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Year 6 SATs information for parents.

 

If you were unable to attend, please find the information PowerPoint below, which was shared.

You may find the page of links useful to look at the pitch and content of past papers.

Pupils have practised the routines for SATs: timings, procedures, questions types as well as their seating positions, and using whole school NTS assessments and also the practice papers from 2019.

 

If you have any further questions, please email: Chadland@thythornfield.leics.sch.uk

 

2021 - 2022

Spring Term 2022

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World Book Day 2022 information:

                                 

 

 

Autumn Term 2: Welcome back to school!

Please make sure you have a suitably warm coat in school each day. The weather is very changeable.

 

This term, we have PE on Tuesday afternoon with Mr Pick - make sure you are wearing full PE kit.

 

We have swimming on Friday morning with me, Ms Hadland - you can wear a tracksuit/PE kit to school on Friday as this in my PE session with you. Swimming is in the morning, so if you wear your swimming costume/trunks under your PE kit, when you come to school, (it would be a good idea to save time getting changed and then you get more time in the water) PLEASE REMEMBER to put your UNDERWEAR in your PE bag for changing into after swimming! laugh

It could be a bit draughty otherwise! Winter is coming! surprise Brrrrrr! surprise

WEEKLY HOMEWORK:

Homework will usually be set on Monday to be returned, completed, the following Monday. This allows 5 evenings and 2 full days over the weekend for homework to be completed. This enables busy families and children to plan some free time to set aside to complete homework tasks.

 

Each homework task should take no longer than 20 minutes. If your child has focused and concentrated for 20 minutes, trying to complete the task, an adult at home can 'sign off' the task to say they have tried to complete it, given it their best effort, and this is as far as they got. smiley

 

If your child is off school, it is their responsibility to find out what the homework is/was. It is posted on this page in order for ALL to access. If you have the CGP books at home, the required page numbers are always posted on here so you can complete the work. Any other activities are also posted on here for ease of access and to prompt your memory. Look below, find the correct date, complete those activities:

Monday, 22nd November, 2021 (to be completed and handed in by Monday 29th November):

Each week we are going to have a reading focus question, to develop your oracy and spoken vocabulary, to be shared and discussed with the people at home. This week it is a personal opinion question. Use your best vocabulary and justified ideas to support your reasoning if applicable:

2. Science research homework (as detailed on Y6 home learning page)

                       

3. Science electricity circuit symbols: pairs or snap! (as detailed on Y6 home learning page).

Enjoy! Do you know your symbols from your labels?

Print off, cut up, shuffle and place face down on the carpet - you can play 'pairs' or print off 2 sets and play snap!

4. Contribute one book review and one word definition per week on Y6 Reading Padlet/s,

click here:    Dashboard (padlet.com)

User name:  Year6CHadland

Password:    AwesomeY6

5. Daily 20 minutes of reading aloud with someone at home asking you a minimum of 5 questions to check your understanding, interrogate the text and discuss the facts, characters, events and setting, using retrieval, inference and deduction skills.

Monday, 15th November, 2021 (to be completed and handed in by Monday 22nd November):

Each week we are going to have a reading focus question, to develop your oracy and spoken vocabulary, to be shared and discussed with the people at home. This week it is a personal opinion question. Use your best vocabulary and justified ideas to support your reasoning if applicable:

                       

2. PSHE: as part of anti-bullying week and 'odd socks day',  this week we are focusing on One Kind Word and Kindness. Take a look at the discussion and written task on the slides below - you can write your answers on paper or submit to me on Seesaw.

Click here for the reading tasks (this can count as a reading experience in your reading record): 

Click here for the activity:

Parents and Carers Pack:

 

Explore some of the Kindness and Empathy related PSHE games here:

    https://gamesforchange.org/studentchallenge/la/kindness-empathy/ -scroll to bottom for games

    and Primary PSHE games here: http://primarygamesarena.com/Subjects/PSHE 

3. Contribute one book review and one word definition per week on Y6 Reading Padlet/s,

click here:    Dashboard (padlet.com)

User name:  Year6CHadland

Password:    AwesomeY6

4. Daily 20 minutes of reading aloud with someone at home asking you a minimum of 5 questions to check your understanding, interrogate the text and discuss the facts, characters, events and setting, using retrieval, inference and deduction skills.

