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Year 6 visit to NUAST 

(Nottingham University Academy for Science & Technology)

 

Our Year 6 cohort recently visited NUAST to experience what a day is like at this new secondary school.  This imposing new building situated at the bottom of University Boulevard is home to the next generation of scientists, engineers and computer programming wizards.  Our pupils participated in all three disciplines where they were asked to build and program a robot, design a marble tower and design coat hooks using 3-D printers.  However, the science lesson that required them to make slime was a firm favourite.

This short trip gave our students another insight into life outside John Clifford and will hopefully inspire some of them to go and become a leading light in the world of STEM.

NUAST visit

Outdoor Classroom

Year 6 will begin their Outdoor Classroom project in the Autumn Term.  This new curriculum initiative will see the pupils participate in a variety of activities linked to their half term project as well as looking to solve STEM inspired challenges. Some of the projects the children will undertake will include raft building, designing and producing water carrying devices out of natural materials and exploring water purification methods. We expect the children will thoroughly enjoy the projects and in the process will develop many new skills, most of which will relate to team work and problem solving.

Welcome back to the new school year, 2017-18!

 

We hope you have had a lovely summer and that your children are all refreshed and ready for the challenges and fun of the new academic year!

 

In the next few days, we shall be adding lots of extra information to this class page about routines, timings and expectations for your child in their new class, as well as lots of curricular information also.

 

Please keep checking back regularly for updates and as ever, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to find your child's teachers at the start or end of day.

 

Let's make this the best year ever!

 

6/9/17

Working hard already!

SATs revision

 

Hear are some websites our Year 6 pupils might find helpful with KS2 SAT's Revision!

Literacy:


The English area of the Bitesize website is packed with activities and questions 
to help you prepare for the National Tests in English.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/ 

These revision pages have been put together by Woodlands Junior School to 
help students with their revision.


http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/engindex.html 

Skillswise aims to help adults improve their reading, writing and maths skills. It 
is targeted at Level 1 of the adult Basic Skills Literacy & Numeracy 
Curriculums for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/grammar/ 

You might like to try some spelling practise on this BBC spelling site

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/spellits/home_y6flash.shtml


and this site too

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/lookcover/lookcover.html

For spelling practice, Ambleside Primary offer an automated Look, Cover, Write, Check 
word bank. Really useful for brushing up on Key Stage 2 spellings. 

In 2013 the government introduced a new Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling test. You 
can try some online quizzes we collected, or download our grammar checklist (we also have 
a checklist for level 6). 

This site will help with the new spelling, grammar and punctuation tests

http://www.compare4kids.co.uk/spag.php

 

Numeracy:


Get your head around addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Take a 
visit to Gere's Bike Shop and help them read their graphs and charts. Practise 
working out the mode, median and mean for a set of numbers. Take a look at 
time, mass and capacity. Investigate the properties of different shapes. Get your 
brain ticking with some mental maths questions.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/maths/ 


A daily practise to keep those brain cells sharp

http://www.compare4kids.co.uk/maths.php


Practise your tables with the games and activities on this fun site.

http://www.xmarks.com/site/www.multiplication.com/interactive_games.htm

Skillswise aims to help adults improve their reading, writing and maths skills. It 
is targeted at Level 1 of the adult Basic Skills Literacy & Numeracy 
Curriculums for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

http://www.xmarks.com/site/www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/multiplication/timestables/game.shtml


Woodlands Junior School has several fun online interactive activities to help 
not only improve your mental maths skills, but also to help you with SATs 
Revision too!

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/

 

Year 6 Spelling - the expected standard

These are the words that a child working at national standards is expected to be able to read and spell. They are the statutory spellings that the children are working on in school and will need to be able to spell for the SAT's spelling test in May. Please practise them with your children at home. Many thanks.

Some useful web-links to support learning:

  • www.mangahigh.com
  • www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/
  • www.topmarks.co.uk/
  • www.crickweb.co.uk/Key-Stage-2.html
  • www.mad4maths.com/
  • www.kids.nationalgeographic.co.uk/kids/

 

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