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Year 6 SATs Presentation for Parents and Carers

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Welcome back after the holidays- a busy few weeks to start the term with Practice SATs Week and SATs Week coming up!  I know that we are all feeling well prepared and confident though.



This half term, our topic is going to be all about the Mayan civilisation.  The book that links to the topic is Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan.



In English, we will be writing a character description and news report.  We will, of course, be doing some spelling, punctuation and grammar revision in the build up for the exams.



Given we have completed the maths curriculum, this half term will involve practising the necessary topics.  After that, there will be a focus on problem solving activities and investigations.



Our RE topic this half term is learning about terms 'Theist', 'Agnostic' and 'Atheist' and delving into why some people chose to believe in God, others don't and then why some aren't sure.



Science this half term will be focused on living things and their habitats and then moving onto animals.



As our topic suggests, we will learn about the Maya civilisation.



We will learn more about the Americas.



With Mr Gleeson, the children will be learning about some music by Carole King.



This half term, the children will be doing dodgeball on a Tuesday and badminton on a Friday. Please ensure full kit is in school every week. Hair must be tied back and please ensure jewellery is not worn.


I know that in the coming weeks the children's hard work over the year will come to fruition!


Kind regards,


Mr Smithson, Mr Gleeson and Mrs Whitehead


Year 6 Class Blog 2022-23

We have shown brilliant bike-ability!

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 6 Class Blog 2022-23

The children have had a super week doing 'Bikeability' with CycleNorth UK- we have developed our confidence cycling on the roads.  We couldn't have wished for better weather either!  I am also delighted to say that the instructors were so impressed with the children's attitude; they told me it had been an 'absolute pleasure'.  Not surprising, but lovely to hear nonetheless.

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We sat the SATs!

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 6 Class Blog 2022-23

The first thing to say is a massive WELL DONE to our magnificent children for completing SATs week!  The children have done themselves incredibly proud with their positive and determined approach; their excellent attitude and understanding shone through in all of the tests.  Many of you may have heard the news story about some year 6 children across the country getting upset by the reading test because it was so hard. Whilst there may have been many different reasons for such a reaction, it is testament to the work we have put in that our year 6 children found it ‘not that bad’- this shows that not only were we well prepared and felt confident with reading a tricky text, but also that we hadn’t placed too much importance on it.

Because we have felt well prepared and as to not overdo the SATs revision, we have still done plenty of other lessons.  One thing we have found particularly interesting is learning about the Maya number system in history.  Are you able to spot what the different symbols represent from the picture?

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Before the King's Coronation

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 6 Class Blog 2022-23

Whilst we have been getting some last minute revision in before SATs next week, we have been doing plenty of other things too.  On Friday, the children have thoroughly enjoyed designing a new pair of pyjamas for King Charles III.  He may be keen on some designs more than others!  Here is the template we used.

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Practice SATs Complete!

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 6 Class Blog 2022-23

The children have completed their week of practice SATs and I couldn't be more proud of them: their confidence, composure and determination has really shone through.  The results have shown that they have made super progress this year and have understood what has been taught in the core Key Stage 2 subjects really well.  Well done, children!  You have shown that you are ready for the exams, but (more importantly) you have demonstrated excellent understanding and an exemplary attitude throughout.

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Textiles in DT

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 6 Class Blog 2022-23

In DT we have been designing, planning and then making waistcoats.  I know that the children are excited to see how they turn out.  The perseverance and teamwork they have shown has been impressive- well done, Year 6!

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