Times Tables, Tests and Travelling (sort of)

It’s been another busy week in Year 6.  Despite the disappointment caused by the cancellation of the Tag Rugby event, the children soon shrugged it off and got to enjoy a mixed doubles badminton challenge yesterday afternoon.  On Tuesday, the classes thoroughly enjoyed a Virtual Reality workshop organised by Mr Bushell where they got to experience the ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza!

We managed to squeeze in a few mock SATs papers this week.  All we asked were that the children give them their best shot and we were really impressed with how the children coped.  We will be sending the papers home once they are marked so you can see the results.  Please be assured that we are using them as a starting point, to identify areas to focus on and to help the children get used to the format of the assessments.

In History, we have been learning about the legend of the Mayan Hero Twins: One Hunahpu and Seven Hunahpu. Despite their talents, they angered the Lords of Death who sentenced them to death after failing a number of tests put before them. Fear not, the story does have a happy ending – the next generation of twins learn from their mistakes to defeat the Lords of Death once and for all. Inspired by the story, the children are in the process of creating phenomenal comic strips to retell the key events. We look forward to displaying the finished pieces.

Year 6 have triumphed in a Times Table Rockstars Battle against Year 3 gaining a huge lead throughout the week.  Please encourage your child to use the platform on a regular basis as it does have a positive knock on effect in all areas of the curriculum when they have a confident and speedy recall of the multiplication and division facts.


Reading x 3

Spellings – 20 words plus write 10 sentences.

Arithmetic – Google Quiz

RE – Buddhism Information Poster on paper (Find details of what to include on Google Classroom)


Have a great weekend!

The Year 6 Team