Welcome to the Autumn Term in Kingfishers.
May we extend a very warm welcome to the parents and children of Year 6 2019-20. Despite it being the final year for children in their primary phase, we would argue it is THE BEST year in school. Yes, the children have SATs in May (more details to follow) but that's not the ONLY thing about being in Year 6.
Year 6 is all about celebrating the Primary phase, but also getting ready for high school. Over the course of the next few weeks, children will have the opportunity to meet and visit prospective high schools. If you have an opportunity to go to an open day - do go. It will be incredibly insightful for making your choices.
There will be a meeting for ALL YEAR 6 CHILDREN AND PARENTS on THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER. During this meeting, we will share information about the YEAR 6 RESIDENTIAL TRIP and all the dos and don'ts for Year 6. It will be really informative, so please come. However, if you can't make it, please speak to one of the Year 6 staff to arrange a time when we can fill you in!
Please keep an eye on our class page for all things Year 6. We will endeavour to publish regularly any important information we want to share with you.
Mrs Banghar, Mrs Saunders and Mrs Brown
Year 6 Receive Recognition For Their Fund-Raising!
Last Summer Term, Year 6 embarked on an Enterprise Project - setting up their own companies and raising as much money as possible. In the end, due to their hard work and business skills, they collected over £400. True to their nature, these children decided not to keep the money for themselves, but gave the majority to charity, saving only £30 towards their end-of-year party.
And their hard work did not go unnoticed as we received a certificate from one of the charities (the RSPCA) to thank Year 6 for their donation!
Well done to our Year 6 of 2018-19! We are very proud of your efforts.
PE will be on Tuesdays and Fridays. Children must have a school PE uniform. This comprises of a Livingstone t-shirt, dark shorts or tracksuit bottoms. Anyother sportswear is discouraged - we want the children to have pride in our school, particularly if they represent us at sporting events. If there is any reason why you cannot get a school PE kit, please speak to us and we will try to help.
Spellings are handed out on Friday and tested on the following Friday.
Children will have homework 3 x a week up until Christmas. Homework will be set on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. (4 pages Monday and Wednesday, 6 on a Friday). All homework is linked to preparation for SATs.
Children are expected to read daily.
All pupils should bring in their own water bottle each day, filled with fresh water (no squash!)
Pencil cases are permitted, but please make sure all items are labelled.
Avoid HUGE school bags - our corridor is very tight for space.
Year 6 FREE visit to The Quarry Theatre to see an immersive production of 'The Day I Fell Into A Book' Friday 20th September 2019
Year 6 have been really fortunate to win free tickets to an immersive theatre production of The Day I Fell Into A Book! More details to follow!
For information on the production go to:http://www.quarrytheatre.org.uk/shows/the-day-i-fell-into-a-book-sold-out/
EXCITING NEWS! Author Visit - Polly Ho-Yen to Year 5 and 6 on Wednesday 25th September 2019
Polly Ho-Yen to visit Livingstone!
We are incredibly fortunate to have booked the amazing author, Polly Ho-Yen (Boy in the Tower, Fly me Home) to visit Year 5 and 6 on Wednesday 25th September. She will be leading writing workshops in all UKS2 classes and we are very excited! Year 6 loved The Boy in the Tower, which they read in Year 5. Currently, they are reading one of her other books - Fly Me Home. This is a wonderful opportunity for the children to get first hand experience on the writing process from a successful author. Please stay tuned and look out for pictures on our facebook and twitter acounts.For more information, go to: https://pollyhoyen.com
Want to know more about the SATs?
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.