Year 6


SUMMER 2018

This half term we will continue to work in smaller booster groups for Maths, Reading and Punctuation to ensure that we are fully prepared for the fast-approaching SATs..
These will take place the Week of the 14th May 2018. Please see the separate SATs booklet that your child should have brought home.

The children have made great progress in practise tests over the last term, and we are sure that this will continue.

After-school Revision will continue to be volunteered by our Yr 6 team this half term . This is every Wednesday from 3.05pm-4.00pm. This will begin this week: Weds 18th April.
We ask that if you are collecting your children after this session, that you do so promptly.

We are excited about our re-scheduled trip to Tatton Park on Tuesday 8th May to experience life as an evacuee.
Please remember that your child can come dressed as an evacuee, farm-hand, or in usual school uniform.
We ask that all children wear a warm coat and sensible footwear.

If children are bringing a packed lunch, please remember no fizzy drinks or sweets and it should be in a plastic bag that can be thrown away.

Reading is key!

Reading has improved across the year group with children going above and beyond the expectation of reading at home 3 x a week.
6CB were one of the reading champions in the Reading Olympics again last term and are already thinking about what they would like for a prize.

SPRING 2018 – TERM B

The SATs are coming…

This half term we will continue to work in smaller booster groups for Maths, Reading and Punctuation. This is to ensure that your child’s learning is supported and accelerated in a way personalised to their understanding and question stamina. This will help train them for the SATs tests that will take place the Week Beginning 14th May 2018.

We would also like to take this opportunity to invite you to a Yr6 SATs information meeting on Tuesday 6th March at 9am. This meeting will inform you about the national SATs tests that your child will sit. There will also be an opportunity to view past papers, so that you are aware of the expectations of the tests and ask our staff any questions that you might have.
After-school Revision will continue to be volunteered by our Yr 6 team this half term , every Wednesday from 3.05pm-4.00pm. We ask that if you are collecting your children after this session, that you do so promptly.

We are looking forwards to Book Week next week, where we will be dressing up as one of our favourite book characters on World Book Day—Thursday 1st March! We were especially proud of the efforts from the Yr 6 children, last half-term, where they increased their efforts to read at home each week…Class 6CB even won the reading champions and were rewarded with Dominoes Pizza and a film afternoon!

This half term we will continue to study WWII, and we are excited about our trip to Tatton Park on Friday 2nd March. Here we will learn first-hand what it would have been like to have been a child evacuated to the countryside at this time. To help the children get into role for the day we are giving them the option to come dressed as an evacuee or a farm hand for the day.

SPRING 1 2018 – TERM A

Spring term limits none core curriculum in order to prepare for SATs

This half term we will be working in smaller booster groups for Maths. This is to ensure that your child’s learning is supported and accelerated in a way personalised to their understanding and question stamina.

This will help train them for the SATs tests that will take place in May 2018.

You should also have received a letter last week, about after-school revision sessions for Maths.
In the past these sessions have been gratefully welcomed and successful, with 100% attendance across the year group.
These sessions are free to yourselves and have been volunteered by the Year 6 team.
These sessions will begin on Wednesday 10th January 2018 and will continue every Wednesday after this up until SATs week. The sessions will take place from 3.05pm-4pm. Please ensure you have returned the reply slip from the letter last week, to confirm how your child will be dismissed at the end of these sessions.

As well as focusing on Maths, we will also be doing extra English work to support Punctuation, Grammar and Spelling progression in class.
We are excited to start our Topic of WW2 in History and we have a visit out planned at the end of this topic. (details to be sent nearer the time )
Pop Art will be our focus in Art looking at the work of David Hockney, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Bridget Riley.
In Science we will study evolution and inheritance. In English we will look at classic fiction and continue with our Talk4-Writing learning style, which we really enjoy! Our class novel is Goodnight Mr Tom.

We are also going swimming on a Monday afternoon, so make sure to bring the right kit:
Girls need a towel and a one piece swimsuit,
Boys need a towel and trunks/brief suit: no baggy shorts please!

This is the first half term of a new school year; let’s make it a good one!
6CB were the ONLY class in KS2 to earn a piece of their Olympic reading Flag EVERY week for reading 3 x each week.
A reward treat is being planned for them this 1/2 term.