Welcome to the final term for our Year 6 Pupils in their St Andrew's School lives (cue... tears)
Obviously the main focus of the 1st Summer term is the Year 6 SATs in May - a chance to show off all that you have learnt from the past four years of school. We know you will make yourselves, your families and us very proud of the progress you have made.
From our SAT Briefing in the Spring term, you will be well aware of the dates and times for these. If you are not sure, then please view the SATs briefing Powerpoint below. There are also a huge number of website links to support revision at the bottom of the class page.
Summer 2 will commence with the annual trip to PGL and then will be filled with lots of exciting and interesting learning experiences and opportunities to celebrate life at school.
Our immersive Topic in Summer 2 will be 'It's all Greek to me!' investigating:
Early Greek civilisation
The influence of the Greek climate and landscape
The influence of Greek architecture
Greek cultural life
Greek language and art
The story of Troy and the Trojan Horse
Design and build a Trojan Horse
Clay pot design and pottery skills
As well as this, we will have a Leavers' Service at the Anglican Cathedral on Tuesday 12th June (a letter has already been published and sent home for this - we are still awaiting reply slips from some children) and, obviously, our own St Andrew's Leavers' Service in Church at the end of term which promises to be an emotional occasion. In addition, the children will be able to celebrate the end of term with a Leavers' Festival on the school field.
How quick is this year going?
So here we are, at one of the busiest times of the year and SATS preparation is well underway! And of course, our wonderful Year 6 children are rising to the challenge in the very mature, responsible and hard-working way.
We are continuing with our Kensuke's Kingdom topic, as well as fitting in Enterprise Week, SATS carousels, lots of cross-curricular writing and a whole-school writing week. We love to keep busy.
You will see the statutory spelling lists for the end of Year 6 attached below. It is extremely important that the children learn to spell these words independently and demonstrate this in their independent writing.
Purple Mash Homework
As a school, we have decided to try to give Homework out, at times, in the format of E-Homework, through Purple Mash. All of the children have been given a user name and password and these were glued into the front of Reading records at the start if the year.
Our first Purple Mash homework was given out yesterday. For 6R children it was a Blitz Poem and for 6BL it was a Blitz newspaper report. the children had a 20 minute demonstration of what they need to do.
1. Sign into Purple Mash using the user name and password
2. Go to 'Alerts' and click on
3. You will see that you have a 2do and this will explain what the homework entails
4. Click on the 2do and this will take you through to your task
5. Complete the task, saving as you go along
6. Once you are completely happy with the homework, click 'save' again
7. Then, click 'share' so that the homework can be marked by the class teacher (once you have done this you can't make any further edits)
If you do not have access to a PC the homework can be done on paper and brought into school instead.
Hope this helps
Year 6 Team