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Southfields Primary School

Southfields Primary School

Mrs Barnard and Mrs Arnold

Welcome to the last half term of this school year. As the weather hopefully gets warmer, we have a fun and action-packed 7 weeks ahead of us. I am sure that you can hardly believe that your child is soon to be leaving Southfields to move on to secondary school. We remember them joining us as 4 and 5-year-olds all those years ago. How time flies!

The children worked so hard during the first half term of Summer and although the pressure of SATs was upon them, they did themselves very proud. I am sure they enjoyed the half term week. They most definitely deserved to!

Our exciting topic for the Summer term continues to be: 'Oh I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside!'

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside, oh I do like to be beside the sea. Oh I do like to stroll along the prom prom prom, where the brass band plays tiddly om pom pom! 

The waves lap against the shore and the seagulls coo overhead while the salty, sea air drifts on the breeze. This scene could not be more of a contrast from the busy roads, concrete pavements and hubbub of the city. Learn what it would be like to live in contrasting localities within the United Kingdom. 

We are looking forward to fully immersing ourselves in this topic, including a trip to
Scarborough and through various topics of the foundation subjects.

With this term, comes the fantastic opportunities for swimming lessons – in both our very own pool and the pool at Stanground Academy. Out come the swimming passports where children will be striving to achieve their next swimming badge. During our sessions at Stanground Academy, there will be a big focus on ensuring pupils pass their 25m swimming assessment – an essential, and potentially life-saving skill. For information on when your child is swimming, please see the letter sent home.

As well as continuing to improve our standard of writing in lesson, we will be enjoying lots of exciting trips in order to provide experiential stimuli to give our writing an extra bit of wow! First up is Drayton Manor, where we will be learning about the mechanics of rides in a K’Nex building challenge, as well as feel the buzz of excitement (and possibly fear) of rides to create exceptional first-hand descriptions. Following this, we will have a trip to the Dogsthorpe Fire Station where pupils will be reminded of 4 essential areas of safety: Road, Fire, Water, and the ever-increasing dangers of Internet safety. As well as this, we have the fantastic Travelling by Tuba company who come in to perform an interesting and informative assembly to the children, teaching them all about the weird and wonderful array of instruments from around the world.

Not forgetting, the children’s favourite residential: Scarborough! We are all hoping for good weather for this week so that the children can fully embrace the seaside experience. For those not going to Scarborough, we will have an enjoyable week at school as we have lots of fun and exciting activities planned in, including developing our problem solving skills in the Escape rooms.

We also look forward to move up day, sports day, arts week and of course, the year 6 leavers disco and assembly. We know there will be lots of tears but we join you in celebrating their wonderful years at Southfields.

As a year 6 team, we want to thank you so much for your support. We hope your child has enjoyed their final year as much as we have and we wish them all the best as they move on to pastures new.

Mrs Barnard and Mrs Arnold

School Uniform:​ 

We feel it is very important for children to be in full school uniform. Not only does it help them to ensure their focus is on their school work, it will prepare them for the strict requirements of secondary school.

Please follow this link to see the required uniform:​​

PE Kit: 

Our class will be carrying out PE on Fridays, however there may be other opportunities throughout the week therefore we ask that the children get into the habit of bringing it in on a Monday morning and taking it home on a Friday to be cleaned. They will require both an indoor and outdoor kit.


In order to continue the good standard of home learning, we will be continuing with daily reading and spelling.

We hope that the children continue to use our great online ixl resource in order to fill any gaps or prepare themselves for secondary school.​


A strong home-school partnership is so important to me. We both play an integral part in your child’s year 6 journey and I would love for us to communicate openly.

​Class DoJo is the most effective means of communication between us and I urge you, if you have not already, to connect to this as soon as possible. I am also happy to meet face to face as and when required. I am sure you can appreciate that my schedule afterschool is very busy therefore I ask that these meetings be prearranged via Dojo Messenger or through the school office.


Important dates:

Trip to Drayton Manor: Wednesday 5th June 2019

Residential to Scarborough: Monday 17th June - Friday 21st June 2019

Sports Day:  Wednesday 26th June, 1.30 - 3.00

Move Up Days: 3rd and 4th July

Arts Week: Monday 8th: Friday 12th July

Year 6 Leavers Disco: Monday 15th July 5.00 - 6.30

Leavers Assembly: Friday 19th July 10.00



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