Welcome back for the final term in Year 6 and at Brookhouse. Thank you for your on-going support as we continue to prepare for the Year 6 SATs - the children are working extremely hard and we very much appreciate all of your continued support.
SATs will take place in the week beginning 14th May. The children are ready and I am going to use the next few weeks in school to consolidate everything that they have learnt. Booster classes will continue as normal.
During the summer term, our theme will be ‘Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside’ and we will mostly focus on Victorian history. The lead subjects will be Science, History and Geography.
We have been reading 'Holes' by Louis Sachar in class during the latter part of the spring term and we will carry on using this book as a stimulus for our writing. The children have fully engaged with this book and the writing produced has been of a very good standard. In preparation for the SATs in May, we will be working hard on spellings, punctuation and grammar, as well as improving your child’s comprehension skills. Please read with your child as often as possible, to ensure that they can read and understand a range of vocabulary, and please ask them questions about the text and their opinions - why, how, where questions. In response, your child needs to be using evidence from the text - not just retelling events. Ask the children to explain the APE strategy to you.
In class the focus has been to secure mathematical reasoning, children in Year 6 work with numbers up to 10,000,000 and some of the calculations are very long, but we can do them all now. We are now working to improve our speed. Children will also carry on working towards becoming competent at problem solving. It is important that children regularly practice their multiplication and division facts both at home and in school. We will continue to use daily mental maths sessions to develop the children’s confidence. As SATs approach, revision sessions will be used to address key themes and provide the children with an opportunity to explore example questions.
Our P.E day is Friday. Could I ask that parents please make sure your child has the correct kit (including trainers for outdoor work) and that the kit stays in school all week in case the P.E day changes for any reason. During the summer term in Year 6 there will be plenty of opportunity to do extra P.E. lessons.
All children will be set the following weekly homework tasks to be completed and handed back to their booster teacher.
· Grammar and punctuation homework; spellings homework will be set everyday followed up by a daily spellings test.
· Reading comprehension homework
· Maths homework
We will also begin to prepare for the transition to High School and will help all the children to get ready for their new school.
As it is the children’s final term at Brookhouse we have many leavers’ activities planned, including the Year 6 production, a trip to the Lancashire Science Festival and a trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
We value your support and are always happy to speak to you.
Mrs Y Lulat Mrs S Momoniat
Class Teacher Teaching Assistant