Countdown to SATs!
Year 6 are working very hard preparing for their SATs! Test week this year is the week beginning 14/5/18. Children will take the following tests:
|Monday 14 May||English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2|
|Tuesday 15 May||English reading|
|Wednesday 16 May||Mathematics papers 1 and 2|
|Thursday 17 May||Mathematics paper 3|
Disaster: Volcanoes and Earthquakes!
In the Spring Term, Year 6 will be learning all about two of the planet's most powerful phenomena: volcanoes and earthquakes.
Children will learn about the internal structure of the Earth, and discover how its layers interact to produce a range of geological events. They will investigate how volcanoes form around the boundaries of the planet's tectonic plates, and how earthquakes propagate outwards from these same points. Using their map reading skils, they will locate volcanoes around the world and record their location using lines of longitude and latitude. This exciting topic will also provide many cross-curricular opportunities for learning in art, computing and global learning.
From a historical vantage point, the children will study significant earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in recent and past history, focusing particularly upon the infamous Plinian eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. By studying historical sources, watching videos and analysing images of Pompeii's ruins, they will form a snapshot of Roman life and society in this time period, contrasting it with our own. Later in the topic, they will re-imagine these tragic events from the point of view of an eyewitness, producing a realistic diary of the town's cataclysmic demise.
Below are a list of links that may help with revision. Feel free to use as necessary:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/ - General revision with games
http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/engindex.html - Excellent website that will help with all areas of reading and grammar
https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/interactive_ks2_english - Some free parts of the books that are very useful (pertaining to grammar)
https://parkfield.edmodo.com/file/view-crocodoc-new-window?uuid=dc39e5e2-22b8-4850-b2a2-81cf338f3939&file_id=7216430 - A 'poster' that you could print off to remind you of aspects of grammar
http://www.parkfieldict.co.uk/sats/spelling.html - Common spelling patterns that should be embedded by Year 6
http://www.mathletics.co.uk/ - Every child should have their login to use the website. Remember to move the level up and also complete the 'lessons'
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers - A huge amount of games to make maths fun, use the categories at the top of the page to select what you need help on
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=SpeedChallenge - For help with Mental Maths this is one of the best websites you can use
http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/StopTheClock/sthec3.html - If you need help reading digital and analogue clocks, this website should be useful.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/ - Great general revision tool
http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/index.html - Very good general revision website
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/maths - While aimed at adults, some of this website may be useful for Year 6.