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Hazel Class Newsletter and Skills Newsletter - Autumn Term 2018

Useful Information For Helping Your Child At Home

 

Over the next few months, your child will be undertaking some assessments in school to see how they are progressing and identify strengths and areas for development. Your child has sat similar assessments over the last few years and they have been working hard in class to develop both their literacy and numeracy skills. There will be three separate assessments (National Tests - Reading, Numeracy Procedural and Numeracy Reasoning) as well as our school based assessments. The format of the National Tests are as follows - 

 

Reading

The reading tests are made up of short questions based on two or more texts. Some of the questions check how well the text has been understood, others aim to find out if children make judgements about what they are reading Before the start of the test, children can try out some practice questions so that they will know what the different types of question are like and what they may be asked.

Each test takes up to an hour but younger children can take a break part way through.

 

Numeracy

There are two kinds of numeracy tests.

 

1. The procedural test measures skills in number, measuring and data skills.

2. The reasoning test measures how well children can use what they know to solve everyday problems.

 

To help you child with these assessments, you are able to download some 'Sample Tests' from the Learning Wales website - Follow the link below - 

 

Learning Wales National Numeracy Test Sample Materials

 

Learning Wales National Reading Test Sample Materials

 

Here are some websites that year 6 pupils might find helpful with KS2 Revision

 

Spelling and grammar:

 

This is a really excellent website. It has useful definitions and self-tests.

http://www.cybergrammar.co.uk/

 

The English area of the Bitesize website is split into different sections. The spelling and grammar area has some really useful resources.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/spelling_grammar

 

These revision pages have been put together by Woodlands Junior School to help students with their revision.

Grammar:

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/literacy2.htm

Spelling:

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/literacy.html

(be aware that some of these activities will be too easy but some are suitable)


Skillswise aims to help  improve reading, writing and maths skills. 

Word grammar:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/topic-group/word-grammar

Sentence grammar:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/topic-group/sentence-grammar

Spelling:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/topic-group/spelling

 

You might like to try some spelling practise on this BBC spelling site

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/spellits/home_y6flash.shtml

 

Reading:

 

This website has lots of ‘read the passage and then answer the questions’ style activities, which will be really useful practise. It is an American website, but replicates National Test style questions pretty well.

http://mrnussbaum.com/readingpassageindex/

More questions about texts on this website. Choose the reading comprehension exercises.

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/

 

The English area of the Bitesize website is split into different sections. The reading area has some useful resources, especially the deduction and finding information section.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/reading/

 

Skillswise aims to help learners improve their reading, writing and maths skills. 

Reading:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/topic-group/reading

 

Remember  you have your access to Reading Eggs, which will be helpful for revising reading and comprehension.

 

Numeracy:
 

Here is a link to the ks2 bitesize area for maths

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/maths/

 

Practise your tables with the games and activities on this fun site.

http://www.multiplication.com/interactive_games.htm

 

Woodlands Junior School has several fun online interactive activities to help not only improve your mental maths skills, but also to help you with National Test Revision too!

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/index.html

 

And, don’t forget you have your access to Mathletics, which will be helpful for revising concepts.

 

Please also remember to get in touch with Mr Thomas at school if you need any help or assistance to help support your child's learning!

 

Good Luck!

 

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