Lilac class

Summer 1 – Could a Polar Bear Survive in the Desert?


We have an extremely busy few weeks ahead of us! Our main topic is based on the science topic of evolution and inheritance, looking at the life and work of Charles Darwin and its impact on the scientific world. We have started the term by looking briefly at DNA but will continue thinking about natural selection, inheritance and genes through out the half term.

Isolating strawberry DNA!


One of our main focus will, obviously, be the Year 6 SATs . We have been working hard all year, and the three weeks before the tests will be polishing and revising everything we have covered not just this year, but since the end of Year 2. We will also be covering some of those grammar features that we have not yet covered this year – the present perfect for example!

This year the national SATs tests begin on Monday 14th May, and continue throughout the week. These tests are important for both the school and your child, and we therefore ask that the children must attend school everyday unless there is a serious problem that cannot be avoided. We would also be grateful if you could help us by making sure that they arrive on time on the day of a test.

Monday 14th
Tuesday 15th
Wednesday 16th
Thursday 17th
Friday 18th

 Grammar and Punctuation test

(45 minutes)

9:15 – 10:00

Spelling test

(approx. 30 minutes)

10:10 – 10:40

Reading paper

(1 hour)

9.15 – 10.15

Math’s Reasoning Paper 1

(40 minutes)

9.20 – 10.00


(30 minutes)

11.00 – 11.30

Math’s  Reasoning  Paper 2

(40 minutes)

9.20 – 10.00

No tests!


Post SATS, we are looking forward to our residential trip from 18th to 21st May. Once again, we are exploring the glorious North Norfolk coastline in search of treasure, monsters and Long Shore Drift. For those parents who have children going on the trip, here are a list of useful letters that you may wish to look at:

Kit List         Risk Benefit Assessment          Itinerary          Rules, times and banned item

We will add to these documents and amend them over the next two weeks; please come back and see what is needed.


Important Dates


Monday 16th April                                        Start of term

Thursday 19th April                                       Class Photo’s

Monday 7th May                                           Bank Holiday

Monday 14th May                                         SATs week starts

Friday 18th – Monday 21st May                     Residential Trip

Wednesday 23rd May                                  Girl’s Kwik Cricket tournament – Netherhall

 Friday 25th May                                          Last day of half term