Year 2 had their first SAT this morning. This year, the tests for Year 2 will be spaced out over the month of May, rather than concentrated into one week. It is crucial that your child attend school on time every day during the test period.
SATs have started for Year 6 this morning, after an excellent Breakfast Club session – a special Year 6 SATs Breakfast Club is happening in the Junior Dining Hall every morning this week, which is free for all Year 6 children to attend. An early start, a hearty breakfast and some calming yoga before school starts means that our Year 6 classes are relaxed and ready for the tests.
Here’s a quick reminder of the dates of the tests:
Please make sure your Year 6 child is in school early for Breakfast Club (which starts at 8am) every day this week, and please do not book any appointments during this week.
On Friday 13th May, we’ll be holding the Year 6 SATs celebration morning in the Junior Hall, starting at 9:45am. It’s also Go Green Day for Springhill Hospice, so we’re asking children to come into school wearing something green (whether that’s a t-shirt, a hairband, or that Ninja Turtle costume they just can’t seem to bear to part with) and don’t forget to bring your fundraising ‘Change Box’ with whatever spare change you’ve managed to collect!
We’re holding Lowerplace Sports Day this year on Tuesday 16th June. The event will be held on the school field.
The timings for the event are as follows:
Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1: 9.00am until 11.45am
Key Stage 2: 1pm until 3pm
The Commando Joesâ€™ team will be there too and bringing an assault course to the games again!
We will endeavour to proceed with the games come rain or shine. If we are lucky enough to have a sunny day, please ensure your child has suitable protection from the sun, including a hat, sun lotion and water. As always, please ensure that your child has the appropriate PE kit with them for the day (white t-shirt, shorts and pumps) as they will be unable to participate if they do not have the correct clothing.
Mrs Williams runs the Poetry After-School Club on Thursdays (this will be open to Year 2 and Year 3 in the Summer Term). Please click on the image below to open the first ever Lowerplace Poetry Club anthology.
We get lots of deliveries in the school offices, but this is the first time I’ve seen a box of live caterpillars arriving!
I wonder what Year 2 are planning?
It was really wonderful to see such a great turn out to our Business Enterprise Fair on Thursday last week.
The children all worked so hard to produce the stock for their stalls. The ‘Recycling’ theme was clearly a hit as our confectionary packet key rings, CD case picture frames and ‘upcycled’ chocolate apples flew off the shelves.
All together you helped to raise a whopping Â£571!
Year 2 won the profit-making competition with their fabulous canvas shopper bags, raising Â£135.50.
Everyone rushed to Mrs Kabir and the Parent’s Group stall to buy up portions of their delicious biryani and samosas – they sold out in record time. They also managed to raise Â£163.
Each class will now have to think about where they want their funds to be spent.
We hope to see you at our next event!
Business Enterprise Week 2013 on PhotoPeach
YEAR 2 SAT’s
Year 2 children will be taking part in their SAT’s throughout the month of May. As the children are so young, we have found the best way to implement the testing is in a low key manner.
The children will complete each test as part of a normal lesson.
It is essential that your child is in school every day, and is here on time. Tests cannot be ‘re-taken’. Absences will not be authorised during SAT’s.
Some things you can do at home to give your child the best possible chance of acheiving their potential in SAT’s;
* Early nights! Lots of sleep so they are ready to learn each day.
* Plenty of fresh fruit and water! Hydration keeps the brain awake. Water bottles should be sent with your child each day.
* Listen to your child read each night. Just 15 minutes makes a huge difference. Don’t forget to ask questions about the story and discuss it afterwards.
* Bring them to school every day. We welcome the children into the classrooms at 8.50am each day to ensure they have a calm and fuss-free start to the day.
We hope you will support us in this.