Welcome back Saturn Class for the last term of this academic year and, for Year 6, your last term at Combe. I hope we round off the year with your trademark enthusiasm, excitement and, of course, lots of learning!

Our topic this term is ‘Change’. This gives us the perfect opportunity to think about what next year might bring for everyone in our class as Year 6 embark on their different journeys into secondary school. It also gives us the chance to explore the British monarchy, using case studies of different kings and queens. We are beginning with Richard III; our class novel is set during the reign of Henry VIII; and already the class are bubbling with questions and bursting with knowledge. They have also begun to explore this theme in art with some excellent portraits of various monarchs. In science, we will be looking at changes in materials as well as changes that occur throughout human life-cycles and puberty, including a visit from our school nurse for both year groups.

PE days this term are Tuesday and Friday. Please keep your kit in school all week, especially as the weather improves. We will be developing a multi-skills approach to a variety of sports.

New spellings are given every Friday (find them on Class Dojo) and the children have the opportunity to practise them every day in school.

Thank you so much for your continued support. Have a lovely final term.