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How did that happen?! We have officially finished our first term in Year 6, and after some reflection time on Thursday, everyone agreed that they have found their first term of Year 6 a lot less scary than they thought it was going to be! We have had mental health talks from Bournemouth footballers, we have had time with our buddies, we have all received important roles and responsibilities that keep the Year 6 cogs turning smoothly and we have made it through out first mock Sats week successfully! All in all, I think we can all give ourselves a pat on the back and a hip-hip-hooray for all of our hard work and surviving our first term in Year 6! Well done, everyone!
Maths and English
In Maths we are going to be moving onto learning what a prime numbers and all the prime numbers up to 100. We will be learning about mental calculations and estimations as well as honing our arithmetic and reasoning skills.
In English, we are going to be using our project to guide our writing. Whilst studying our WW2 project, this week we are going to be writing letters. Some from soldiers at war and some from families to the soldiers. We hope to harness our emotions and put ourselves in others’ shoes to write letters with emotive language.
This week, we will be introduced to WW2 and the key dates. We will also be creating art work focusing on colour, silhouettes the theme of poppies.
Please find the project homework guidance in the related learning section below in week two. These should be completed by the date given date in the document and each child should aim to complete at least three activities. There is a wide range of activities available, some creative, some adventurous, some short and some long. Please try to pick a range of activities from different boxes, if you can!
Please remember to brring in your homework over THIS week ready for our homework museum. We are really looking forward to seeing all of your learning.
Each child will find all their MyMaths activities for all of Autumn 2 in their account from week 1. Each week they will be learning maths in school and then the following week they will complete the MyMaths activity linking to that topic so as to consolidate their learning and give them a chance to use the skills they have been taught independently.
This week children should complete the activity linking to:
If children are finding the activities too easy or too hard, feel free to let us know and we can adapt the activities.
This week’s spellings to learn are:
Previous spellings to learn were:
A document with all the Year 5 and 6 spellings can be found in the related learning section below. There will not be formal spelling tests – but we would love to see these being correctly used in their work during the year.
As always, if you need any help, just catch any of us on the gate at the end of the day and we will be happy to help!
See you all on Monday!
Mrs Dodd, Miss Martin and Mr Rockstar
Below are some resources you can use for optional additional activities if you so wish:
English reading activities should consist of reading an extract or short story and answering questions. Guidance here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4Y_67GMkP4
SPaG – Spelling punctuation and grammar activities
Your username and password are in the password pack you received from school.
6. Year 5/6 spelling list – Y5 and 6 spelling list
Remember, MyMaths tasks will be set each week as identified in the weekly web update. Please ensure that you do the tasks set for the week. Remember, you also have access to Timetables Rockstars, too.
Remember, the Maths exam is split into three; one arithmetic paper and two reasoning papers. The arithmetic paper is more calculation based, whereas the reasoning focuses more on the application of these skills.
https://myminimaths.co.uk/year-6-arithmetic-practice-paper-week-1/ – weekly arithmetic practise, very much in the style of the Year 6 tests.
https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/486/Y6-Arithmetic-Practice – arithmetic practise; select how many questions you want to try.
https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/year-6-maths-reasoning-questions-answers-ks2-sats/ – List of the different style of reasoning/problem solving questions.
https://mathsmadeeasy.co.uk/ks2-revision/maths-made-easy-ks2-sats-practice-papers/ – access to a range of free papers in a very similar style to the tests.
https://www.3minutemaths.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Quicktestreasoningyear6.pdf – Reasoning quick tests
https://www.satspapersguide.co.uk/sats-information/free-sats-resources/free-maths-sats-resources/maths-reasoning/ – Downloadable reasoning style questions, along with a brilliant explanation of what reasoning actually is.
https://thirdspacelearning.com/resources/year-6-rapid-reasoning-weeks-1-6/ – excellent reasoning resource. You need to sign up for free, but then the download is also free.
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