Y6 SATs- Thank you, Y6!

As we approach the SATs tests next week, we wanted to take a moment to express our thanks to y6 children for their dedication, hard work and motivation this year. The effort put in by the children has been truly commendable.

The encouragement, involvement, and commitment to your child’s education have not gone unnoticed. Whether it was helping them with homework, supporting trips or simply offering words of encouragement, your support has played a crucial role.

As we enter the final stretch before the exams, I urge you to take this weekend to relax and unwind. It’s important for both you and your child to recharge and approach the exams with a clear and focused mind. Spend quality time together as a family and take part in activities that bring you joy.

While SATs are an important milestone, it’s essential to remember that they do not define your child’s worth. These exams assess only a portion of their skills and knowledge, and there are countless other qualities and talents that make each child unique and special.

So, let’s approach the upcoming week with confidence, knowing that your child has put in their best effort and that they are well-prepared to tackle whatever challenges come their way. Regardless of the outcome, we are immensely proud of each and every one of them, and we know that they will continue to shine bright in all that they do.

The Y6 team.

Y6: SATs 2024

Dear Year 6 Parents,

As we approach the end of the academic year, it’s time for our Year 6 students to undertake their SATs. SATs week starts on the 13th of May and finishes on the 16th of May. On these days, doors will be open from 8:15 with all children expected to be in school by 8:30 as usual. We will provide some breakfast options such as cereal bars to ensure they start their day well and are ready to tackle the challenges ahead. It’s essential that they arrive on time to reduce any stress that they might experience from rushing.

We understand that this can be a stressful time for both students and parents, and we want to reassure you that we will be on hand to provide guidance and support throughout the week. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns or questions.

We would also like to let you know that on the 17th May (Friday), to acknowledge the hard work of our Year 6 students, we have arranged for the children to have bacon sandwiches at the start of the day in addition to a visit from the ice-cream van on Friday afternoon. Y6 fundraising will cover the cost of these treats, so you do not need to send any money.

We believe that it’s important to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our students, and this treat is just one small way of saying well done for their effort and commitment. 

Thank you for your ongoing support. You will find a brief overview of the week below:

Monday 13thGrammar, punctuation and spelling
Tuesday 14thReading
Wednesday 15thArithmetic- maths paper 1 and Reasoning- maths paper 2
Thursday 16thReasoning- maths paper 3
Friday 17thN/A

Best regards,

Mr C Mumby

MND awareness day 2024

A huge thank you to all of our school community for making our MND awareness day a massive success. Jake, Jake’s family and I would like to thank everyone for getting involved and supporting this fantastic cause. So far the total raised has exceeded £2,600! Every penny raised will make a difference to people with MND and their families. This money will contribute to vital research, to support the fight to find a cure and to support people living with MND now. Here is a small snippet of our day- I hope you find it heart-warming. As a school, we are proud of Jake’s positive activism, compassion and courage. We feel is it important to share our stories at XP; to date, the video has over 25,000 views attracting the attention of Leeds Rhinos, Rob Burrows’ parents and former players. This week we will celebrate ‘Better World Day’ in our crews and this act of kindness optimises what it means to make the world a better place.

Mr Mumby

Year 6 – Crucial Crew

Y6 visited the Lifewise Centre today to participate in the Crucial Crew programme. The Lifewise Centre provides the children with essential knowledge and skills to be able to keep safe in the local community.

Some of the different scenarios included road safety, transport safety, fire safety and a mock trial in a Magistrates’ Court! All of the scenarios are taught by volunteering experts from South Yorkshire Police, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue and the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership.

The children participated in all of the scenarios showing real maturity and thoughtfulness. Check out the slide show below.

Supporting Motor Neurone Disease Day 2024

Jake, in Year 6, approached the school and his crew with wanting raise awareness around MND. Being a big fan of Leeds Rhinos, he has been inspired by Rob Burrows’ bravery and the superb effort of his ex-team mate, Kevin Sinfield. As a crew, we have planned a MND day for Friday 19th April for the whole school.

We are encouraging all children to wear something white, yellow or blue for a small donation that will go directly to the MND association. We will also be holding a coffee and cake morning in our school hall, all of our parents and carers are welcome to join us from 8:45. Jake has also secured a fantastic raffle with many excellent prizes which includes:

4 Leeds Rhino tickets

4 Wigan Warrior tickets (x2)

2 Doncaster Dons tickets

4 Bradford Bulls tickets

1 signed Doncaster Dons shirt

1 £20 voucher fot Canterbury House

1 £25 voucher for Attitudes Salon

1 cut and dry voucher at Nume

1 £20 voucher at Beauty Garden

1 £10 voucher at Beauty Garden

1 30 minute facial at Nume

1 back massage at Anne Wynne

1 £20 voucher at Bradbury Butchers

1 £10 voucher at Bliss Cafe

1 voucher for KFC

1 voucher for 12 cupcakes and 2 brownie trays at Cake It

1 large sweet hamper

1 voucher 2 medium carvery at Kings Chamber

1 voucher for a man and child cut at Clippers

2 bottles of prosecco

4 bottles of wine

Tickets can be purchased at the coffee morning or by sending your child with the money- Y6 children will visit classes daily with raffle tickets. Tickets are priced at £1 each or £5 for a strip.

Alongside this, children from Crew Mumby will be selling wristbands and badges throughout the week (week commencing 15th April) and will visit all classrooms daily. Wristbands and badges are priced at £1.

I’m sure you will agree that this is a fantastic cause to support, particularly when our students organising these fantastic community events.