Term 6 week 7

Dear Year 5,

This is it… the last full week of Year 5! And what a year it has been. Now is a good time to reflect upon the last year. Think about all you have achieved, both in school and whilst you have been at home. Some of you will have learned new skills, such as cooking, gardening and DIY, which will be skills you take with you through life. Some of you will have spent more time with your family that ever before, making memories that you will cherish forever. No doubt, some of you will have faced challenges, missed friends and family, and longed for the routine of school – be proud of yourself that you have overcome these challenges and know that you will be stronger for it.

As well as looking back, now is a time to look forward. This week’s home learning is a chance to write to your new class teacher telling them all about how amazing you are! You can also tell them what helps you to learn in school, and write down some questions to find out more about Year 6. You could email this letter to the phase leader email account, or bring it with you to give to your new class teacher when you come in for your transition session. We hope you have a fantastic time meeting your new teachers and classmates, and that it makes you feel excited for what is to come in Year 6 – we know you have a great year ahead of you.

Although we won’t be setting home learning over the summer, don’t forget that you can access MyMaths, Times Tables Rockstars, Rising Stars Reading Planet and Code for Life. These resources are all available for you during the holidays. As well as this, try to make sure you read as much as possible – can you read a book a week? Or maybe more?

This week, NASA has announced the name of its new Mars Rover; it is called ‘Perseverance’ and it is due to launch on 30th July 2020. We couldn’t think of a more perfect name considering what a year we’ve all had. Not only did it made us think of you all and the fantastic writing you did about Curiosity earlier this year, but also about how much you have all persevered in the face of such challenge in the past few months. Whilst it has been hard to not all be together to celebrate the end of the school year, we want you to know that we couldn’t be prouder of you and all you have achieved. And one thing is certain: this is one year we will never forget!

We hope you all have a wonderful summer holiday; although you haven’t been in school, we know you’ve been working so hard and home and you all deserve to rest, relax and have lots of fun with your families. We can’t wait to see you in September, when you will be top of the school!

Sending lots of sun and positivity your way!

From Ms Corcoran, Mr Waudby and Mrs Norris

PS. If you want to find out more about Perseverance, visit https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/