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Please scroll down to find more information on school closures and a list of resources (New resources have been added 11.05.2020) 

School closures

We will continually update our class page for more resources throughout the next few days and weeks. If you would like even more resources, Twinkl are offering 1 month free subscription to parents/carers. All spellings for the rest of the year are available on SpellingShed. SATs have been cancelled. We know that your children have been working very hard towards these exams and will probably have a mixture of emotions, but this effort is not wasted. They have gained so much knowledge and made amazing progress, acquiring skills which will last them for the rest of their education. 

 

If you have any questions or would like to know anything, please email via the link at the bottom of the page.

 

Please click the link below and add offer code: CVDTWINKLHELPS or UKTWINKLHELPS

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

 

Grammar: Keep your knowledge of 'word classes' up to date:

https://parts-of-speech.info/

 

Previous SATs papers can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum-assessments-practice-materials

 

Daily maths lessons and problem solving:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/classroom-resources/problems/

 

FREE audio books

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

 

Working from home - below are a list of resources your child can access from home. This is in addition to online resources they already have logins for.

Got a question or a suggestion for Year 6?

Welcome to the Year 6 class page. It is going to be a challenging and busy year but also a time in your child's education where we will celebrate hard work and achievement. Please find some hopefully useful information below.

 

Autumn Term

During the Autumn term, we will be studying 'Holes' by Louis Sachar - lots of our writing will be based around this very exciting text. Our Foundation subjects, such as History and Geography, will be focused on Ancient Rome and its impact on Britain. For our science lessons, we will be working scientifically to explore light and electricity.

 

Spring Term

During the Spring term we will be studying 'Goodnight, Mr Tom' by Michelle Magorian. The book contains some sensitive content and follows the journey of an evacuee during WWII. Our history and geography will therefore be focused on WWII and The Blitz.

 

PE

PE is currently on Tuesday and Thursday but this can often change because of the weather or the hall being unavailable. Therefore, can you please make sure that PE kits come into school on a Monday and remain in school until the end of the week. May I remind all parents that children are not able to take part in PE if they are wearing earrings. 

 

Homework

 

We encourage children to take accountability of their own learning in class and complete any home tasks they might be given. We hand out spellings on Monday and have a spelling test each Friday.  We now practise times tables within school using a website called 'Times Tables Rockstars' which is an excellent resource you can use at home too. Children are also expected to complete 1 page in their times table books at home.

 

Please encourage your child to read at home; once children can decode most words the real challenge comes in showing deeper levels of understanding, so encourage them to talk about what they have read and ask them questions – this practice will prove invaluable for them. Children are expected to read at least 3 times per week. Please sign their reading diaries each week and feel free to add any comments. We will read these each Friday. Last year's SATs reading paper contained over 2100 words as well as 39 questions to answer in the space of an hour - it is imperative your reading at home is consistent.

 

SATs

As you may be aware, SATs are in May 2020. The preparation in class gradually increases and you will probably want to help out at home too. You may want to have a look at previous SATs papers to view the content, however, I would not advise completing them with your child as we will be doing them in class at some point during the year. All papers can be found online for free. 

 

Here is a list of the useful websites yourselves or your children could use in preparation:

BBC Bitesize, The School Run, Primary Resources, Khan academy, Maths Made Easy (KS2).

 

'Arithmequiz' (which is free)  by Candomaths, is a really useful website which generates your own arithmetic questions and will cover content found on an arithmetic paper. Myminimaths - arithmetic is also an excellent and free resource. A few questions each day will only take 5 minutes to complete and could make a big difference. The questions and answers are done for you!

 

Year 6 is a really important year in your child's education and a great home-school relationship will help in their learning journey. Please get in touch with us if you feel you have any ideas, questions or concerns. 

 

Mr Toon, Miss May & Miss Wilson

 

 

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