Links to the songs to learn for your leavers' assembly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T36814aSawM (Graduation Song)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYhIagwkaR4 (Rick Astley- Keep Singing)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk7-GRWq7wA (All of me- John Legend)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH2tp72T13o (World's Greatest- R. Kelly)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VtSM-WkdEM (I love my life- Demarco)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDrOVOoTjRU (Stand in the Light)
Summer term class assemblies for year 6:
Wednesday June 8th- St Benedict
Wednesday July 20th- Year 6 Leavers' Performance
Year 6 Expectations
This is year is very important year for children partly because of the SATs tests that they will sit in May but mostly because of the need for them to be ready to start secondary school.
It is useful for us to set out our expectations clearly at the start of the year and the ways in which you can help your child.
Additionally, we always encourage children to carry out their own work or research at home and bring it in to show us.
You can help your child by:
Encouraging them to read and develop a love for reading.
Asking them about their school day-get them to explain what they have learnt, this quickly tells you if they understand their learning.
The year six team will be doing our very best to ensure that your child has a postive and enjoyable year 6 and, in a year's time, sets off to secondary school as ready as can be.
Mr Vowles and Ms Gustave
KS2 SATs have changed completely. This Summer term of 2016, children in Year 6 will be the first to take the new SATs papers. These tests in English and maths will reflect the new national curriculum, and are intended to be more rigorous. There will also be a completely new marking scheme to replace the existing national curriculum levels.
In May, Year 6 children will sit tests in:
The reading test will be a single paper with questions based on three passages of text. Your child will have one hour, including reading time, to complete the test.
The grammar, punctuation and spelling test will consist of two parts: a grammar and punctuation paper requiring short answers, lasting 45 minutes and a spelling test of 20 words, lasting around 15 minutes.
The grammar and punctuation test will include two sub-types of questions:
Children will sit three papers in maths:
Paper 1 will consist of fixed response questions, where children have to give the correct answer to calculations, including long multiplication and division. Papers 2 and 3 will involve a number of question types, including:
• Knowing their timetables – if you know your timetable children can use them accurately and quickly for multiplication, division. To help you child learn their timetables (up to X12) we recommend: App & times tables quiz App as well as a number of links highlighted below
• Formal method for the four operations practice: it is important child can complete methods accurately. (Methods for year 6 child: column addition, column subtraction, short multiplication, long multiplication, short division, long division including expressing remainders as fractions, decimals and remainder form)
• Arithmetic speed practice
• Help your child learn the spellings that are sent home
• When reading to and/or with your child discuss they use of inverted commas to mark speech, the use of parenthesis (brackets) to add additional information, the use of capital letters etc.
• Revision books. Unfortunately, the grammar paper relies on a child knowing the terminology e.g. subordinate clause, main clause, adjective, article, passive, active – and many more. We use these is daily teaching practice however, for additional support at home, there is a wealth of revision guides that could help your child become familiar and fluent with the terms they will come across.
• Tip 1: Remember your child’s education is a partnership. Meet with their teachers as they will know your child's strengths and weaknesses and ask them how you can help.
• Tip 2: Support your child with homework tasks and daily reading. Try drawing or acting out answers of difficult concepts.
• Tip 3: Encourage your child to work to speed. Try timed recall of timetables in the car/journey to school. Set minute challenges for example – ‘Can you find the word on the page that means ‘dangerous’ you have 1 minute - go!’ ‘What is 10% of 150? You have 10 seconds - go!’
• Tip 4: Make sure your child is aware that getting stuck is not a problem. Move on and give them another challenge and come back to the hard ones at the end and/or go through it together.
• Tip 5: Encourage your child to believe in themselves, ‘you can do it!’
• Tip 6: Remind your child that the tests are important, but that they are not the only way they are to be measured. We don’t want child panicking or worried, we want them to be prepared.
• Tip 7: Approach a subject from lots of different angles. Software, games, activities, books, flash cards and practical applications all help? make the revision time at home as fun and interactive as possible.
• Tip 8: It is easier said than done, BUT do not put your child under too much pressure. Have fun – they will find things easier to remember if they recall the good times they had learning.
Learning About Subordinate and Coordinating Conjunctions.
A CONJUNCTION is a word that connects or joins together words, phrases, clauses, or sentences. There are two kinds of conjunctions, coordinating conjunctions and subordinating conjunctions.
Coordination and Subordination
Coordinating conjunctions are used to join independent clauses to make compound sentences. The coordinating conjunctions are as follows: for, and, nor, but, or, yet and so. Remember -FANBOYS. You can use coordinating conjunctions to revise run-on sentences and comma splices. You can also use coordinating conjunctions to make writing less choppy by joining short, simple sentences.
A synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language. Click on the link below to try out these activities to help improve your vocabulary skills:
The link above will take you to a website that has practice questions for all areas of the maths curriculum for year 6.
The answers are input online and you get a score at the end.
The areas of maths that we have covered so far are: place value, addition and subtraction and some geometry.
Please encourage your child to practise these areas as well as having a go at anything else.
Like the maths listed above, this site contains a comprehensive guide to the Grammar and Punctuation expectations of year 6. Please encourage your child to use it.
Our swimming sessions are on Friday afternoons. Please make sure your child brings his/her kit.
Some children have problems with number bonds. They would benefit from spending some time on the following site:
Place value is the idea that each digit in a number represents a certain amount, depending on the position that it occupies.Therefore, a number like 465 has a 4 in the hundreds place, a 6 in the tens place, and a 5 in the ones place. The digit 4, in the hundreds place, does not represent 4 it represents 400. Try out these place value activities to help you better this concept. http://mrnussbaum.com/docrb/
Then try out the activities here as well. http://mrnussbaum.com/placevaluepirates/