30th March - 20th April
After the Easter holidays we have 3 weeks and then SATS will be upon us!
Research has shown that a child who does no studying for 2 weeks can drop their achievement level significantly. Whereas a child who does a little bit of revision every day can maintain their current level and even make progress if they have the right level of challenge. Year 6 have been working so hard towards their SATs and deserve to achieve their full potential. It will be such a shame if children go backwards at this late stage. Therefore, please ensure that over the Easter holidays children take time to revise in preparation for their SATs.
We suggest that pupils do some maths, SPAG and reading revision every day (this should take between 20-60minutes).
Over the holiday, children should carry out the following activities and complete the revision table to let me know what revision they have done each day.
Please choose one of the following activities from this terms half-term homework which is based around our topic next term 'The UK and the Local Area'.
- At least 10 minutes of daily reading of their school book (this should be recorded in their homework diary).
- Discuss the text your child is reading, questioning their understanding. Advice on how to read effectively with your child can be found here: https://www.pearson.com/content/dam/one-dot-com/one-dot-com/uk/documents/Learner/Primary/Primary%20parents/Pearson_EnjoyReading_03.pdf
- Access Bug Club online, and answer the variety of interactive questions based on the eBook they are reading.
Activities for Spelling
- Practise your child’s weekly spelling list, which can be found on the spelling section of your child’s class page, on the school website.
- Practise the Year 6 Statutory spelling list, which can be found on page 100 in the school homework diary.
- Use the Spelling Shed app weekly to encourage your child to practise at home through the fun games available.
- Practise your child’s weekly spellings both verbally and in written forms.
Activities for Maths
- Use the Doodlemaths app weekly to encourage your child to practise the key skills in numeracy.
- Use the Doodletables app which is a fantastic online tool that children can use to practise and learn their times tables up to 12 x 12.
- Use Education City and find a game based on a topic your child is unsure of, or have worked on in class that week to build on their understanding.
- In addition to this, under the ‘Maths’ section of the Education City site, there is a ‘Times Tables’ tab which contains songs and games your child can play to improve their times tables knowledge.