Hello and welcome to Year 6!
My name is Miss Saunders and I will be teaching Year 6 this year, alongside our teaching assistant Miss Horrocks. Our PE days will be Tuesdays and Thursdays this term but please make sure that you bring your PE kit in everyday.
Our topic for the first half of Summer Term is "The Royal Wedding" and we have lots of exciting activities lined up for the children to learn from and enjoy. SATs are also happening this term, making it a very important time for the children. Towards the end of the term, the class will be going to Bude for a week as a way of celebrating their time at White Waltham School and to make some memories before they leave for secondary school.
This week, parents' evening is on Wednesday and Thursday. Walk the Plank challenge day is on Friday so please make sure that your child's PE kit is in school that day.
SATs week is the week beginning 14.05.18. SATs booster club will still be running every Tuesday after school up until SATs week.
Miss Saunders :)
25.04.18 - Parents' evening
26.04.18 - Parents' evening
27.04.18 - Walk the Plank Challenge Day
07.05.18 - Bank holiday
14.05.18 - SATs week
18.05.18 - Royal Wedding Street Party
21.05.18 - Bude week
During guided reading lessons, we are continuing to revise for the SATs tests. We will be looking at a fiction text this week and practising how to sequence events as this is something that the children found difficult in their spring term assessments. We will also be continuing to look at different exam techniques and how to use the number of marks available to help structure answers.
This week, we are continuing to look at adventure narrative based on The Royal Wedding Crashers. We will be starting the week by looking at the characters in the story more closely and adding details that we can include in our writing. We will then be planning a five part narrative, trying to include all of the ideas we've come up with over the last few lessons. Towards the end of the week, we will be doing some modelled and shared writing to write the opening and build-up of our narratives.
In maths, we are moving on to SATs revision, focusing on statistics, position, movement and direction and fractions this week. We will be structuring our revision around different problem-solving questions as well as revising some arithmetic methods. At the end of the week, we will be doing a competition working in pairs as a way of practising SATs-style questions. We did this last week and the children really enjoyed it and got a lot out of the activity.
For the next couple of weeks, we will be learning geography during our afternoon lessons. This week, we are learning about compass directions and lines of latitude and longitude. We will be beginning by learning how to read a compass and then completing an activity that practises this. The children will then complete an outside challenge using compasses in order to find a surprise! The following lesson, we will be locating continents and countries using lines of latitude and longitude.
Doodlemaths should now be up and running for all of the children. Each child knows their own login and password which they need to use in order to log into the app, which is free to download. The most effective way to use the app is to go onto it for 10 minutes each day in order to complete the "5-a-day" activities. I will also be assigning specific work that supports what we are learning in class which I am able to monitor. As a way of encouraging the children to use the app, we will be announcing the "top doodlers" from across the school every Friday in Collective Worship.
If you have any problems with the app or difficulties with accessing a tablet/phone for your child to complete it on, please let me know.
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