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Year 6

Welcome to the Summer Term in Year 6.

The Summer term has arrived and we are focussed on the KS2 SAT tests beginning Monday 13th May. The test schedule is as follows.

Monday 13th – GPS and Spelling

Tuesday 14th – Reading

Wednesday 15th – Maths papers 1 and 2

Thursday 16th – Maths paper 3

This term we have split the pupils into sets for Writing, Reading and Maths in order to make as much progress as possible before the SAT tests. In addition, SATs boosters continue to take place in the ICT Suite every morning until Friday 10th May. We would love to see all registered pupils attending in the last weeks before the SAT tests. Year 6 teachers work closely with the Booster staff to ensure that the curriculum taught in the classroom is supported by work in Boosters. In addition, Year 6 have subscriptions to PiXL APPs, ‘Sumdog’, ‘Active Learn’ and ’StudyZone.tv’ where children can access a wealth of Maths and English online games and videos. Please take advantage of these and the CGP revision books to help your child prepare for the SAT tests.

In English, we have been editing our work using ARMS and COGS to be moderation ready. We are practising our reading skills daily focussing particularly on understanding vocabulary in context, retrieval and inference skills. After SATS, we will begin new pieces of writing in response to a range of videos and short stories to ensure our pupils meet the required standard.   Finally, we will return to our novel, 'Trash' by Andy Mulligan. The children were really enjoying this story, set on a dumpsite in Rio de Jeneiro, Brazil and can’t wait to see how it ends.

This term we will continue units of work from the International Primary Curriculum. Currently the pupils are studying ‘Green Fingers’. They will learn that plants are living things – they grow when we give them enough sunlight, food and water. Plants give us food to eat, clean air to breathe and materials to build our houses and furniture. We can use plants to make clothes and medicines, and to decorate our gardens. Over the next few weeks, we are going to find out how to look after plants. We will even be growing our own plants for a Flower Show at our school! We look forward to you joining us for our exit point.

If you need any information or advice, please feel free to come and speak to a member of staff.

Thank you for your help and support,

The Year 6 team.