Ganges - Year 6
The Malorie Blackman Class
We chose to name our class after the incredibly talented author, Malorie Blackman. Malorie Blackman is an English children’s author. She writes young adult and children’s novels, short stories, and picture books. She was named the United Kingdom’s Children’s Laureate in 2013. Blackman’s books always feature black characters. This is because none of the characters in the stories she read as a child were black. Blackman felt that this was a problem, and she vowed to solve it as a writer. We love her stories and she is an inspiration to us all!
Some of her books include....
Our class display
For our class display, we took inspiration from the amazing Wendy Ewald who is an award-winning photographer. We asked our pupils "What is the best part of you?", and we displayed their answers on our class board. It includes striking black-and-white photographs taken by the children themselves! We loved sharing all the best parts of us :)
Our very special values day
To celebrate our values at Holy Trinity, we thought about how we are kind, respectful, ambitious, forgiving, resilient and honest. We joined together and created the word VALUES - have a look at our pictures!
Where the Wild Things Are - Dance Workshop
For World Book Day, we had a dance company come to our school and deliver a wonderful dance workshop to recreate the scenes from the story Where The Wild Things Are! We had a lot of fun. Check out some of our moves!
With SATs approaching in the spring of next year, it's great to give your child some extra support if you can. You may find some of the following links useful:
Maths and English Practise
IXL have separate pages of skills linked to individual Year group. The Y6 page has links to practise both English and Maths skills. Pages are then split into skills of which has a practise question for the children to think about.
BBC Education have produced a whole host of materials for KS2. Follow the KS2 link and then select either Maths or English. Each area usually has an information section for reading, plus an activity and then quiz which is marked online. Some aspects require a subscription.
A site with both Maths and English based quizzes which are marked as you go along.
A site with a range of information and questions – great for revision purposes!
A revision site based upon the old Key Stage 2 Tests but still contains lots of useful information for both Maths and English.
A site with links to old style Key Stage 2 Maths Papers, Maths Tutorials as well as Maths Games. Some of these games are linked to Memory and would therefore help pupils to retain key information.
A site with links to Maths and English revision materials, including worksheets to look at online or to print off and practise with.
These are “old style” Key Stage 2 test papers but are still useful for practise, and in particular, creating discussion around questions and strategies to answer. View on screen or print off for free. Best used
Click on “For Kids” to access some fun games to practise speed of recall of times tables.
This site has loads of Maths games which help to practise a range of skills.
Loads of Maths games on a range of Mathematical concepts.
A range of English games and activities.
Activities to reinforce and practise a range of spelling rules.
A range of activities and games to practise a range of spelling rules and patterns.