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Welcome to Kestrels Class - Year 6

Autumn Term 2018


 Well, the summer holidays now seem a distant memory and we are well and truly back into the swing of school. You may have noticed the children are getting more homework and their spellings seem a lot more difficult!

There will be a meeting for all Year 6 parents next Monday 8th October. If you can not make it, please do not hesitate to contact us and we'll go through things with you at a time convenient to you.

Please find some useful links to the learning in Year 6, a Youtube video regarding the SATs and our plan of learning for the first half term.


Mrs Lewis

 Learning for the first half of the Autumn term




History/ Geography






‘Wonder’ by RJ Palacio – biography, debate, letter writing, narrative, book reviews

Place Value

Four Operations


USA - geography


Pop-art – Charles Fazzino

What makes a person inspirational?

Citizenship UN Convention of children’s rights


Important Information

PE will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure your child has a clean kit in every week!

Spellings are handed out on Friday and tested on the following Friday.

Children will have daily homework. All homework is written in a homework diary. 

Children are expected to read daily.

All pupils should bring a water bottle into school.

Pencil cases are permitted, but please make sure all items are labelled.


 Want to know more about the SATs?



Useful extra websites for children in Year 6

Maths and English Practise

IXL have separate pages of skills linked to individual Year group.  The Y6 page has links to practise both English and Maths skills.  Pages are then split into skills of which has a practise question for the children to think about.



BBC Education have produced a whole host of materials for KS2.  Follow the KS2 link and then select either Maths or English.   Each area usually has an information section for reading, plus an activity and then quiz which is marked online.  Some aspects require a subscription.



A site with both Maths and English based quizzes which are marked as you go along.



A site with a range of information and questions – great for revision purposes!



A revision site based upon the old Key Stage 2 Tests but still contains lots of useful information for both Maths and English.



A site with links to  old style Key Stage 2 Maths Papers, Maths Tutorials as well as Maths Games.  Some of these games are linked to Memory and would therefore help pupils to retain key information.



A site with links to Maths and English revision materials, including worksheets to look at online or to print off and practise with.



These are “old style” Key Stage 2 test papers but are still useful for practise, and in particular, creating discussion around questions and strategies to answer.  View on screen or print off for free.  Best used



Click on “For Kids” to access some fun games to practise speed of recall of times tables.



This site has loads of Maths games which help to practise a range of skills.



Loads of Maths games on a range of Mathematical concepts.



A range of English games and activities.



Activities to reinforce and practise a range of spelling rules.



A range of activities and games to practise a range of spelling rules and patterns.