Clapham Road,
Bedford.
MK41 7LG
Tel. 01234 352879

'Be Kind, Work Hard'

Welcome to Kingfisher's class Year 6

SUMMER TERM 2022

 

 

 

Welcome to the last term of primary school. This is a really special time for both pupils and teachers in Year 6. Not only will the children be taking their SATs (9th to 12th May), finding out about their new schools and meeting some of the pupils, we've also got a lot of learning to do too! 

 The first few weeks of term will be concentrating of being fully prepared for the end of KS2 tests. The children in both Kestrels and Kingfishers have done brilliantly this year and we know they are going to do their very best!

 Once the SATs are over, we have so many amazing things to do: trips, including a local walk to look at Bedford's bridges; a visit to The Place Theatre to take part in a Shakespeare Workshop based on Twelfth Night; The End of Year Six Trip (more information to follow) plus Enterprise Fortnight and then a STEM project with one of the local secondary schools. Honestly, it is going to be busy!

 We will be reading 'Floodlands'  by Marcus Sedgwick, which is a children's fantasy novel. Whilst it is our shortest novel so far, it is the most challenging of topics. We hope the children are going to love it as much as we do!

We will keep you up-to-date with everything. If you have any concerns or just want to have a question answered, please don't hesitate to catch us on the gate or ring the school office.

 

 

Mrs Banghar, Mrs Stock and Miss Kaimina

PE days are Mondays and Fridays!

Homework is due each Monday and Thursday - CGP practice books.

 

For online learning, please see SeeSaw, Purple Mash and MyMaths!

Let us know if you need any logins!

Please contact class teachers via the Purple Mash email facility or email schooloffice@livingstone.bedssch.co.uk

 

 

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT SATS?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBVHlF1SvNk&t=81s

Maths and English Practice

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.

https://uk.ixl.com/promo?partner=google&campaign=1187&adGroup=Key+Stage+2&gclid=CPPa8teS_8kCFQbnwgodgOIB6A

 

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.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education

 

A site with both Maths and English based quizzes which are marked as you go along.

http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/maths/

 

A site with a range of information and questions – great for revision purposes!

http://www.icteachers.co.uk/children/children_sats.htm

 

A revision site based upon the old Key Stage 2 Tests but still contains lots of useful information for both Maths and English.

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/

 

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.

http://www.online-maths-tutor.com/

 

A site with links to Maths and English revision materials, including worksheets to look at online or to print off and practise with.

http://sats.highamstjohns.com/

 

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

http://www.emaths.co.uk/index.php/student-resources/past-papers/key-stage-2-ks2-sat-past-papers

 

Click on “For Kids” to access some fun games to practise speed of recall of times tables.

http://www.mad4maths.com/

 

This site has loads of Maths games which help to practise a range of skills.

http://www.mathplayground.com/games.html

 

Loads of Maths games on a range of Mathematical concepts.

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm

 

A range of English games and activities.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

 

Activities to reinforce and practise a range of spelling rules.

http://www.keystage2literacy.co.uk/spellings-menu.html

 

A range of activities and games to practise a range of spelling rules and patterns.

http://www.spellzone.com/games/index.cfm?wordlist=2255