If you have a child in year 6, you should be aware that applications for secondary school places for 2018/19 must be completed by 31st October 2017. A guide for parents on the application process can be found on the Derbyshire County Council website under Admissions or by clicking here.
Below is a list of open evenings that parents can go along to and look around the schools. We have also included hyperlinks to the respective school websites so you can explore further.
Tuesday, 19th September 2017, 5-8pm
Granville Sports College
Monday, 25th September 2017, 7-9pm
Tuesday, 26th September 2017, 5.30pm
William Allitt School
Tuesday, 3rd October 2017, 6pm
The Pingle Academy
Wednesday, 11th October 2017, 6.30pm
Blessed Robert Sutton Catholic School
Thursday, 19th October 2017, 6.30-9pm
John Taylor High School
Areas of Learning
Real life maths/spending within a budget
Leisure and Entertainment in Britain throughout the 20th Century
Covering aspects such as:
Biology strand – Animals, including humans
Why is pilgrimage important to some religions?
Sewing – Seaside themed Victorian samplers
Joseph and his Technicolour Dream Coat
Week 1 – Look at Me
to recognise and respond to sound patterns and words • to hear main word classes • to use gestures to show they understand
Week 2 – Happy birthday
to listen and respond to simple rhymes, songs and stories • to recognise and respond to sound patterns and words • to make indirect or direct contact with the country/countries where the language is spoken • to use actions and rhymes, and play games to aid memorisation
Week 3 – Party games
to make links between some phonemes, rhymes and spellings and read aloud familiar words • to perform simple communicative tasks using single words, phrases and short sentences • to recognise some familiar words in written form • to imitate pronunciation • to play games to help remember
Week 4- Come to my party
to perform simple communicative tasks using single words, phrases and short sentences • to experiment with the writing of simple words • to compare new words with known words in English or another language
Week 5 – Sports day
to recognise and respond to sound patterns and words • to perform simple communicative tasks using single words and short sentences • to hear main word classes • to engage in turn taking • to use a physical response
Week 6 – We are the champions
to perform simple communicative tasks using single words, phrases and short sentences • to experiment with the writing of simple words • to ask someone to clarify or repeat • to compare new words with known words in English or another language
Collecting, Analysing, Evaluating and Presenting Data
In this strand pupils will explore data in different contexts. They will use charting software and databases to collect and present their data to support other areas of the curriculum such as science, geography, maths D and T. They will use data loggers or Apps on tablets to capture data. They will be introduced to spreadsheets to solve specific problems. They will consider data in the wider context; what types of information are stored, how to keep data secure and private
- Begin to develop knowledge about how data is used in the world around them how/where it is collected. They will also consider issues such as accuracy, privacy and keeping data safe
- Use spreadsheets to develop an understanding of simple functions and create a simple budget. Use a variety of tools to collect data – Data loggers, weather stations, Apps on tablets, sport related tools
- Use the data collected to interpret, recognise patterns, describe events and answer questions
- Use databases to detect anomalies and inaccuracies and understand the need for accuracy when entering data
- Understand that personal data is collected by others for a variety of purposes – understand the consequences of losing data or incorrect data
- Use a spread sheet to write formulae to carry out calculations and use them to solve problems
Learning objectives for term
English: Classical texts – Just So stories by Rudyard Kipling, Persuasive texts and adverts, Report writing and Discussion
Maths: Number and Place value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, fractions, Measurement, Geometry, Algebra
Science: Living things and their Habitats
Topic: Stone Age to Iron Age
RE: What do religions teach about the natural world and why should we care about it?
PE: Football and dance
Grammar and Punctuation: Y6 – using colons and semicolons; understand how hyphens are used; using dashes to mark boundary between independent clauses.
Y5 – using brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis; use commas to clarify meaning
Computing – Data handling- Collecting, Analysing, Evaluating and Presenting Data – Databases
Music: Exploring lyrics and melody
For those parents who were unable to attend the meeting about preparing your child for SATS, here is the presentation that was discussed.
Please have a read through and if you have any questions, catch Mrs Weston on the yard or at the forthcoming parents’ evening after half-term.
SATS parent presentation 2016-17