Dear Parents

Having finished our WW2 topic and all the fun and challenges it brought us, it is time to delve into the fantastical world of writing that is William Shakespeare. This topic, combined with the Transition units planned will be some of the final moments for your children before leaving the Junior school and we hope there are memorable ones.

In English, children will explore Romeo and Juliet and some of the many ways it has been performed and adapted, both throughout time and across cultures. We will be reading many of Shakespeare’s plays during Guided Reading and will compare characters, settings, plots and themes.

Utilising the Maths Mastery approach, we will learn Ratio and Proportion. This will then move into Converting Measures, Perimeter, Area and Volume, and finally Properties of Shape. As ever, within all of these areas, we will explore fluency, reasoning and problem solving across each unit to ensure students have a greater depth of understanding.

In our Humanities lessons we will be examining the Globe Theatre, making deductions about the past and will learn about the Tudor period. We will also complete some fun mapping activities to ensure we can share our skills with the Geography department when the time comes for us to join Year 7.

During Art lessons, the children will investigate fonts and themes, using a range of mediums to create the Romeo and Juliet inspired graffiti work. We will – hopefully – be visited again by Alex Face who will share his techniques and inspire us with some workshops. Watch this space to see our art transform over the coming weeks.

In the Science Lab, children will learn about circuits and will complete some investigations led by themselves, challenging them to ‘prove’ all they’ve learned about planning a fair test and collecting accurate results throughout their time in the Junior school.

We will explore the theme of Transition with many activities linked with the Senior School and of course, our booklets completed with our class teachers.

During this time, we have one final thing that we need to prepare and plan – OUR GRADUATION ASSEMBLY! This will take some time, hard work and a great deal of support from the teachers in school. However, I know it will be all worth it when we can celebrate their journeys through school.

Thank you for your continued support, 

Mr. J. Bilinkewycz

Key dates:

Monday 29th April – You-Time! Block 4 commences

Friday 3rd May – Celebration of Coronation of HM King Rama X. Children invited to wear yellow tops and PE shorts.

Monday 6th May – School closed for the Coronation of HM King Rama X

Friday 10th May – Junior School Non-Uniform Day

Wednesday 15th May – Junior Music Summer Concert

Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th May – Fairbairn Finals Day

Friday 24th May – Last day of term 3a. School finishes at the usual time and You-Time! runs as normal.

Thursday 30th May – Term 3b commences (Day 4)