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