Welcome to class 6!
The Year 6 KS2 SATs will be administered in the week commencing 13 May 2019.
Monday 13 May 2019
English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: questions
English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: spelling
Tuesday 14 May 2019
Wednesday 15 May 2019
Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic
Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning
Thursday 16 May 2019
Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning
Year 6 Spring Term 2019
‘I can do everything through Him who
gives me strength.’
After a busy autumn term, Year 6 pupils now start the Spring Term running. Below you will find a summary of what will be covered this term.
Baptism and Confirmation- celebrations of the Holy Spirit.
Prayers used in the Church.
Lent and Holy Week.
Some children will be preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday 16th June 2019. Please support your child in attending Mass each weekend and being ready to take an active part at the family Masses.
Regular work on addition, subtraction, multiplication & division (both mental and written methods.) BODMAS- evaluating expressions. (Brackets of Division, Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction.) Lots of work on fractions and decimals. Geometry- polygons including special triangles and quadrilaterals. Angles. Handling data in different ways especially time and distance. Reasoning- problem solving linked to many real-life situations. (REMEMBER: practise multiplication tables regularly.) 22 club- usually Tuesday each week.
In English, the children will be continuing to develop their reading and writing skills through exploring a range of quality texts. This term, the children will be reading King Kong and Holes. In addition, we will be using visual texts to inspire writing. Essential grammar and spelling skills will be taught through the texts and discretely to ensure children’s writing is at the expected standard for the end of year 6.
Children are expected to use ReadTheory and Spelling Shed every week in addition to their written homework. Spellings will be tested weekly and will cover a range of spelling rules and patterns as well as the Y3/4 and Y5/6 common exception words.
This subject will continue to be taught by Mrs Johnson -Science specialist from Painsley Catholic College- on Mondays.
This subject will be taught by computing specialist Mrs Ottley on Friday afternoons.
PE lessons will be on Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon. Please ensure that your child has his/her kit in school as well as a water bottle and an inhaler if required.
After spending the autumn term focussing on history, Year 6 now study geography. Children will study the earth and its ‘natural disasters’.
The children will continue to sing with control sometimes in two or three parts. They will listen to and evaluate musical pieces and compose their own short pieces of music in response to a given stimulus.
Pupils will continue to learn vocabulary and simple phrases to allow them to talk about themselves and their daily life and interests, etc.
Children will produce pieces of art work using a variety of materials and techniques in response to the topic of ‘Natural Disasters’.
Homework will continue to be set on a Wednesday and is due in on a Monday. Some tasks will be set in books and some tasks will be set on-line. Please support your child by ensuring that they have the space and time to complete their tasks.
In addition, pupils will be expected to read every night and have their diary signed. Thank you for your support during the autumn term- the extra practice has had a great impact on results.
Booster lessons for Maths, reading and SPaG will be offered this term in order to help the children achieve their aspirational targets. Thank you, in advance, for your support with getting your child to school earlier or collecting them later.
Online Revision Sites
The children have personal log in details for:
BBC Education have produced a whole host of materials for KS2. Follow the KS2 link and then select either Maths or English. Each area usually has an information section for reading, plus an activity and then quiz which is marked online. Some aspects require a subscription.
A site with both Maths and English based quizzes which are marked as you go along.
A site with a range of information and questions – great for revision purposes!
A revision site based upon the old Key Stage 2 Tests but still contains lots of useful information for both Maths and English.
A site with links to old style Key Stage 2 Maths Papers, Maths Tutorials as well as Maths Games. Some of these games are linked to Memory and would therefore help pupils to retain key information.
A site with links to Maths and English revision materials, including worksheets to look at online or to print off and practise with.
These are “old style” Key Stage 2 test papers but are still useful for practise, and in particular, creating discussion around questions and strategies to answer. View on screen or print off for free.
Click on “For Kids” to access some fun games to practise speed of recall of times tables.
This site has lots of Maths games which help to practise a range of skills.
Maths games on a range of Mathematical concepts.
A range of English games and activities.
Activities to reinforce and practise a range of spelling rules.
Activities and games to practise a range of spelling rules and patterns.
Y6 Baking ‘Crunchies’ (05.10.18)
As part of their history topic, the children baked WWII-style biscuits. These old-fashioned ‘treats’ proved so popular that very few were transported home at the end of the day!
Year 5 and Year 6 Curriculum and Expectations
With the new National Curriculum, the Department for Education has produced new expectations for the end of each curriculum year. These will replace the old system of levels and provide you as parents with a clear idea of what the children should be achieving at the end of the year.
Below you will find the expectations for Year 5 and Year 6 in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. The year 5 document that can also be downloaded provides year 5 expectations. We have also produced ‘deepening’ targets for parents to show you the targets that the children will be working towards if they have met all of the ‘expected’ targets to master their learning skills.
As a school we report your child’s progress against these end of year expectations at our parent evenings during the year.
The following terms will be used:
· Your child is not on track to meet the end of year national expectations.
· Your child is on track to meet the end of year national expectations .
· Your child is on track to exceed the end of year national expectations.
Any extra support you can provide in helping your child or children to achieve these will benefit them greatly.