Parents Information Evening
As we step into a new academic year.
Restore our spirit, our energy and our love.
Renew our passion for sharing knowledge and wisdom.
Nurture our compassion
for those in our care.
Transform us as we seek to transform
Guide us as we seek to guide
Open our minds and hearts
As we seek to open minds and hearts
in the ways of equality, justice and peace.
Help us listen more deeply to one another and our children and parents
So we can walk with them
to prepare our children for the wonders of the world and support and guide
them when things are tough.
In Jesus name, Amen
Our Strategic Aims are:
• To inspire all, through learning experiences which
enrich, excite and engage.
• To be happy confident, caring and resilient learners,
ready to embrace challenge.
• To make consistently strong progress across the
curriculum and achieve their very best
Year 6 Staff
Differences in Year 6
Philosophy behind Year 6 Mantra
Curriculum Overview by term
SATS details – New Tests and new scoring system
Additional Information – Online safety
Year 6 Staff:
Chestnut House – 6KC : Mr K Cantillon (House Leader & PE Co-ordinator)
Sycamore House – 6CC : Miss C Cartmel
Oak House – 6AL : Miss A Lewis (Assistant Head Year 5&6 – ICT Co-
Learning Support Assistants:
6KC: Miss Gooch
6CC: Mrs Spraget
6AL: Mrs Thomas
What makes Year 6 different?
Preparing children for the transition to secondary school
To inspire, challenge and ensure academic achievement.
To instil the love of learning to enable independent learners.
To achieve academic potential with SATS.
Social & Emotional
To ensure children are resilient dealing with challenges.
To develop a maturity in thoughts and actions .
To develop an independence with decision making.
Year 6 Mantra
Resilience – ensuring your child does not become over anxious or
get easily upset when constructive feedback is given. To cope with a more
mature and honest teacher/pupil relationship. Your child is in a safe
environment to allow them the opportunity to become resilient before they
enter secondary school.
Independence – allow your child to become independent by being
organised, sorting out their own problems – less parental involvement and
being committed. Your child is in a safe environment to allow them the
opportunity to learn these life skills before they enter secondary school.
Maturity – understanding the correct behaviour within school and
towards their learning, dealing with day to day issues with a mature manner
– knowing who to turn to and developing relationships with others. Your child
is in a safe environment to allow them the opportunity to become mature
individuals before they enter secondary school.
Year 6 Curriculum:
What are SATS for?
A means of assessing progress across each Key Stage.
A means of assessing the curriculum nationally in English and Maths.
As a way to track the progress and assess the performance of individual
Secondary schools to see the general ability of children and to aid initial
Year 7 groupings.
Produce league tables in order to make an informed decision when
Changes to SATs in 2018:
What parents need to know.
KS2 SATs were overhauled to be in line with the new national curriculum in
In the summer term of 2016, children in Year 6 were the first to take the
new SATs papers. The new-style SATs for English and Maths reflect the new
national curriculum, and are more rigorous than previous years tests. There is
also a completely new SATs marking scheme and grading system which has
replaced national curriculum levels.
At the end of Year 6, children sit tests in:
Spelling, punctuation and grammar
Changes to SATs in 2018: cont’d
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
How will Key Stage 2 SATs be marked?
The previous national curriculum levels have been scrapped, and instead
children are given scaled scores.
How will Key Stage 2 SATs be marked?
You will be given your child’s raw score (the actual number of marks they get),
alongside their 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
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.
Key Stage 2 Reading:
The reading test is a single paper with questions based on three passages
of text. Your child will have one hour, including reading time, to complete
There will be a selection of question types, including:
Ranking/ordering: e.g. ‘Number the events below to show the order in
which they happen in the story’
Labelling: e.g. ‘Label the text to show the title of the story’
Find and copy: e.g. ‘Find and copy one word that suggests what the
weather is like in the story’
Short constructed response: e.g. ‘What does the bear eat?’
Open-ended response: e.g. ‘Look at the sentence that begins Once upon a
time. How does the writer increase the tension throughout this paragraph?
Explain fully, referring to the text in your answer
Key Stage 2 grammar, punctuation and spelling
The grammar, punctuation and spelling test consists of two parts: a grammar
and punctuation paper requiring short answers, lasting 45 minutes, and
an aural spelling test of 20 words, lasting around 15 minutes.
The grammar and punctuation test will include two sub-types of questions:
Selected response: e.g. ‘Identify the adjectives in the sentence below’
Constructed response: e.g. ‘Correct/complete/rewrite the sentence below,’
or, ‘The sentence below has an apostrophe missing. Explain why it needs an
Key Stage 2 maths
Children sit three papers in maths:
Paper 1: Arithmetic, 30 minutes
Papers 2 and 3: Reasoning, 40 minutes per paper
Paper 1 will consist of fixed response questions, where children have to give
the correct answer to calculations, including long multiplication and
division. Papers 2 and 3 will involve a number of question types, including:
True or false
Constrained questions: e.g. giving the answer to a calculation, drawing a shape
or completing a table or chart
Less constrained questions: where children will have to explain their
approach for solving a problem
Continuation of core lessons – usually a moderation of the
children’s writing in June
Performance – focusing on the music and Speech & Language
aspects of the curriculum
Heart Start – basic First Aid
Relationships & Sex Education
France Trip & Activities Week
Transition to Secondary schools
Homework: Homework will be issued weekly. Children will have Maths
(Mymaths), Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling homework (CGP books).
Home Learning projects will be given at the start of the term and your
child will have to project manage to complete four tasks before half
term. From time to time and if your child is struggling with an aspect of
their learning additional activities maybe given to help them over learn
and overcome their difficulties with that topic.
Monitor your child completing their Home Learning/CGP books ensure they
are completing their work to the best of their ability and are handing in
Ensure your child reads regularly and reads a good variety of different
Ensure your child knows their times tables – practise, practise, practise
(children should have up to 12x12 by year 4)
Discuss school and topics with your child.
Practise with every day life, mental skills- addition and subtraction,
telling the time, money and word problems.
Encourage SATS revision CGP
Watch the news and discuss topical issues.
Resources to aid your child with their learning:
later on in the term we will send a letter and
order form to parents if they wish to order
practice style papers for their child. The
school gets the books at a discounted price!
Cheaper than retail price.
This is a fee paying site – your child will
have a username and password to access
Use the website to research information for Home Learning activities
but please do not allowed your child to just cut and paste!
France trip / Activities Week
Sex and Relationship Education
Leavers Service and Disco
A Parents Guide to Year 6: This booklet which has advice on how to support your child in Year
6, SATs, resources for learning and reading lists will be available electronically on the BJS
website in the Year 6 area. Any feedback on this booklet is welcome for future years.
Parent consent form for the year – which includes school trips and activities, dietary
information and email/contact information.
Fantastic experience for your child –
a great sense of independence!
2018 June 11th -15th
We offer a tailored school tour of Normandy
in line with the curriculum we study,
at competitive rates and with complete
peace of mind.
5days/4 nights stay in Normandy includes
3 meals a day – Luxury Coach Hire – Ferry –
Activities include: Pegasus Bridge Museum,
360o cinema, Montchamp Goat Farm,
Bayeux Cathedral, Courseulles market,
Honfleur and evenings on the beach.
We are always pleased to accept offers of help in school.
If you have some time to spare, you could, for example:
• Listen to readers,
• Practise times tables,
• Support handwriting,
• Keep the library running well,
• Help with the allotment,
• Support cooking, craft, DT projects,
• Lunchtime clubs (eg knitting)
The list is endless – many of our parents/carers have wonderful
skills that could be used to inspire and challenge our children so please
get in touch and let us know!
For more information or to volunteer some
Help, please contact Mrs Stanford or Mrs Vipond through the
school office and leave your details.
Please contact the school office, in the first
instance if you wish to speak to a class teacher.