HELLO AND WELCOME TO OUR YEAR 6 TEAM!

Quartz Class – Class Teacher – Miss H Lungley and Teaching Assistant – Mrs F Ashraf

Tanzanite Class – Class Teacher – Mr M Phillips and Teaching Assistant – Mrs R Salim

Lapis Lazuli Class – Class Teacher – Mrs K Kahlon and Teaching Assistant – Mrs R Totaro

The school day begins at 8:45am and finishes at 3.15pm every day. Year 6 Staff welcome the children into classrooms each morning at 8:35am and at the end of each day, the teachers will dismiss the pupils from the KS2 playground.

 

Each day, the children will be taught 3 core lessons (English, Maths and Reading) and then the foundation subjects in the afternoon.

Throughout the year, we spend a lot of time preparing for the end of year assessment tests known as SATS. This is also the time to start thinking about applying for secondary school places. The deadline to apply for a Year 7 place is October 31st and you will be notified by email or letter on or around 1st March of your child’s place. Details can be found at the link below.

https://www.brent.gov.uk/services-for-residents/education-and-schools/apply-for-a-school-place/secondary-school/

We also learn many new skills in both core and foundation lessons as well as having the opportunity to take on leadership roles, which will involve certain duties around our school. During Summer 2, we look at transitioning to secondary school and prepare the pupils for life in Year 7. We can’t wait to experience lots of new adventures during 2020-2021.

Reading

Pupils are provided with a reading diary and reading book for them to take home and share with parents/carers. Please can you listen to your child read every night and write a comment about what they have read in their reading diaries.

Homework

Maths arithmetic practice and quick-reads will be provided daily for your child. This is to help them prepare for their end of year assessments and it is important they are completing all homework tasks given.

SATS

Your child will take part in the end of Key Stage 2 assessment tests during the week commencing 10th May over 4 days. These will be:

  • Monday May 9th 2022:Spelling, punctuation and grammar (Grammar/Punctuation Test) – 45 minutes
  • Monday May 9th2022: Spelling, punctuation and grammar (Spelling Test) – 20 minutes
  • Tuesday May 10th2022: Reading Test – 60 minutes
  • Wednesday May 11th2022: Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic) – 30 minutes
  • Wednesday May 11th2022: Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning) – 40 minutes
  • Thursday May 12th2022: Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning) – 40 minutes

More details about these tests will be shared during the Year 6 Parents SATS meeting which will take place during Spring 2. Details about this will be sent out 2 weeks before the date.

The results of the SATS will be recorded as follows:

GDS (Greater depth standard) – Writing only

EXS (Meeting expected standard)

WTS (Working towards the expected standard)

HNM (Has not met the expected standard)

PKG (working below Key stage 2 standard) – Writing only

SATS Ultimate organiser

To help prepare you for SATS in May, use this great organiser to practise all of the maths areas you have been taught in KS2. There are links to support videos to help you answer the questions and these will also help with your weekly homework. Any problems see Mrs Burford for more information.

https://merrittsbrookacademy.e-act.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2019/01/KS2-Maths-SATs-Ultimate-Organiser-2018.pdf

Pupil Representatives

To give chidren in Year 6 We have elected some of our children in Year 6 to represent us in different ways within our school. They each help to provide a voice for Year 6 and represent our class extremely well. We have representatives for the following:

  • Head Boy
  • Head Girl
  • Deputy Head Boy
  • Deputy Head Girl
  • House Captains
  • School Councillor

USEFUL YEAR 6 EDUCATION WEBSITES TO SUPPORT LEARNING AT HOME

 

www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

www.oxfordowl.co.uk

www.ttrockstars.com/login

www.purplemash.com

https://www.sumdog.com/

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum-assessments-key-stage-2-tests

www.edshed.com

www.primarygames.co.uk

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