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Welcome to Year 6
Year 6 is a busy year - the children are at the top of the school and are role models for the other year groups. We have a fully packed timetable and are working hard to consolidate and develop our learning ready for SATs in May.
While the children are working very hard in school, any support at home can only help them improve. It is essential that your child reads regularly and talks to you about their books. A list of questions and quality texts can be found here: Questions to ask your child while reading
In addition, learning times tables and other number facts by heart is well worth the time! Below is a list of websites and apps which may support you and your child. Please note that not all of these apps have been tried and tested by staff, it is therefore advised that you make your own judgements when downloading or purchasing any apps from any app store or from an alternative source. It is also worth noting that some apps & games are American, which means they may use slightly different methods to us.
We appreciate that Year 6 can be a difficult and challenging year for many children; if you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) has produced an information video on KS2 SATs for parents which can be found here: STA KS2 SATs video
SATS WEEK IS THE WEEK COMMENCING- 14/5/17 Please ensure your Child is in school this week as they are National Tests.
This term we are learning about the Victorian era. Our core text is 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty. Both classes are visiting the Gloucester museum to learn about attending a Victorian school - photos to follow soon!
In Maths we will be learning about fractions, decimals and percentages as well as revising core maths skills to improve the speed of the children's mental maths.
Miss Budd Blog - great blog with loads of resources to support English and Maths
BBC Bitesize - information, videos, games and quizzes for all aspects of the curriculum.
theschoolrun.com - great website with information, videos and resources for all aspects of primary education.
Woodland’s junior site – lots of links for all areas of the curriculum
CGP - Revision guide publisher with free games & activities .
English websites, apps & resources
- Collins Big Cat
- Spelling Test
Sprintz - Webpage about speedreading with links to apps which can allow children to speedread e-texts.
Lovereading4kids - great website for book recommendations, author information, books reviews and more. If you sign up (for free) you can get the first paragraph of many books to see if you will like it.
Crickweb - a range of English games and activities.
Spellzone - a range of activities and games to practise a range of spelling rules and patterns.
Compare4Kids SPAG - Grammar & Spelling resources
Maths websites, apps and resources
- Maths Trainer
- Maths Wiz
- Math Zombies
- King of Maths
- Quick Maths
- Maths Zoom
Corbett maths - Maths website with videos, worksheets and other resources. Goes to GCSE level!
Hit the button - maths games to practise core number skills (can be used with all primary age children).
Maths is Fun - great information website for Primary & well beyond – good for adults to refresh themselves too!
IXL - sample questions covering all areas of the Y6 maths curriculum
Multiplication.com - games and resources to support learning x-tables
What's my angle - angles and protractor games (plus links to further resources)