Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Year 6 SAT maths revision check list

We've all got the links to the best revision sites, as well as our own revision plans for the holidays. You also have your past papers so here are just a few things to remember;

1.  Remember to go over your knowledge of converting units of measure. This should involve metres, centimetres and millimetres, litres and millilitres, grams and kilograms and minutes, hours and days.
2.  Remember to look at converting fractions, percentages and decimals – did you know that 0.7 is the same as 70% and not 7%? Did you know that 5% is the same as 1/20 and not 1/5? This is a vital basic skill!
3.  Remember your times tables – saying them out loud is the best way to remember them and they will be needed in every question you answer in one way or another!
4.  Use your past papers to guide you – whatever you didn’t get right last time is your ticket to improving so focus on that!
5.  Keep your mental skills sharp – working things out in your head quickly and accurately is the key to mental maths so talk to a friend of an adult and test each other every single day. 5 minutes is enough each day!

Pirates Exhibition - Creative Curriculum end of term theme day 27th March

Wednesday March 27th saw Year 6 invite the rest of our school to our second creative curriculum exhibition of the year and this time the theme was pirates.

Year 6 displayed detailed reports on the history of pirates (both old and modern) as well as complicated history work explaining the reasons for key events in history linked to piracy.

In addition to the work in our books, we also created a large art exhibition, demonstrated our gymnastics skills and showed off our reading comprehension progress.

Here's a look at the exhibition - thank you to all the children who visited and asked so many interesting questions and to all of the parents and carers who managed to come and see us!

Always nice to see a random 'Mobot' at a pirates exhibition...

No pirates were harmed in the running of this art exhibition

All of our PE work this half term has been themed around pirates in preparation for this exhibition.

Ellie and Joe explaining our wall of colour to some budding young artists

The younger members of our school, as always, made our day what it was with their excellent behaviour and barrage of questions to keep Year 6 busy!

Megan and Niamh explaining the flag wall to a class of visitors

Is there any escaping that annoying creature? He gets everywhere!

Ben and Jack guarding a couple of swarthy individuals ; )

Year 6 enjoyed performing their gymnastics routines for the younger children in school.

FAB friends doing a FAB job of explaining their learning to the other children in school

Balances, rolls, poses - all of the key gymnastic skills applied to original, pirate-themed routines.

If your name's not on the list, you're not coming in i'm afraid...

A wall of colour - beautiful depth and variety, only possible with 23 people all working together.

Not bad for a creature with behaviour as bad as the Fish Finger Monster