Welcome to Year 6L!
Year 6 is a very important year so parents and pupils often have many questions, usually about SATs and high schools.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss anything.
If there have been any changes, please update your contact details at the school office.
If your child has a medical condition, please inform school as soon as possible. If your child requires an inhaler, or any other medication, please make sure it is in school and in date.
Children must bring their reading book and record to school on a daily basis. Reading records are to be used by the children to record what they have read and for parents/carers to provide feedback, or make comments, on the reading they have done with their child.
Spellings and homework will be sent out every Friday. Homework is to be returned to school by the following Wednesday. Please ensure your child completes their homework every week. This is in addition to reading each night. Spellings and homework play a key part in consolidating learning. Revising all of the times tables on a weekly basis will also help your child.
P.E. lessons will take place every Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure a full P.E. kit is in school.
Lessons will take place every Friday morning. Please ensure instruments are in school.
Autumn Term 2018
Spring Term 2019
Class Mass - Tuesday 5th February
We can celebrate as a year group, give thanks and look towards the next term.
Parents' Evenings - Wednesday 27th February/Thursday 28th February
An opportunity to discuss progress and acknowledge the hard work the children have achieved so far this year.
Ash Wednesday - Wednesday 6th March
Key Stage 2 SATs 2019
Statutory tests will be administered in the following subjects:
Reading (60 minutes)
The reading test consists of a single test paper with three unrelated reading texts. Children are given 60 minutes in total, which includes reading the texts and answering the questions. A total of 50 marks are available. Questions are designed to assess the comprehension and understanding of a child’s reading. During the reading paper, a child’s inference and deduction skills are thoroughly tested. They will also be expected to answer questions on authorial choices, explaining why an author has chosen to use particular vocabulary, grammar and text features. Some questions are multiple choice or selected response; others require short answers and some require an extended response or explanation.
Spelling (approximately 15 minutes)
Punctuation, Vocabulary and Grammar (45 minutes)
A spelling test is administered containing 20 words, which lasts approximately 15 minutes. A separate test is given on grammar, punctuation and vocabulary. This test lasts for 45 minutes and requires short answer questions including some multiple choice. Marks for these two tests are added together to give a total for grammar, punctuation and spelling.
Paper 1: Arithmetic (30 minutes)
Paper 2: Reasoning (40 minutes)
Paper 3: Reasoning (40 minutes)
Children will sit three tests: paper 1, paper 2 and paper 3. Paper 1 is for arithmetic lasting for 30 minutes, covering calculation methods for all operations, including use of fractions, percentages and decimals. Questions gradually increase in difficulty. Papers 2 and 3 cover problem solving and reasoning, each lasting for 40 minutes. Pupils will still require calculation skills but will need to answer questions in context and decide what is required to find a solution.
All tests are externally marked. Writing will be teacher assessed internally.
Monday 13 May 2019
English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2
Tuesday 14 May 2019
Wednesday 15 May 2019
Mathematics papers 1 and 2
Thursday 16 May 2019
Mathematics paper 3
How to help your child:
· Support and reassure your child that there is nothing to worry about and that they should always just try their best. Praise and encourage!
· Ensure your child has the best possible attendance at school.
· Support your child with any homework tasks.
· Reading, spelling and arithmetic (e.g. times tables) are always good to practise.
· Talk to your child about what they have learnt at school and what book(s) they are reading (the character, the plot, their opinion).
· Make sure your child has a good sleep and healthy breakfast every day!