Monthly Archives: June 2014

Ready, Steady… Year 6!


Are you in Year 5 and worried about making the transition to Year 6? Fear not, follow these helpful hints from Year 6 pupils and ye shall fear no more….

Don’t be scared, get prepared!

SATs? Homework? Hard work? It’s all part of Year 6. These are just a few of things you need to do before you begin Year 6:

  • Read for 30 minutes a day
  • Use Maths Whizz and Bug Club for 45 minutes a week
  • Learn ALL of your times tables

What will you learn?

There are many ways to complete a test paper well, for example making sure you read carefully and answer the actual question! You will learn all about this in Year 6. Additionally, you will learn about World War 2, which is great fun. Another thing we enjoyed was learning new skills in PE with Russell and Mr Cooke.

SATs Survival

SATs can be a stressful week. But fear not, if you sleep early you will be full of beans and ready for the day. Another useful tip is to revise a little every day and do not try to learn new things the night before a test; you might forget what you already know!

Your diet can boost focus if you eat the right foods; fruit, veg and fish are the best things for you. Cut out the sugar and fried food; it will make you sleepy. However, if you drink less water you can’t concentrate: drink 8 large glasses of water a day.

Finally, try to relax because it’s harder to concentrate if you’re stressed.

Best Bits

During activity week year 6 took part in a number of fun challenges, including pizza making, a (very wet!)Β visit to Shadwell Basin, a hike around Highgate Woods and we also helped to run sports day.

Way back in November, we went to Kingswood in KentΒ for Year 6 residential: it was great fun! We enjoyed many activities which helped us with teamwork. We even worked with boys and girls without a fuss! This helped us in class when we returned to school.

Overall, Year 6 is pretty good fun!

Except for…..

The Not-so best bits

Despite the fact that in Year 6 there will be a variety of rewards, there will still be a lot of work to be done. Don’t stress, try to impress!

Good luck!

Caribous and Camels