I am writing to congratulate you on your success at completing your KS2 assessments. Over the past few months you have worked so hard to cover key areas of the curriculum, such as:
– distinguishing which sentence are written in the passive and active voice
– calculating the unknown angles of a triangle
– identifying relative clauses
– thinking about author’s perspective
– calculating the value of x
I am immensely proud of how much effort you have put in, your will/determination to succeed and the support you have shown to your peers. Bearing this in mind, for homework this week and next, I would like you to complete as many of these activities as possible:–
– Read a book
– Watch your favourite TV programme
– Eat Haribo or ice-cream
– Laugh until your tummy hurts
– Go outside and enjoy the weather
– Go for a swim or walk
– Spend time on your favourite hobby
– Cook or make something
– Have more Haribo or ice-cream
– Play in your garden
– Spend some quality time with your family
– Do something you have never done before!
Well done to each and every one of you and enjoy the weekend! I
Mrs Harris’ handy tips
Over the weekend the children should relax and not feel stressed. They should eat chocolate,watch their favourite movie and get some fresh air, They have worked extremely hard and need to feel confident next week.
The timetable for SATs is as follows: Monday, Spelling Grammar and Punctuation and spelling test, Tuesday Reading test, Wednesday Arithmetic paper and Mathematics Reasoning paper 2 and Thursday Mathematics Reasoning paper 3.
Good luck-you’ve got this Year 6
This week in Year 6 the children in maths were taking charge of the teaching and learning, As a group the children though thy needed more input in Algebra. They showed off the new learning by showcasing their skills. Well done Year 6!
Year 6 have had yet another successful term in the lead up to SATs. They finished their Salvation unit in RE by making and thinking about how they could use salvation in their Easter card designs. The class designed stained glass crosses with the biblical reference ‘ I am the reserrurection and the life’ John 11 : 25-26
In Year 6 this week we have been using our knowledge to solve a selection of typical word problems involving decimals, fractions and percentages.
The children have study books to help them and find these really useful. They have been using their skills to relate decimals to fractions and percentages.
This week during RE year 6 were looking at why Jesus was condemned to death.The children read John 19, the lead up to Jesus’ death and as a class discussed his betrayal by Judas, the trial before Pilate and the crucifixion.
The children wrote letters to Caesar asking him to set Jesus free.
In science we are looking at the functions and make-up of a heart. In this lesson we had some lamb’s hearts that we were making close observations of. Some children found:arteries,veins,tubes,fat and saw the chambers. It answered one of the children’s initial questions- Were human hearts the same as animal hearts?
On Tuesday, Year 6 visited the Art Gallery as part of their topic ‘Gallery Rebels ‘ The children explored the galleries and observed and discussed various paintings. The children were very keen to look at the paintings from the 16th and 17th century. They particularly enjoyed the religious paintings from this era. They spent the afternoon sketching their favourite paintings and sculptures.
During book week Year 6 have been using the book Arthur Spiderwick’s Field guide to the Fantastical World Around You. They created some new creatures alongside the parents in our workshop. The creatures were created using 3 different animals and then painted using watercolours.
This half term we are looking at the topic ‘Gallery Rebels’ and finding out about artists and different movements in art. We will be looking at Surrealism and linking this into our literacy through narrative and poetry.
We started the topic by turning our book corner into an art gallery. Over half term ,children made sculptures from foil to be hung or displayed in the gallery.