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Fox, Kestrel and Kingfisher Class Newsletter – Summer Term 1 2023

Welcome back after Easter! We are excited about the upcoming term, full of fun and learning!


Reminders for Summer Term 2023

Each day, children will need suitable uniform according to the weather, water bottles containing water only, healthy snacks for break, reading book and reading diary every day. Books will be changed when needed. Children should not wear jewellery to school apart from stud earrings.


Just a reminder that children will not need to bring in additional stationery or pencil cases as this equipment will be provided and that toys should be left at home.


PE for Kestrel will be Tuesday and Thursday (year 5 will be swimming on Thursday), Kingfisher will have PE on Thursday and Friday. Fox will have PE on Tuesday and swim on Thursday.. Children are to come to school in their PE kit and trainers on these days to avoid the need to change in school. Earrings need to be either removed for PE or covered in plasters that you can provide please.


Class Dojo is still being used to communicate with parents and there is a contact the teacher form on the class page on the website for you to be able to contact us directly.


Curriculum Focus for Summer Term 1 2023

Our Geography project this term will be: Why are rivers important to people?

Maths Year 5 –Multiples, Factors, Prime Numbers, Fractions and Percentages

Year 6 – Fractions, Percentages, Statistics, Ratio and Proportion

English – We will be ‘writing to discuss’ using our Geography topic as a stimulus for writing.

Science – We will be exploring the forces and materials with our key question – ‘What is force?’

RE – We will be learning about a range of religions with our key question- Do you have to believe in God to be Good?

PE – we will be working on our bat and ball skills in cricket and rounders.

Art- How are rivers portrayed in Art? We will do this with watercolours, sketching and weaving

Computing - How can I programme successfully?

Online safety – How do I manage online information?

PHSE – What do I need to know about the wider world?

French - We will be learning school objects in French

Music - How does music shape our way of life?


Diary Dates for Summer Term 2023

Tuesday 18th April - Children return to school

Monday 1st May - School closed May Day Bank Holiday

Friday 5th May – Children are invited to come into school dressed as if they were attending the King’s Coronation.  There will be celebrations in school.

Thursday 20th April- Year Five swimming starts. Every Thursday for the full term.

Monday 8th May – School closed King Charles III Coronation Bank Holiday

Tuesday 9th May - Year Six SATs week

Friday 26th May – Last day of Spring term two


Half term


Monday 5th June – Children return to school

Friday 23rd June- Kidzania trip for Year 6

Monday 26th June – Sports Day

Friday 30th June – Transition morning – moving into your new class for the morning

Monday 3rd July – Sports Day reserve date if the 26th June needs to be cancelled

Friday 7th July – Disco

Friday 14th July- Year 6 PGL trip

Monday 17th July – Reports sent home

Thursday 20th July – Year six leavers assembly to year six parents, 2pm

Thursday 20th July – Year six leavers party 6pm

Friday 21st July – Last day of Summer term two


As we have learnt, the best made plans sometimes need to change.  The above dates may need to be altered but we will do our best to communicate any necessary changes as soon as we are aware.