The Year 6 Power of Reading text this term is ‘The Last Wild’ by Piers Torday, a story about a boy called Kester, that lives in Spectrum Hall, an academy for challenging children. He has much to deal with each day, until a speaking cockroach helps him to escape into an alternative dystopian environment.
This Power of Reading book will be the inspiration this term in Literacy, for the fiction and non-fiction writing that pupils will be undertaking. They will continue to develop a number of different text types including fictional narratives, diaries and non-chronological reports. Subjunctive mood and the use of stylistic devices will be developed further this term. Pupils will continue to consolidate this knowledge and build on the skills of cohesion across different text types.
In Numeracy, as with Reading, pupils are focussing closely on skills related to the SATs tests. This will be achieved through a focus on reasoning, using core arithmetic skills, particularly shape, ratio and data handling. Pupils will continue to practise solving multi-step word problems set in a range of contexts. Mental calculation strategies and reasoning activities are critical skills now, as the tests approach, and are a focus this term.
Pupils will continue to use the study aid books to assist the progress of all pupils in Reading, Writing and Numeracy.
Be sure to keep an eye on the school’s website for updates and Wow Work. If you have any questions about anything Year 6 related, please feel free to speak to a member of the Year 6 team.
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Secondary School Applications for September 2019
The deadline for the receipt of applications for secondary school places is 31st October 2018. If you have not made an application by this date, your child will not receive an offer of a place on National Offer Day in March 2019.
Applications must be made online. The brochure, details of the open evenings for each school in London Borough of Hounslow and a guide to making your application can be found on the Admissions website (see link below). The address of the E-Admissions page is https://www.eadmissions.org.uk/eAdmissions/app and documents can be downloaded at https://www.hounslow.gov.uk/info/20032/secondary_admissions/1087/apply_to_transfer_to_secondary_school_for_sept_2018 .
London Borough of Hounslow have arranged an information evening to be held on Monday 10th September at 7pm at the Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, TW3 4DN.