Monday, 8th November, 2021 (to be completed and handed in by Monday 15th November):

 

Each week we are going to have a reading focus question to be shared and discussed with the people at home. This week it is a personal opinion question. Use your best vocabulary and justified ideas to support your reasoning if applicable:

                               

2. CGP: Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling: (pages 12 - 14)

3. CGP: Maths: Arithmetic (pages 17 - 20)

4. Flashback to prior spelling patterns learnt in Autumn Term 1: revisit, rehearse, retrieve and revise:

Click here (then select Practice/Tests): https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/76/40-Words-ending in 'ence' and 'ance'

5. Contribute one book review and one word definition per week on Y6 Reading Padlet/s,

click here:    Dashboard (padlet.com)

User name:  Year6CHadland

Password:    AwesomeY6

6. Daily 20 minutes of reading aloud with someone at home asking you a minimum of 5 questions to check your understanding, interrogate the text and discuss the facts, characters, events and setting, using retrieval, inference and deduction skills.

Each week you should routinely complete, throughout the week:

Daily reading for 20 minutes, or more. This reading can take place in many forms: instructions for a game, recipes, sharing a more challenging book with an adult, reading children's newspapers, specific interest magazines or comics, listening to an Audible book, reading a Kindle book or reading a book to a younger sibling. Most of the time you will be doing the reading but it is good to hear an adult read to you on occasion as you will hear and see good skills demonstrated for you to copy! blush 

Please record ALL reading experiences in your reading record diary. Keep it up to date. 

Maths: we are moving onto division at the beginning of this term. If you do not know most/all of your times tables up to 12 x 12 you may struggle with division work as we often need to use the inverse of division: multiplication, to help arrive at an answer. It is vital that you learn your times tables regularly in order to mentally solve calculations swiftly and accurately. It is important that you practise your times tables, the tricky ones! If you know all of your times tables practise the inverse division facts.

Log into Numbots and also Times Tables Rockstars - can you improve your personal best (P.B.)?

If you are looking for other activities to support your learning, why not log onto Purple Mash or Language Angels - explore and learn!

Monday, 1st November (to be completed and handed in by Monday 8th November):

 

Thank you to all the pupils who have handed in their research regarding a significant person in Science: Electricity, and also a significant person linked to Black History Month. angel

 

Each week we are going to have a reading focus question to be shared and discussed with the people at home. This week it is a personal opinion question. Use your best vocabulary and justified ideas to support your reasoning if applicable:

                    

1. Log into Purple Mash and explore the Electricity areas.

    There are 4 areas to complete:

  • Electrical or not?
  • Electrical symbol pairs.
  • Electricity Quiz
  • Circuits Quiz

2. CGP: Reading Comprehension: (pages t.b.c)

3. CGP: Maths (pages t.b.c.)

4. Flashback to prior spelling patterns learnt in Autumn Term 1: revisit, rehearse, retrieve and revise:

Click here (then select Practice/Tests): https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/35/41-Words-ending-in-able-and-ible-Words-ending-in-ably-and-ibly-1-of-2

5. Contribute one book review and one word definition per week on Y6 Reading Padlet/s,

click here:    Dashboard (padlet.com)

User name:  Year6CHadland

Password:    AwesomeY6

6. Daily 20 minutes of reading aloud with someone at home asking you a minimum of 5 questions to check your understanding, interrogate the text and discuss the facts, characters, events and setting, using retrieval, inference and deduction skills.

Each week you should routinely complete:

Daily reading for 20 minutes, or more. This reading can take place in many forms: instructions for a game, recipes, sharing a more challenging book with an adult, reading children's newspapers, specific interest magazines or comics, listening to an Audible book, reading a Kindle book or reading a book to a younger sibling. Most of the time you will be doing the reading but it is good to hear an adult read to you on occasion as you will hear and see good skills demonstrated for you to copy! blush 

Please record ALL reading experiences in your reading record diary. Keep it up to date. 

Maths: we are moving onto division at the beginning of this term. If you do not know most/all of your times tables up to 12 x 12 you may struggle with division work as we often need to use the inverse of division: multiplication, to help arrive at an answer. It is vital that you learn your times tables regularly in order to mentally solve calculations swiftly and accurately. It is important that you practise your times tables, the tricky ones! If you know all of your times tables practise the inverse division facts.

Log into Numbots and also Times Tables Rockstars - can you improve your personal best (P.B.)?

If you are looking for other activities to support your learning, why not log onto Purple Mash or Language Angels - explore and learn!

Monday, 25th October (to be completed and handed in by Monday 1st November):

 

Year 6: I have only received a few PowerPoints, or Google slide presentations, from the homework set before half-term. You can complete the task on paper if you wish. The ones I have received are very factual and detailed - thank you. smiley

Please look at the homework from the previous week and make sure you have completed task number 2 and task number 4 - you can e-mail it to me or send it via Seesaw. I will be checking on Wednesday.

