11/05/2018 at 12:20
The children in 6S have worked fantastically hard this week – I have been very impressed!
In maths, the children have done work on circles (see an earlier blog post), charts and graphs, multiplication, area and volume. They have practised arithmetic skills in class and we will continue to do so in the early part of next week. Some links to previous SATs paper questions can be found on the blog if you would like to see the kind of questions which may be in next week’s SATs papers.
In literacy, children have been writing extracts from their wizarding school stories: they have taken readers on journeys via hot-air balloon rides, trains and underground flues to a wizarding school, using description and narrative to engage the reader fully. I have been impressed by the children’s diligence to write creatively as well as focus on set writing targets.
6S have also continued with the wider curriculum at school: children have been working with clay in art, using copy and paste effectively in coding to create colourful, geometric patterns as well as working hard on the farm. In science, children have begun experimenting with light – I look forward to seeing the results of these before the end of half-term.
I hope that the children feel like they have worked hard this week but that they are also feeling relaxed about next week.
There is no set homework this weekend: carry on looking at spellings, reading pages of the coloured revision books and practising pages in the white work books.
Remember: you / your children are awesome.
11/05/2018 at 11:55
Year 6 SATs take place Monday 14th May to Thursday 17th May
Each day, children should bring a water bottle and some fruit for mid-morning snack. It is very important that the children are well-rested, have eaten a nutritious breakfast and are on time for school. If they are ill or will be late, please ring the school as soon as possible so we can make alternative arrangements for their tests.
Year Six After SATs Treats
We will have completed all of our tests in time for Singing Assembly on Thursday morning (10:00).
Thursday morning session 2: In our own classes for a Writing lesson
Thursday afternoon: PPA as normal
Friday morning: Writing followed by a Movie
We will spend the part of Friday morning enjoying a movie together. Children may bring a cushion and a teddy. We will be sharing a snack during the film. If possible, please bring the item highlighted below. Please only send enough to be shared between 4 children.
popcorn small cakes/biscuits individual juice cartons (nothing fizzy)
The movie choices will be:
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Both films are rated PG. If you have any concerns, please let us know.
Friday afternoon: Outdoor Afternoon
The Year 6 children may bring outdoor toys such as scooters, bikes, balls, roller blades, skipping ropes, hula hoops etc. We will spend the afternoon out on the school grounds (weather permitting). There will also be an opportunity to do puzzles, draw or read under a tree for those who prefer some quiet. Toys such as scooters, roller blades and bikes require a helmet and other appropriate safety equipment.
Remember: Friday is a red, white & blue non-uniform day in honour of the royal wedding.
The Year 6 Team
11/05/2018 at 11:54
Dear Year 6,
Next week, you will take your SATs tests for Grammar, Spelling, Reading and Maths. We know how hard you have worked but there is something very important that you must know.
The SATs tests do not assess all of what makes each of you special and unique. The people who create and score these tests do not know you the way we do and certainly not in the way your families know you.
They do not know how some of you love to draw and are incredibly artistic. They have not seen your amazing talents for dancing, gymnastics and singing. They do not know that you are brilliant at science and computer games or that you have a love of history and finding out about people of the past. They do not know the fantastic talents some of you have in all of your different sports. They do not know that you are funny and unique. They do not know that you are kind, trustworthy and thoughtful and that every day you try to be your very best.
The scores you get on these tests will tell you something but they will not tell you everything. You will have been successful because you have worked hard to prepare and you have tried your best. We are so proud of every one of you already. There is no “test” to see how amazing you are – we already know it.
This weekend, make sure your rest, relax, be positive and have some fun. We know you are going to shine!
Mrs Heap, Mrs Hoyle, Mr Sharp, Mrs Carney, Mrs Harding & Mrs DuPreez
Your Year 6 Team
11/05/2018 at 07:37
Follow the link below to find questions about charts and graphs. Remember to find the scale of the graph – what is the graph going up in? Also, look at the labels of the graphs and charts. Are the same amounts being represented in each chart?
Do two, mark two.
10/05/2018 at 14:05
Next clean page in literacy book.
Friday 10th May
LO: To identify and correct errors made in a Grammar and Punctuation test.
In your literacy book, write down the mistake that the child has made. Also write down what the correct answer should have been if it is appropriate to do so.
09/05/2018 at 12:30
Today we started a series of experiments which explore light and its properties. We completed three of them today and will finish the others over the next few weeks. The experiments are:
- Exploring shadows – find out how the position of an abject can change the size and shape of a shadow.
- Light travels in straight lines – an experiment to prove this.
- Making light bend – using water, can you make light bend?
- Bouncing light – exploring surfaces that make light bounce best.
- Making coloured lights – and how colour filters work.
- Mixing coloured lights – what happens when you mix different coloured lights?
- Make a rainbow – an experiment to split white light so you can see the different colours, as in a rainbow.
- Reading – can you find out three things that you didn’t know before? (The most popular so far is that dogs can’t see in colour!)