### SATs and Worries

26/04/2017 at 10:14

Over the last couple of weeks, we have done lots of PSHCE work on worries. The children all expressed worries they have about the exciting/scary things that are coming up: residential, SATs and moving to high school.

We came out with some key learning:

– Everyone worries and it is completely normal.

– Lots of people have the same worries as you.

– It’s important to express yourself and say when you’re not ok.

Have a look a this video (you may have seen it before) and think about what it means to you.

### Year 6 SATs

25/04/2017 at 22:06

The children have all been working incredibly hard and we’re pretty much ready for our SATs which will take place from Monday 8th May to Thursday 11th May.

Here is the plan for the week so you can talk about it at home:

- The children will all take their tests in their own classroom with familiar adults.
- 6CH will be supervised by Mr Cooke, Mrs Heap and Mrs Carney with Mrs Gilhooley and Mrs Sloan joining them for a few of the tests.
- 6T will be supervised by Mr Tiffany, Mrs Hoyle and Mrs Harding with Mrs Sloan joining them for one test.
- We are required to cover the displays in the classrooms during the test week.
- We will move the tables so there are two children at each table. We are planning to practise this ahead of time so everyone knows where they will be sitting and what it will be like.
- The children should bring a bottle of fresh water each day.
- The children should bring a snack of their favourite fruit each day.
- Afternoon lessons will be as normal
- Some children will be given additional time for their tests. We had to apply for this on the government SATs website. There are strict requirements including things such as reading speed and writing speed. The children who will receive this have been told and we hope they have told their parents.
- All children must try their best to be on time for school. Please plan to leave home a bit earlier, especially if you tend to get stuck in traffic.
- Children should attend school everyday if at all possible. If your child is genuinely ill, please ring us right away and we can make alternative arrangements.
- A good night’s sleep and healthy meals are key. Please start getting ready now. Try to wind down and move bedtime a bit earlier so the children are able to cope really well.
- If you have any questions, please come in to see us, telephone or send an email.

**Monday 8th May – Reading**

8:45 Come into school

9:00 Assembly

9:30 Revision Time

10:00 Fruit & Playtime

10:15 Get Ready

10:30 – 11:30 Reading Test (60 minutes)

11:30 – 11:45 Additional Time (15 minutes)

**Tuesday 9th May – Grammar & Spelling**

8:45 Revision (Y6 are not going to assembly)

9:30 – 10:15 Grammar Test (45 minutes)

10:15 – 10:26 Additional Time (11 minutes)

10:30 Playtime & Fruit

10:50 Spelling Test

11:15 Maths Revision for Wednesday

**Wednesday 10th May – Maths**

8:45 Revision

9:45 – 10:15 Maths Paper 1 (30 minutes)

10:15 – 10:23 Additional Time (7.5 minutes)

10:30 Playtime & Fruit

10:55 – 11:35 Maths Paper 2 (40 minutes)

11:35 – 11:45 Additional Time (10 minutes)

**Thursday 11th May – Maths**

8:45 Get Ready

9:00 – 9:40 Maths Paper 3 (40 minutes)

9:40 – 9:50 Additional Time (10 minutes)

10:00 Singing Assembly

10:30 Playtime

10:45 SATs FINISHED

### This week in maths – WB 18.4.17

22/04/2017 at 11:06

This week in maths, we have finished our work on ratio and identifying the differences between that and proportion. The children have become rather adept at spotting where patterns repeat and use that information in a number of contexts.

We also had a bit of fun learning about how proportion can be used by looking at the infinite chocolate problem. How does it work?

Next week, we are going to be looking at statistics and revising all things fraction, decimal and percentage.

Homework is the calculation sheet to revise written multiplication.

### Eggs, eggs, eggs! KS2 cooking curriculum this half term

17/04/2017 at 19:34

This half term, we are learning how to make scrambled eggs and poached eggs.

Jamie Oliver shows us how:

We intend to use some Farfield Farm eggs (let us know if you would rather use shop bought free range eggs) and chives. If we are lucky enough to get any home grown asparagus in May, we might prepare that too.

### This week in English – WB 20.3.17

24/03/2017 at 16:22

This week in English, we have turned the events at the start of The Highwayman into a newspaper report based around the poem before the soldiers arrived. We looked at indirect and direct speech and the use of passive voice.

Next week, we are going to turn our attention to the tragic death of Bess at the hands of the redcoats. We are going to write persuasive letters from the point of view of the Landlord (her father) to ask for justice. Then, finish this topic with a courtroom debate to decide who, if anyone, is guilty of the murder of Bess.

Examples of work to follow!

### This week in maths – WB 20.3.17

24/03/2017 at 16:07

This week, we have been improving our understanding of algebra involving equations and sequences. The children have used a combination of working backwards and the bar model to solve increasingly complex equations e.g. 4y + 17 = 45 so y = ???

They also learned about using algebra to express a linear sequence and the idea of the nth term – using algebra to calculate the value of any term in the sequence. This was initially tricky but most of the children have grasped that successfully and we will be reinforcing as part of next week.

Next week:

- Finishing algebra
- Introducing ration and proportion in a range of contexts

Homework:

Either a maths arithmetic or reasoning paper to solve – no more than 30 minutes should be spent on this. If you require help from your revision guide or an adult, that’s fine but please indicate on the question.

It would also be useful to read the section on ration and proportion in your revision books and answer the questions.