Year 6 11.5.20

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend in the sun with your family.  This week would have seen the start of SATs, I know it has been strange of late and many of you were a little apprehensive about taking these tests, but rest assured Miss Wood and myself had every faith in you that this week would have gone well and you would have made everyone at Parkside including your families very proud. Miss Wood found this poem, which I would like to share with you today:

To all our Year 6’s

As SATS week arrives it is not quite the same, The tests that were printed this year never came, The displays are still up; walls full of Maths ‘rules’, but Year 6 very different, at present, in schools.

For some of you, happiness, lots of relief, For others a sigh of pure disbelief, That you worked really hard in advance of this week, Expected and Greater Depth marks you did seek.

Algebra, fractions, the times table drills, Inference, retrieval, lots of work on comprehension skills, Past presents, progressive… and all the SPAG terms, you’ve practised and mastered them over the years.

Fear not though, the SATS, yes, won’t happen this term But remember tests don’t measure everything you learn, Primary subjects are varied; you’ve always tried your best, and many of those skills that you’ve gained can’t be defined by a test. 

So, here at Parkside, you’ve made us so proud, We sit here with pride and we shout this out loud… ‘Year 6 you amaze us, you’ve come incredibly far… And we don’t need a test to see how amazing you are!

PE: By all means you can continue to follow Joe Wicks but I thought I’d share with you something different today. This 30-minute-long exercise YouTube video is the perfect excuse to get moving along with your family. HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a workout that combines intense bursts of exercise and short, active recovery periods. Think marching, jumping jacks and squats. No equipment needed! Just put on a pair of trainers and press play.

Maths: Decimal and fraction equivalence: Under week 2 –

In today’s lesson, we will be learning how to compare equivalent decimals and fractions, you will be using the resources from the national oak academy.

Mastery document: Extra challenges, start on page 8, which is the first page of Decimal Mastery. 

Literacy: Under week 3 on the national oak academy we will be focusing on: Setting description lesson 1: reading focus

In this lesson, we will be making inferences and justifying with evidence

Assembly: Wellbeing – Follow the link: and click on Assembly two. This assembly is all about Wellbeing. We have a sing-a-long with the London West End cast of Disney’s The Lion King and Miss Siedenius discusses the use of texture in art.

Reading:  Purple mash

This week I have chosen ‘The Life of Sigmund Ciffer’ to read. Today I would like you to complete:

  1. Watch the short interview with Sigi
  2. Read Chapter 1
  3. Online multiple choice questions
  4. Chapter 1 – The early life of Sigi Cliffer – write down anything you have learnt about him.
  5. Letter to someone who could help : Having reflected on chapter 1, use this template to help you write a letter to someone who could help make a positive change to people who are less fortunate.


Have a lovely day.

Mr Wanless and Miss Wood