Love One Another
Spring Term 1 2018
Welcome back and Happy New Year - we hope you've all had an enjoyable Festive break.
Welcome to Autumn Term 2 in Year 6.
IMPORTANT DATE: Week beginning Monday 14th May - SATs week
Literacy: 'Wonder' by R.J.Palacio - we will explore the many themes in the book - what it's like to look different, starting a new school, how we 'fit in'. We will look at character's different points of view, how we show empathy with a character. We will write diary entries, precepts, formal letters and newspaper reports.
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.
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.
'Changing Circuits' - children will recognise the different scientific circuit symbols. They will learn how to alter the brightness of a bulb and the volume of a buzzer in different ways. Application of their knowledge to answer the Quest question 'How can we fix a broken scoreboard?'
Working scientifically, they will have the opportunity to investigate altering the brightness of a bulb and the volume of a buzzer. They will also be able to predict the outcomes of the arrangement in electrical circuits and record their results.
We will be learning about the meaning of Christmas and the Gospel stories which told us about Jesus' birth. We will also discuss some of the images of Jesus found in the Gospel of St. John. We will look at the two Gospel accounts from Matthew and Luke and be able to write about the similarities and differences between them.
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