Our teacher is Miss Hannah Mansell and our teaching Assistant is Mrs Charlie Boardman.
Term 5 – SATs preparation
Children in Y6 will be taking the KS2 SATs in May (14th-17th). 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 14th May – English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS) Paper 1: 45 minutes
Monday 14th May – English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS) Paper 2: Approximately 15 minutes
Tuesday 15th May – English Reading: 1 hour
Wednesday 16th May – Maths Paper 1: Arithmetic 30 minutes
Wednesday 16th May – Maths Paper 2: Arithmetic Reasoning 40 minutes
Thursday 17th 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:
Reading – comprehension
In Science, we will be investigating light.
This term, we will be focusing on how to be Planet Protectors – reduce, reuse, recycle!
Term 4 – Y6 Mayan Cooking!
We will be studying Hinduism and why some religions believe in life after death.
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.
Later in Term 5, we will be doing our Junk To Punk topic!
We will be using our Music Scheme of Work, Chiranga.
Our PE topics this term are Cricket, Rounders and Athletics. 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.
Learner of the Week
Congratulations go to Charlie for fantastic reciprocity!
Bronze – Hayden
Silver – Euan, Cameron, Lucy R, Ashlee
Gold – Hannah, Warren, Alex, Flinn
Super gold – Gabriel
Diamond – Lily
Star pupil – Harry D
Super star – Charlie, Katie
Outstanding – Molly
Greentrees Giant – Lucy
Katya, Charlie, Hayden, Gabriel, Harry D, Lily
Home Learning – Term 5
This term, home learning arrangements will be slightly different.
1. Maths reasoning will be sent home on a Monday and is due in on Thursday.
2. 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.
3. A reading comprehension will be sent home on a Thursday and is due in the following Monday.
Home Learning – Term 1-4
Children will be set Matheltics tasks each week. These will be set on a Wednesday with an expectation that these will be completed (and brought into school) the following Wednesday. Children will also be sent home with an arithmetic paper each week on a Monday; these are due in on Thursday of that week. It is important that children continue to learn and consolidate their knowledge of multiplication and division facts.
Every Wednesday, children will be set tasks on SPAG.com which need to be completed by the following Wednesday.
In terms of reading, the children should be reading 5 times a week for a minimum of 10 minutes a time. We encourage children to read with their parents or trusted adult to ensure that their reading is accurate. Please ask children questions about the text they have been reading – this will help them so much! Please sign their homework diary each time they read.
From term 4, we will 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!