St Christopher's Catholic Primary School

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Life at St Christopher's Catholic Primary School

Year 6

Spring Term 2 2018

First of all thank you all so much for your support with the Victorian projects - they were fantastic and very creative.  Photographs will follow on here...

Hope you have all had an enjoyable half term - welcome to the second half of the Spring Term.

Don't forget Parents Evening is Tuesday 27th February and Wednesday 28th February - we look forward to seeing you then.

 

Year 6 WIKI link

Click here for bbc bitesize (Excellent for SATS revision)

Mr Hammond's Maths

IMPORTANT DATE: Week beginning Monday 14th May - SATs week

Curriculum:

Literacy: 'Holes' by Louis Sachar - we will be looking at settings, character descriptions and relationships between key characters in the story.  We will be writing job descriptions, formal and informal letters, newspaper reports and new chapters for the novel.

GPS - weekly spelling tests will be on a Thursday and the children will have tasks to complete linked to spellings - these need to handed in to Mrs Bright by Thursday.

spag.com is used as a home learning tool, similar to the way MyMaths is used, your child's login details are in the front of their reading diary.  Please see Mrs Moody if you have any problems logging on.  You will receive a text when there is a new activity uploaded along with the due date.

 

Maths: 

Spring Term 2 Maths

MyMaths - activities will be set in a similar way to spag.com - you will receive a text to notify you of any new home learning tasks.

 

Science:

'Light and Sight' - in this unit the children will find out about how light travels and how we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes, or from a light source to an object then to our eyes.  They will learn that shiny or reflective surfaces will alter the direction in which light travels.  We will solve problems relating to everyday life about how light travels and how we see.  We will investigate the shapes of shadows and relate this to light travelling in straight lines.  

Working scientifically, they will have the opportunity to plan and carry out an investigation in the context of finding reflective clothing for children.  We will use light sensors and data logging equipment to measure and record observations and write a detailed report on their findings.

Science - Light and Sight

 

Religion:

We will be learning about what it means to be a 'Follower of Christ' and prepare ourselves for the season of Lent and Easter.

 

Humanities:

Children will be deepening their understanding of The Victorians - learning about The Industrial Revolution, Work Houses, the poor as well as completing a Victorian based home learning project.

 Art:

We will be learning about the artist David Hockney and re-creating some artwork in his style.

 

Homework and SATS:

In May 2018 Year 6 will sit tests in:

  • o Reading 
  • o Maths 
  • o Spelling, punctuation and grammar

These tests will be both set and marked externally, and the results will be used to measure your child's progress. Your child’s marks will be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give a broader picture of their attainment.

As we begin the build up to SATS we will be sitting practice tests so that the children are familiar with the test format, questions, timing etc. We will be sending some practice tests home for homework, along with a variety of tasks on ‘My Maths’, ActiveLearn and Spag.com. Please can you continue to provide support by ensuring that children have a quiet time put aside for their homework, and an opportunity to share their learning with you. If children are finding any piece of homework too difficult or they are taking more than 45 minutes - 1 hour to complete it, please do not persist. Simply write me a note to let me know.

 

SATS week commences on Monday 14th May 2017.

After the Christmas break we will be doing weekly practice SAT style papers in preparation.

 

Reading diaries - please ensure that your child is handing in their diaries regularly - at least 3 times a week to monitor their progress.

 

Our PE days are on a Wednesday and a Thursday.  Our lessons may be outside some days therefore a pair of navy blue jogging bottoms/jumper is advised to be kept in their locker if needed.

 

I hope that this information is useful to you. Please feel free to pop by after school any day if you have any further questions.

Mr Anderson and Mrs Moody

Year 6 Class Teachers

 

 Year 6 Shared Documents

 

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