Violet Class

  • Miss Becky Williams

    Year 6 teacher
    PSHE coordinator
    Art and DT coordinator

Welcome to Violet Class! 
 
On this page you will find a snapshot of our learning in Year 6.  Our homework grid (see link below) details the tasks set for the Spring Term, to link with our Natural Disasters topic.  We're looking forward to seeing the brilliant creations the children complete!  
If you have any questions, please drop in to see Miss Williams at the end of the school day, or book an appointment with the office.
Looking forward to an exciting and successful year ahead!  
 
SATS Preparation
The children have all been working really hard over the last half term preparing for the SATs in May.  I know lots have been working through the study guides and have commented how helpful they are finding them.  We have also been focusing on areas to improve in class. 
If you would like further information, or support, I've attached a couple of useful documents below that are available from the internet explaining what happens during SATs week, what the questions look like etc etc, as well as a guide to the grammar that is covered during the Spelling and Grammar paper. 
 
There are also two 'knowledge organisers' for Maths and Spelling and Grammar (SpaG), which summarise some of the key concepts the children need to know for these 2 tests. We will be using these in school after half term, too.
 
There are lots of resources available online should your child wish to practise a particular subject at home to improve their confidence or understanding.  I've explained to the class that the most important thing over the Easter break will be for them to relax and enjoy the time off!  
If you have any specific questions, please do not hesitate to catch up with me after school one day. 
Thank you for your continued support! 
SATs Study and Revision Guides
The SATs Study books have now arrived and the children have taken home copies of Maths, English and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar.  These are theirs to keep and work through at their own pace at home.  (Please see the parent letter below for extra information.) It's been great to see how enthusiastic the class have been about using the study books and many have said how they have already helped them learn and understand concepts in the key areas!  Great effort Violet Class, keep it up!
This week.....
In maths this week, we have been working on developing our problem solving skills, especially looking at calculating with decimals.  In literacy, we have been creating our own weird and wonderful animals and creatures to live on the planet 'Pandora' and then describing them using our new technical vocabulary.  
Violet class had a busy day yesterday.  During the morning, we took part in World Book Day activities where we 'shared a story' with our friends in class.  We all came along as our favourite book character - have a look a the photo below, can you guess which book we are from? 
We were also very lucky to have Mr H visit us for the first of his music lessons.  He helped us perform 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star' on the chime bars.  Some of the class were so confident that they even had a go at conducting the musical piece.  It was great to see lots of children having a go and focusing so much on getting the musical notes right.  Thank you to Mr H!  In the afternoon, we visited Mounts Bay Academy to watch their latest musical 'The Addams Family'.  
Maths focus for this week (wb 11th March 2019)
Calculating percentages and improving our problem solving skills.
 
Homework
Each week, the children in Violet Class have the following for homework:
  • Spellings - the list of words will be in their planners each week.
  • Times tables - see the 'TT Rockstars letter' for the focus times table for each week.  Children are encouraged to go on TT Rockstars as much as possible to improve their speed and confidence with times tables.
  • Maths of the Day - this is a practical activity based on our maths focus area for the week.  The homework will be uploaded to this area each week.  (See below for the link to this week's maths homework, as well as the parent guide.)
  • Homework grid - based on our Spring Term topic of Natural Disasters (see link below for a copy of the grid).  
In addition, SATs study books will be sent home in the near future to help prepare your children.  A note will be added on here when they arrive!