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  • Branksome Hill Road
  • Sandhurst
  • GU47 0QF
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Buzzard

Welcome to Buzzard class!

 

Welcome back from Easter! I hope you had a lovely time! Let's get ready to work hard and conquer Year 6! Although the SATs are a significant part of your journey in Year 6, they are not everything! Be kind to yourself and have confidence in your ability. smiley

 

In English, we will be starting a new unit called 'The Promise' and will be creating letters and narrative poems. The book is like an urban fable. It takes a city we may know and exaggerates it, makes it grittier and more desolate. This book is told in the first person, a narrator who is honest and flawed and who changes.

 

In Maths, we move onto statistics and revising anything we think the children need more confidence on before the SATs. We will look at line and bar graphs, pie charts and interpreting data.

 

In guided reading, we will be continuing to read 'Wonder' and also to continue practice of comprehension questions for SATs prep.

 

In Science, we will be investigating 'Light and Shadow' building on their knowledge from Year 3 and extending it to understand prisms, how light travels and how shadows change.

 

KIRFs this half term are to know the first 5 cubed numbers:

1x1x1 = 1

2x2x2 = 8

3x3x3 = 27

4x4x4 = 64

5x5x5 = 125

 

Our PE and library slots are on a Wednesday afternoon - (black trousers/shorts and a white top please).

 

Please remember to bring in your reading record each day as we do lots of reading!

 

Many thanks,

Mrs Pain

 

 

SATs Papers

 

Your children will either have come home with the recent SATs papers we sat or you will be given them during your parents' evening meeting. Below you will find the mark schemes (should you wish to go through them). The simple advice we have to help fill any gaps is for you to type BBC Bitesize + whatever the gap is: you will find help there. 

 

Please also be assured that we have analysed the gaps so we will be planning lessons around the areas in which the children are still struggling. 

Homework

 

We're making a slight change to how we administer homework. You'll find your reading task below on Friday as usual but your MyMaths tasks will now bet set on that platform on Monday, needing to be completed by the following week. (https://www.mymaths.co.uk/). 

 

The reason for this is we were finding it difficult to support all of the children who needed it on one day, so spreading the homework out will enable us to help the children more effectively. 

 

If you need any help, please speak to your class teacher so they can help you. Catch up will be at break time on Monday and Friday which will be led by one of the Y6 teachers. 

CGP Books

As promised, to ensure you are getting the best out of this wonderful resource, here are the areas of learning we have covered so far (new areas are in bold):

 

Maths

- Place Value (not including decimal numbers)

- Addition and subtraction

- Prime numbers

- Factors and multiples

- Square ands cubed numbers

- Multiplication and division

- Simplifying fractions

- Ordering fractions

- Adding and subtracting fractions

- Multiplying fractions

- Dividing fractions by whole numbers

- Multiplying or dividing by 10, 100 or 1000

- Units

- BODMAS

- Solving calculation problems

 

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

- Clauses

- Word types (nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs)

- Brackets for extra information

- Apostrophes

- Semi-colons

- Words with 'ough'

- Homophones

- Word endings - 'able' and 'ible'

- Word endings - 'ably' and 'ibly'

- Words with silent letters

- Formal and informal writing

- Adding suffixes to words ending in 'fer'

- Word endings - the 'shus' sound

- ei and ie words

- Using ellipsis

- Commas in lists

- Commas to avoid ambiguity

- Commas after subordinate clauses

 

 

Reading 

- Entirely your choice!

 

P.S - The answers are in the back of the books (keep an eye on them!)

Year 6 Curriculum

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