Chestnut Class - Year 6

Chestnut class teacher is Miss Price
Mrs O'Mara is our TA 4 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday).
Welcome to the
Chestnut Class Page
 
After a hard-working, fantastic couple of terms in Year 6, I am looking forward to welcoming you back for the Summer Term - your final term at Loxwood School!
Our next topic will be 'Curtain Call' which is part of our whole school skills focus of 'Create'. Our end of year production is the highlight of the term. However, this year we will be tying in the Queens Platinum Jubilee and looking forward to our trip to London too. 
We will be learning about the population changes in London as well as the history of the monarchy. 
In English, we will be using the book 'The London Eye Mystery' by Siobhan Dowd as well as looking at 'Macbeth' by William Shakespeare and writing a biography about the queen. 
In Maths, we will be focusing on statistics and properties of shapes.
For more information please see the topic web below. 
 
If you have a query or concern, please talk to us at school drop off or pick up. You can also get in touch through the school office by emailing messages@loxwoodschool.com. I am always happy to answer any questions and support your child.
 
 
Miss Price 
 
 Homework 

Each term, the children will be given a new ‘Independent Homework Grid’. In Year 6, there will be set ‘hand in’ days at the bottom which is the minimum requirement. Each task should be taken from a different row and column. The amount of time a child chooses to spend on a project is up to them. Please focus on the presentation!

I have only put one 'hand-in date' this half-term due to SATs. There are then three after half-term. Obviously you can choose to do it before these dates. 

After completing times tables and arithmetic on a Friday, children should choose an area that they would like to practice at home to help them improve their score each week. 

Maths 
 
To improve your weekly arithmetic, you should be practicing using MyMaths  https://www.mymaths.co.uk/. Each week, we will write an area on the front cover that we would like to improve. 
 
Username: loxwood
Password: square162 
 
If you need help finding this topic on MyMaths, please ask me. 
Chestnut Class Spellings 2021-2022
 
You will be given your spellings for half a term at a time.
  • Spellings will be tested on Thursdays.
  • Spelling sentences (homework) are due in on Thursdays. Please ensure these are written like Year 6 sentences using a range of punctuation and varied sentence structures. There is a prompt sheet in the front of your book to help you. 
  • Children are split into three groups: Miss Price 1, Miss Price 2 and Mrs O'Mara
Summer 1 Test Dates: 
Week 1 - 28th April
Week 2 - 5th May
Please note we have intentionally missed a week during SATs
Week 3 - 19th May
Week 4 -  26th May
Week 5 -  9th June 
Week 6 -  16th June 
 
Here are some highly recommended books to read if you need inspiration:
KS2 Assessment Presentation 2022
 
Below is the PowerPoint from the KS2 Assessment Presentation. It gives you more information about SATs week as well as a better understanding of what each paper involves (with some sample questions). 
If you have any further questions, please feel free to come and see me.
Cinderella & Rockerfella
 
Here are the recourse you might need for the Year 5 and 6 school play to ensure you are practicing at home. I have uploaded the song words, play script as well as all the songs.