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Hello Year 6.

We think it is really important to hear from all of you regularly. We would like you to make comments and to let us know how you are getting on with your learning. 

We want to hear it, even if it is just a quick hello!

So, we would like as many of you as possible to sign up to the blog, so that you can make comments. 

To sign up to the blog, access it via the Heavers farm website and go to the year 4 blog. When you click on a post and scroll to the bottom you will see this. 

In order to make comments on the blog and add your contributions, you need to sign up to word press with your email address. You can also sign up using Google, Facebook or Twitter. 

Click on the W for wordpress. You can all sign up using Word press, and some of you have already done so. If you have forgotten your login details or they do not work you can reset it using the forgotten password link. . 

You all have a school email address and this can be accessed through lgfl mail. 

Year 6 Teachers

Thorpe Park – Friday 20th May

Dear families,

This is just a reminder to inform you that next Friday (20th May), the Year 6 children have their trip to Thorpe Park.  The coach will be leaving school at 8:45am so please could the children be at school for 08:30 to ensure a speedy getaway.  We leave the theme park at 16:00. We expect to be back at school between 17:15-17:30, depending on traffic. We will inform the school of our progress on the way back.

Children can wear their own clothes for the trip.  Please ensure that your child has suitable clothing depending on weather, e.g. a light raincoat or a sunhat and sun cream. As we will be undertaking a lot of walking, please wear sensible shoes (no flip-flops or sliders). If your child is planning to enjoy the water rides they need to bring a spare change of clothes, just in case. They will also need a healthy packed lunch in line with the school’s policy and a bottle of water (there are free water dispensers at the park so the children can refill their bottles). Lunches should be in a disposable plastic bag so that the children can throw away any rubbish. If your child receives free school meals and you would like your child to have one, please instruct your child to speak with the class teacher as these need to be ordered from the school kitchen.

Your child can bring a maximum of £10 spending money for the gift shop if they want to but they will need to be responsible for this themselves.

If any medication is required (including hay fever and travel sickness), please give this to your child prior to travel.  If any medication is required for the return journey, please give it to the class teacher in the morning and clearly label with name, class, dosage and time to be taken.

If you have any further questions, feel free to explore https://www.thorpepark.com/ or ask a member of the Year 6 team.

Many thanks

The Year 6 team

SATS information – Please read

SATS information for parents

Good afternoon families! SATS will commence next week from Monday 9th May until Thursday 12th May 2022.

Test timetable

The KS2 test timetable is as follows

DateTest
Monday 9th MayEnglish grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: Questions English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: Spelling
Tuesday 10th MayEnglish reading
Wednesday 11th MayMathematics Paper 1: Arithmetic Mathematics Paper 2: Reasoning
Thursday 12th MayMathematics Paper 3: Reasoning

Test Administration on Monday 9th May

English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: questions

If a pupil asks a question about the test content, your child’s teacher may explain or rephrase a question provided they do not give away subject-specific information. For example, if a question asks to ‘insert a pair of commas’, ‘insert’ may be explained, but not ‘commas’.

English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: spelling

Pupils should not require any assistance during the administration of paper 2: spelling. Your child’s teacher will not overemphasise spelling when reading out the words pupils need to spell.

English reading

If a pupil asks a question about test content, your child’s teacher will not explain the meanings of any words or expressions e.g. ‘I do not understand the question’, ‘read the question again and underline key words that tell you what to do’.

Maths

If a pupil requests it, a question may be read to them on a one-to-one basis. If reading to a pupil, your child’s teacher can read words and numbers but not mathematical symbols. This is to ensure pupils are not given an unfair advantage by having the function inadvertently explained by reading its name e.g. ‘Do I need to multiply when I calculate 95% of 240?’ ‘I cannot tell you but think hard and try to remember’, ‘What is 0.6?’ ‘That is nought point six’. No subject specific terminology will be explained.  

What should you do the weekend before to prepare?

Have a lovely weekend with your friends and family.

What should I do the night before the test?

Get a good night’s sleep each night! Try to go to bed a little earlier than normal so that you are wide awake in the morning and ready to go.

What should I do the morning of my test?

Have a good breakfast as it will give you energy for the day. Get to school for 08:30 as we will give you energy for the day. Get to school for 08:30 as we will be doing ‘Wake up! Shake Up!’ games in the morning to wake you up and get you ready for the challenge ahead! We will also be providing a breakfast for all the children at 08:45. Bring in a water bottle with your name on so you can have a drink if you need to.

When are we doing each of the tests?

The table above shows you which day you are doing each part of the tests.

What is happening for the rest of the week?

For the rest of the week we will continue with our revising, as well as building your child’s confidence to succeed with fun and engaging mindfulness activities. Please do not worry, your children are very ready and we will be looking after them every step of the way. If you or your child experiences any anxiety, no matter how small, please speak to your child’s class teacher. We are here to help you! Our children have worked hard all year and we are sure that they will do their very best!

Year Six Team.

Many thanks.

Year Six Team