ProjectHere is our Knowledge Organiser for Project this term. It outlines what we will be learning in our Project lessons.
There will be a spellings test each week; the list of words for this term can be found here.
It’s back! Our “post pandemic disruption” focus on spelling across school got great feedback, and so each week we will revisit the strategies for you to use at home with your child, so that you can find their favourite to help them learn their spellings.
This week's strategy is called ‘Quick Write’. The aim is to write the word as many times as possible in one minute. Your child may look at the word to begin with but should be encouraged to memorise it towards the end of the one minute or as soon as they feel confident.
Even though children are writing quickly they should still be encouraged to present work to a high standard.
If you would like to extend the homework you may want your child to think, say and write one or more sentences with one or more of the words in.
Some words fall outside the work we do in class on spelling patterns. Your child should be able to spell almost all of these words correctly already and all of them by the end of the year.
Below is a document link showing the words that children should know by the end of KEY STAGE 2. They will learn and be tested on these during the year as part of our curriculum work in school. Please practise these at home with your child.
Read as a writer, so you can write as a reader! Reading is a master skill and unlocks ALL of your child's learning. In Year 6 this is particularly important, as the end of year assessments will include a comprehension test which could be on any subject! Let's get Year 6 reading and loving it! We recommend nightly reading, for a minimum of 15 minutes.
Please click here for a list of questions you could be asking your child at home to develop their inference skills. These style of questions will help your child improve their ability to infer what the author is implying by thinking about what is not necessary stated in the text. Your child should be able to form reasonable suggestions and back it up using evidence from the text.
You can find the reading response prompts, to support your child's reading, here.
We are often asked by parents how they can support their child if they are doing some writing at home. Stamina for writing is important, and it is nice for children to have access to stationery they find fun to use, such as a special notebook to record their ideas. To make all your purchases of those sparkly gel pens and pencil cases worth it, here are some fantastic writing prompts which we are currently using in school! Simply scroll down until you find the genre your child is writing in, and you will find lots of fantastic sentence starters to help you support your child's writing in school.
Maths homework will be set every week to be completed by the following Tuesday. Homework will be set via MyMaths. Your child can be provided with a new copy of their login details, should you need them.
Times tables should be rehearsed regularly at home to support progress being made in school. It is essential that your child knows their times tables up to 12 x 12 and can recite both multiplication and related division facts. For example, 2 x 25 = 50, therefore 2 x 250 = 500 / 2 x 2500 is 5000, and so on.
At our parents' night, many parents were asking about which revision materials to buy for the upcoming SATs. As a school we cannot endorse specific products however the image below should act as a guide if you do not know where to start! If you do wish to purchase revision materials for your child for the May SATs, please ensure they are End of Key Stage 2 materials. Purchasing Key Stage 3 materials, even if you think your child is working towards those standards, will not help your child. They will cover topics we have not yet learned in school and may confuse your child.