 

Each week we are going to have a reading focus question to be shared and discussed with the people at home. Use a suitable book which fits the focus question - it can be your school reading book or a book from home. Use your best vocabulary, justified ideas, and a quote from the text to support your reasoning if applicable:

                                

 

1. Daily 20 minutes of reading aloud with someone at home asking you a minimum of 5 questions to check your understanding, interrogate the text and discuss the facts, characters, events and setting, using retrieval, inference and deduction skills.

2. Contribute one book review and one word definition per week on Y6 Reading Padlet/s,

click here:    Dashboard (padlet.com)

User name:  Year6CHadland

Password:    AwesomeY6

3. Flashback to prior spelling patterns learnt in Autumn Term 1: revisit, rehearse, retrieve and revise:

Click here (then select Practice/Tests): https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/7/37-Endings-which-sound-like-spelt-cious-or-tious

4. Science: Electricity and Light: to research and gather facts about: 'who invented the lightbulb?' There are several people who claim to have been involved on the journey of discovery. History does not always reflect the past truthfully! Sometimes it depends on who shouts the loudest, who has the most influence and followers, or who 'adopts' other people's ideas and claims them as their own discoveries! 

Who will you choose to research? You may wish to consider: Edison, Latimer, Swan, De La Rue, Sawyer or Albon Man. This will link nicely to our topic about lighthouses and electricity.

You can present you information on a postcard/fact file, a poster, a PowerPoint - however you wish.

Please complete it by next Monday, 1st November, 2021.

Post your work on Seesaw or hand-in paper copies.

5. CGP: Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling: pages 7-10

6. CGP: Maths: Arithmetic: pages 10-12. 

 

Each week you should routinely complete:

Daily reading for 20 minutes, or more. This reading can take place in many forms: instructions for a game, recipes, sharing a more challenging book with an adult, reading children's newspapers, specific interest magazines or comics, listening to an Audible book, reading a Kindle book or reading a book to a younger sibling. Most of the time you will be doing the reading but it is good to hear an adult read to you on occasion as you will hear and see good skills demonstrated for you to copy! blush 

Reading can take place in many formats!

Maths: we are moving onto division at the beginning of this term. If you do not know most/all of your times tables up to 12 x 12 you may struggle with division work as we often need to use the inverse of division: multiplication, to help arrive at an answer. It is vital that you learn your times tables regularly in order to mentally solve calculations swiftly and accurately. It is important that you practise your times tables, the tricky ones! If you know all of your times tables practise the inverse division facts.

Log into Numbots and also Times Tables Rockstars - can you improve your personal best (P.B.)?

If you are looking for other activities to support your learning, why not log onto Purple Mash or Language Angels - explore and learn!

Monday, 11th October ( to be completed and handed in by Monday 25th - due to half-term holiday):

Each week we are going to have a reading focus question to be shared and discussed with the people at home. Use a suitable book which fits the focus question - it can be your school reading book or a book from home. Use your best vocabulary, justified ideas, and a quote from the text to support your reasoning if applicable:

                   

 

1. Daily 20 minutes of reading aloud with someone at home asking you a minimum of 5 questions to check your understanding and discuss the facts, characters, events and setting, using retrieval,           inference and deduction skills.

2. Contribute one book review and one word definition per week on Y6 Reading Padlet/s,

click here:    Dashboard (padlet.com)

User name:  Year6CHadland

Password:    AwesomeY6

3. CGP Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling: p 4-6

4. Project: to create a fact file for a person of colour for Black History Month, in a presentation format of your choosing e.g. PowerPoint, poster, index card/postcard. If it is electronic you can e-mail to me, or post on Seesaw, or bring in the hard copy to present to an audience (Year 6 class) after half-term. You could link it to our World Wars topic - after half-term we are looking at World War II - to Poetry Day, or to a Significant Person from History; whether it be a scientist, a historian, a computing wizard, a sports person, a writer, or an interest of your choice.

5. CGP Maths: Arithmetic Book: p8 - p9

6. Practise your times tables, the tricky ones! If you know all of your times tables practise the inverse    division facts. Log into Numbots and also Times Tables Rockstars - can you improve your personal best (P.B.)?

