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Year 6 2022 tips

Back to school tips for Year 6 2021

Is your child starting Year 6 this September? Read on for some tips to help ease the transition after a whirlwind 2 years of lockdowns, bubbles and home learning. Settling back into school after the six week holidays is never an easy adjustment, let alone after the chaos and unpredictability of partial school closures and bubbles being sent home. The Year 6's this year have experienced a particularly unusual time, having missed out on a large chunk of school time in Year 4 and then entering a completely unfamiliar learning environment in Year 5 with rows, no joint assemblies, bubbles and…

Year 6 SATs. What are they?

What are the Year 6 SATs tests? The Year 6 SATs are to assess your child’s understanding of Maths and English against the National Curriculum learning objectives from Key Stage Two (Year Three to Year Six). Primary school is split into two stages after Reception: Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. At the end of each key stage, children sit a SATs test. This stands for Standard Assessment Test which will cover Maths and English.  They include a reading paper, a grammar punctuation and spelling paper (often referred to as SPAG) and maths. In this article, I will be discussing the…

Five Top Tips to support Year 6 Maths

Do you want to help support your child with their Year 6 maths this year but you don't know where to start? Are you worried about interfering with the methods used at school? I'm going to give you my five top tips for how you can help support your child at home with Year 6 maths and be successful in the SATs. 1: Master the times tables. This is the building block for so many other skills, especially fractions and harder calculations. It's often the skill that is overlooked as all the times tables are expected to have been learned and secure…

Are you a Year 6 teacher?

Are you a Year 6 teacher? The struggle is real As a Year 6 teacher, the pressure is intense. Nobody really understands it unless they've experienced it! The responsibility and accountability of getting 30 pupils with varied abilities and learning styles to reach their progress targets and age related expectations while ensuring breadth of curriculum, mental wellbeing and a love of school is huge. Now with the added complication of a new cohort who have experienced 2 school years affected by the Covid 19 pandemic and the fact that SATS have been cancelled 2 years on the bounce, and you have…