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Year 6 - Beech & Cedar

Summer Term 2019


Well, it's the final term of Year 6 before you all leave and move onto "Big School". This term is a busy but fun term, with lots to look forward to.


First of all, let's remind you about SATs. Your SATs test take place during the week of 13th May 2019. Here is a reminder of when your tests are:


  • Monday 13th May - Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation Test Paper 1 and Paper 2 (Spelling)
  • Tuesday 14th May - Reading
  • Wednesday 15th May - Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic) and Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning)
  • Thursday 16th May - Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning)


Please do not worry about these tests. You have all been working extremely hard, are well prepared and we know that you will all try your very best. 


After SATs, we will be focusing on your transition to secondary school and we have our residential to look forward to. 



Hello everyone...just a few quick notes:


The Knife Crime workshop, delivered by Sergeant Dosanjh, was very successful and we believe that the children got a lot out of it. 


Next week (Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th March) is Open Evening, where we will discuss how your child is getting on in relation to their SATs. By then, your child will have already been told how they are performing. 


Your child has been asked to bring in their revision guides, next Monday (25th March), in order to use these within class. These will be kept in school for a while in order to be used. 


Year 6 Booster is well under way and the children all seem to know what they are doing and where they are going.


On Monday 25th March, it is Star Writer, so two more children will receive this award.  


We had a great DT week and the fish are really starting to take shape. 


Well done to all the children who entered the Bake Off. There were some truly fantastic cakes made and the teachers enjoyed eating a slice of each. Some teachers ate more than others! 


On Friday 5th April, the MP Vernon Coaker will be coming in to be questioned by Year 6 on the current funding issues with education. 


On a last note, keep reminding your children about their homework. They receive 3 pieces per week - on a Tuesday, on a Thursday and on a Friday. In relation to homework, the children will receive packs to be completed over Easter. 


On a final final note, we look forward to the Easter bonnets. Eggcellent!!! 



Spring Term 2019


Hello everyone and welcome back. We hope that you all had a good holiday...and it's time for a Happy New Year! Just a few things to mention:


1) Homework will now be handed out on a regular basis, rather than in the form of a menu. Please check with your child as to whether or not they have been set any. 


2) All four clubs from last term have now stopped. They will soon by replaced with some new clubs. The children will soon be told about these. 


3) All reading diaries in everyday. 


4) All highlighted spelling lists - highlighted green - to be in every day so the children can work on these. 


...and finally... 


5) Well done to the children who are working hard to get ready for their sponsored run. Keep up the good work children....a mile a day = a healthy body and a healthy mind. 


Bye for now, 


Year 6 Staff smiley



Welcome back after the summer holiday. We hope that you had a fantastic break and a good rest. It is now time for Year 6! This is the final year at Parkdale for your child...and what an exciting year it will be! Children in 6 Cedar are being taught by Mr Pattison and Beech are being taught by Mrs James (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and Mrs Redhead (Thursday and Friday).


Our first topic is World War Two. We will jump straight into this topic and also prepare your child for secondary school. To help this process, we will expect your child to try their best, work neatly and be super organised. PE kit needs to be in school everyday, as does their reading diary. We expect your child to read, at home, at least five times a week. Your child will be READING FOR MILES, reaching destinations throughout the world as their number of home reads increases. This will be displayed in class. Please look out for the topic web and homework menu - these will be sent out shortly.


Just a quick reminder about the Transform Trust values. These are:



Ambition and Adventure








These Transform values, along with Parkdale's Learning Values, will be promoted everyday through discussion, work and demonstration.


We hope that your child has a great time in Year 6 - working hard and having a fun time in the process.


We can't wait to get to know all of the children and are excited about the year ahead. Please feel free to say hello in the playground and introduce yourself. It should be a great year!


Mr Pattison, Mrs James and Mrs Redhead.

100 Books To Try and Read Before You Leave Year 6


How many have you read...and how many have got left to read?



Welcome to Parkdale Primary School, Summer Term 2018-19....


Current Term:

  • Academic Year 2018-2019 (to Easter) - 97.0%
  • Top Class - 4 Bonsai 97.8% - 2nd - 2 Sycamore 97.7%
  • 3rd - 5 Maple 97.6% -

Previous Term:

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Overall: 2017-18 = 96.8%, 2018-19 to date 97%

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