Important Announcements

Are you ready for our new uniform?

If you still need to order your new uniform for September please hand your order form in to the school office.  We will process your order as quickly as possible however it is unlikely that these will now be delivered in time for end of term.

ParentPay

You should have received a letter advising of our switch to ParentPay for paying dinner money.  This system will be a great asset to the school as we make the transition to a cashless operation. If you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the School Office, who will all be happy to help.

Fantastic Summer Holiday Activities

Salford Community Leisure are running a number of holiday programmes over the summer holidays. Find out more here.

Newsround’s visit to Year 6

Newsround came to Brentnall to ask Year 6 questions on Pokemon Go.

The recording will be shown on Newsround on Friday 7th July, can wait? here is the link http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/40521335

Important Announcements

Are you ready for our new uniform?

If you still need to order your new uniform for September please hand your order form in to the school office.  We will process your order as quickly as possible however it is unlikely that these will now be delivered in time for end of term.

ParentPay

You should have received a letter advising of our switch to ParentPay for paying dinner money.  This system will be a great asset to the school as we make the transition to a cashless operation. If you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the School Office, who will all be happy to help.

Fantastic Summer Holiday Activities

Salford Community Leisure are running a number of holiday programmes over the summer holidays. Find out more here.

Welcome back to the last term in Year 6 and at Brentnall all together!

In our final term – 

The children will have a different timetable as usual. Our aim is to get them prepared for high school and to have the best possible transition. Therefore the children will be taking part in different projects each week. Challenging them to work together effectively in groups, make conscious decisions and justify their reasons. Within each project, there will be aspects of English, Maths, Science, History and Geography: allowing the children to access the full curriculum before they leave.

Transition days –

As well as working together to have the best transition, their high schools will invite them for transition days. The high schools will send letters out as well as sending any information to myself. I will ask the children to write any important dates in their diaries.


Enjoyment and Memories – 

The children have spent a lot of time and effort making their friendships. In these last few weeks together we want to make sure these friendships are made even stronger and even more memories are made. 

The children have worked extremely hard this year and over their time at Brentnall, so I think we can all agree that they deserve to enjoy this last few weeks. We will work with the children to create lessons and activities which they are interested in.

And as you may be aware, the children will be putting on their end of year performance. I am sure we will have lots of fun preparing this together!

Let’s make these last weeks memorable!

Miss Stephens 🙂 

Important Announcements

Are you ready for our new uniform?

If you still need to order your new uniform for September please hand your order form in to the school office.  We will process your order as quickly as possible however it is unlikely that these will now be delivered in time for end of term.

ParentPay

You should have received a letter advising of our switch to ParentPay for paying dinner money.  This system will be a great asset to the school as we make the transition to a cashless operation. If you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the School Office, who will all be happy to help.

Fantastic Summer Holiday Activities

Salford Community Leisure are running a number of holiday programmes over the summer holidays. Find out more here.

We are nearly there, and we CAN do this!

Here is a quick overview of the meeting that was held on Tuesday. We are very close to SATs and your children are doing their best every single day. I have listed a few things you can do at home to help but the main thing is to try and keep everything as normal as possible for them. Please come to me if you are unsure of anything below. We are all in this together and we can’t wait to see how well your children will do after all their hard work. Miss Stephens 🙂

Assessment and Monitoring

  • As of 2014, the ‘old’ national curriculum levels (e.g. level 3, 4, 5) were abolished as set out in government guidelines.
  • The 2014 curriculum is rigorous and sets noticeably higher expectations than previous curricula, which is why all schools have had to work hard to meet and adapt to it since its introduction.
  • Since 2016, test scores have been reported as ‘scaled scores’.

Scaled Scores

What is meant by ‘scaled scores’?

  • It is planned that 100 will always represent the ‘national standard’.
  • Each pupil’s raw test score will therefore be converted into a score on the scale, either at, above or below 100.
  • The scale will have a lower end point somewhere below 100 and an upper end point above 100.
  • A child who achieves the ‘national standard’ (a score of 100) will be judged to have demonstrated sufficient knowledge in the areas assessed by the tests.
  • Each pupil receives:
  • a raw score (number of raw marks awarded);
  • a scaled score in each tested subject;
  • confirmation of whether or not they attained the national standard.

Higher-Attaining Pupils

  • In the past, Key Stage 2 tests were aimed at children achieving levels 3-5 (with a national expectation to reach at least level 4).
  • This meant that additional level 6 tests were produced for children who demonstrated higher than expected attainment (above level 5).
  • Under the new system, there are not any separate tests for the most-able children.
  • Instead, each test will have scope for higher-attaining pupils to show their strengths.
  • This means that some questions towards the end of the tests may be more difficult for many children but they should be encouraged to attempt as much of the test as they are able to.

