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Year 6

The Toothless Class


Class Teachers: Mr Marsh & Mrs Smith

Summer Term 2017


This website will give you some information about what your child will be learning and how you can help

them over the next term. If you are unsure about anything, please come and see the class teacher.


SATs:


This is the half term that the Year 6 children begin to heavily revise in preparation for the end of KS2 tests. 

 The children will sit several tests including:


*Reading

 *Spelling

 *Punctuation and Grammar

 *Maths Problem Solving (2 papers)

 *Maths Arithmetic (1 paper)


SATs week will begin on MONDAY 8th May.  All tests will be complete by Friday 12th May.  Please do not book

any medical or dental appointments during that week as it is important for all children to attend.  On the

approach to SATs most lessons will be focussed on Maths and Literacy.  We have reassured the children that

we will rebalance the curriculum after the tests are over.


REVISION TIPS:


Your child works extremely hard while they are at school in order to achieve as well as they can during the

SATs.  It is important to remember that the tests are designed to assess how well school has done over the

 last 4 years.  The children should not feel any pressure during SATs week (or the weeks leading up to it).  The

 most important thing is for the children to have a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast during SATs

 week.  If they wish to practise anything then reading and arithmetic practise always helps!


LITERACY:


This half term we are planning on putting in to practise all the writing skills we have developed over the year

 so far.  Children will be expected to include high level punctuation ( - ( ) ; ! ? ' , ), as well as high quality,

 adventurous vocabulary, in all of their written work. 

We are also going to spend time revising the features of a range of non-narrative texts, including: reports,

 arguments, letters, explanations and adverts.


MATHS:


We still have a number of topics that we need to cover before the end of the year.  The main ones will be 2D

 and 3D shapes, time related word problems, angles, averages and translations of shapes (including co-

ordinates).

After the SATs are over we will begin to look at maths transition units, including work on algebra and

mathematical problem solving.


SCIENCE:


In the second half of the Summer Term we will be looking at Growing Up.  This will focus on looking at the

dangers that the children may face as they become young adults.  The unit will consider the risks caused by

 taking drugs, smoking and drinking alcohol.  We will also spend some time this half term teaching the children

 about sex and relationships.  A separate letter will be sent out prior to these sessions. 


TRANSITION:


In the second half of the Summer term the children will have many opportunities to visit their chosen

secondary schools.  Most of the transition events for Tupton Hall will take place on Wednesdays and children

 will be expected to report directly to their secondary schools on those dates. 

 

PE:


In PE we have arranged for an external provider to visit school to work with us on our golf skills.  They will set

 up a range of Tri-Golf activities for the children to enjoy.  We are currently making plans to take the children

 to a local golf course too!  

In Summer term 2 we will be carrying out two units in PE.  One will be striking and fielding and the other will

be outdoor athletics in which we will explore running, jumping and throwing.


YEAR 6 CAMP:


As you know, the end of Year 6 camp is fast approaching.  To book your place, please complete the slip and

return it along with the deposit to Mrs Bassett as soon as possible.  The camp is always a huge success and is

 often the children's highlight of their time at Holmgate!


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


* P.E. will normally take place on Wednesday and Friday, however we do occasionally have additional lessons

 so please ensure children have their P.E. kit in school every day.

* Children can bring their own healthy snacks to school for break time.  They are allowed to bring a 'treat' for

 snack on Fridays.

* Please ensure that your child comes to school with the correct school uniform, including the correct coloured

 jumpers and black shoes or trainers.

There are a wide range of useful websites that your child can use to enhance their learning.  Here are just a

few that you might find useful:


http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/

This is really useful for all round research.  Most areas of the curriculum are covered and you will find

information relating to most topics we have been learning about in class.

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2

This is a great website to remind you of things you have been learning about in class.  There is a section about

 English, Maths and Science.

www.mymaths.co.uk

A wonderful website that the children have login details for.  Please encourage them to use the site and

complete their homework activities.

www.purplemash.com

A great website children have their own logins to.  They can practise a range of skills including computer programming.


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