St Joan of Arc


Daphne Ward-Anderson 
Year 6 Teacher and Maths Lead

Spring 1 Update

As you are fully aware, in year 6, we have started the countdown to SATs (Commencing May 13th and finishing on the 16th of May) and we have been working tirelessly as a team to ensure that the best outcomes are achieved by every child.

SAT’s survival packs will be coming home during the Easter break to support you in your efforts and give you even clearer guidelines and directions regarding what your child might be confronted with.

I have faith in your children and believe that they are determined and prepared for what lies ahead.

Therefore, as a result, this term, year 6 is focusing mainly on Mathematics, Reading and Writing. We are proud of them.  We have seen some good progress so far and look forward to seeing more during the next half term.  The clock is ticking rapidly to the time of their SATs, and it is therefore vital that children continue to try their very best in everything.

Homework: Homework will now being handed out every day, apart from Thursdays (when children can use this time for their own revision).  We thank you for your continued support with ensuring that the children’s homework is completed to the very best of their abilities, as it really does benefit them.  Homework will be marked with the children the following day, so it is important that the children complete it on time.

Spellings: Each week, children receive 20 new spellings to learn.  They are then tested on them the following week.  Children must also be learning the Year 5/6 spelling words, which can be found in their Homework books.  It would be wonderful if children could practise these with someone at home – perhaps writing them on a small whiteboard? Or chanting them to an older brother or sister?





Over the next 7 weeks those of us in Class 6 will be following a unit of work on a theme that focuses on islands all over the world. The unit is called Earth as an island.

This unit of work is part of the International Primary Curriculum. This curriculum sets out very clearly what children will learn – the learning goals – in three different areas:

1. The subjects of the curriculum – The learning goals for each of these subjects are at least as challenging as anything taught in the curriculum in your child’s own country. In many cases, the learning goals are more challenging.
2. Personal development – The characteristics which will help children become more responsible, independent learners.
3. International understanding – This will help children develop both a sense of the independence of their own country and culture and the interdependence between countries and cultures.

Each unit of work is based around specific targets derived from the learning goals for one or more of the subjects.

During this unit we will be focusing on Geography, Art, Technology, Music, Physical Education and International.

In Geography, we’ll be finding out:
• About the geographical features of islands
• About the growth and development of islands over time, including capital cities
• How human geography is impacting island life
• How to relocate an island community, taking both human and physical geographical factors into consideration
• How to use six-figure grid references
• About a case study of an island developing as a trade and transport hub

Week One:

Maths Homework: View Here

The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home

A pupil’s first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach, while we take all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching.

You can log in to your online learning via this link: Home Learn

Year 6 Newsletter: View Here

School Trip Letter: View Here



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