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Yr 6 - Derbyshire People

Meet the Year 6 Team!

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From right to left: Mr Miah, Mrs Belleh, Mrs Farrell, Mrs Mayat, Mrs Campbell, Mrs Pratt, Mrs Gibb and Mrs Batsford

Autumn 2 - Our Learning this half - term

 

We have an exciting half - term to look forward to in Year 6!

 

In our English lessons we will be studying a fantastic novel by David Almond called 'Skellig' - we are sure the children will love it!

 

We also have a workshop booked where children will be able to handle and meet some owls! We can't wait!

 

As part of fulfilling our Pear Tree Promise - this half - term we will be focusing on Perseverance. We have some great activities lined up for our Perseverance Day at the start of term. Watch this space for pictures!

 

In December - the children will be travelling to The Galleries of Justice for an enthralling day learning about Crime and Punishment!

 

We're sure that this half - term will be even better than the last one!

 

Autumn 1 - Our Learning last last half - term

Last half term during our English lessons Year 6 will be studied an amazing book called 'There's a boy in the girl's bathroom' by Louis Sachar. The book explored a number of themes including friendships, aspirations, hopes as well as achieving our targets. We will also be looking linking our geography work to the text which will be on understanding continents with a focus on America. 

 

Autumn 1 - Newsletter

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Autumn 1 - Newsletter 2

Here are a selection of pictures highlighting some of the great learning that took place last half term! Enjoy

Knowledge Organisers

Please take a look at our Knowledge Organiser for English which highlights the key concepts and learning the children will take part in this year. 

English Knowledge Organiser

English Knowledge Organiser 2

Crime and Punishment

Our topic this half - term is Crime and Punishment. We will look at various institutions including: The Government, Judiciary, Police Force as well as societal changes. 

Children will have the opportunity to learn about various crimes in different eras as well as the various punishments. 

 

As part of the topic we will also be going on a trip to The Galleries of Justice in Nottingham! Watch this space!

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Key Dates

Preparing for SATS

 

As you know the children (and staff) are working extremely hard to prepare for the SATS. Thank you to all who attended our Y6 meeting last week - it was great to see so many of you.  

This year they will take place during W/C 11th May. 

 

To help your child prepare for SATS please continue to: 

 

- Listen to them read daily and encourage reading a wide variety of texts (fiction, non-fiction and poetry)

- Support them with their homework

- Make sure they are always encouraged to aim high and do their best!

 

Useful Links

 

There are loads and loads of resources online to help you - here are a few that you may want to explore....

 

Maths and English Practise

IXL have separate pages of skills linked to individual Year group.  The Y6 page has links to practise both English and Maths skills.  Pages are then split into skills of which has a practise question for the children to think about.

https://uk.ixl.com/promo?partner=google&campaign=1187&adGroup=Key+Stage+2&gclid=CPPa8teS_8kCFQbnwgodgOIB6A

 

BBC Education have produced a whole host of materials for KS2.  Follow the KS2 link and then select either Maths or English.   Each area usually has an information section for reading, plus an activity and then quiz which is marked online.  Some aspects require a subscription.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education

 

A site with both Maths and English based quizzes which are marked as you go along.

http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/maths/

 

A site with a range of information and questions – great for revision purposes!

http://www.icteachers.co.uk/children/children_sats.htm

 

A revision site based upon the old Key Stage 2 Tests but still contains lots of useful information for both Maths and English.

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/

 

A site with links to  old style Key Stage 2 Maths Papers, Maths Tutorials as well as Maths Games.  Some of these games are linked to Memory and would therefore help pupils to retain key information.

http://www.online-maths-tutor.com/

 

A site with links to Maths and English revision materials, including worksheets to look at online or to print off and practise with.

http://sats.highamstjohns.com/

 

These are “old style” Key Stage 2 test papers but are still useful for practise, and in particular, creating discussion around questions and strategies to answer.  View on screen or print off for free.  Best used

http://www.emaths.co.uk/index.php/student-resources/past-papers/key-stage-2-ks2-sat-past-papers

 

Click on “For Kids” to access some fun games to practise speed of recall of times tables.

http://www.mad4maths.com/

 

This site has loads of Maths games which help to practise a range of skills.

http://www.mathplayground.com/games.html

 

Loads of Maths games on a range of Mathematical concepts.

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm

 

A range of English games and activities.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

 

Activities to reinforce and practise a range of spelling rules.

http://www.keystage2literacy.co.uk/spellings-menu.html

 

A range of activities and games to practise a range of spelling rules and patterns.

http://www.spellzone.com/games/index.cfm?wordlist=2255

Pear Tree Promise

Perseverance

Enquiry

Aiming high

Reflection

Teamwork

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