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India and South Africa Classes: Our Learning

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In their last year before moving on to secondary school, we will try to prepare the Year 6 children for their transition emotionally and academically. Part of their school year will be taking the statutory end of Key Stage 2 assessments - the SATs. This will happen in Term 5 (Monday 11th - Thursday 14th of May) and we will work hard to make sure that they are ready to sit them confidently. We know that some families support this with further practice at home and there is a list of useful web sites at the bottom of this page (with revision materials that your child might find useful). Please speak to your child's class teacher if you have any questions related to this or should you want any specific help to support their learning. 

Term 1

Both classes have made a really positive start to Year 6! We are very excited to have started our 'Coasts' topic and have already learnt lots of facts in our geography and science lessons.

We have made links to our topic in English, writing some lovely poems and adventure stories. We can't wait to see more of their super writing this term and beyond!

In maths, we have begun by studying place value and numbers - challenging the children to be fluent and able to reason with numbers up to 10,000,000 and to three decimal places. They've made a great start and we will build upon this understanding of number as the year goes on. Please continue to help your child to practise times tables (up to 12x12), identifying prime, square and cube numbers, as well focusing on areas of their homework they find tricky. 

Please see an outline of our learning this term and our newsletter.

Useful web links for Year 6 learning and revision:

 

SATs practice papers

 

Access to previous SATs papers (reading, SPAG and maths):

http://www.satspapers.org.uk/Page.aspx?TId=5

 

 SATs-style maths practice papers:

 https://www.emaths.co.uk/index.php/student-resources/past-papers/ks2-sat-2016-practice-papers 

 https://mathsmadeeasy.co.uk/ks2-revision/key-stage-2-sat-maths/

 

 

 English/SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar)

 

National Curriculum definitions of grammatical terms which will appear in homework and class learning:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335190/English_Appendix_2_-_Vocabulary_grammar_and_punctuation.pdf

 

National Curriculum spelling patterns and statutory words lists (giving examples of spelling patterns we will teach and the type of words the SATs will test):

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239784/English_Appendix_1_-_Spelling.pdf 

 

Summaries, examples and teaching videos of key grammatical terms:

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p

 

Selection of games for revision:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/punctuation

 

 

Maths

 

Summaries, examples and teaching videos of mathematical terms:

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/z826n39

 

Wide range of resources – from games to teaching aids and tests:

https://mathsframe.co.uk/

https://www.math-salamanders.com/free-kids-math-games.html

 

Maths arithmetic practice:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/mental-maths

 

Small range of memory matching games:

https://claritymaths.uk/games/index.html

 

Really good web site (with lots of visual aids to help understand tricky concepts); it is American but, while not a direct match to the National Curriculum for Year 6, the ‘Grade 5’ learning and games would be a match for age – and you could always look at ‘Grade 4’ or 'Grade 6' to support/stretch as appropriate:

https://www.mathplayground.com/

 

Web site designed more for teachers, and includes lots of concepts aimed at secondary-age learning. However, there are some useful tools which show models and images that might help your child’s understanding if something is proving tricky to understand:

https://mathsbot.com/

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Whitehall Primary School

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