Happy New Year!
SPTO's closure has prompted a change to our way of assessing the children. Therefore, on the week beginning 13th January will be our assessment week, where the children will do reading and maths tests. Writing is assessed throughout the year.
Homework books are now being used well in all four classes. A voluntary contribution of £6 per child can now be made on laser.
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:
Spelling pattern Curriculum words
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Each week on a Thursday, Year 6 pupils will have to complete homework tasks from their KS2 revision books. The homework is due in on the following Tuesday.
English - p 60, 61
Maths - p 68, 69
English - p 52, 53
Maths - p 62, 63
Ealing Council has sent this letter to all schools addressed to parents and carers. The content maybe more relevant to older pupils who attend High schools. In our PHSE curriculum, we talk about coping with peer pressure, including alcohol, drugs and knives. Our local PCSO also visits to talk about knife safety to pupils.
Our new PSHE unit is called "Say NO!" where we will be talking to the children about the subject of peer pressure and how to react in different situations. Each lesson will discuss different scenarios including the dangers involving drugs, alcohol. smoking and knives. These are important areas so we approach these in a gentle discussion way where we discuss children's current knowledge and then focus on scenarios to help children consider how to act. We will be following up on the subject of knives and peer pressure through a lesson with our local Police community support officer in March as well as follow up lessons on peer pressure throughout the year if needed.
We are very proud to provide a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to attend class cooking sessions during school hours. Sessions commenced in September and an annual voluntary contribution of £12.00 to cover the cost of ingredients has been uploaded to your Laser school cashbook. Your prompt payment is really appreciated.
Please see the links below which include useful information and details related to the menta health and well-being of pupils, including guidance, tips and helpful websites.
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. The children have been provided with a lined A4 book to record their response activity in.
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.
This week, we are working on geometry.
We will be writing a narrative and autobiography based on the events of our current book, Street Child.
Follow the Year 6 link below to our Knowledge Organisers designed for each challenge. This will provide you with the key information we aim for children to have learnt by the end of each challenge.