St Therese of Lisieux

St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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Year 6                                   Mr Morton                         Advent 1

 

Angelus Prayer

Year 6 Writing Standards
Year 6 Writing Standards

 

Useful Links

NCDYS - Extra-Ordo-nary Worship 2019

NCDYS - NCDYS Live

Year 6 is the last year of Key Stage 2.

 

The school day starts at 8.55am and finishes at 3.15pm. Due to COVID-19 please refer to emails sent out regarding this.

 

Teacher

 

Class Teacher: Mr Morton

 

Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs Beavis

 

Welcome to Advent 1 2020.

 

Our Year 6 Termly newsletter is loaded onto the Year 6 Microsoft Teams Account and gives useful information about this term. It has been saved as a PDF for easy access.

 

Our Year 6 Knowledge Organisers which outline what we are covering this term are uploaded to the Year Microsoft Teams Account and can be found in the files tab at the top of your Year 6 Teams page next to ‘Posts’.

 

Dates and News 

 

Please see the diary dates tab on the website.

 

P.E.

 

We are introducing a new policy regarding PE Kit. Children will need to come into school wearing their PE kit on their PE days, which are listed below. 

 

Year 6 – Wednesdays

 

This will maximise the time spent in PE by cutting out time spent changing, it also means PE kits can be washed weekly, as opposed to termly, which is more hygienic. This policy requires that children wear the correct kit, this consists of a school logoed navy t-shirt, navy shorts or navy/black tracksuit trousers (not leggings) and a navy/black jumper along with trainers to be worn to school and plimsolls/indoor shoes in case PE is in the hall. 

 

If your child does not turn up at school in their kit on their specified PE day they will be doing PE in their uniform and school shoes. It is a legal requirement of the curriculum for children to take part in PE weekly.

 

Please visit our policy page to read our uniform policy.

 

Homework 

 

Homework will be uploaded to the Year 6 Microsoft Teams Account every Friday. Homework is expected to be completed by the following Thursday. Work should be completed at home by either printing off and completing the sheet or writing the work in their own notebook at home.  Due to COVID-19 arrangements children are not required to bring this into school.  The following Friday a video of the answers and any methods for working them out will be uploaded. 

 

Reading

 

See our English page for Reading updates.

 

See our library page for recommended reading lists.

 

Recommended Reads for Years 5 & 6 are also uploaded onto Microsoft Teams at the beginning of each term.

 

Spellings

 

Currently we are working on ensuring that all the Year 5 & 6 Statutory Words are learnt. We have also uploaded the Year 3 & 4 Statutory word list for reference.  A copy of these have been uploaded onto the Year 6 Microsoft Teams Account. Children will focus on a group of ten spellings each week that they will practice in school and at home.  They will be tested on these words every Friday. It is essential that all spelling words are written in sentences to ensure the meaning of the word is also known.

 

Times Tables

 

By the beginning of Year 6, pupils should know their 2x – 12x tables confidently and the inverse operation.Please help your child to practise their times tables and corresponding divisions at home. A guide to our expectations regarding speed and fluency in Year 6 would be to achieve between 35-40 correct answers when using HitTheButton mixed times tables game.

 

The School Day

 

Start of the day

 

See COVID-19 information previously sent out.

 

Break time

 

Children may bring in a healthy snack to eat at morning break. Milk is available for those who have signed up for it. 

 

Lunch

 

Children can bring a packed lunch to school or sign up for a hot meal provided by Farm Kitchen. Please contact our school office for more information on how to sign up for school lunches. 

 

End of the day

 

Please see latest COVID-19 information sent out to parents regarding the end of the school day.

 

Supporting Your Child At Home

 

You will find useful information and resources to help support your child at home on our curriculum pages.

 

Secondary School

 

We encourage parents and carers to start considering secondary school choices and visiting some schools. Applications need to be made early in Year 6 and some parents find that looking around schools over a couple of years allows them to get a better understanding of what the choices are. All the local secondary schools hold open days/evenings for prospective students and Spalding Grammar and Spalding High schools are able to provide further information about the 11+ tests.

 

Application arrangements for places in Year 7 are coordinated by Lincolnshire County Council’s admissions team. Parents who live in Lincolnshire should apply online, while parents resident in other areas must apply through their home local authority (LA).

 

11+ Examinations

 

The 11+ is an optional test taken by some Year 6 pupils in primary schools in England. It’s a way of selecting who’s academically suited to attend a grammar school or selective school for Year 7 onwards. It is a parental choice as to whether your child takes part in these exams, therefore any preparation for the tests is the responsibility of the parents.

 

At Saint Norbert’s, Year 5 children whose parents have signed them up to take part in the 11+ will sit two practice tests in the Pentecost Term on two separate days. These tests are NOT marked but are held securely in school and then sent back to the respective Secondary schools.

 

The official tests are conducted by and sat at Spalding High School for Girls and Spalding Grammar School for Boys. Prospective pupils to Spalding High School or Spalding Grammar School must sit two 11 Plus exams on two separate dates. These exams are multiple-choice and cover the following:

 

Verbal Reasoning – this 50-minute test is made-up of 80 questions. Questions are divided into 15 or more sections, with 5 or 6 questions in each section.

 

Non-Verbal Reasoning – this 40-minute test is made-up of 70 questions and is split into five sections. Questions must be answered one section at a time, with seven minutes allocated for each section. Pupils cannot move onto the next section until they are told to do so. Two of the five sections cover Spatial Reasoning.

 

Standardised Attainment Tests (SATs)

 

At the end of Year 6, children sit tests in:

 

• Reading

 

• Maths

 

• Spelling, punctuation and grammar

 

These tests are both set and marked externally, and the results are used to measure the school’s performance (for example, through reporting to Ofsted and published league tables). Your child’s marks will be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give a broader picture of their attainment.

 

You will be given your child’s scaled score and whether they have reached the expected standard set by the Department for Education (‘NS’ means that the expected standard was not achieved and ‘AS’ means the expected standard was achieved). 

 

The range of scaled scores available for each KS2 test is:

 

• 80 (the lowest scaled score that can be awarded)

 

• 120 (the highest scaled score)

 

The expected standard for each test is a scaled score of 100 or more. If a child is awarded a scaled score of 99 or less they won't have achieved the expected standard in the test. The Department for Education expects at least 65 per cent of children to reach the expected standard (the figure was initially 85 per cent but has been revised).

 

The Year 6 KS2 SATs will be administered in the week commencing 10th May 2021

 

Monday May 10th 2021: Spelling, punctuation and grammar (Grammar/Punctuation Test) – 45 minutes

 

Monday May 10th 2021: Spelling, punctuation and grammar  (Spelling Test) – 20 minutes

 

Tuesday May 11th 2021: Reading Test – 60 minutes

 

Wednesday May 12th 2021: Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic) – 30 minutes

 

Wednesday May 12th 2021: Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning) – 40 minutes

 

Thursday May 13th 2021: Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning) – 40 minutes

 

 

 

Parents Meeting Teachers

 

Parents' Evenings are held in the Advent and Lent terms  information regarding how these will be conducted, due to COVID-19 will be sent out in due course. 

 

For anything further, an appointment can be made to discuss your concerns in more depth, or you can email the school on enquiries@st-norberts.lincs.sch.uk

 

Birthdays

 

Due to the current COVID-19 situation we request that sweets and cakes are not sent into school.  These do not follow our Healthy School promotion either.

 

If you wish, donate a book to your child’s class and write a birthday message inside. Check the Recommended Reads for Years 5 & 6 for ideas.