Welcome to Year 6!
Welcome back after a restful and revitalising christmas break.
This term we are starting with a 2 week focus on Cumbria and what makes us who we are.
After this, our main topic for the term will be guided by the question: Do all children get an equal chance at life? This has a geography focus - we will be looking closely at Cumbria, Mexico and Venezuela, comparing both social and physical geography. We hope this will give the children a insight into life in different countries and communities and how it compares to ours.
Our text will be Trash by Andy Mulligan. It is a eye opening story about the children of South America who live and work on the rubbish dumps of cities collecting materials to sell.
If you have any questions or suggestions please contact me via the school office.
This term, with the approach of the KS2 tests (SATs) in the month of May, we will be helping the children to prepare so that they are ready and confident. The tests allow schools, across the country, to check the attainment and progress of each child in English and Maths.
At Scotby we will be starting booster sessions in the coming weeks (Y6K will be on Thursday afternoons after school) and we will also be sending additional work home that will provide the children with an opportunity to practice their learning from throughout their time at school.
If confident to do so, please support the children with their work, allowing them ample time to try and complete it first, offering hints and tips where appropriate.
Below is a time table for test week in May; this is followed by some useful links to support the children at home.
The key stage 2 tests are timetabled from Monday 11th May to Thursday 14 May 2020.
Monday 11th May 2020 English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1
Monday 11th May 2020 English grammar, punctuation and spelling paper 2: spellings
Tuesday 12th May 2020 English reading paper
Wednesday 13th May 2020 Maths paper 1: arithmetic & Maths paper 2: reasoning
Thursday 14th May 2020 Maths paper 3: reasoning