Welcome to the Scorpions’ Class Page
Welcome to Scorpions’ Class Page.
Our teacher is Mrs Carla Sladen and our teaching assistant is Mrs Pam Rainsley.
Term 5 – SATs preparation
Children in Y6 will be taking the KS2 SATs in May (13th to 16th). These tests are a used an indicator of your child’s progress and how they compare nationally to children of the same age. They provide a ‘snapshot’ of your child’s learning and attainment at the end of KS2. The tests help to develop key skills which provide an important foundation for secondary school.Please remember that all we want is for the children to try the best they possibly can and we will make the week as stress-free as possible.
Timetable for the week
Date Paper Time
Monday 13th May – English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS) Paper 1: 45 minutes
Monday 13th May – English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS) Paper 2: Approximately 15 minutes
Tuesday 14th May – English Reading: 1 hour
Wednesday 15th May – Maths Paper 1: Arithmetic 30 minutes
Wednesday 15th May – Maths Paper 2: Arithmetic Reasoning 40 minutes
Thursday 16th May – Maths Paper 3: Arithmetic Reasoning 40 minutes
Please find below a number of helpful resources that will be useful in the lead up to SATs.
Click here to see a list of spellings that you may be asked to spell as part of the Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar test.
Here are some practice SATs questions on each of the topics below:
In Term 5, our topic will be Light. We will be learning about how light travels, reflection and transparent, opaque and translucent materials.
Our topic for this term is: Charities and Religion.
Our topic for this term will be Planet Protectors. We will be learning about different types of sustainable energy, recycling and looking after the planet. The topic will conclude with a Junk to Punk fashion show, where the children will make costumes made from recyclable materials.
Home Learning – Term 1-4
We will be setting a range of home learning activities which the children should complete each week. There is a step up in expectations, as we feel that this is good preparation for secondary school. It will also help to prepare the children for end of Key Stage 2 testing.
Each child has be given a Homework Diary where they can write down instructions or make notes. It is also a place where parents may comment on any specific problems.
Each child will be given an English related activity to complete each week. This may be a reading comprehension task, or a grammar, punctuation and spelling task. The work will be set on a Monday and should be completed and returned to school on the Thursday of the same week. Children are also expected to read at least 5 times per week and should record their reading in the homework diary, rather than in a reading record book. They should try to read a range of text for enjoyment and to support learning. Children should continue to learn spellings from the Y5/6 word list and will bring home 6 targeted spellings each week to learn for their test on Friday.
Each child will be given a log in for SPAG.com where they can access activities to support their learning in Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation.
In year 6, children will be set a few specific maths activities to complete using the Mathletics program every week. These activities will be set on a Wednesday, with an expectation that they are completed by the following Wednesday, and will relate to our learning in maths lessons. It is also important that children continue to learn multiplication and division facts, and are encouraged to use maths in a range of practical situations at home.
We have a Maths Passports box in our classroom. Remember to put your passport in the box if there is something you feel you have achieved. Next to each skill, there are three columns to date (MM/YY). The first box is for the pupil to date when they think they have achieved the skill. The second box is for an adult at home to date when they have seen the child achieve this skill. The third box is for the teacher to use when they have verified that the skill has been achieved. If your passport is in the box, we will be able to verify that you have achieved that skill and tick it off!
Year 6 Science Trip
Year 6 London Trip
In September we visited London and enjoyed a trip on a river cruise down the Thames and a trip on the London Eye.