Class Teachers - Mrs N. Ellerington and Mrs A. Newman, Deputy Head
Teaching Assistants - Mrs L. King
Spring Term 2020
As you are aware, the children will be sitting their SATS in May. Therefore, we will be starting preparation and revision for these tests during the Spring Term. We have purchased revision guides and practice books for every child, which we will complete in school before the children bring them home over the Easter holidays. On Wednesday 29th January, at 6:00pm, we will be holding a Parent’s Information meeting about the SATS. During this meeting we will discuss the organisation of SATS week, the format of the tests and will be available to answer any questions you may have. Year 6 children are also welcome to attend the meeting should they wish to.
If you are looking to support your child as they prepare for the SATS, please ensure that they are reading regularly and completing their homework on time. This is also a really important way of preparing your child for their transition to secondary school. (For more information see below).
During the Spring Term, our curriculum is based around ‘World War Two’ with particular focus on the ‘Battle of Britain’. We will be looking at what life was like in Britain during the War and we will be reading ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ as our class book. For further details of our wider curriculum, please click on the Curriculum Map link below.
Our Year 6 Curriculum Map:
Homework will be handed out on Fridays and should be returned the following Wednesday when it will be marked in class. The task should take no longer than 30 minutes and will either be an Arithmetic test or a reading comprehension. A half termly spelling list will also be included in the homework folder and these should be practised weekly. Children may still use https://spellingframe.co.uk/ activities to support their learning.
We would ask that you continue to read with your child on a daily basis, questioning them on what they read and ensuring that they understand the vocabulary being used, checking using a dictionary if necessary. Children are rewarded for regular reading through the school reading challenge which continues in Year 6.
Our times tables superhero challenge also continues. Please take advantage of some of the lovely activities available online and through Times Tables Rockstars for which your child has their own login. If you have mislaid your login, please let us know and we shall re-issue it.
PE lessons will be on Friday afternoons and will be taught by a qualified sports coach. Please make sure that your child has suitable kit including sports shoes suitable for outdoor use, joggers and a hoodie in case it is cold. Even during the winter months, we go outside whenever possible, and we would like all children to be able to enjoy lessons as much as possible. All students should be able to remove their own earrings for these sessions. Please could you also make sure that long hair is tied back and that socks are provided for the girls when they wear tights?
We are looking forward to what promises to be a rewarding and exciting term with the children.
If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.