Welcome to the Honey Buzzard's class page.
Teacher: Mr Gook
End of Key Stage Two tests will be taking place from Monday 13th May through to Thursday 16th May for year 6 pupils. The schedule for the week is as below:
Monday 13 May
Grammar Punctuation and Spelling Paper 1: short answer questions
Grammar Punctuation and Spelling Paper 2: spelling
Tuesday 14 May
Wednesday 15 May
Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic
Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning
Thursday 16 May
Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning
The school has arranged breakfast for all year 6 pupils on each morning of the tests starting from the 13th of May. The breakfasts are free for pupils and have been scheduled to ensure pupils feel positive and ready for the day. Breakfasts will be served from 8.00am each day in the dining hall. Pupils should enter the school as they would for Breakfast Club. We strongly urge you to send your child to this provision to give them a calm start to the day.
In July 2019, parents and pupils will be notified of their test results in their school report. Test marks will be converted into a scaled score. This means that pupils can be compared with other pupils nationally and from previous years. The report will detail your child’s scaled score and confirm whether they have reached the expected standard in each subject. This report will be explained in more detail nearer the time.
For further information on the SATs, please visit the government website below.
30th April and 2nd May - Parents evening
6th May - Bank holiday
13th - 16th - SATS week
A special Breakfast Club will be taking place during these dates where the children will be provided with a nutritious breakfast to help them prepare for the day ahead.
24th May - PD day
27th May - 3rd June - Half term
This half term, we will be learning about Mexico in our Learning Project entitled 'Hola Mexico.'
Within this, we will be researching the Ancient Maya and their lifestyle. We will be comparing their way of life with those of other ancient civilizations, along with our own and will be producing fact files to demonstrate our knowledge. As well as this, we will be exploring the major cities of the Maya and discussing potential reasons for their location.
We have already started our Learning Project by finding out about the different countries that make up Central America and finding out which countries the Mayans came from. We have used an atlas to find out what the terrain is like in these countries and have used our inference skills to think about why the Mayans might have settled in these locations.
Home learning of spelling and English or Maths will be given out on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This home learning will take a variety of forms and will include some learning being completed online. Children have been provided with login details for MyMaths (https://www.mymaths.co.uk/) and IXL (https://uk.ixl.com/) which will be used to set home learning.
We would appreciate your support in helping your child to complete these activities as they are critical to their academic development and will promote our Learning Value of responsibility.
Timestables are an important part of the children's mathematical knowledge and form the foundations to many other aspects with in maths. Therefore, it is vital that timestables are practiced daily to ensure a fluid and rapid recall of these facts. To support the learning of these facts, children have been provided with login details to access the Pixl timestable app(https://timestable.pixl.org.uk/Timestables.html )
Daily reading of 15 minutes should be completed and recorded in the Home/School Reading Logs.
PE and Forest Schools
Children will have P.E sessions on Fridays. For children to participate fully in these sessions, it is essential that they have their P.E kit with them on a daily basis.
In addition, children will partake in Forest School sessions on Fridays. Please ensure that they have welly boots or other appropriate shoes available in school for these sessions. It would also be advisable for children to have a coat or waterproof clothing on these days.
24th September 2018 - Art Week
25th September 2018 - Sparkling Start
25th September 2018 - Opening Evening at Ormiston Denes (5:30pm - 8:00pm)
3rd October 2018 - No Pens Wednesday
19th October - Be bright, Be seen dress up day
22nd - 26th October 2018 - Half Term
If you have any questions, please come and speak to me or another member of the Year 6 team.