Class 6 - Mr Davey
Welcome to Class 6!
Thank you for visiting the Class 6 page on our new website. In conjunction with our Class Dojo, you'll be able to access key information, documents, news and photos. As the oldest children in the school, the students in Class 6 play a huge part in 'life at Lowdham', both in and out of the classroom. I view the teaching of Year 6 as a huge privilege and I'm thrilled to be taking these children on their journey to secondary school. People say that Year 6 (as the teacher or a pupil) is the toughest, quickest, and most exciting year of them all, but I may be slightly biased!
Please keep checking back for updates, and bear in mind that our Dojo is updated more regularly.
2019 Spring Term
We are currently studying 'Sound and Electricity', along with a text called 'Journey to Jo'Burg. These topics will lend themselves well to art, DT, maths and English. I'd also like to explore the recent history of South Africa, including the Apartheid. We'll be making our own wooden glockenspiels, using wood and copper pipe, and using these (with our Djembe drums) to play some music later in April. In PE, I have decided to focus on netball, particularly the rules/strategy and ball skills, as this is a very multi-faceted sport in which children can develop a range of skills.
The SATs will run nationwide in the week commencing Monday 13th May. The schedule can be found using this link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/key-stage-1-and-key-stage-2-test-dates
To prepare for SATs week, I will be tailoring homework to reflect areas of need, and running a fun 'Davey's Daily Dose' on Dojo, where parents, too, can get involved with SATs revision. As I always say, Year 6 isn't just about SATs, but it is important that the children perform at their best and become comfortable in assessment situations as they get ready for secondary school. I'd like to run our previously-successful breakfast club in the mornings of SATs week; this was great fun last year and helped the children relax ahead of the assessments.
At home, you can help your child prepare for the SATs by reassuring them that it is a good opportunity to practise what they've learned, and test themselves against a tough curriculum. Looking at past papers and study books is a good way to familiarise both you and your child with the likely SATs questions. Please remember that effective revision needs to suit your child, and sometimes, less is more!
2019 Summer Term
There's plenty to look forward to post-Easter, including:
* School production (to be confirmed!)
* Residential to Langdale, Lake District
* 'Water' topic (summer 1)
* 'Egyptians' topic (summer 2)
* Leavers' celebrations
* Sports' Day
* Leicester (Golden Mile) trip
* Parents and staff v children match
The National Curriculum
Lowdham Class Dojo
Department for Education (SATS guidance)
Useful Maths Resources
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ http://uk.mathletics.com/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/ https://www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk/family-maths-toolkit