This week in Year 6 (5.2.18)

The main focus of this week has been practice SAT papers. By doing this the children learn to increase their resilience which was very evident this time but it also means that when we come to the real thing they are not fazed by it as it is just another test. The results from these tests help us, and the children, to see which areas we need to give further emphasise too and which children might benefit from a little one to one time on certain topics.

Our project work this week has been looking at whether it is right for the carnival in Brazil to cost so much money when there are so many people that live in poverty. This provided interesting discussions and writing, showing the reasons for and against.

The children have bought home the form for the Sponsored Spell for sponsors to show their pledges, either per word (there are 100 in total) or for the total. Just to remind you, the money raised will be divvied equally between the very worthwhile charity, Cancer Research which was chosen by the children, and their end of year party. At the same time, we hope to motivate them to learn their spellings for the SATs.

Some of the more able readers have been asking for book recommendations, these are a few personal recommendations (from my own children.)

Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman

Back Home by Michelle Magorian and other books by her (author of Goodnight Mr Tom)

Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz

Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

The Airman by Eoin Colfer

The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit (author of Five Children and It)

Literally any book by Cornelia Funke

Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

 

We hope you and the children have a relaxing half term.

Year 6 Team

 

This week in Year 6 (29.1.18)

Is was pleasing to see so many of you at the SATs meeting on Wednesday evening but if you were unable to make it, the power point is below. If you have any questions, please come and ask one of us. More details about the Breakfast Club will be given nearer the time.

This week the children have been writing to the Brazilian government expressing their concerns about deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest. This has given them a chance to use the skills of formal writing and persuasion. While in maths the focus has been on angle work and finding out missing angles in 3 and 4 sided shapes.

The children have been given a letter to bring home to explain about the sponsored spell which will start after half term. They have also been given a copy of all the words they will need to learn and how these will be broken down into the 10 sections. Next week they will have the first two sections to focus on for the holidays.

Remember Parents Evenings are Monday 26th and Wednesday 28th February. Please return the reply slip as soon as possible. We look forward to being able to discuss your child’s progress towards SATs with you.

Year 6 Team

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