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Year 6

Week Beginning 4th March

Another beautiful week in Year 6 this week. We have enjoyed reading the children's mythical stories alongside their creativity. We hope everyone gets a school that is truly suited for them as they find out their secondary school choices today.

Important dates and messages:

Year 6 SATs information

Below is the PowerPoint slide used during the SATs information workshop.

Year 6 Parents SATs Talk

We have sent home a range of resources that can be used for revision at home that was provided during the workshop. If you have any further questions, please speak to any of the Year 6 members of staff.

 

Worship theme:

New Life  

Happiness – International Day of Happiness  

John 14:6  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

John 10:10  “I have come that they may have life and have it more abundantly.” 

 

Curriculum:

In English, we will be finishing off our mythical stories.

In maths, we will be learning about percentages, how to convert percentages to fractions, and equivalent fractions.

In science, we will be learning about working scientifically. 

Our focus in history is the Shang Dynasty. This week, we will be learning about the invention of silk during the Shang Dynasty.

In RE lessons, we will be having a silent debate on the question - "Does believing in the resurrection of Jesus make a difference to how people live today?​"

Reading:

This half-term, the text we will be reading for pleasure and also studying is our class book 'The Kite Rider' by Geraldine McCaughrean. To begin with, we will be reading the first chapter of various books before then focusing on our main text. Please see below for the book cover and the strategies we use in our Destination Reader lessons.

The Kite Rider by Geraldine McCaughrean | Goodreads

Destination… READER! – Y6 teacher ramblings…

Other news:

  • PPA Days - PPA Days will be every other Friday and children should come in wearing PE kits.

  • PE every Friday - Children should wear their PE kits every Friday.

Homework

  • Project overview and Project homework - please find links to the relevant information below.
  • MyMaths - we will be setting MyMaths tasks termly, based on the learning we will be doing this term. Please let us know if you are finding them too easy or tricky and remember that below there are many resources you can use to extend your learning from home. In Year 6, some children like to do extra revision in the lead-up to SATs. Because of this, we have added a plethora of revision materials. There are no expectations for these all to be completed. We recommend completing one or two activities per week, with the topic linking to what we are currently doing, which can be found at the top of this page.  My Maths for this term is Multiply decimals by 10 and 100, Multiplying decimals by whole numbers, Divide decimals by whole numbers, More fractions, decimals and percentages, Decimal place value, Rounding decimals, Ordering decimals, Add and subtract decimals and Percentages of amounts 1.
  • Reading books - we would like to remind everyone to have a reading book in school - this can be a school or home book. We would like all children to be able to share recommendations and reviews of what we have read recently. We are displaying books that we've read in the classroom to get children talking about the stories they love and to inspire others to try new titles.
  • Reading records - All children should now have a blue reading record in which they can record how often they are reading. They will receive one raffle ticket if they read three times a week and two if they read more than five. At the end of each term, we will be drawing a raffle. There are activities in the reading records that can be completed at home for fun! 

Best wishes,

Year 6 Team.

Learning as a family in Jesus, through Love, Hope, and Forgiveness.

Matthew 19:26 “With God all things are possible.”

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Below are some resources you can use for optional additional activities if you so wish:

 

English reading activities

 

English reading activities should consist of reading an extract or short story and answering questions. Guidance here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4Y_67GMkP4

 

 

  1. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zs44jxs
  • What are facts and opinions?
  • What does an author do?
  • What is inference?

 

2.  https://www.everyschool.co.uk/english-key-stage-2-comprehension-2.html

  • All activities through this link

 

3.  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/reading

  • All activities through this link

 

SPaG – Spelling punctuation and grammar activities

  1. SPaG exam questions

 

  1. busythings.co.uk

Your username and password are in the password pack you received from school.

  • Apostrophes – Demo 1
  • Apostrophes – Demo 2
  • Homophone magic
  • Is it a noun?

 

  1. https://uk.ixl.com/ela/year-6
  • You should be able to sign up for free and get some free questions.

 

  1. Glossary of Grammar terminology

 

  1. Grammar and punctuation information- click to be taken to the document

 

6. Year 5/6 spelling list - Y5 and 6 spelling list

 

Maths

Remember, MyMaths tasks will be set each week as identified in the weekly web update.  Please ensure that you do the tasks set for the week.  Remember, you also have access to Timetables Rockstars, too.

Remember, the Maths exam is split into three; one arithmetic paper and two reasoning papers.  The arithmetic paper is more calculation based, whereas the reasoning focusses more on the application of these skills.

 

Arithmetic

https://myminimaths.co.uk/year-6-arithmetic-practice-paper-week-1/ - weekly arithmetic practise, very much in the style of the Year 6 tests.

 

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/486/Y6-Arithmetic-Practice - practice arithmetic; select how many questions you want to try.

 

Daily arithmetic can be downloaded here:  1-4 13-16 17-20 21-24 25-26 27-30 31-34 5-8 9-12.

 

Reasoning

https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/year-6-maths-reasoning-questions-answers-ks2-sats/ - List of the different styles of reasoning/problem-solving questions.

 

https://mathsmadeeasy.co.uk/ks2-revision/maths-made-easy-ks2-sats-practice-papers/ - access to a range of free papers in a very similar style to the tests.

 

https://www.3minutemaths.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Quicktestreasoningyear6.pdf - Reasoning quick tests

 

https://thirdspacelearning.com/resources/year-6-rapid-reasoning-weeks-1-6/ - An excellent reasoning resource. You need to sign up for free, but then the download is also free.