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Year 6 - Larks

Welcome to the Year 6 (Larks) class page! 

Here, you will find lots of useful information about our class/school routines! 

 

On a Monday and Wednesday, we will have PE lessons. Children are expected to wear their PE kit into school on these days and will not be expected to change back to uniform.

 

In the cold weather, please ensure that warm jackets/raincoats are sent in daily. We want to make the most of our playground time, so a raincoat will ensure that we can all get some fresh air whenever possible! :) 

 

If you would like to challenge yourself outside of the classroom there are many fantastic opportunities on Purple Mash, a great online platform. Every child has a login. It is a great way to practise Maths skills, coding and also the weekly spellings with a fun interactive quiz. Children can also email me directly with any questions they may have about their learning

 

Children must read daily with an adult at home. This should be recorded in their reading record, which is checked in school each morning. As this is a big year, with SATs approaching quickly, we would appreciate if home reading could also include some questioning from an adult. For example, you could ask your child about their favourite character (and the reasons for their choice) or maybe they could make some predictions about what will happen in the story!

 

We are now the oldest class at Larkrise, and our behaviour should reflect this at all times. We have become the role models for the whole school, so let's all show how fabulous our behaviour and work can be! 

 

Attendance is critical, especially this year as we have a lot of catching up to do before SATs! If you are unsure about whether to send your child to school, please check the guidance here on our website, or the NHS website for further details. 

 

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via Dojo or catch me on the playground before/after school! :) 

 

SATs

SATs are, of course, a big feature of Year 6. We are working hard in school to prepare every child for this upcoming challenge. SATs are currently due to take place in May 2021. There are lots of things that you can do at home to further prepare your child for these assessments. As mentioned above, daily reading is key. Building stamina by reading for a longer period will allow your child to feel ready and prepared for their reading assessments, as this will require them to read some somewhat lengthy pieces of text before answering questions. Ask your child questions about their book, to ensure that they have fully understood. 

 

Arithmetic is another area that requires focus. Please practice the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) at home, to ensure that your child is confident in using written methods and mental strategies. 

 

There are some wonderful practice book available to buy. I have found that Amazon and WHSmith have a good range. There are also some brilliant online resources that can be downloaded. 

 

If you have any further questions about this, please contact me via Dojo or at the beginning or end of the school day. 

 

Here are some past papers:

 

GPS paper 1

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/803816/STA198213e_2019_ks2_English_GPS_Paper1_questions.pdf

 

GPS paper 2 (Spelling)

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/803818/STA198214e_2019_ks2_English_GPS_Paper2_spelling.pdf

 

Reading 

 

Reading Booklet

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/803853/STA198211e_2019_ks2_English_reading_Reading_booklet.pdf

 

Reading answer booklet 

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/803862/STA198210e_2019_ks2_English_reading_Reading_answer_booklet.pdf

 

Maths 

 

Maths paper 1- Arithmetic 

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/804053/STA198216e_2019_ks2_mathematics_Paper1_arithmetic.pdf

 

 

Maths paper 2- Reasoning

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/804057/STA198217e_2019_ks2_mathematics_Paper2_reasoning.pdf

 

Maths paper 3- Reasoning

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/804059/STA198218e_2019_ks2_mathematics_Paper3_reasoning.pdf

 

 

 

Miss Bowers 

 

 

 

Homework

Homework is given out weekly on a Thursday. It should be returned the following Tuesday. There is a labelled homework box in the classroom, where children can hand in their books. Children are given maths homework and spellings to learn. It is important they learn what these spellings mean and how to use them in context. They have a full week to learn their spellings and they are tested, through dictation, first thing on a Thursday morning.

At Larkrise we expect each child to read every day. Daily reading has a huge impact on progress and attainment.

Our Topics

 

Autumn Term-'What was life like in World War Two?'

We study all aspects of WW2 in this term. We look at how and why the war began, rationing, evacuation, the role of women, the Blitz, the Holocaust and the impact the war has had on Britain. We also create some delicious dishes from war time recipes and design and make our own make do and mend project!

 

Our science topics are Light and Animals including Humans.

 

Useful websites:

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Britain.html

https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/second-world-war

https://www.natgeokids.com/au/discover/history/general-history/world-war-two/

 

Spring Term- 'Top Secret.'

We obviously can’t tell you too much about this topic, as it is a secret! This term, we have a heavy focus on our geography skills as well as embracing our inner spy!

 

Our science topics are Electricity and Living Things and their Habitats.

 

Useful websites:

https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/geography-for-kids.html

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover/geography/

 

Summer Term- 'All the World’s a Stage.'

We immerse ourselves into Tudor life. We look at what life was like for rich and poor Tudors. We investigate forms of entertainment as well as the gruesome punishments and we study influential figures such as, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and of course, William Shakespeare.

 

Our science topic is Evolution and Inheritance.

 

Useful websites:

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Tudors.html

https://www.rsc.org.uk/

 

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