Class News 2017-18
Welcome Back and a Happy New Year!
SPRING TERM 2018
This term we will be looking at Natural Disasters in our Geography topic and learning about keeping healthy in Science and P.E. (Indoor P.E. kits are required for Monday afternoon sessions)
We will continue with our Reading and Maths club every week as we begin to prepare for our upcoming SATs in May and the homework timetable will remain the same - children should be responsible for bringing in their homework in on time helping them to prepare for their journey to secondary school. Parents will be informed by letter if homework is persistently late or not handed in.
If you wish your child to attend the Glaramara trip this year (Wed 23rd - Friday 25th May) please return the permission slip and £25 deposit by Friday 19th January 2018
Please try to ensure that your child is in school during the week of the SATs Monday 14th Thursday 17th May. If your child is ill at this time please contact school so we can make alternative arrangements for your child to undertake the exam at another time.
Many thanks for all the lovely gifts and kind wishes. We wish you all a joyful and restful Christmas.
Year 6 have had a very busy term this Autumn with all of the activities and trips they have had learning about World War One and also a trip away to Conway.
Year 6 had a very successful trip to Crosby Beach last week which the children thoroughly enjoyed. We made our own sculptures from natural materials found on the beach, took photographs with the Iron Men and photographed the seascape to help us with our artwork we will be completing shortly. We even managed to enjoy an ice cream just before we left. The children were very well behaved and this was commented on by some of the visitors on the beach. A special thank you should go to the parents who helped out on the day as these trips would not happen if we didn't have the adults to go with us.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
WW1 Junior Chef visit (Paid for by Project funds) - Thursday 2nd November
WW1 Workshop at Anglican Cathedral (Paid for by Project funds) - Tuesday 7th November
WW1 Exhibition at Aintree Davenhill (Free) - Wednesday 8th November in the morning
Conway Residential - Tuesday 14th November - Wednesday 15th November
Theatre Trip to see War Horse - Thursday 16th November leaving school 1.00pm and returning around 6pm
WW1 Remembrance Service @ St Andrews -2pm-3pm (Parents welcome)-Wednesday 22nd November
Real History WW1 morning @Summerhill (Paid for by Project funds) - Wednesday 22nd November
SATS Information 2018
Monday 14 May 2018
Tuesday 15 May 2018
Wednesday 16 May 2018
Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic
Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning
Thursday 17 May 2018
Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning
All children must sit the tests at the same time.
Test papers can only be opened 1 hour before the tests begin.
Tests are completed in the hall or in a classroom, with any displays that may help covered over.
The LA monitor 10% of schools per year.
Children are divided into groups for test administration to ensure they are properly supported and feel secure.
How you can help
The best help is interest taken in learning and progress.
Supporting home learning. Encourage the children to complete their homework and hand it in on time.
Each of the children has been issued with a mymaths password enabling them to access on line tasks to complete at home which I can monitor and give feedback to. If they are struggling with a task they can read through the lesson to assist them.
Reading comprehension tasks will be sent home for them to complete – when answering question need to remember that up to three marks can be awarded for questions and this requires them to use the P.E.E. strategy
(Points, evidence, explain) remembering to use evidence from the text to back up their answers.
Grammar, spelling and punctuation tasks will also be sent home to complete
Past papers may also be given to complete and they are available to print off online from
Encourage children to be present at any booster sessions they have been asked to attend after or before school.
Not putting children under too much pressure
Ensuring children arrive for tests:
- in good time
- having had breakfast
- having gone to bed at a reasonable time
The children should bring in a bottle of water (no juice) with a safety cap to ensure there are no spillages. The label on the water bottle should also be removed.
Homework will be sent home for the weekend and should be done as small tasks throughout the week. Below are a few useful websites.
During SATS week the children may come to school early (8.30am) and have their breakfast in class.
If you have any worries or questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Mrs Padilla and the year 6 team