A very warm welcome to Year 6...
Welcome to your Year group page. Please check over this to make sure you are familiar with life in Year 6 at Leys.
You can find out more about what we do in the school day; read about some exciting events and share in our learning.
Each term, we engage in different contextualised curricular themes and experiences that revise, develop and extend our knowledge and skills. This term, we will be focussing on these topics:
* Amazing Humans
* Let There Be Light
* Survival Of The Fittest
Can you tell what these topics might be about?
We have all begun working hard to prepare for our SATs tests, in May 2023, and are looking forward to completing these. Our weekly homework tasks are very important, to develop our knowledge and our confidence in each subject.
In Year 6 Homework is particularly important. Not only does it help to develop understanding of work from the classroom but also enables children to develop independence and organisation that will stand them in good stead at secondary school.
The Basic structure of homework in Year 6 is as follows:
Individual reading book (daily), using their selected ARA book, Bug Club.
Spelling practice (daily) based on the weekly spelling patterns taught or spellings in their vocabulary booklet.
English Grammar (1 x weekly)
Reading Comprehension (1 x weekly)
Maths (1 x weekly), based on the skills/ concepts taught in the week.
Mental arithmetic (1 x weekly)
SATs Revision (Spring Term)
Pupils may occasionally be given additional work to revise or research information in relation to the current unit of work.
Mr Ulbricht, Miss Mason, Mrs. Cole and Miss Egan.
Recommend websites for our animal adaptation research
YEAR 6 SATs Revision resources
Dear Year 6 pupils,
So far this year, we have been working really hard to prepare ourselves for the SATs tests in May as well as for secondary school. We have already completed two rounds of assessment and many of your scores are improving. Well done!
CGP Guides Pack
To help you with revision and homework, you have been allocated a set of CGP books. You can use these all the way up to May 2023.
We have already shown you all the different ways you can use these books. Remember that you can have these out when you are completing homework or when you are using the Monster Learning SATs online resources.
This year you have also been allocated a resource (Monster Learning) that you can access at home online. You have been given the Username and Password for your account.
You have all been shown how to use Monster Revision & SATs to revise your Maths, Reading and Grammar skills as well as complete online tests that are similar to the national SATs tests. You will be able to see your scores immediately after the tests.
In the Spring Term we will be using some of these resources for homework as well.
Other useful learning resources
In order to improve our confidence in recall number and multiplication facts, we should be using the TTRockstars and NUMBOTS resources at home. These have proven to have a very positive impact, so keep on using these.
To develop our confidence and fluency in reading as well as our comprehension skills, we have been using Bug Club, MyOn and ARA (reading our books and completing tests). Again, keep using these as they will help towards preparing us for our SATs tests, as well as secondary school.
We have also found that The Oak Academy has useful lessons in each subject. https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-2
We hope these resources will be useful to you all. Keep working hard. We are proud of you all.
The Year 6 team
SATs Revision resources (Monster Learning)