Festival of Voices

What a week to end the term! The big event of the term was of course the Festival of Voices, which took place on Tuesday evening. Thank you...

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What a week to end the term! The big event of the term was of course the Festival of Voices, which took place on Tuesday evening. Thank you to all of you that were able to come to support and celebrate with us – we hope you enjoyed!

We all enjoyed the event tremendously and feel it was definitely worth all the rehearsing.

This week in English we were working hard on our globalisation essays. We had planned them rather thoroughly last week, so it was a case of organising our ideas and writing out the paragraphs in full, making sure the sentences and overall essay were as cohesive as possible.

It’s always good to practise spellings at home, especially with the SATs coming up in May. You can see the year 5/6 spelling words here.

In maths, we looked at co-ordinates, translating shapes and mirror lines of symmetry. You can have another go here.

If you missed our email about Easter revision, please read it here:

 

“Dear parents/carers,

We hope this email finds you well. We will be speaking broadly about the SATs at our upcoming information evening on 20th April (link here) but with the Easter holidays approaching, we thought it would be useful to email some resources that could be useful over the break.

  • Mathsbot – https://mathsbot.com/primary/ks2 – this website generates unlimited, random arithmetic papers and marks them for the children. We would recommend a short 10–15-minute daily practice to maintain key maths skills. You could also focus on specific areas from your child’s upcoming reports; for example, there are fraction/percentage questions nearer the end that could be good to practice in order to consolidate
  • UKS2 Maths Knowledge Organiser and quiz. This gives an overview of some of the key knowledge that could be tested and is a good reference for skills where children might need to focus their revision. The accompanying quiz might be useful to do together.
  • SPaG Knowledge Organiser – similarly, this gives a good idea of the key concepts tested and is useful to run through to see where children might need to focus their attentions over the coming weeks.

We would fully encourage lots of running around, relaxing, reading and seeing friends and family – these are just some quick ways of keeping things ticking over and are entirely optional.

Many thanks for your support,

Mr Drane, Mrs Sharman and Mr Connolly”

 

After Easter:

Our new project is AI – artificial intelligence!

In English, we are focussing on narrative with a focus around the brilliant text Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve. The grammar focus is speech marks.

In maths, we will be looking at line graphs and pie charts.

 

Reminder:

Year 6 will be visiting the Institute of Astronomy on 21st and 28th of April (half the year group will attend on each day). Please give permission for your child to attend via ParentMail – there is no cost for the trip, the children will return to school in time for lunch and it is a wonderful enrichment opportunity. Any children celebrating Eid will attend on the other date.

 

Wishing you all a wonderful Easter break.

Year 6 Team