Year 6 Summer Term 1
We would like to wish you a warm welcome back to the first half of the summer term. We hope you all had a relaxing holiday.
This half term, year 6 children will take formal tests (SATs)in the week commencing 9th May. They will sit tests in reading, maths and SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) and a timetable for the week is below.
Writing is assessed by portfolio at the end of June. The independent extended pieces of writing the children have produced throughout the year in school contribute to this assessment.
During SATs week we run a breakfast club which all children are invited to attend and, on the Friday, we plan to go to Priory Park in the afternoon for a picnic and activities.
We appreciate your continued support in helping your child learn and revise their spellings and grammar topics and maths strategies. More information about SATs week will follow in a separate letter.
This half term, in English lessons, the children will begin by revising grammar topics following gap analysis from recent assessments. After the SATs tests, we will return to extended pieces of writing to ensure we have a range of high-quality independent writing for their SATs assessments. In maths, we will be revising maths topics with a focus on reasoning and multi-step problems. We have also introduced daily arithmetic practise each afternoon.
In science, we will be continuing with our biology based topic of evolution and inheritance and in history we will continue to learn about the Mayan civilisation. We always start a new term with an online safety lesson in computing, we will be touching on stereotypes, linking to PSHE. Following the online safety session, we will use the chromebooks to produce stop-frame animations during art week. Our PSHE topic will be focusing on relationships, how to make and maintain healthy relationships, bullying and stereotypes.
The week after SATs will be Art Week, which is always an exciting week that everyone looks forward to. Year 6 will produce stop-frame animations using plasticine models. The work produced will be on display in an evening Art Exhibition on Thursday 26th May.
As part of our P.E. sessions, the children will be doing cricket (outdoor sessions with Coach Sam) and tennis with class teachers. Every child must have a P.E. kit in school that comes in on a Monday and goes home on a Friday to be washed. As the weather starts to get warmer, it is vital that children have a full change of clothes that they can change into after lessons for hygiene reasons. P.E. kits should consist of a top, shorts, trainers or plimsolls and if the weather is cold, jogging bottoms or leggings and a long-sleeved top.
Just like last term, homework will continue to be set on a Thursday and is due back the following Tuesday. We are using Google Classroom to set homework. If you are having any issues with Google Classroom, please speak to your child’s class teacher. Children will still be using Mathletics and Times Table Rock Stars for maths homework. The children will receive spellings each week which they will be tested on the following week and they will also have a written or alternative task linked to what they have been learning about at school. If your child requires any support with their homework, please speak to your child’s class teacher.
In addition, we expect year 6 children to read every day for a minimum of 15 minutes. Reading is an important skill as it not only enriches vocabulary but supports comprehension and an understanding of sentence structure which in turn supports progress in writing. We know that it makes a huge difference so please do continue to support your child by making time for reading and ensuring they are completing their reading record. Both their reading record and reading book should be brought to school each day so we can see what your child is reading and talk to them about their books.
Monday 2nd May – Bank holiday
Week commencing Monday 9th May – SATs Week
Thursday 26th May – Art Week Exhibition – 5:00 – 6:30pm (more information to follow)
Friday 27th May – Celebration for Queen’s Jubilee (more information to follow)
Monday 6th June – TAD Day – School closed to children
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Year 6 Team
Feel to free contact our friendly office team with any enquiries you may have.
Phone: 020 8348 0290
Address: Rokesly Avenue, London, N8 8NH
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