are awarded in June so it is important that after the test week the children remain focused on their school work.

Plas Caerdeon


I am currently finalising the details for the Plas Caerdeon trip ready for the 19th June. There will be a meeting for parents on Tuesday 16th May at 5.00pm to discuss the trip. Please can I remind you that payments for the trip need to be in by Friday 5th May.



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Our focus this half term is Human and Physical Geography. we will be looking at the local area and identifying features that are natural and features that have been impacted by humans. This will also include plenty of opportunites to use current maps and aerial photographs as we explore the local area.




After half term we will book looking at Ancient Islamic Civilisations. We will be comparising life in Bagdad at the time with life in London. Our focus will be on inventions and scientific discoveries that were made at the time, and how these impact on our lives today.

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In science we are looking at Animals including Humans. This includes examining how the respiratory system and the circulatory system work and the different stages of animal and human life cycles. We will then be stuying electircity and how to create serial and parallel circuits.



Our English this term s consolidating the different skills that we have lerant this year. We shall be using The Watertower by Gary Crew to look at suspense stories and then will be writing our own. This book gives us lots of opportunities to try our hand and different types of writing such as letter writing and newspaper reports as well as stories.


It is very important that the children continue to read a wide range of fiction and non-fiction regularly. Please can you support them in keeping their reading record books up-to-date and make sure that they are in on the days they have Guided Reading.


This half term we are concentrating on consolidating all the spellings that the children need to know in KS2. Children will be given individualised lists to practise.




For the first part of the half term we will be concentrating on revision and ensuring that we are well prepared for SATs on the 8th May. After this we will be looking at different types of problem solving and combine this with Outdoor maths to develop our skills in greater depth.

Art and Design Technology

Our Art this term is linking with our Geography. We shall be working with clay to produce tiles of the houses in Parkgate. This will involve looking at how to use texture and explore different methods for working with clay.



After SATs we will be having weekly Samba lessons on a Thursday afternoon. We will also be starting to practise the songs ready for our end of year production - SuperStan.



This term we shall be coding using 'Hour of Code'. We will also be applying our computer skills across the curriculum, such as creating multimedia presentations in Geography and Modelling in Science.


Mr Kelly is continuing to take PE on Wednesday and Gymnatics, however our sencond session has now moved to a Friday afternoon. Make sure that you have PE kit in school on these days. As the weather gets warmer make sure you have a hat, suncream and a water bottle. Please make sure that all your kit is clearly labelled with your name.

Information about Revision Books


On Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons the class will be taken by Mrs Webster. Mrs Webster will be delivering RE, Science and SPaG revision during these afternoons. One of our PE sessions will be led by Mr Kelly, who worked with us last year, our Music will be led by Miss Phillips and Mrs Shipley will deliver French.


Each child will be given two homework books, one for English and one for Maths. The homework will be sent out on a Wednesday and due in on a Monday. Spelling will be posted on the link below, along with other homework when this is appropriate. Mr Hewson and I will be running a homework club on a Thursday lunchtime when children can choose to do their homework in school time.  will be sent out with the first homework. It is still extremely important that children continue to practise their tables and read regularly.