Phone
01536 512581
Anyone in the office will be glad to help with your query!

Address
Grafton Street,
Kettering,
Northamptonshire
NN16 9DF

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Our Classes this Term

Our classes are mixed Y5 and Y6 and aim to inspire every child's love of learning through our topic based curriculum and creative classrooms. We teach English, Maths and Science in smaller year group classes to ensure quality, focussed teaching. This term our topic is ‘The Ancient Greeks’. We will be learning all about how the Ancient Greeks have influenced our lives- including culture, architecture, language and the way we elect our leaders.

Reading

At St Andrew’s, we love reading. Reading is an essential part of learning so we hope that children read at home as much as possible. Please keep a log of their reading in your child’s reading diary and return this to school daily. Children are expected to change their reading books independently so please let us know if this is not happening

Homework

All of the children will be given spelling to learn each week. The children are asked to learn them through a task, and will often be asked to put them into a sentence to prove they understand the meaning. We also give out maths homework, however this is done when your child’s teacher feels they need practice on a skill they have been learning about in the week. At the beginning of each term, children will be given a homework project to complete. We will then celebrate children's efforts with a homework showcase and awards presentations which parents will be invited to.

PE

Children are expected to have PE kit in school every day. Please make sure that your child has a plain white t-shirt, black PE shorts and trainers. Please remember that children must NOT wear earrings on their PE days. 

For this term, (Spring) all Year 5 children will be swimming on a Monday afternoon. Please make sure your child have their swimming kit on these days.

Assessment

Year 6 children will be taking part in the statutory Key Stage 2 Standard Aptitude Test, (SATs) in May. They will sit tests in 3 subject areas:

  • Maths- arithmetic, problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading.
  • Spelling Punctuation and Grammar.

Writing will be assessed by teacher judgement, based on the writing they have produced throughout the year. These tests are used to set a target for your child in secondary school, meaning that if the children reach their full potential in these test, secondary schools must ensure they reach the same comparative level in their GCSEs.

We will be having SATs meeting for parents on Thursday 13th February 2020 after school. There is an early session, (3:15pm-3:35pm) and a late session, (5:15pm-5:45pm), so you can pick whichever one suits you the best. We will cover what is in the tests, how to prepare your child for them and we can answer any questions you may have.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to us. We are available every night after school.

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