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The Beeches Community Primary School

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Welcome to Dragonflies!

Our teachers are Mrs Mills and Mrs Shaw.

Mr Cutting is our TA.



Our essential question in Year 6 this term is:

'How has African History Shaped Britain?'.

In this project will will look at the history of Africa and the geographical features of this continent.



PE lessons will take place on a Friday afternoon. Please send your child to school in their PE kit as they will not be able to change at school. We will also be swimming on a Tuesday for the two weeks after the half term holiday.


This term homework will include Reading, Maths and Spellings. 

Reading - Your child should read every day at home and record their reading in their orange reading record. 

Spelling - Spellings will be given out and tested on a Monday. Fun spelling games linked to the spelling lists will be set each week on Spelling Shed – your child should play a few games on spelling shed most days.

Maths - Maths games for key skills will also be set on Maths Shed. Children are also expected to use TTRockstars to practise their times tables several times a week. We will occasionally set tournaments on TTRockstars so that the children can have class competitions.

All passwords for these games are written on the inside front cover of their reading records and they all know how to log on. Please let us know if you have difficulty accessing these games.


SATs - This year, Year 6 will sit the SATs and regular homework leading up to the tests will help to prepare the children.

Here are some really useful links for SATS revision


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.


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