Pentaloe Spring Term
This term, our Year 6 pupils will be focussing on Geography, especially maps and mapping. We will explore geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography. We will be looking closely at weather and climate.
In science, we are looking at human biology and living things in their environment.
PE this half term will be Dance (Mondays) and Adriano (Tuesdays) Don’t forget PE Kit and waterproofs for Tuesdays.
Mrs Warmington will continue to teach music and French on a Thursday and Mrs Broadbridge RW on Wednesdays.
We will, of course, be preparing for SATs which will take place on the following dates:
Monday 9 May 2022 – Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar – Paper 1 Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar – Paper 2
Tuesday 10 May 2022 – English Reading
Wednesday 11 May 2022 – Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic) Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning)
Thursday 12 May 2022 – Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning)
(Writing will be teacher assessed and is likely to be moderated by the Local Authority.)
We will be doing our best to help the children prepare for these tests whilst ensuring the wider curriculum is covered. We want the children to feel confident going up to high school and feel ready academically.
I would ask that the children read aloud daily at home during the run up to SATS and high school transition and have regular opportunities to discuss what they are reading. Reading really is the most valuable skill needed to achieve across the curriculum.
Rapid times tables knowledge is also vital for children to be able to complete work within the given time and allow them to really show off their understanding of maths. Please help your child to practise regularly for fluency and confidence.
Information for parents:
The Oxford reading Tree website has tips for parents on helping their child through SATS:
Here are some websites which can help with maths and English topics at home:
BBC Bitesize – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Ten minute tests:
We are incredibly passionate about reading: it really is the key to open so many doors for the future and a great way to switch off from the everyday worries of the present!
We have gathered a continuously growing library of fabulous Y6 books from different genres on our class shelves, so our children have an enormous choice of both classics and brand-new stories hot off the press. I will be asking children to read daily as a priority, and to complete a journal which they can decorate and update as they go, and we can celebrate these in class.
100 books to read in Year 6
Here is a list of 100 fantastic books appropriate for Y6 which have been recommended by Y6 teachers across the country.
We are honing our times tables for the speedy recall needed to achieve Y6 objectives. Here are some great websites for practise: