Dear children, parents and carers of Year 6,
I am pleased to announce that homework is now available online for parents and carers to view on our website. If homework is lost, burned, sold, jettisoned into space or otherwise made inaccessible, no problem! You can now just download it from the website yourself. This change was made in response to many requests made during the last parent evening, and I would like to thank you for your patience whilst the necessary changes were made by our website administrator.
In addition to homework given by myself and Mr England, I would advise that children start to use practice SATs test materials themselves in order to become as familiar as possible with the format of the test. The homework this week involves using an online provider (details given in the homework) but there are test booklets that can be downloaded for free or bought online.
Please note that older SATs tests (pre 2016) used a system of levels, with level 3 being the lowest and 6 the highest. When children are just beginning a new maths topic, using the Level 3 - 5 paper to test or practice their knowledge is recommended before trying the Level 6 paper or the more recent SATs tests. Once a bit of confidence has been built up, move onto the more recent test format that combines all levels of difficulty.
If I can be of any assistance, please let me know by calling the office and I will be in touch asap.
Maths Homework - week of Monday 20th March
Last week, Mr Houghton's group worked on Algebra. Basic algebra questions do appear on the SATs test, and they are used to test whether children can find one or two missing amounts, rather than to see whether they can solve complicated equations. The children have a single sided sheet to complete by next Monday.
I can provide spare sheets and any assistance needed!