The Tests

Key Stage 2 SATs take place nationally in the week commencing 8th May 2017

Statutory tests will be administered in the following subjects:

  • Reading (60 minutes)
  • Spelling (approximately 15 minutes)
  • Punctuation, Vocabulary and Grammar (45 minutes)
  • Mathematics

– Paper 1: Arithmetic (30 minutes)

– Paper 2: Reasoning (40 minutes)

– Paper 3: Reasoning (40 minutes)

  • There are no tests to be administered in science this year.
  • All tests are externally marked.
  • As in recent years, writing will be teacher assessed internally.

Reading

  • The reading test consists of a single test paper with three unrelated reading texts. Children are given 60 minutes in total, which includes reading the texts and answering the questions.
  • A total of 50 marks are available.
  • Questions are designed to assess the comprehension and understanding of a child’s reading.
  • During the reading paper, a child’s inference and deduction skills are thoroughly tested. They will also be expected to answer questions on authorial choices: explaining why an author has chosen to use particular vocabulary, grammar and text features.
  • Some questions are multiple choice or selected response; others require short answers and some require an extended response or explanation.

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

  • A spelling test is administered containing 20 words, which lasts approximately 15 minutes.
  • A separate test is given on grammar, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • This test lasts for 45 minutes and requires short answer questions including some multiple choice.
  • Marks for these two tests are added together to give a total for grammar, punctuation and spelling.

Maths

  • The mathematics tests have undergone the biggest change in recent years.
  • Children will sit three tests: paper 1, paper 2 and paper 3.
  • Paper 1 is for arithmetic lasting for 30 minutes, covering calculation methods for all operations, including use of fractions, percentages and decimals.
  • Questions gradually increase in difficulty. Not all children will be expected to access some of the more difficult questions later in the paper.
  • Papers 2 and 3 cover problem solving and reasoning, each lasting for 40 minutes.
  • Pupils will still require calculation skills but will need to answer questions in context and decide what is required to find a solution.

How to help your child…

  • First and foremost, support and reassure your child that there is nothing to worry about and they should always just try their best. Praise and encourage!
  • Ensure your child has the best possible attendance at school.
  • Support your child with any homework tasks.
  • Reading, spelling and arithmetic (e.g. times tables) are always good to practise.
  • Talk to your child about what they have learnt at school and what book(s) they are reading (the character, the plot, their opinion).
  • Make sure your child has a good sleep and healthy breakfast every morning!

Important Announcements

Are you ready for our new uniform?

If you still need to order your new uniform for September please hand your order form in to the school office.  We will process your order as quickly as possible however it is unlikely that these will now be delivered in time for end of term.

ParentPay

You should have received a letter advising of our switch to ParentPay for paying dinner money.  This system will be a great asset to the school as we make the transition to a cashless operation. If you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the School Office, who will all be happy to help.

Fantastic Summer Holiday Activities

Salford Community Leisure are running a number of holiday programmes over the summer holidays. Find out more here.

Year 6 visit to MOSI & Salford Museum

Year 6 went on a trip to the Museum of Science & Industry where they took part in the Revolution Manchester show and a cotton mill demonstration to expand our learning of the Industrial revolution topic in history. They then moved over to Salford Museum and Art Gallery where they identified different Victorian artefacts and had the chance to experience a Victorian street. The children really enjoyed this exciting opportunity.

Important Announcements

Are you ready for our new uniform?

If you still need to order your new uniform for September please hand your order form in to the school office.  We will process your order as quickly as possible however it is unlikely that these will now be delivered in time for end of term.

ParentPay

You should have received a letter advising of our switch to ParentPay for paying dinner money.  This system will be a great asset to the school as we make the transition to a cashless operation. If you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the School Office, who will all be happy to help.

Fantastic Summer Holiday Activities

Salford Community Leisure are running a number of holiday programmes over the summer holidays. Find out more here.

Year 6 Newsletter

Autumn Newsletter

Important Announcements

Are you ready for our new uniform?

If you still need to order your new uniform for September please hand your order form in to the school office.  We will process your order as quickly as possible however it is unlikely that these will now be delivered in time for end of term.

ParentPay

You should have received a letter advising of our switch to ParentPay for paying dinner money.  This system will be a great asset to the school as we make the transition to a cashless operation. If you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the School Office, who will all be happy to help.

Fantastic Summer Holiday Activities

Salford Community Leisure are running a number of holiday programmes over the summer holidays. Find out more here.

Maths Objectives

year-6-maths-objectives

Important Announcements

Are you ready for our new uniform?

If you still need to order your new uniform for September please hand your order form in to the school office.  We will process your order as quickly as possible however it is unlikely that these will now be delivered in time for end of term.

ParentPay

You should have received a letter advising of our switch to ParentPay for paying dinner money.  This system will be a great asset to the school as we make the transition to a cashless operation. If you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the School Office, who will all be happy to help.

Fantastic Summer Holiday Activities

Salford Community Leisure are running a number of holiday programmes over the summer holidays. Find out more here.

Welcome to Year 6

Autumn 2016