Term 5 Overview

Term 5 is an important one for our year group as we approach the SATs tests in Week 4. We plan to spend the first three 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.

Please continue to support your children in completing their CGP Revision Guides as well as completing any of the Easter Revision homework that has not been finished. These should be marked at home.

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 13th -16th May. The timetable for the week is as follows:

Monday 13th May Tuesday 14th May Wednesday 15th May Thursday 16th May
English: Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation English: Reading Mathematics:
Paper 1 ArithmeticPaper 2 Reasoning
Paper 3 Reasoning

We are all, of course, looking forward to everything that awaits us once SATs are done! Towards the end of Term 5, we will begin our new Learning Journey which will be all about Ancient Greece. We will begin by 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.