Term 5 Overview

Term 5 is an important one for our year group as we approach the SATs tests in Week 5.  We plan to spend the first four weeks of the term focusing on SATs technique and revision:  spelling patterns, complex grammatical concepts, reading comprehension skills and the different mathematical operations and their application to everyday problems. 

Year 6 will continue to have Outdoor Learning and PE (on rotation) on a Monday afternoon.  Through Outdoor Learning, the children will study our Science topic (Living Things) and in PE, they will be practising striking and fielding and tennis skills.  The children will continue to work hard across the course of the term to demonstrate all the complex skills required of Year 6 writers too, supported by our Computing topic for the term - Young Authors - in which the children will produce their own eBook.

Maths and English homework will continue to be set on a Friday (from the CGP books) with the aim that these books are complete before SATs week.  Please do discuss these with your child – there are mark schemes in the back of each of the books so you could even take on the role of marker for the pages your child completes!

We continue to speak lots to the children too about the importance of ensuring they are in bed early to get a good night’s sleep, having breakfast before they come to school so they are ready to work and drinking plenty of water throughout the day. 

SATs this year are from 14th -17th May. There will be a meeting for you at 3.15pm on Thursday 3rd of May to find out more information about this very important week for your child.  We will provide a written copy of this information for any parents who are unable to attend.

The timetable for the week is as follows:

Monday 14th May Tuesday 15th May Wednesday 16th May Thursday 17th May
SPAG Reading Maths Paper 1
Maths Paper 2
Maths Paper 3

We are all, of course, looking forward to everything that awaits us once SATs are done!  In week 5 (SATs week), we will begin our new Learning Journey which will be all about Ancient Greece.   We will begin by writing non-chronological reports about the Ancient Greeks, studying the history of the historically important sites and beginning to learn about the Greek gods.  We will also start to read our new text – ‘Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief’ – which we will base much of our future writing on.

More information about SATs week and school life for Year 6 post-SATs will be sent to you in letters later in the term.

Many thanks for your ongoing support.