Years 5 & 6
At Mulgrave Primary School, we ensure that learning is planned for in a cross curricular way, this ensures that children are able to make links within their learning. Lessons challenge all pupils through a variety of activities, providing opportunities for feedback from adults and peers. Through high expectations of everyone at Mulgrave we aspire to achieve outstanding outcomes.
Please click here to see our Year 5 class newsletter for the Spring Term
Please click here to see our Year 5 homework for the Spring Term
This term we have some fantastic learning opportunities planned for children in Year 6 and we look forward to getting to know all pupils creating and sharing some wonderful experiences with them.
This half-term, we will be reading a book called ‘The Giant’s Necklace’. We will be writing newspaper reports based around a girl’s disappearance and we will be developing our writing, interviewing characters and reporting using formal and informal tones. We are really excited and cannot wait for the brilliant writing outcomes we are hoping to produce from this text.
In Reading, we will carry on revising techniques and skills which will support us when sitting the SATs.
All pupils are gaining confidence and tackling challenging texts as a result of all their hard work and practice over the past few months.
We will also be assessing your child in March, to see where they are and what we can do to support them further in the weeks ahead.
We are nearing SATs and all pupils in Year 6 have been provided with a Reading practice book which they must complete each night. Children must bring these in daily so that teachers can go over the questions and answers with all pupils. Please continue to encourage your children to read at length whilst at home as this will build up their stamina and make them confident when it comes to their end of year tests.
A list of expected spelling words can be found on the internet: Google Years 3-6 spelling list. Encourage your child to familiarize themselves with the spellings of these words. They must practice their spellings daily as they need this to successfully achieve good levels in the SATs.
We are starting this term by revisiting conversions of measures, including mass, length, time and volume. We will also be learning how to calculate perimeters of shapes as well as finding the area of compound and irregular shapes.
Alongside this, there will also be boosters in maths every afternoon after lunch to recap and go through areas in maths already covered in the autumn term this will support children in refining the skills of multiplication, division, addition and subtraction, including all areas of Percentages, Fractions and Decimals.
It is vital that your child knows their times tables up to x12. They need to be fluent in their ability to recall these facts. They must also be able to use all strategies and methods for all four operations. Please make sure they do daily maths work for a minimum of an hour. This ensures they are ready for their learning and able to retain facts and knowledge of number throughout the year. We also would like all pupils to revise on IXL consolidating their learning at home. Please support your child and encourage them to do this so that they are better prepared in lessons.
Please use this link to access Maths SATs revision.
There is now only a term left before your SATs in May.
How can you help?
Please continue to find time to read with your child every day and ask questions about the characters and their motives, the story setting, plot and subject matter. Children need to be able to read fluently and confidently and with good comprehension for their timed SATs tests.
Support your child with spelling (without practicing your spellings, you will find the grammar test extremely difficult), times-tables practice and mental maths in preparation for SAT’s.
They need to be proficient in their times tables and using mental methods and be able to apply their spellings to their work.
Please click here to see our Year 6 class newsletter for the SpringTerm 2
Please click here to see our Year 6 homework for the Spring Term 2