7. Well-being Workout - looking at Amazing People and Tolerance:

https://amazingpeople-production.s3.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/amazetwo/cms/00000000/6/f0ef99a1-466d-4855-a687-d2eede7909c8_1629894620.pdf

8. If you are looking for other activities, why not log onto Purple Mash - explore and learn.

Monday, 4th October, 2021 (to be completed and handed in by Monday 11th October, 2021):

Each week we are going to have a reading focus question to be shared and discussed with the people at home. Use a suitable book which fits the focus question - it can be your school reading book or a book from home. Use your best vocabulary, justified ideas, and a quote from the text to support your reasoning where possible:

                  

 

1. 20 minutes of reading aloud with someone at home asking you a minimum of 5 questions to      check your understanding and discuss the facts, characters, events and setting, using retrieval,           inference and deduction skills.

2. Contribute one book review and one word definition on Y6 Reading Padlet/s,

click here:    Dashboard (padlet.com)

User name:  Year6CHadland

Password:    AwesomeY6

3. CGP Reading Comprehension: Non Fiction Text: Air Raids p28 and answer all question pages.

4. Prepare suitable Harvest themed lyrics for our 'Harvest Rap' /poem; to fit the rhythm of The Prince of Bel Air. Also jot down notes about how we can act it out, and fit lyrics to the number of beats and syllables.

5. CGP Arithmetic Book: Subtraction: p 4-7 inclusive.

6. Practise your times tables, the tricky ones! If you know all of your times tables practise the inverse    division facts. Log into Times Tables Rockstars can you improve your personal best (P.B.)?

Monday 27th September (to be completed by next Monday, 4th October):

Each week we are going to have a reading focus question to be shared and discussed with the people at home. Use a suitable book which fits the focus question - it can be your school reading book or a book from home. Use your best vocabulary, justified ideas and a quote from the text to support your reasoning:

                

 

 

1. 20 minutes of reading aloud with someone at home asking you a minimum of 5 questions to      check your understanding and discuss the facts, characters, events and setting, using retrieval and           inference skills.

2. Practise your times tables, the tricky ones! If you know all of your times tables practise the inverse    division facts. Log into Times Tables Rockstars can you improve your personal best (P.B.)?

3. Log into Language Angels and practise your nombres, les couleurs and salutations simples. You all    have your log in details. Ask your parents to e-mail me if you struggle to access it.

4. CGP Arithmetic book p1-3 inclusive.

5. Contribute one book review and one word definition on Y6 Reading Padlet/s,

click here:    Dashboard (padlet.com)

User name:  Year6CHadland

Password:    AwesomeY6

Monday 20th September (to be completed by next Monday, 27th September):

1. 20 minutes of reading aloud minimum, with someone at home asking you a minimum of 5 questions to check your understanding and discuss the facts, characters, events and setting, using retrieval and inference skills. Write your thoughts and opinions in your reading record and one word that is new to you, or you've heard of but need to clarify the definition of, just to be secure with the meaning.

2. Practise your times tables, the tricky ones! If you know all of your times tables practise the inverse division facts. 

3. Think about the facts you would want to include in a book review to catch the reader's eye. Are you going to promote the book or reject the book. Make sure you have valid and justified reasons. Take notes, and then you can complete the book review page in class, or design one of your own at home.

Monday 13th September (to be completed by next Monday, 20th September):

1. 20 minutes of reading aloud with someone at home asking you a minimum of 5 questions to check your understanding and discuss the facts, characters, events and setting, using retrieval and inference skills.

2. Practise your times tables, the tricky ones! If you know all of your times tables practise the inverse division facts. Log into Times Tables Rockstars and Numbots (same login details) to improve your recall and accuracy.

3. Research the Union Flag, also known as the Union Jack. Why does it have the three colours shown and why is it not symmetrical? Look carefully at the white sections.

Monday 6th September

1. 20 minutes of reading aloud with someone at home asking you a minimum of 5 questions to check your understanding and discuss the facts, characters, events and setting, using retrieval and inference skills.

2. Practise your times tables, the tricky ones! If you know all of your times tables practise the inverse division facts. 

3. Research World War I facts.

  • How many years did it last - did it have a nickname due to this?
  • Which countries were involved in this war?
  • Who were the most significant leaders?
  • What other facts can you discover?

Each pupil has been given a login for Language Angels:

 

https://www.languageangels.com/schools/ - please e-mail me if your child has forgotten their details, or if you have any access issues.

 

Each pupil continues to have a login for Purple Mash, Times Tables Rockstars and Numbots.

Homework

Homework will usually be set on Monday to be returned, completed, the following Monday. This allows 5 evenings and 2 full days over the weekend for homework to be completed. This enables busy children to plan some free time to set aside to complete homework tasks.

