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Church of England Primary Academy

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The Golden Eagles, Y6


The two week block of swimming starts on Monday 21st June.  Please remember your costume/ shorts, hat, goggles (if you need them) and towel.


We will not be swimming on Friday 25th June as it is the Sleaford schools Induction Day.  Those children that are not moving on to St George's, Carre's or KSHS are expected to attend school.

Summer Term 

We start the term going 'Back to the Future' to consolidate maths, reading and writing skills then move on to the Victorian period and lastly follow Darwin on an exciting expedition.


The Victorians

Are you listening? What is 27 plus 45? Come on, faster now. We haven’t got all day. Find out about super strict schools by travelling back in time to a Victorian classroom. Make sure that you’re on your best behavior though, as punishments are unquestionably terrible. Discover a time when great minds thought new thoughts and ingenious inventors created so many things that we take for granted today: the electric light bulb, the telephone and the first flushing toilet. Let’s forge ahead to research a time when Victoria was Queen and Albert was Prince Consort, and when some people lived in slums while others prospered. Take on the role of an important reformer and present your good causes to the Queen. Can you gain the support of a wealthy sponsor? Full steam ahead to the Victorian age.

Darwin's Delights

We’re off on an interesting expedition with Charles Darwin and his crew on HMS Beagle. Can you trace his route across the vast ocean? Stop at the magical Galápagos Islands to see the amazing species that helped Charles Darwin to develop his theory of evolution by natural selection. Do you know what’s so special about a lava lizard, or why the blue-footed booby has blue feet? See how animals adapt to their environments over time and meet some of the world’s greatest explorers and naturalists. Imagine how humans will evolve in millions of years. It’s a scary thought. Ready to trace the origin of species? Let’s set sail.



Below are some routines and reminders to help each day go smoothly. 


Home/School Diary:

This book must be brought to and from school each day. It is vital for communication and will be used to record reading books, reading sessions, homework, activities and messages.  If there is a message from home, it is the child’s responsibility to bring it to the attention of the intended teacher/ TA.



It is expected that your child has an appropriate reading book with them for daily reading sessions.  This book can be from home or school.  Books can be changed whenever necessary and we encourage your child to be independent in changing and choosing books form the class or school library. However, guidance will be given when required. Children will read in a guided session weekly and may be heard individually too.



In preparation for secondary school, regularly completing homework is a good habit to develop. Year 6 pupils are expected to read daily and practise weekly maths and grammar skills. Talk homework is also required in preparation for extended pieces of writing in school.  For additional home learning use TT Rockstar, Education City, Oxford Reading Buddy and practical maths tasks.



Currently the children are allowed to attend school in their PE kit on the days that PE is taught - Tuesday and Thursdays this term.  (Some competitions will be held on Fridays: if your child is involved they will be notified).  If your child wears earrings please teach them to remove and replace theses themselves. 



Pupils may have a refillable, named water bottle for the classroom so that they can have access to drinking water throughout the day.  Please note that this is for water only and not juice.


Please use the school diary for messages or email me at the address below.  Thank you for your continued support.


Kind regards


Mrs Bennett



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Home Learning


All children have access to school online resources that can be used on a daily basis.  These include:

  • Education City
  • TT Rock Stars
  • Oxford Reading Buddy
  • Espresso Coding

Pupils are familiar with these resources and login details are in your child's reading diary.


Children are expected to read for at least 20 minutes per day and have accurate recall of times tables facts and spellings from the lists below.



Get Active Challenge

Additional Maths and English