Love One Another
Welcome back - we hope you have had a restful and enjoyable Easter break.
Welcome to the Summer Term in Year 6.
Literacy/GPS - useful revision website spag.com will have various activities to complete as part of your home learning.
As well as this, we are well into preparing for out SAT tests week beginning Monday 8th May. Please see the links for useful websites to help with revision.
Don't forget to keep up with your MyMaths tasks too.
Light and Sight
In this unit the children will learn about how light travels and that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes. They will learn that shiny or reflective surfaces alter the direction in which light travels. Children will have the opportunity to solve problems related to everyday life and how light travels and how we see.
Working Scientifically: children will have the opportunity to plan and carry out an investigation in the context of finding a reflective material for children's clothing. They will have the opportunity to use light sensors and data logging equipment to measure and record their observations and they will write a report detailing what they have concluded.
This unit builds upon their existing knowledge of circuits and electricity covered in Y4.
Homework and SATS:
In the summer term of 2017, children Year 6 will be the first to take the new SATs papers. These tests in English and maths will reflect the new national curriculum, and are intended to be more rigorous. There will also be a completely new marking scheme to replace the existing national curriculum levels.
At the end of Year 6, children 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. I 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 8th May 2017.
Between now and May we will be doing weekly practice SAT style papers.
Reading diaries - please ensure that your child in handing in their diaries regularly - at least 3 times a week.
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