Mayan Day/Challenge Day/Home Learning Showcase
This coming Friday 15th February we will have our Creative Home Learning Showcase in the afternoon. In the morning we will be taking part in Challenge Day. As part of challenge day we will be making collages. Please could we ask that pupils bring in some resources to help them make their collages. This could include: cereal boxes, cardboard, sugar paper, straws, clay, empty cans or other materials such as felt. As well as this, we will conclude our topic on The Mayans with a Mayan Day and would like pupils in Year 6 to come into school dressed as Mayans. We have included some ideas for Mayan costumes below for some guidance. Thank you in advance for your support.
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School outcome emails are sent during the evening of Friday 1st March 2019, you will then have until 15th March to accept or decline your offer.
Please be reminded that the payment schedule is as followings:
1st payment (deposit) due by 6th July 2018: £75.00
2nd payment due by 30th September 2018: £75.00
3rd payment due by 31st January 2019: £75.00
4th payment due by 28th February 2019: £75.00
5th payment due by 30th April 2019: £75.00
Final payment due by 31st May 2019: £65.00
Top education researchers tell us that homework has minimal impact for primary age pupils, unless it requires children to rehearse and practise. We have therefore adapted our routines to reflect this. The routines for children in this year group are as follows:
You will be able to see achievement and progress through the dictation and times tables challenge sheets going home weekly. You will also be able to witness progress through class exercise books for English and maths being sent home at least once during every term as well as at parent consultation meetings.
English - p48, 49, 50 & 51 - Punctuation Parenthesis
Maths - p34 & 35 - Percentage of Amounts
We encourage the children to read at least 5 times a week, recording each time in their reading records/planners. They should be signed by an adult at least once a week please and will also be signed by class teachers. Children must bring them in daily. The diary and organisation of this resource will prepare the child for further independence.
Please encourage them to select age appropriate books both fiction and non-fiction. Newspapers, magazines and pamphlets are also great materials to read.
The English team in school have worked hard to identify 40 appropriately challenging books for the children in Year 6. The recommended reading lists contain 40 age-appropriate books for children in Year 6 which will capture the children's imagination. The lists contain colour-bands and a description of the books so that the children are able to 'cherry-pick' their favourites according to their book-band level and their personal interests.
While it is not compulsory for the children to read these books, it is highly recommended as it will deepen your child's inference, retrieval and vocabulary skills while also strengthening their love for reading.
At the end of each half-term, teachers will award bronze, silver and gold certificates in reward assembly to pupils who have read a set number of books from their year group list AND completed a short reading response activity in their reading records (where possible).
Ideas for these short reading responses might be any one of the following;
- Describing settings and characters from the story
- Identifying possible alternative endings
- Predicting what might be in a sequel (the next book if the story was carried on)
- Summarising the story in 6 bullet points
- Writing a book review
If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.
Times Tables Rockstars is a online programme we have introduced to encourage children to have fun with multiplication facts while improving fluency, recall and speed. Children can access it in their own time on any IOS, Android or Windows device.
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of times tables practice. This programme has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of thousands of pupils over the last 7 years in over 4500 schools - both primary and secondary - worldwide.
Incorrect answers are always immediately corrected in front of your child so that they start to associate the correct answer to every question. The clever code behind the scenes works out which times tables facts each child is consistently taking longer to answer and then it gradually starts to present these facts more frequently until they have mastered them. It will also ask related division questions 20% of the time in order to reinforce division facts.
No, this is to supplement the times tables challenge, giving children a fun way to practise and challenge themselves.
From June 2020, all pupils at the end of year 4 in England will take an online multiplication tables check .The national curriculum specifies that pupils at this stage should be able to recall the multiplication tables up to and including 12x12.
The check aims to support pupils to master multiplication skills, which are essential for future success in mathematics. It will help to identify pupils who have not yet mastered this mathematical concept, so additional support can be provided.
Log in here: https://ttrockstars.com/login, use your child'd details that came home at the end of the Summer Term, lost them? Speak to your child's class teacher.
Our next topic will be looking at creating a character description. For this topic we will be looking at the text 'Odd and the Frost Giants'.
Our blue spelling words (which follow our spelling rule focus) for the following week are: communicate, recommend, aggressive, protein, vegetable, honest.
Our orange spelling words (from our Year 6 100 spellings list) are: bonuses, dishes, dictionaries, boxes, coaches, addresses.
We are looking at measurement and units of measure.
This half term we will explore the topic of evolution and inheritance. This will include looking at the evolution of living things over millions of years, inherited characteristics and how adaptation can lead to evolution.