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Year 6

Home Learning Packs

Each day please complete:

  • An Arithmetic task 
  • A Reasoning task 
  • A Reading task 
  • A Writing task (at the bottom)
  • A Wider Curriculum task (at the bottom) 

Here are a list of websites to support home learning

Week 1 (week beginning 23.03.2020) 

Click on the link and answer the questions. The answers are on the next tab (at the top of the page). 

Week 2 (week beginning 30.03.2020) 

Spring 2 - Swadlincote Study

Spring 2 - Swadlincote Study  1
This term (Spring 2) we will be studying Swadlincote. We will be looking at the human and physical geography of the area. 

Spring Term 1 - Ancient Egypt

Spring Term 1 - Ancient Egypt  1

The Year 6 team hope that all of the children, parents and carers had a wonderful Christmas and New Year break. This half term Year 6 will be exploring Ancient Egypt. Throughout our writing topic the children will be writing a poem, a story and a newspaper report. During maths each group will continue to secure their arithmetic skills and apply the four operations to a reasoning problem. In reading each week will focus on a new text type so that the children are being exposed to a range of genres to prepare them for their assessment weeks. 

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Autumn Term 2 

 

This half term the Year 6 children will be learning all about a local study. The main focus of this study will be learning about Dovedale -Ilam. As part of their topic the children will be visiting Dovedale, working with a map reader and finally showcasing all their hard work with an end of topic quiz. The children will be learning all about the geographical features of Dovedale and they will also be learning about how to accurately read a map. 

End of topic exhibition for parents and carers. The children created a WW2 museum in the hall and were able to showcase all their history work.

End of topic exhibition for parents and carers. The children created a WW2 museum in the hall and were able to showcase all their history work.  1
End of topic exhibition for parents and carers. The children created a WW2 museum in the hall and were able to showcase all their history work.  2
End of topic exhibition for parents and carers. The children created a WW2 museum in the hall and were able to showcase all their history work.  3
End of topic exhibition for parents and carers. The children created a WW2 museum in the hall and were able to showcase all their history work.  4
End of topic exhibition for parents and carers. The children created a WW2 museum in the hall and were able to showcase all their history work.  5
End of topic exhibition for parents and carers. The children created a WW2 museum in the hall and were able to showcase all their history work.  6
End of topic exhibition for parents and carers. The children created a WW2 museum in the hall and were able to showcase all their history work.  7

Year 6 recreating an evacuation from the school hall today. They each made a gas mask box, an identification label, card and not forgetting they had to pack their suitcase!

World War 2 emmersion day! The children throughly enjoyed their WW2 learning journey for the whole day.

Welcome back!

The new Year 6 children have definitely impressed the Year 6 team in their first week back. They have been very busy already learning all about their new groups and their new exciting World War 2 topic. Over this half term they will be learning all about WW2 and how it helped shape Britain as we know it today. In Mathematics and Reading, each group will be precision taught by one of the Year 6 team. If parents/carers have any questions please come and speak to a member of the Year 6 team smiley 

(Miss Morgan, Mr Wibberley, Mr Lander, Miss Smith and Miss Campbell) 

Scroll down towards the bottom of this page as we have added some videos, which you may want to look at whilst you are at home smiley

SATs 2019-2020 - Parent Guide 

Courtesy of https://www.theschoolrun.com/ks2-sats-in-2020

Key Stage 2 Reading

The reading test is a single paper with questions based on three passages of text. Your child will have one hour, including reading time, to complete the test.
There will be a selection of question types, including:

  • Ranking/ordering, e.g. ‘Number the events below to show the order in which they happen in the story’
  • Labelling, e.g. ‘Label the text to show the title of the story’
  • Find and copy, e.g. ‘Find and copy one word that suggests what the weather is like in the story’
  • Short constructed response, e.g. ‘What does the bear eat?’
  • Open-ended response, e.g. ‘Look at the sentence that begins Once upon a time. How does the writer increase the tension throughout this paragraph? Explain fully, referring to the text in your answer.’

Key Stage 2 grammar, punctuation and spelling test

The grammar, punctuation and spelling test consists of two parts: a grammar and punctuation paper requiring short answers, lasting 45 minutes, and an aural spelling test of 20 words, lasting around 15 minutes.

The grammar and punctuation test will include two sub-types of questions:

  • Selected response, e.g. ‘Identify the adjectives in the sentence below’
  • Constructed response, e.g. ‘Correct/complete/rewrite the sentence below,’ or, ‘The sentence below has an apostrophe missing. Explain why it needs an apostrophe.’

Key Stage 2 maths

Children sit three papers in maths:

  • Paper 1: arithmetic, 30 minutes
  • Papers 2 and 3: reasoning, 40 minutes per paper

Paper 1 will consist of fixed response questions, where children have to give the correct answer to calculations, including long multiplication and division. Papers 2 and 3 will involve a number of question types, including:

  • Multiple choice
  • True or false
  • Constrained questions, e.g. giving the answer to a calculation, drawing a shape or completing a table or chart
  • Less constrained questions, where children will have to explain their approach for solving a problem

Key Stage 2 science

Not all children in Year 6 will take science SATs. In selected years (including 2020) a number of schools (approximately 1900) are required to take part in science sampling, a test administered to a selected sample of children thought to be representative of the population as a whole. Schools selected for science sampling will administer the tests during the two-week period starting on Monday 8 June 2020.

For those who are selected, there will be three papers:

  • Biology: 25 minutes, 22 marks
  • Chemistry: 25 minutes, 22 marks
  • Physics: 25 minutes, 22 marks

Each paper will take a maximum of 25 minutes to complete.

It sounds very intimidating, but these are ‘questions in a physics/chemistry/biology context’, for example:

Biology: ‘Describe the differences in the life cycle of an amphibian and a mammal’

Chemistry: ‘Group a list of materials according to whether they are solid, liquid or gas’

Physics: ‘Predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, based on where the poles are facing’

 

When will KS2 SATs take place in 2020?

The Year 6 KS2 SATs will be administered in the week commencing 11 May 2020. 

Monday 11 May 2020
English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: questions
English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: spelling

Tuesday 12 May 2020
English reading

Wednesday 13 May 2020
Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic
Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning

Thursday 14 May 2020
Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning

 

How will Key Stage 2 SATs be marked?

You will be given your child’s scaled score and whether they have reached the expected standard set by the Department for Education (‘NS’ means that the expected standard was not achieved and ‘AS’ means the expected standard was achieved)

The range of scaled scores available for each KS2 test is:

  • 80 (the lowest scaled score that can be awarded)
  • 120 (the highest scaled score)

The expected standard for each test is a scaled score of 100 or more. If a child is awarded a scaled score of 99 or less they won't have achieved the expected standard in the test.

Parent Guide for English and Maths in Year 6

REVISION SECTION Long multiplication

If you want a little extra help at home for revision, take a look at some of these videos.

REVISION SECTION Change an Improper Fraction into a Mixed Number

REVISION SECTION Finding Prime Numbers

1 is NOT prime.

REVISION SECTION Equivalent Fractions

REVISION SCTION Equivalent Fractions (part 2): Reducing Fractions

REVISION SECTION Change an Improper Fraction into a Mixed Number

REVISION SECTION Change a Mixed Number to an Improper Fraction

REVISION SECTION Comparing & Ordering Fractions for Beginners

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