THE YEAR 6 PAGE
Friday, 17th May
Firstly, we must congratulate the children on their commitment and enthusiasm, not just this week, but throughout the entire Sats process. It can be feel a slog at times, but the experience has been a positive, dare we say enjoyable one overall. Thank you for all your support and you can be justly proud of your children. We can now focus on the final 8 weeks of your child's tenure here.
Next week sees our annual sojourn to Cottages. Below is a timetable of start and finish times. May we remind you that the children will need to be at Main School by 8.30 on Tuesday, armed with packed lunch, water bottle and a raincoat. School Uniform must be worn as usual.
Monday: start Cottages, finish Main school.
Tuesday: start and finish Main school
Wednesday: start Main school, finish Cottages.
Thursday: start and finish Cottages.
Friday: start Cottages, finish Main school.
Enjoy your weekends.
Year 6 Team
Was it really the end of January that we had our SATs evening? It seems like only a few weeks ago, but the tests are finally upon us.
Below is a copy of the exam timetable. You should find it quite straightforward. There are no specific timings as we can take the tests at any time during the morning
Monday 13th May 2019
Grammar (45 minutes)
Spelling test (approximately 20 minutes)
Tuesday 14th May 2019
Reading (1 hour)
Wednesday 15th May 2019
Maths – Arithmetic (30 minutes)
Maths – Reasoning (40 minutes)
Thursday 16th May 2019
Maths – Reasoning (40 minutes)
There is plenty of other time during the week where there are no tests. This time will be used for PE, art, team-building games and other activities to relax the children. Some of the time will be given over to chunks of maths revision so that the children are as confident as they can be once they're sitting those tests on Wednesday and Thursday.
Friday afternoon is traditionally a celebration of all of the children's hard work. We are proposing (weather willing) a 'Picnic in the Park'. The forecast at the moment is alright, although it changes almost hourly; we have contingencies in place should we decide to do something else. If for now you can forgive us the lack of detail, we will let you know for sure early next week.
We would like to take this opportunity to formally thank the children for their unrelenting commitment to the revision process. They could not have worked harder and have been exemplary in their conduct. We would also like to thank you for your support of the children and us; I’m sure there are very few people that agree entirely with the Department for Education’s current bent and we appreciate your understanding of the difficult position in which we find ourselves.
All that is left to say is that the children need to be kept in their usual wholesome routine of lots of sleep and being well-fed. Please don’t feel you have to do any extra work and just make sure they’re as happy as they can be. Should any of the children develop last minute jitters, please let us know and we’ll put it right (we’re very grateful to those of you that have already done so – it really helps).
The Year 6 Team
HOMEWORK - Friday 3rd May
Maths - pages 78 and 79
English - Spag.com Test A
If your child has lost or cannot remember their password, do email me (email@example.com) and I'll do my best to reply promptly.
HOMEWORK - Friday 26th April
Maths - pages 76 and 77
English - 56, 57, 58 and 59
EASTER HOLIDAY HOMEWORK
We have provided the children with a variety of homework options for the Easter fortnight:
It's important to say hear that you may work the children as much or as little as you like. They are working brilliantly at school and making fantastic progress. We will leave their holiday revision programme to you.
AFTERNOON TRIP TO THE METHODIST CHURCH
This message only applies to the parents that have received a text (Class 12 and half of Class 11)
We have split the year group to take part in activities at West Bridgford Methodist Church tomorrow; half in the morning and half in the afternoon. The children going in the afternoon will be be slightly late back to school (3.30pm).
If your child lives on any of the streets that our part of our route (see map below), Mrs Cresswell is happy to drop them off as they pass. If you're child is not on our route, they will be back at school for 3.30 and will be dismissed from there as usual.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if your child can be dropped off, or send in note in tomorrow for Mrs Cresswell.
HOMEWORK - Friday 22nd March 2019
Maths - pages 68 and 69 (translation and reflection)
English - pages 35, 36 and 37 (mixed practice)
This week's spellings are words with the suffix -ment. They are on Spelling Shed, so if you wish to start practising, you may.
We will choose 10 of these for the test on Friday 29th March.
|payment||embarrassment (from a Year 5 and 6 word)|
|equipment (Year 5 and 6 word)||argument|
|accompaniment (from a Year 5 and 6 word||environment (Year 5 and 6 word)|
We are doing another full set of tests next week to see how the children have progressed. We've told the children and we are, as ever, keeping it quite low key.
MATHS - pages 34 and 35 (percentages of amounts)
ENGLISH - pages 4 and 5 (pronouns)
Mr Summersby has set all of the classes a Year 5/6 spelling activity on Spelling Shed as well as the various patterns we have looked at since September. We are encouraging the children to go on as much as possible so that they feel prepared for the spelling test next week.
HOMEWORK - Friday 15th February
Maths - pages 70 and 71 (pie charts); pages 74 and 75 (the mean)
English - pages 18, 19, 20 and 21 (mixed practice)
All classes can continue to work on the Year 5 and 6 Statutory word list. This can be found in the Keep Calm It's Only SATs booklet or further down this page along with a list of activities might like to try when learning them.
