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Year 5/6: Clover Class Mrs Batey

Here Comes Summer!

Gosh! Summer term already. Before we know it, it will be the end of the year and time to move on.

So what’s happening before then:

SATS: Year 6 will be working on their SATs assessments during the week beginning May 14th. Before that time, there will be opportunities to look at previous papers and try out lots of strategies for the tests. It will be a time when Y6 will need to go over the things they have been taught including practising spellings and maths strategies. It is important that they see this as a way to demonstrate the skills and knowledge they clearly have- but they need to focus and make sure they are ready each day for the tests;

Their schedule is:

Monday May 14th Grammar and Spelling papers

Tuesday May 15th Reading Comprehension

Wednesday May 16th Maths Arithmetic

Maths Reasoning 2

Thursday May 17th Maths Reasoning 3


Each day during SATs testing, the children will have a mini ‘breakfast’ to give them the energy for the tests but primarily, it also serves as great ‘settling’ session before the test itself- for both adults and pupils

Residential Visits:

Year 5: Mount Cook visit with lots of exciting ‘outdoor’ activities

Year 6: York


Curriculum: Arrivals and Departures

History: we will be looking at the introduction and impact of the railways. This will tie in well with Y6 visit to York. Whilst the Y6 are preparing for their SATs, the Y5 will be researching some of the personalities involved with this.

Science: our focus will be on light, with a particular emphasis on how light travels and how we see things.

RE: we continue to work on the ‘Understanding Christianity’ unit on Salvation which encourage us to question ‘What did Jesus do to save human beings?’. We will then begin to look at the different journeys we make through life. This is especially important for our Y6 pupils who will be ending their journey in primary school in July. Y6 will also get the opportunity to visit Lincoln Cathedral as part of the Church Schools’ Festival – a spiritual ending to their ‘primary journey’

Our Christian value this term is ‘Peace’ and we will look at the ways in which peace can be demonstrated in our school community and in the wider world.

Cross-curricular links: we shall be using texts such as ‘Coming to England’ by Floella Benjamin to examine the effect and impact of immigration and emigration, looking at the reasons for this and exploring what statistics tell us. This will link well to maths and writing.


The final term always goes by so quickly so it is important to remember all the good times along the way. There’ll be ‘Sports day’ for everyone, and lots of visit to secondary schools for the Y6. –please look out for all these important dates


Please find attached Parents Survival Guide to SATs



Useful websites: (for lots of games and puzzles)

Wolf Brother Adventure at Wild Woodcraft: March 18

BcL500 award winners 2017

BcL500 award winners 2017 1
BcL500 award winners 2017 2
BcL500 award winners 2017 3
BcL500 award winners 2017 4
BcL500 award winners 2017 5
BcL500 award winners 2017 6

Author Visit for BcL500: Steve Bowkett (Nov 17)

Author Visit for BcL500: Steve Bowkett (Nov 17) 1
Author Visit for BcL500: Steve Bowkett (Nov 17) 2
Author Visit for BcL500: Steve Bowkett (Nov 17) 3

Construction Day (Oct 17)


Year 6 had a fabulous time, exploring the world of work when we visited the EBP Construction Day at the Lincolnshire Showground. Who knew we had such talented planners, plasterers and joiners amongst us. We loved working with the Army and Hill Holt Wood who showed us how we could create a roof for a house using just branches and string which was strong enough to hold us up!


Please enjoy viewing the photographs of our day.

Pie Corbett's Spine for Reading - Year 6

Clover Learning Experiences Autumn 2016