Homework Topic – St Patrick
Welcome back after our lovely Christmas break! We hope you all had a restful Christmas holiday and we wish you all a very happy and healthy new year. Thank you all for your very generous gifts and warm wishes.
As you know May 11th is ‘SATs Week’ and until then we will continue to concentrate on ensuring that the children are well prepared for the tests and raring to go!
Please remember that the expectations have been raised in all subjects, so any additional support you can give to your child will be invaluable. There will be a SATs Information Session for parents on Monday 21st January at 3.45pm; this will provide you with all the relevant information regarding the tests and there will be examples of previous tests available. Please try and attend if you can.
In order to help your child at home and if you have access to a computer (if not, the library will be useful) we would recommend the following websites:
- www.satspapers.org.uk (all previous papers available on this site)
- BBC Bitesize (new site)
- Times Tables Rockstars
- UCL Grammar KS2
- SATS 2019 Arithmetic
As a school, we have now implemented Google Suite for Education and I have set up some quizzes for the children to complete at home. These are fun for the children to do and also enhance their learning at the same time. What better way to revise for SATs! Please encourage your child to use this fantastic resource, as well as the other homework that they are set.
After SATs we will be spending much more time on developing the children’s research skills and working on tasks which promote independent learning. Lots of our time will be spent on History, Geography and Science. We will continue to devote the statutory time allocation to core subjects.
In Religion Education, we will be following ‘The Way, The Truth and The Life’ series and focusing on Jesus the Bread of Life as well as exploring the Mass.
As part of their Secondary Transfer Programme, Year 6 will be very much involved in PSHE work which will encourage independence and promote confidence as they move on to Year 7. This will include support from outside agencies including our School Nurse. You will receive further details regarding these.
Please encourage your child to use the local library – to visit the parks and landmarks of London and to continue to study hard and hand homework in on time. Also, do remember that even fluent readers need an audience so please read with your child regularly. It really is no coincidence that our most fluent and able readers are those who read often at home. Thank you parents!
The children are beginning to realise the important part Year 6 plays in their transition into secondary school. It is lovely to see them starting to mature and take responsibility for their learning.
Thank you for your support, we do appreciate it and it makes such a difference to your child’s progress in class.