Welcome to Kestrels Class - Year 6
Spring Term 2019
Happy New Year and welcome to the Spring Term in Kestrels.
The children have really 'hit the ground running' since returning after the holidays and have started the English revision unit based on the book 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'. The unit enables us to cover most aspects of the English revision in readiness for May's SATs.
The children will sit their final practise mock SATs papers during the week beginning 25th February, after which the Year 6 staff will hold an early parents' evening during the afternoon and early evening of March 7th. This will enable children and parents to meet and current SAT scores will be shared. We will also give pointers and targets to help the children revise effectively for their exams. More details to follow shortly.
Please see below for the curriculum map for this term. There are also some useful links to the learning in Year 6 and a Youtube video regarding the SATs.
Mrs Lewis and Mrs Carr
PE will be on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please ensure your child has a clean kit in every week!
Spellings are handed out on Friday and tested on the following Friday.
Children will have daily homework. All homework is written in a homework diary. Homework is set on Monday (eight pages) and Saturday (six pages)
Children are expected to read daily.
All pupils are provided with a water bottle.
Pencil cases are permitted, but please make sure all items are labelled.
Want to know more about the SATs?
Useful extra websites for children in Year 6
Maths and English Practise
IXL have separate pages of skills linked to individual Year group. The Y6 page has links to practise both English and Maths skills. Pages are then split into skills of which has a practise question for the children to think about.
BBC Education have produced a whole host of materials for KS2. Follow the KS2 link and then select either Maths or English. Each area usually has an information section for reading, plus an activity and then quiz which is marked online. Some aspects require a subscription.
A site with both Maths and English based quizzes which are marked as you go along.
A site with a range of information and questions – great for revision purposes!
A revision site based upon the old Key Stage 2 Tests but still contains lots of useful information for both Maths and English.
A site with links to old style Key Stage 2 Maths Papers, Maths Tutorials as well as Maths Games. Some of these games are linked to Memory and would therefore help pupils to retain key information.
A site with links to Maths and English revision materials, including worksheets to look at online or to print off and practise with.
These are “old style” Key Stage 2 test papers but are still useful for practise, and in particular, creating discussion around questions and strategies to answer. View on screen or print off for free. Best used
Click on “For Kids” to access some fun games to practise speed of recall of times tables.
This site has loads of Maths games which help to practise a range of skills.
Loads of Maths games on a range of Mathematical concepts.
A range of English games and activities.
Activities to reinforce and practise a range of spelling rules.
A range of activities and games to practise a range of spelling rules and patterns.