Y6 – Hawk Owls
Our learning in Term 5 (April-May 2019)
Hawk Owls are working incredibly hard as the SATs tests approach. We are trying to address misconceptions and fill any gaps in our learning in the mornings, whilst continuing to look at the whole curriculum in the afternoon. Please can your child continue working on their Achieve books at home to make sure that we are ready for Secondary school, armed with as much knowledge as possible!
Dates for your diary:
Monday 13th May-Thursday 16th May SATs tests
Friday 17th May- class party
Monday 20th May- Wheatley Park deputy head to visit Hawk Owls to discuss transition
Wednesday 22nd May- Kilvrough meeting for parents 6pm
Monday 9th June- Residential visit to Kilvrough
Tuesday 25th June- School Nurse visiting for Puberty talks
Thursday 18th July and Friday 19th Year 6 production
We are looking at Maths Mastery where we deepen our understanding through reasoning and problem solving following the steps systematically. We have been strengthening our understanding of number and arithmetic, recapping the Year 6 Maths curriculum, see sheet below with objectives.
This half term we are writing for a range of purposes and audiences. We are focusing on our vocabulary choice and using higher level punctuation. We have been writing suspense stories using stories and visual stimuli. We are now completing our own letters and fact files based on Global Warming and Climate change. We have carefully selected our own topic to research and our enjoying being in control of our own research and learning about a topic that we are passionate about.
Please follow the hyperlink to look at the 2018/19 objectives for writing, this is how we assess whether your child is working towards the expected standard, at the expected standard or at greater depth:
We continue to practice our spelling, punctuation and grammar skills on a daily basis as part of our English lessons. This term we have been focusing on active and passive voice, different clauses in sentences, such as: relative clauses, embedded clauses and fronted adverbial phrases. Homework every week contains 10 spellings, please support your child in this as spelling remains a big focus in Year 6. There are 20 marks up for grabs in the SATs SPAG test so we are working hard to ensure that we can do our best in May!
Light is our topic this term. We are learning about the spectrum of light, including ultra-violet and infra-red light. We have been experimenting with how light travels, prisms of light and how light enters our eyes. The lessons are very practical and interactive and the children are enjoying experimenting and experiencing before producing graphs and tables to evidence their learning.
Year 6 and reception Buddies
The Elf Owl and Hawk Owl buddy system is going really well Hawk Owls remain incredibly proud of their buddies and are enjoying hearing all about their dinosaur adventures!
Please can PE kits be left in school all week, this term we will be having PE on a Friday.
We are going to Kilvrough Manor in The Gower Peninsula for our residential trip on Monday 10th June-Friday 14th June 2019. Take a look at their website:
Further information will follow this term.