Mrs Payne, Mrs Van.D, Mrs Hilton and Mrs Muncaster would like to say...
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2023!
If you are absent from school and have to self isolate please scroll down to the bottom of this page to access a range of work!
In maths, this Spring term, we will be concentrating on developing our arithmetic skills further as well as revising long division and long multiplication. We will also be learning how to translate shapes and solving ration and proportion questions. This will really help in securing and consolidating our understanding while developing our reasoning skills further in preparation for our SATs in May!
Please make sure that you practice these skills at home and always ask if you need any additional support. We are here to always help you!
SAT's Bootcamp is going to be an essential part to your revision. Please log in to this website every week!
In our English lessons we will be looking at how to efficiently answer comprehension questions -in particular using our inference, literal and deduction skills. We will also be developing our year 6 writing skills by descriptive and biography writing as well as writing stories that raise issues and dilemmas. This Spring term, our English less will be primarily based on a range of books related to our topic this term - Africa! Journey to Jo'burg by Beverley Naidoo will be one of the books we will be reading and writing about.
Listen to chapter 1
Our science topic this half term is 'Animals including Humans'. We will be learning how the heart works and studying the circulatory system.
Go Online: Learn and recap about Animals including Humans by
Interactive Learning Links about Living Things and their Habitats
Activities to do at home
TOPIC WORK - AFRICA!
This Spring term we will be finding out about the continent of Africa. We will be looking at the Apartheid system and researching Nelson Mandela - the first president of South Africa!
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Our Christian value this half term is ... TRUTHFULNESS!
This Spring term in year 6, we will be learning about the importance of truthfulness.
Trustworthy words and actions
Respect for doing the right thing
Uncovering the full picture
Telling it as it is
Having all the facts
|Be truthful, gentle and fearless.||Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth.||To make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.||Truth is complete, it needs no exaggeration.|
|Mahatma Gandi||Buddha||Carl Segan||Anon|
In class we will also be learning -Unit 6.6 Ideas about God?
Some of the questions we will be discussing are;
- What words would you use to describe God?
- What is the nature and character of God? What images do you have of God?
- How is it possible for God to be visible and yet invisible?
- Where is God? How old is God?
- What is God’s name? What makes God happy? What makes God sad?
- What does God do all day?
- Does God really know everything? How do you know?
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Young minds is a brilliant website to make sure that you keep your mind healthy! Click on the picture above to find out more.
We can all help one another by listening, sharing our problems and being there for one another!
What are SATs?
The Standard Assessment Tests (otherwise known as SATs) check your child’s knowledge of the National Curriculum. The tests are compulsory for Year 6 students and they’re used to assess your child against age-related expectations.
Please read the information booklet below!
Essential Resources to help you in year 6!
Please use the following as a revision resource to help with your SAT's preparation.
What is Reciprocal Reading?
Reciprocal Reading is an innovative and powerful classroom strategy that engages children and promotes enhanced comprehension and interactive learning. Reciprocal Reading is designed to enhance comprehension in the classroom by enabling children to take on a more active role in discussing their texts, usually in small group reading sessions. Pupils also learn teamwork, negotiation, listening and collaborative skills; all of which are essential skills.
There are 4 comprehension strategies:
- Predict: What are we going to read about in the next section? (Who, what, why, where, when, how?)
- Clarify: Which words and phrases do we need to find the meaning of?
- Question: Can we ask questions to help us learn more about this text?
- Summarise: What are the main ideas of the text / this section?
In each session, children take on the four roles and see these images:
Questioner, Predictor, Summariser, Clarifier
Maths Resources - essential revision
Booster Maths Sessions
GREATER DEPTH - Challenge yourself further in maths!
Home Learning/ Online Learning
If you are off school due to needing to self-isolate work can be downloaded from here for you to complete whilst you are off - as long as you are feeling well enough. Maths and English tasks will be uploaded frequently for you to try,alongside a few of the activities from the Topic Learning Log Grid. Don't forget to also keep reading and practicing your spellings too!
Want to do some extra work on your reading at home? Ask your parents to visit Reading Eggs and sign up for a free 30 day trial:
Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Free Access for 30 Days – Reading Eggs
Also, check out these websites for free e books if you want to do lots of extra reading:
Free eBook library – practise reading with some great titles!
Click on the link below to test your mental arithmetic skills. What do you need to practise more? Is your score improving? Try a daily test to improve your speed and accuracy!