Maple Class blog 8th April 2022
HAPPY EASTER HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!
Well … throughout the last half term the children have really done themselves proud and made some really super progress. I have sent home a couple of revision booklets (one for Maths and one for English) and would encourage them to chip away at the worksheets to keep things fresh in their minds.
After the holidays, there are two school weeks before the SATs which are during the week of 9th May from the Monday through to the Thursday at times set by government. However, they all coped extremely well with the mock SATs test that we did recently so just want to maintain the learning.
In English we have been having a lot of fun with our class novel ‘Smith’ and are compiling information leaflets about highwaymen – the description and imagination has astounded me:
‘The appearance of a highwayman strikes fear into the hearts of even the bravest of men.’
‘The glint in his eye would charm any lady but behind the shimmer, there are secrets untold.’
‘Without doubt, his red-speckled mask will be pulled over his scarlet face, but leaving hazel-brown eyes glimmering, as if to hide secrets not ready for the harsh world.’
‘His black, leather boots, littered with buckles are like the solar system, the black leather being the endless void and the buckles, the planets.’
In Maths, we have been learning about ratio and scale factors. Scaling up/down a recipe in the holidays could be a fun activity. Revision shall continue after the holiday and after Sats we shall be embarking on a project to include a lot of data handling. It would be great if the children could collect any examples of graphs, charts, timetables etc that they find in magazines, newspapers or leaflets.
Please see the Birch Class blog for details of afternoon work.
Best Regards and Happy Easter.
Everyone has approached the mock sats this week absolutely brilliantly and progress is evident right across the board - well done everyone. It has not been the most exciting week in year 6 in the mornings but please see the Birch class blog for details of afternoon activities.
Just a reminder to all that reliable revision materials are produced by CGP, Rising Stars and Exam Ninja should you be wanting to purchase any for use at home.
The real SATs week is the week of the 9th May.
Next week, we shall be moving onto information text about how to be a highwayman in English so start gathering together ideas re costume, habits, tone of voice, riding ability, persona etc.
In Maths we shall be starting to look at ratio and proportion.
Have a super, sunny weekend everyone.