Week beginning 11.2.19
We are halfway through the academic year!
Children, will be discussing what a protest is and consider the predicament of the varmints.
They will also be analyzing the end of the story ‘Varmints’ and discussing whether the end could actually be a beginning.
We will be looking at percentages problems in relation to ratio. Children will then be applying their skills to SATs style questions.
Following the children’s latest test results, we will be addressing areas of weakness to ensure the children are ready for their SATs.
Reading- In reading comprehension, children are beginning to answer inference questions. They will continue to practise this. They will also continue to do this in timed conditions to best prepare them for SATs and to enable them to complete a reader paper quickly and accurately.
Topic- Children will continue their science work on classifying living things.
Week beginning 4.2.19
Year 6 will be having their practise mock SATs week.
Week beginning 28/1/19
All children now have a ‘Times Table Rock Stars’ account. They can still access their Pixl times table app. Please make sure your child practices their times tables regularly on both.
English- In reading comprehension, children are beginning to answer inference questions. They will continue to practise this. They will also continue to do this in timed conditions to best prepare them for SATs and to enable them to complete a reader paper quickly and accurately.
Writing-Children will look at a balanced argument in depth.
Maths- We will be using analysis of recent SATs practice papers to fill gaps.
Topic- Children will be classifying plants according to their characteristics.
New homework was handed out on Friday (maths arithmetic and grammar papers). This homework is due back Friday 8th February.
Please encourage your child to pack their bag the night before so they do not forget things such as PE kits and homework.
Week beginning 21.1.19
What a great start to our Spring term.
English- Children will be focusing on writing a debate this week: Should the varmints stop thinking and accept the changes as a sign of positive progress?
Maths- In mathematics this week, children will be looking at multiplication and division methods.
Reading-For reading comprehension, children will continue to focus on retrieval questions. They will then start to look at inference questions, where they are required to look further into the text for key points to answer the question.
Topic- Children will continue to develop their skill in classifying, identifying many ways to classify living things.
SATs home learning is due Friday 25th January.
PE will always be on a Friday afternoon, but there will also be a session earlier in the week which will not always be on the same day. PE kits in school all week please. Some children are forgetting their kit. Please remind them to get their school things ready the evening before so they practise preparing their school equipment independently, ready for high school.
Please make sure you read with your child at least three times week and it is recorded in their reading diary. These are checked every day.
Week beginning 14.1.19
We’ve made a great start to the new Spring term. All the children have embraced the new groups and timetable changes made following the assessments they completed at the end of the Autumn term. SATs based homework will now start to come home regularly. Children have a maths reasoning paper and a reading comprehension paper. Both of these are due back Friday 25th January.
There are just 4 months until SATs week, so it is vital your child is in school, each day and on time so they do not miss any of their learning.
Topic- Children will have a science-based focus and be looking at 'living things and classification'.
Reading- For reading comprehension, children will be focusing on retrieval questions. They will be recapping key steps in finding the answer and explain how they can use language within the question to locate what they are looking for in the text.
Writing- The children have started a new book called ‘Varmints’ by Helen Ward and Marc Craste. The children have been looking at poetry and how the author can use language to set the mood. Next week, children will be looking at the film Varmints and identifying how language used can paint a picture in the reader’s mind. They will also be writing and performing their own poetry.
Maths- In mathematics this week we will focus on addition and subtraction methods. Also, we will be focusing on times tables, helping the children to feel confident with the times table they are currently learning.
Children will be expected to know all of their times tables. Here are some ideas to help you at home to learn them.