Happy New Year and welcome to the Spring term!
I hope you have had a happy and restful Christmas break and that 2019 has got off to a good start for you! This term is a very busy one in Year 6 – preparation for our SATs tests steps up a few gears, and it also includes our visit to Robinwood. We’ve already had our parents’ meeting regarding these two momentous events, but if you or your child have any questions or concerns about them, please come and talk to myself or Mr Armstrong.
Our assessments in the Autumn term showed that most children have made good progress and are in a good position for their SATs tests in May. The assessment information was very useful in showing me just what the children need in terms of ‘gaps’ in their understanding – so lots of their learning this term will be catering to this and supporting them in acquiring the skills they need to move forward. We will, of course, still be covering the curriculum for maths and English as described on our website.
In our foundation subjects we will be focusing on a history topic: World War 2, specifically the Blitz and the Battle of Britain. In R.E. this term we will be spending some time on the holy book and place of worship for Muslims before moving onto Easter.
Homework will change a little in preparation for the tests. On a Monday the children will get maths and spelling as usual and they will also get a piece of grammar / punctuation work. The work (both maths and English) that comes home will always have been covered in the classroom. If your child has forgotten any aspect of the work, please encourage them to do an internet search to find additional information and tasks relating to the area, using an internet search engine to search the skill, followed by ‘ks2’ (i.e. adverbs ks2 or prime numbers ks2).
I hope this has helped you to get a feel for what we are teaching; it’s very much an outline. If you would like more information, please come and see me or go back to the homepage of our website, where you can find far more detail with regard to subject content under ‘Curriculum’, and then ‘Curriculum 2014’.
Thank you as ever for your support, it is very much appreciated.