 

Each week homework must include:

  1. Daily reading from a variety of sources - this can include recipes, rules to a game, shared reading with a sibling, listening to reading from an adult and much more. Try to vary the reading source and include a rich variety of vocabulary, phrases and language. This is to be recorded in the home/school reading record book.
  2. Weekly/daily practice of times tables - continue to log into Times Table Rockstars, as well as other written and verbal practice: from 2x tables to 12 x table, and beyond! I would like you to practise the ones which are still tricky; once proficient, rehearse the inverse division facts. Once proficient with division facts to practise higher multiples in order to apply mathematical thinking e.g. 32 x 7 = 10x7=? plus 10x7=? plus 10x7=? plus 2x7=? the sum of which will give you 32x7.
  3. Weekly/daily practice of spelling words from the National Curriculum appendix I, tier II words, topic vocabulary and specific terminology from tier 3 spellings, as well as word lists: Year 1 - Year 6, used in context, with a variety of prefixes and suffixes will be taught in class and after half-term will be practised at home. Your child will have a tailored spelling sheets - these are comprised from an initial assessment of your child's strengths and weaknesses, plus 2 topic words and two grammar based spellings from work carried out in class, or from observations of errors made in your child's independent writing.

   

     Try this free spelling site - choose your year group, or a younger year group to warm up your spelling brain, and then encode and decode words in a variety of ways; looks at the stem word, the prefixes and suffixes, the syllables and the phonemes. You can see/read and hear the word in isolation and also in context. Can you improve your personal best score?

Click here: https://spellingframe.co.uk/

 

    4. In addition to the above, topic based homework and any other homework will be provided as                        required, on a weekly basis.

    5. Keep checking this page for updates and also Seesaw for messages. Pupil logins are the same as              last year. Sometimes I will post a short research task which has been derived from pupil led interest            and discoveries e.g. the Union Flag, or Union Jack, is comprised from the flags from other countries.          Which countries and why? The white lines are not symmetrical - why?

It may seem a long way off, but Secondary Schools are already showing pupils and parents around school in preparation for Year 6 transitioning to Year 7! 

 

A message from Mrs Parberry, at Wigston Academy; Y6 - Y7 Induction and Primary Liaison Leader:

The details for our open evening have now finalised and are available on our website, Facebook and school Twitter page. Below is the direct link to our booking page. We would be really grateful if this could be directed to your Year 6 parents. Places are limited as we are offering staggered appointments.

 

Click here:  http://wigstonacademy.org/wa-open-evening/

 

 

 

Edit/Update - swimming has been cancelled this half term due to staffing issues at the swimming pool, not TFPS.

 

Just a quick note to say Y6 (and Y4) are starting the new academic year with swimming as one of their weekly PE sessions. We will be going swimming on a Friday morning: starting 3rd Sept - 15th Oct 2021.

Please can you discuss with your child how far they can already swim e.g. have a certificate for 25m, 50m, 100m etc.

 

Our other PE session, with Mr Pick, will be on a Tuesday afternoon. 

 

 

SRE

Year 6 will be learning Healthy and Safer Lifestyles: Relationships and Sex Education following the new SRE guidelines. There isn't a requirement to inform parents but I wish to inform you in case your child suddenly begins to talk about the content, using the correct terminology.

 

Below is an overview of the Y5/6 SRE.

I will teach a combination of the two year groups content as pupils were in lockdown in Year 5.

 

I have attached a complete copy of the information and lesson content for both Y5 and Y6 - see link below.

 

I have also attached a document which contains a list of the Science: biology, terminology that the children will experience. Guidance and safeguarding procedures state that we should not use alternative names.

 

We will begin with a recap of the Y5/6 puberty content. Y6 will then move onto Relationships and Sex Education content. Some parts will be discussed as a whole class but more personal aspects will be taught in single gender sessions, however they will learn about the development of both genders, not just their own.

 

Current guidelines state that pupils should ideally learn about puberty and sex education in order to be aware before pupils are experiencing any aspects of body development and changes.

 

If you wish to know more, please read through the guidance about talking to children about Relationships and Sex Education in the link/s below.

Ms Hadland

 

 

Terminology - What Vocabulary Should We Use?

Further Information - Talking with your child about R.S.E.

INFORMATION STICKERS FOR PARENTS - click on the image to enlarge and read

YEAR 6 - for Wear Something Yellow Day: mental health and well-being day - you can wear non-school uniform and have an item of yellow included e.g. yellow socks, headband, t-shirt, belt or you can wear yellow head-to-toe!

 

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