Pupils should read every evening. Most pupils are now independent readers which means they may often read to themselves. Adults can help to support by talking about the books that the children are reading - asking them about things such as the story plot and characters. Reading may include fiction, non-fiction, Internet research, eBooks etc.
By the end of the year pupils will be expected to spell most of the words in the national curriculum lists independently. Rather than send home lots of words at the same time, the Year 6 word list has been split into much smaller chunks.
Monday: Pupils will receive a sheet with spellings and a short activity based on a spelling pattern (to be returned to school by Friday) and 3 spellings from the Year 6 list (to be tested on Friday).
Friday: Pupils will receive a further 3 spellings from the Year 6 list (to be tested on Monday)
Click here to see the spelling lists for Spring Term 2018
This year we will be developing the speed of the instant recall of mathematical facts and multiplication tables, using the Club 99 challenge. This consists of an increasing number of questions to be answered in 10 minutes.
Monday: Pupils will bring home their test from the previous week (in order to see which questions they were struggling with) along with a blank test to rehearse during the week.
Friday: Pupils will take the test to try and score 100% and move onto the next level.
On occasions, when relevant, work may be sent home to continue from lessons, along with activities to increase confidence and pace. Pupils are always encouraged to pursue their own interests by carrying out additional topic work research or preparation for class presentations.