welcome to class 6
SATS and beyond!
As you know, we have SATs coming up in year six. I am really proud of the effort all of the children are putting into their revision - I know it will pay off. As a reminder, the tests are held in the mornings of the week beginning 8th May. The format will be the same as all the other tests we have done in school, so there will be nothing really new. The children will need to arrive promptly into school and we will have some toast and a drink before sitting down each day. The afternoons will be spent either revising, if needed by the children, or working on something a little more light-hearted!
Afterwards, we will be beginning our Five Pound Challenge to raise money for our end of year party and doing various transition activities to get everyone ready for their next journey - to High School. This will include discussions about relationships and making new friends, as well as the Transition Days organized by the High School themselves. Please let us know when your transition days are, just in case the High School hasn't already informed us.
We will also be starting rehearsals for our end of year play - to be revealed nearer the time!
Just a reminder to ensure your child STILL reads at least three times a week! If they are highly competent, they don't need to read to you each time, but must discuss what they are reading to ensure understanding. Please encourage them to read a range of books, not just the 'easy' ones, so that they become more familiar with a range of text types. We have expanded our home reading range to include a lot more variety, so there will be something for everyone.
Homework will be set each week on a Wednesday and needs to be returned into school the following Monday.
A list of spellings will also be sent home each week. These words need to be written out at least a further 2 times and also placed into a sentence that is correctly punctuated. Please be aware we will also be using the weekly spellings in class, so that the children become very familiar with them. This enables us to learn 'harder' spellings which will improve our writing.
Useful revision links:
This year we will be exploring teaching and learning in different ways. One of the methods we will be using is called 'flip learning'. This involves the children learning something at home using the internet and then applying this back in school. The main benefit of this style of learning is that we can spend more time deepening knowledge and correcting misconceptions. Plus we get to 'do' more in class, rather than just sitting and being passive learners! You will all understand the idea more, the more we do it. This short video will help explain it.