Welcome to Spiders’ Class Page.
Our teacher is Miss Hannah Mansell and our teaching Assistant is Mrs Charlie Boardman.
Children in Y6 will be taking the KS2 SATs in May (13th-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
Monday 13th May – English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS) Paper 1: 45 minutes
English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS) Paper 2: Approximately 15 minutes
Tueaday 14th May – English Reading: 1 hour
Wedneday 15th May – Maths Paper 1: Arithmetic 30 minutes
Maths Paper 2: Arithmetic Reasoning 40 minutes
Thursday 16th May – Maths Paper 3: Arithmetic Reasoning 40 minutes
We will be continuing with our spellings in preparation for secondary school by using the No Nonsense Spelling scheme.
Here are some practice SATs questions on each of the topics below:
Reading – comprehension
In Science, our topic is ‘Light’.
In term 3, we went on a trip to Intech Science Museum in Winchester. Here are some photos from our visit:
We will be looking at religious charities.
Our Jigsaw topic this term is ‘Relationships’. We will be thinking about identifying people of significance in our lives, coping with loss and using technology safely.
Topic and DT
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. Later in Term 5, the topic will conclude with our Junk To Punk fashion show where the children will make costumes made from recyclable materials!
We will be using our Music Scheme of Work, Chiranga.
We will be continuing with our Real PE scheme of work. Our PE days are Monday’s and Thursday’s. Please have your kit on these days and ensure that it is weather appropriate – we will go outside as much as we can!
Our learning is based around using technology safely which will tie in with our PSHE.
This term we will learn some more songs and rhymes and listen to some more stories. We will continue to learn French sounds to help with our listening, speaking and writing. We will learn about a supermarket and revising how to express preferences and give reasons for our opinions. After half term we will learn about seasons and transport. We will learn to describe how we travel/led in present and past tenses.
SATs meeting information
Please click the link to access the PowerPoint which was used at the SATs information evening on Monday 3rd December 2018.
Learner of the Week
Our Learner of the Week is Thomas M for his incredible persuasive letter!
Silver – Harry
Gold – Katherine, Rida, JP, Summer
Super gold –
Platinum – Charlotte
Diamond – Emily, Alexandra
Star pupil – Evie
Super star – Mia, Rosetta
Outstanding – Jacob
Greentrees Giant –
Congratualtions go to:
Summer, Anika, Jacob, Neve, Mia, Rida, Rosetta, Evie, Alex, Kodi, Melvin, Charlie, Thomas D, Ben, Alexandra, Rihanna, Andy, Levi, Oscar, Katherine, Michaela, Harry and JP!
Here are some photos of our trip to London.
This term, home learning arrangements will be slightly different.
- Mathsreasoning will be sent home on a Monday and is due in on Thursday.
- SPAG.com will be set on a Wednesday and needs to be completed by the following Wednesday. Please note that there is no Mathletics being set this term.
- A reading comprehension will be sent home on a Thursday and is due in the following Monday.
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. Try these multiplcation games 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!