Week Commencing 4th February
Well, we are nearly at the end of the half term and as ever the children have continued to impress me this week.
As the SATS are every so nearing, we have had taken part in a practise SATs week. This is just develop the children's confidence in sitting their SATs papers in May. We have had some positive attitudes this week and the children have shown great resilience and determination. Everyone has managed to improve there scores and this is through their hard work over the past 5 weeks. The children are now becoming more independent and are using all the skills that they have been taught throughout KS2 to help them approach and answer the questions. All result will be going home with your child so please do ask them for them.
This week we have also continued with our normal curriculum and the children have begun to write their persuasive letters. They have learned all about formal language and levels of formality and some of them wowed me with their vocabulary choices. We will continue next week with this writing ready to publish our final pieces.
In maths, we have continued to learn about fractions and moved onto comparing and ordering. Some basic skills still need to be embedded but the more we recap these the better at them the children are becoming.
We have a SATs evening next week so we look forward to seeing you then.
Week Commencing 28th January
Well done to everyone for completing all their homework on time last week. This is great news and shows that your attitudes to learning are improving. Remember to keep revising at home as this will help you with your SATs.
This week the children have worked extremely hard on some difficult concepts in fractions. They have now begun to create links between their learning using multiple skills to apply to problems.
We have now completed our final diary on Wonder and have begun to look at persuasive writing.
On Friday was number day and the children took part in some great maths learning - thank you all for your donations.
Have a great weekend.
Week Commencing 21st January
Thank you to all of the parents who attended Parent Consultations this week; it is great to have such a good turn out and see you all so keen on learning about how your children are progressing.
On Friday your child was given their username and password to log in to SATs Companion. It is now vital that you encourage your children to log on a complete revision task. All of the revision tests will help your child practise skills that will be essential to them in their SATs. Homework will be set on the Friday adn should be completed by Monday. Each night your child should practise their reading, spellings and timestables and try to complete 30 minutes of revison on a subject that they are finding tricky. Your support in this will be greatly appreciated.
This week the children have begun their work on fractions. They have revisit year 5 concetps adn shown that they now have some basic skills to help them move on the year 6 curriculum. Next week we will be continuing with fractions including understadning and using common denominators.
In English the children have published their diaries for Auggie and have now begun to draft another diary. The children all really impressed me with their writing especially their composition which is what we have been foccusing on. They were able to use Auggies' voice in their writing and most used all of the year 6 standards.
Our star writiers were: Parisa and Charnelle. I was so impressed with their writing.
Well done year 6 Dolphins - another great week.
Week Commencing 14th January 2019
Week 2 back has seen year 6 Dolphins making great progress in reading, writing and Maths. The children have shown great positive attitudes towards their learning this week and this is resulting is great outcomes. It has been a busy second week back and the children have thrived in learning new maths and writing skills.
This week in Maths the children have been working with decimals. It has been great to them them now applying their previous knowledge to help them understadn new concepts. Decimlas can be trivky especially when using them for division. We are continuing this learning through arithmetic this week and the children will be learning to use long division. This can be quite tricky for some, so would benefit the children if they could practise at home.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdU_rf7eMTI is a video clip that will help you to understand long division.
In english, the class are continuing to study the book Wonder. They are writing in the first person to create a diary for the main character Auggie. Diaries have lots of features that the children use every day like Idioms and slang. Keep a look out this week for our Star writers after we Publish on Wednesday.
SATS companion is now set up and your child will be recivign this as homework each week.
Monday: spelling, timestables - to be in for Friday
Friday: SATS companion 1 x grammar 1 x Maths to be done for Monday.
Next week we also have parental consulatation - I look forward to seeing you there.
Week Commencing Monday 7th January 2019
Welcome back to all Y6 after the Chirstmas break. I hope that everyone has had a well earned rest adn are ready fro a busy Spring Term.
This half term for year 6 Dolphins will be now ensuring that all the skills that they learned in Autumn are embedded and continuign to move forward through the year 6 curriulum. It will be a busy but as always a fun term with lots of learning taking place.
In English our book foucs will be Wonder. The children chose this book as they had seen the film and decided that they would like to study the text and use it to develop their writing ideas. Already this week we have begun to look at the characters and discussed what impressions we get of them from how they behave. As we are writing diaries the children have been set homework to find idioms that we can use - it should be 'a piece of cake.'
In maths, we are focussing on calculation for arithmetic, ensuring that all the skills are embedded and that children can work fluenty and with pace through the questions. In our maths lessons we will be looking at decimals and fractions. this is an imporatn area and some children may find them tricky. With that in mind, weekly homework will be set to embed the skills that the children are learning - this will be in the form of SATs companion. if your child wishes to they can join homework club on Friday's to help with this.
It is essential that your child attends school everyday. Our attendance in Y6 Dolphins is quite poor and must be addressed this half term. If you are genuienly ill it is understandable that you will want to keep your child at home, but if they are just a bit tired or have a bit of a sniffle please send them in as sometimes by break they are back to normal again. In year 6 we are now aiming for 100%, as everyday is important and learning taking place would be missed.
The children have had a great first week back. They have worked hard and have been focussed. Although they have been tired. Hopefully this week we are now all back into our normal routines.
Remember to intall the Marvellous Me App as these will be sent home each day to childrenj who are making us proud for following our school values.
See you all on Monday.
This week the children in year 6 Dolphins have been working extremely hard in the mornings. They have had positive attitudes and their behaviour has been exemplary. We are growing ever so closer to Christmas and the children are now beginning to deepen their knowledge in all aspects. They have showed that are making progress and many are now choosing to do extra work at home.
We have had a practise SATs week this week, so that the children have a feel for how the real SATs will run. They have faced the papers with such positive attitudes and this has been great to see. The children have found these tricky, but we have to remind them that we still have 6 months until the SATs and that they are doing great.
Our focus over the next half term will be around maths and reading for homework. The children need to be apply what they have been taught to knew concepts in maths and become fluent arithmetic. Reading is essential especially when learning new vocabulary. As well as their weekly spellings, times tables and reading the children will also begin to learn 10 new words a week that link to our writing. this will help the children with their reading and writing.
In English, we are continuing with our writing about the ' Nowhere Emporium.' The children have learned this week how to write a newspaper report and have further developed their grammatical skills - knowing which words are grammatically correct for written standard English.
In week 13 we will be continuing our writing but moving onto writing a chapter for a book; in reading we will be looking at characters motivations and explaining these ; and in maths we will be securing our knowledge of prime numbers, factors and how to use BODMAS.