Children

Welcome to the YEAR 6 class page!

We are a class of 17 children - 12 boys and 5 girls. Our teachers are Mrs Sanderson, Miss Jones and Mrs Norman. Our page is full of useful information plus pictures of activities we have been doing and even examples of our work, so make sure you check regularly for any updates!

 

 Important class information...

 

PE days - Swimming will take place on a Monday morning (children will need their swimming kits, a towel and an inhaler, if needed. PE sessions in school will take place on a Thursday. All children will need full PE kit including appropriate footwear.

 

Homework - Times table and spelling homework will be given out on a Friday and will need to be brought back into school for testing on a Thursday morning. Children should practice these nightly.

Reading - all children should read nightly and have their reading records signed by an adult.

SATS homework - practice SATS papers and revision homework will be given out to children weekly. This will begin after Christmas.

 

Dates for your diary (specific to Year 6)...

Wednesday 27th September - Science Show at Lakes college 1:30pm - 3:30pm.

Tuesday 10th October 2017 - Beamish trip.

Friday 20th October - Break up for half-term.

 

Monday 30th October 2017 - Back to school.

Tuesday 31st October - Halloween party (5:15pm - 6:15pm).

 

SATS

KS2 SATs were overhauled to be in line with the new national curriculum in May 2016. In the summer term of 2016, children in Year 2 and Year 6 were the first to take the new SATs papers. The new-style SATs for English and maths reflect the new national curriculum, and are more rigorous than previous years’ tests. There is also a completely new SATs marking scheme and grading system which has replaced national curriculum levels.

At the end of Year 6, children sit tests in:

  • Reading
  • Maths
  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar 
  • These tests are both set and marked externally, and the results are used to measure the school’s performance (for example, through reporting to Ofsted and published league tables). Your child’s marks will be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give a broader picture of their attainment.

 

  • The key stage 2 tests are timetabled from Monday 14 May to Thursday 17 May 2018. Schools selected for science sampling will need to be available to administer the tests within the 2 week period from Monday 4 June 2018.
  • Please ensure no holidays are booked during this time! 

SATS preparation

To ensure your child is ready to take the KS2 SATS tests we will be doing a number of revision sessions in school as well as SATS lessons. These sessions will aim to introduce your child to the style of questions and the experience of sitting these tests. Our main aim if that your child feels relaxed and is able to complete the test to the best of their ability. We will also be introducing spiritual sessions into our lessons - these will give children first hand experience of using proven techniques to manage and reduce stress if this may arise.

 

After school Booster clubs will begin after Christmas and will be objective specific - meaning not all children will be required to attend every session (you will be notified about which sessions your child should attend nearer the time).

 

Their are also a number of websites you can use to help with revision at home, including:

Literacy:


The English area of the Bitesize website is packed with activities and questions
to help you prepare for the National Tests in English.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/ 

These revision pages have been put together by Woodlands Junior School to
help students with their revision.


http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/engindex.html

Skillswise aims to help adults improve their reading, writing and maths skills. It
is targeted at Level 1 of the adult Basic Skills Literacy & Numeracy
Curriculums for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/grammar/

You might like to try some spelling practise on this BBC spelling site

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/spellits/home_y6flash.shtml


and this site too. For spelling practice, Ambleside Primary offer an automated Look, Cover, Write, Check word bank. Really useful for brushing up on Key Stage 2 spellings.

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/lookcover/lookcover.html


Numeracy:


Get your head around addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Take a
visit to Gere's Bike Shop and help them read their graphs and charts. Practise
working out the mode, median and mean for a set of numbers. Take a look at
time, mass and capacity. Investigate the properties of different shapes. Get your
brain ticking with some mental maths questions.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/maths/


A daily practise to keep those brain cells sharp

http://www.compare4kids.co.uk/maths.php


Practise your tables with the games and activities on this fun site.

http://www.xmarks.com/site/www.multiplication.com/interactive_games.htm

Skillswise aims to help adults improve their reading, writing and maths skills. It
is targeted at Level 1 of the adult Basic Skills Literacy & Numeracy
Curriculums for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

http://www.xmarks.com/site/www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/multiplication/timestables/game.shtml


Woodlands Junior School has several fun online interactive activities to help
not only improve your mental maths skills, but also to help you with SATs
Revision too!

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/

Autumn Term

We have had a busy start to the year, below is some pictures of us in one of our SMSC lessons building our team work skills and also in one of our computer sessions learning all about algorithms and creating our own music.