Welcome to class 6!
Autumn Term 2019
Things you need to know:
What we are reading this term.
Our English lessons will be based on the book, Holes by Louis Sachar. We will be doing a variety of activities, as we emerge ourselves in the story, including: descriptive writing; letters and diary entries.
Year 6 curriculum vehicle: It's a dog's life. For more information about curriculum vehicles please click the link https://www.st-marys-leek.staffs.sch.uk/curriculum/
In art we will be sketching dogs and drawing their portrait and aiming to capture a little of their personality as well. To help us, we will be visiting local art gallery: The Gallery and meeting local artists, famous for animal portraits.
Our D & T project will see us designing and making our own doggy bandanas for the canines waiting for their forever homes.
Music: we will be writing our own jingles to advertise the dogs, with the winning one being played on Moorlands radio!
In history we will be studying the world wars and the vital parts that animals, including dogs, played.
The geography element will find us discovering the origins of dogs and different species from all around the world.
During computing, we will be designing our own, modern website in order to rehome more of the animals successfully.
Statutory National Curriculum Spellings
Autumn 1st half
Autumn 2nd half
Spring 1st half
Spring 2nd half
Summer 1st half
Revision (yr 5)
Year 6 Science Topics
Animals Including Humans
You listen to the songs for free using this website, it’s a fun way to learn times tables.
Lots of great resources to help prepare for SATs.
An online reading website that measures children's progress in reading - for every 100 knowledge points pupils receive an achievement point at school!
Key stage 2 SATS Dates for 2020
The key stage 2 tests are timetabled from Monday 11th May to Thursday 14th May 2020
Monday 11th May
English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Paper 1
English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Paper 2
Tuesday 12th May
English reading test
Wednesday 13th May
Maths Paper 1: Arithmetic
Maths Paper 2: Reasoning
Thursday 14th May
Maths Paper 3: Reasoning
Year 5 and Year 6 Curriculum and Expectations
With the new National Curriculum, the Department for Education has produced new expectations for the end of each curriculum year. These will replace the old system of levels and provide you as parents with a clear idea of what the children should be achieving at the end of the year.
Below you will find the expectations for Year 5 and Year 6 in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. The year 5 document that can also be downloaded provides year 5 expectations. We have also produced ‘deepening’ targets for parents to show you the targets that the children will be working towards if they have met all of the ‘expected’ targets to master their learning skills.
As a school we report your child’s progress against these end of year expectations at our parent evenings during the year.
The following terms will be used:
· Your child is not on track to meet the end of year national expectations.
· Your child is on track to meet the end of year national expectations .
· Your child is on track to exceed the end of year national expectations.
Any extra support you can provide in helping your child or children to achieve these will benefit them greatly.
This website allows children to access a wide range of SATs questions grouped in to specific categories.
If you are struggling with a certain question you can click the Youtube link and it will provide you with an efficient way of completing the question.