Good morning Class 5 on the start of your not-SATS week! In normal circumstances we would have been starting each day this week with a mindfulness breakfast and perhaps a mad last minute revision. So throughout this week, I would like you to remind yourself each morning at how much you have achieved. Think back on our lessons over the last year and when you cracked something you were finding so hard – was it finally understanding ‘by zombies’ for the passive voice? Was it finally getting what KFC meant when dividing fractions? Whatever it is – remember that feeling and be proud of yourselves!
I would like to just share a little poem for you Year 6’s-
To all our Year 6’s,
As SATs week arrives it is not quite the same,
The tests that were printed this year never came,
The displays all still up; walls full of Maths ‘rules’,
But Year 6 very different, at present, in schools.
For some of you, happiness, lots of relief,
For others a sigh of pure disbelief,
That you worked really hard in advance of this week,
Expected and Greater Depth marks you did seek.
Algebra, fractions, the times tables drills,
Inference, retrieval, in-depth reading skills,
Past present, progressive…and all the SPAG terms,
You’ve practised and mastered them over the years.
Fear not though, the SATS, yes, won’t happen this term,
But remember tests don’t measure everything you learn,
Primary subjects are varied; you’ve always tried your best,
And many of those skills that you’ve gained can’t be defined by a test.
So, here at Crudgington, you’ve made us so proud,
We sit here with pride and we shout this out loud…
“Year 6 you amaze us, you’ve come incredibly far…
And we don’t need a test to see how amazing you are!”
To mark the absence of the SATS, I thought it would be fun to have a go at some silly SATS and today we are kicking off with a Silly Spelling Test. You will need someone else to read the script for you (just like I do in a spelling test)! Remember this is no ordinary spelling test – this is a SILLY spelling test, so please don’t expect to get full marks (or any marks!), just have fun and laugh 🙂 If you want to – email me your scores and which spelling made you laugh most!
For a maths lesson today, I thought it would be a good idea to try revising our learning on ratio, head on over to http://www.iseemaths.com/lessons56/ and try today’s lesson and activities! 🙂
We’ve done lots of report writing, in school and in lockdown, but I always decide who or what it is about – now it is over to you! Go through this lesson on BBC Bitesize for Report Writing https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znq4kmn to recap all the features and how to write effectively. Don’t do activity 3 just yet – tomorrow I will be asking you to write your own report on anyone you want to. I can’t wait to see who you chose and learning all about them 😀
For a creative Art Lesson – head over to here https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/texture-treasure-hunt-year-6-wk1-5#slide-1 for a lesson on how to create a frottage patchwork
As always I love to see what you get up to so feel free to email at firstname.lastname@example.org
To finish us off – here are some pictures from your VE Day celebrations which looked super fun!
Have a lovely start to your week – Miss P