Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment. If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of any of our pupils please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Smith. Please see the safeguarding section of our website under Key Information > Safeguarding.
Here are some links to websites which will help with SATs preparation. You do not need to pay a subscription, these websites will let you try for free.
At the beginning of May, your children will complete the reading comprehension SATs test. This involves sustained reading (with related questions) for 1 hour. By ensuring that your child focusses on reading for at least 20 minutes at home, you are building the stamina and speed for required for this reading assessment. As year 6 children develop their independence, they are able to sign their own reading record. However we do request that they are heard and questioned by an adult at least twice a week, who can then sign their reading record.
Our reading scheme is based around the Accelerated Reading Programme. This means that your children will bring home a variety of books based on their own individual reading assessment. After reading each book, they will complete a quiz on an I-Pad to assess their understanding. Children choose their own books but we encourage them to try reading lots of different genres. This programme also enables us to identify the number of words that the children have read – hopefully we can have many Word Millionaires by the end of the year.
Homework is given out on a weekly basis.
Spelling homework will be set on Monday and is expected to be completed for Thursday.
Maths homework will be set on a Monday and is expected to be completed for Thursday.
English homework will be set on a Thursday and is expected to be completed for Monday.
In addition to the set homework tasks, all children also have access to the 'TTRockstars' website. Children are challenged to learn their multiplication and division facts on their journey to becoming a 'Rock Legend'. Knowledge of times tables is vital as a foundation to all other maths learning.
Children will also have access to the 'Mathletics' website/app. Log in details can be found in the children's reading records. Mathletics activities are linked to the National Curriculum objectives the children are covering in school and provide an excellent opportunity to reinforce this learning at home. Activities generate new questions each time they are completed so children can complete these as frequently as they would like.
Another need for quick recall is with square numbers. We have sent home our Square Number Song which can help aid learning of square numbers to 20 x 20 - but we include a copy here too...