HOMEWORK Friday 1st February
English - pages 70 & 71 (confusing words)
Maths - pages 38 & 39 (ratio - unequal sharing)
HOMEWORK Friday 1st February
English - pages 54 and 55 (semicolon)
Maths - page 50 (area of a triangle: remember base x height and then halve it)
HOMEWORK Friday 25th January
English - pages 52 and 53 (colons)
Maths - pages 28 and 29 (fractions decimals and percentages)
There's a little change to the spelling routine this week. We're continuing our focus on homophones. Briefly, these are words that sound the same (or similar) when spoken but are often spelled differently and have different meanings. For more detail, do mine the internet.
Below, we have provided a list of 30 words, all homophones. Children always find these tricky because of the need to connect the correct word to the context in which it is being used. For example, who's / whose jumper is this?
From the list, we're asking the children to practise the ones that they find most challenging. We'll be doing lots of work on this in school as well. We won't be testing all of the spellings on Friday, but would like the children to be as ready as possible for whatever words we do choose.
Homework - January 11th
Maths - pg 14
Literacy - pg 14/15
Spellings - ( -cial and -tial endings):
official, confidential, essential, artificial, substantial, special, social, financial, torrential, initial
National Holocaust Centre - Monday 17th December
This coming Monday, we will be off the the National Holocaust Centre as part of our World War II topic. Usual school start and finish times will apply. Please make sure children are on time as we will be leaving at 9:00am and should return in time for 3:15pm. If we do happen to be late, a text message will be sent out to inform everyone. All children will need packed lunches (disposable if possible to minimise mess) and should wear normal school uniform.
Parent helpers - please feel free to meet at school if you would like to share lifts. Otherwise, aim to arrive at the centre at 10:00am. Thank you again for your support. We greatly appreciate it.
HOMEWORK - Friday 7th December 2018
Maths - pages 22 and 23
English - pages 24, 25,26 and 27
We've been stressing the importance of continuing to learn the Year 5 and 6 spelling list to the children and will do the same for parents here. We can really see the difference it's making. The list and ideas for games/activities are still at the top of this page if you need them.
HOMEWORK - Friday 30th November 2018
Maths - pages 20 and 21
English - pages 73, 74 and 75
HOMEWORK - Friday 23rd November 2018
Maths - pages 18 and 19
English - pages 68 and 69
We're continuing our focus on the Year 5 and 6 Statutory Words; we can see that a lot of the children are really working hard on the spellings with which they struggle. Keep going folks!
HOMEWORK - Friday 16th November 2018
Maths - pages 16 and 17
English - pages 66 and 67
The children have clearly been very hard on their statutory spellings. Please keep them going with this - it will help them massively as make the transition to the next phase of their education.
The list of the words is still above and lots of strategies and games you can play at home.
Huge thanks to the folks in Class 10 for sorting the cake sale; compassion and organisational skills working in synchronicity.
HOMEWORK - Friday 9th November 2018
The children are going to continue working through their Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spellings. The full list of words is on the document above and the children should've brought a list home before PGL week.
We're asking the children to choose 10 to 15 spellings a week on which they can work. The order doesn't matter. It makes sense, however, that they focus on the spellings they find most challenging. We will test ten spellings each week, but this is a far less formal process than it sounds because all of the children will be working on different words. It's about highlighting the spellings on which the children need to concentrate.
Spelling Shed also has the Year 5 and 6 word list and the children will be able to practise as much as they like.
MATHS - page 11
ENGLISH - pages 8, 9 and 10
This week we have only set the children some spelling homework to keep them busy over half term.
Each child has been given a list of Year 5 and 6 National Curriculum Statutory Spellings - all very official. We asked them to choose between 15 and 20 spellings that they knew would need learning. Obviously many of the children would have chosen more if they could, but they need to work in more manageable chunks.
Spelling Shed has some games linked to the statutory spellings and attached is a document with a list of ideas to support the children in their learning.
After half term, these spellings will become focus the of our Friday spelling tests and dictations.
PGL - final reminders
We've covered a lot of this with the children today, so hopefully they're feeling quite well informed.
Maths - pages 24 and 25
English - pages 41, 42 and 43
SPELLING - to be tested on Friday 19th October
THESE ARE NOT YET ON SPELLING SHED TO PRACTISE
Maths - page 10 (long multiplication)
English - pages 44 and 45 (inverted commas)
SPELLINGS - to be tested on Friday 12th October
Maths - page 12 (mental calculations)
English - pages 46, 47, 48 and 49 (commas)
SPELLINGS - to be tested on Friday 5th October
Maths - pages and 6 and 7 (all questions)
English - pages 62 and 63 (prefixes)
Spellings - to be tested on 21/9/18
Homework - 7/9/18
Maths - pages 2 to 5, questions 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 11, 13, 15 and 16. These are the questions on which we have asked the children to focus. If you would like them to have a go at the others, that's fine by us.
English - pages 60 and 61 (plurals)
Spelling - this will start next week
Message to parents / carers - HOMEWORK
Your child should now be in possession of their two brand new homework books. We will use these for the rest of the year.
Homework will be set every Friday and the details will always be communicated with the children. We will also update this page to reflect what they have been asked to do. The questions that the children complete will be marked with them during Friday's lessons.
We have made several important points to the children today:
Please get in touch with any questions - we're happy to support however we can.