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End of Key Stage Two tests will be taking place from Monday 13th May through to Thursday 16th May for year 6 pupils. The schedule for the week is as below: 


Monday 13 May

Grammar Punctuation and Spelling Paper 1: short answer questions

Grammar Punctuation and Spelling Paper 2: spelling


Tuesday 14 May



Wednesday 15 May

Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic

Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning


Thursday 16 May

Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning





The school has arranged breakfast for all year 6 pupils on each morning of the tests starting from the 13th of May.  The breakfasts are free for pupils and have been scheduled to ensure pupils feel positive and ready for the day.  Breakfasts will be served from 8.00am each day in the dining hall. Pupils should enter the school as they would for Breakfast Club. We strongly urge you to send your child to this provision to give them a calm start to the day.




In July 2019, parents and pupils will be notified of their test results in their school report.    Test marks will be converted into a scaled score.  This means that pupils can be compared with other pupils nationally and from previous years.  The report will detail your child’s scaled score and confirm whether they have reached the expected standard in each subject. This report will be explained in more detail nearer the time.


For further information on the SATs, please visit the government website below.  


Important Dates


30th April and 2nd May - Parents evening


6th May - Bank holiday 


13th - 16th - SATS week

A special Breakfast Club will be taking place during these dates where the children will be provided with a nutritious breakfast to help them prepare for the day ahead. 


24th May - PD day


27th May - 3rd June - Half term

Hola Mexico 

This half term,  we will be learning about Mexico in our Learning Project entitled 'Hola Mexico.'
Within this, we will be researching the Ancient Maya and their lifestyle. We will be comparing their way of life with those of other ancient civilizations, along with our own and will be producing fact files to demonstrate our knowledge. As well as this, we will be exploring the major cities of the Maya and discussing potential reasons for their location.


We have already started our Learning Project by finding out about the different countries that make up Central America and finding out which countries the Mayans came from. We have used an atlas to find out what the terrain is like in these countries and have used our inference skills to think about why the Mayans might have settled in these locations. 

9 Incredible Mayan Inventions and Achievements and One They Surprisingly Missed

We will be having a Sparkling Start for our Learning Project on 25th September. Photographs to follow ...

Home Learning.


Home learning of spelling and English or Maths will be given out on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This home learning will take a variety of forms and will include some learning being completed online. Children have been provided with login details for MyMaths ( and IXL ( which will be used to set home learning. 


We would appreciate your support in helping your child to complete these activities as they are critical to their academic development and will promote our Learning Value of responsibility. 




Timestables are an important part of the children's mathematical knowledge and form the foundations to many other aspects with in maths. Therefore, it is vital that timestables are practiced daily to ensure a fluid and rapid recall of these facts. To support the learning of these facts, children have been provided with login details to access the Pixl timestable app ( )  

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Daily reading of 15 minutes should be completed and recorded in the Home/School Reading Logs.

PE and Forest Schools 

Children will have P.E sessions on Fridays. For children to participate fully in these sessions, it is essential that they have their P.E kit with them on a daily basis. 

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In addition, children will partake in Forest School sessions on Fridays. Please ensure that they have welly boots or other appropriate shoes available in school for these sessions. It would also be advisable for children to have a coat or waterproof clothing on these days. 


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Important dates 


24th September 2018 - Art Week 

25th September 2018 - Sparkling Start

25th September 2018 - Opening Evening at Ormiston Denes (
5:30pm - 8:00pm)

3rd October 2018 - No Pens Wednesday

19th October - Be bright, Be seen dress up day

22nd - 26th October 2018 - Half Term 

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