11/5/18

We have done lots of revision this week in the run-up to next week’s tests and the children are holding up well! They seem to be taking it all in their stride and are well prepared for the week ahead.
We would re-iterate the importance of plenty of sleep, fresh air and good food to ensure that they are at their best for the tests.

Next week, as the tests will be in the morning (as per the timetable sent out last week), the afternoons will be spent getting into a carnival spirit! We will learn about Rio de Janeiro and the biggest carnival in the world. Our DT project will be designing and making carnival headgear, culminating in our own parade at the end of the week. We are hoping for some extravagant creations, so please feel free to support your child by sending in any suitable materials for their design.

Thank you so much for supporting your children in their SATs preparation. We wish them all the best of luck.

27/4/18

Another busy week draws to a close and the children have worked hard, as usual.

In English this week, we have concentrated mostly on reading comprehension and grammar.  The children are also in the process of one to one meetings with their teachers to discuss their writing; it’s very beneficial for both pupils and teachers. Don’t worry if your child has not met their teacher yet – it will be concluded next week.

Properties of shape has been our focus in maths.  To help your children remember, please ask them to name different shapes and explain their properties to you.

Next week, we will continue to write our spy stories and, in the run-up to SATS, will re-visit key knowledge and concepts in both maths and English to support the children’s understanding.  A letter outlining all the arrangements for SATS week will be sent out at the end of the week.

Please continue to practise spellings at home with your child, as well as ensuring they read regularly.  The final grammar and reading SAT Buster ten minute tests should be completed; we will mark these in class as usual on Wednesday and Friday.

 

20/4/18

It has been great to see the sun making an appearance this week. It’s hard to believe that only a month ago it was snowing! The children have enjoyed running around outside, especially now that they can use the field again. It is more important than ever during the warm weather that your child keeps hydrated, so please may we remind you to provide them with a water bottle every day. 

 

This week’s learning:

As part of our Spymaster topic, the children have created a character description of their villains this week. The improvement in their use of precise vocabulary and varied punctuation is becoming more and more noticeable.

 

In maths, we have completed a reasoning test with the children to assess their progress since the beginning of the year. The results have been extremely encouraging.

 

We have kicked off our ‘South America’ topic this term by researching facts on the continent and all its countries. Each group has created a poster on their allocated country which they will present to the rest of the class next week. 

 

This term, the children will be learning French with Miss Gogerly, our specialist French teacher. Ask them to tell you what they have learnt so far. 

 

Next week:

We will be writing settings descriptions in English next week in the form of villains’ lairs. In maths we will be learning about parts of a circle and revising properties of shapes.

 

Home learning:

As always, please ensure your child completes a test from each SAT Buster book next week. We have sent home the latest spelling test scores detailing words spelled incorrectly. It is really important that they are practised regularly as we will be looking out for use of these words in the children’s day-to-day writing. Please also continue to encourage your child to read regularly (and keep their reading log up to date).

 

Have a lovely weekend

 

The Year 6 team

Year 6 – 23/3/18

We’ve made it! After a busy term, we are all ready for a well-deserved break!

This week’s learning:
The children have written-up their advertisements for our spy gadget catalogues this week. They all look very professional! In maths, we have begun to learn about the construction and interpretation of line graphs and pie charts. We have finished writing up our science investigation: ‘Does the length of the wires in a simple circuit affect the brightness of the bulb?’.

Home Learning:
Over the holidays, we would like the children to complete the following tests in their SAT Buster books:
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling-set B, test 4 and set C, test 1.
Reading-set B, tests 1 and 2.
Also, we will be testing all the spellings from the spelling lists during the first week back after Easter so it is really important that these are practised.

After the holidays:
When we return after Easter, we will be carrying on our work on Stormbreaker. Following this, we will begin our new topic on South America.

Have a great Easter.

The Year 6 team

Year 6 – 16/3/18

With only one week to go before the Easter break (where did that half term go?), Year 6 are still as busy as ever with both new learning and revising previous content.

This week’s learning:
As part of our Stormbreaker topic, the children have created their own spy gadgets and, following on from their ‘Snoozatron’ explanations last week, have used their newly-learned skills to write an explanation of how their gadget works. They have also begun to learn about advertising, specifically techniques that advertisers use to ‘sell’ their products, in preparation for advertising their spy gadgets next week. Coordinates have been the focus in maths with the children learning how to plot, translate and reflect coordinates in a 4-quadrant plane. In science, we are planning an investigation to answer the question: ‘Does the length of the wires in a simple circuit affect the brightness of the bulb?’

Home Learning:
Please continue to complete the grammar and reading SAT Buster booklets, read as much as possible, and practise spellings and times tables.

Next week:
In English, each child will be creating a page for our very own Year 6 spy catalogue which will advertise the best must-have gadgets on the market for all those professional spies out there (ask your child about their gadget!). In maths, we will be learning about pie charts and line graphs along with revising time/timetables. We will be writing up our electricity investigations in science.

Have a great weekend.

The Year 6 team

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