Home learning heroes
Our home learning continues to be awesome!
We’ve been saving the world with our magnificent maths skills…
We’ve been showing our fab reading skills in different ways…
And writing some truly fantastic poetry about some extremely important issues…
Or about things that matter to us…
Well done everybody! As always, thanks for working so hard!
Recently, within our Y5/6 reading lessons, we have been completing Kahoot’s based on texts that we have read.
Our first Kahoot was about the story: Gaby to the Rescue.
Out of 49 of us who played, there could only be three places on the podium.
These have gone to… (drum roll)
Congratulations to Eliza, Daisy and F (whoever you are)!
Keep up the good work, everybody!
Year 6 outcomes – a celebration
End of key stage 2 assessments (known as SATs) were cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Some children will undoubtedly have felt relief at not having to do these tests, while some pupils tell us they quite enjoy doing them. Similarly, some parents don’t place a lot of importance on the tests, while for others, they’re an important indicator of how well their child, and school, has done.
The data below represents what we predict would be the outcomes of those assessments. The data is a cause for celebration of the children’s great learning throughout their time at Moortown Primary. The outcomes would have been exceptionally high – a true reflection on the great attitudes to learning we’ve seen from these children.
For Reading, Maths, and Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling, our assessments stem from some trial tests that children did in the Autumn term and in February. The tests were all previous SAT tests and were done under test conditions. They were marked and graded based on the thresholds for that particular test. As a result, the assessments below are likely to provide an accurate indication of outcomes in the national assessments in May.
For Writing, the assessment stems from teacher assessment, as it would do for the outcomes in May. Year 6 teachers across Sphere Federation and beyond met at various times in the Autumn and Spring term to review their assessments for children’s writing. As a result, the teacher assessment for Writing is also likely to provide an accurate indication of end of year outcomes.
Attainment: expected standard
Expected standard is where a pupil’s scaled score is 100 or more. 94% of our pupils were on-track to achieve the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths, combined. As in recent years, this is securely above the national figure – we don’t have a national 2020 figure, but in 2019, the combined figure was 65%.
The proportions reaching national expectations for each subject, and for Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling, are all predicted to have been higher than the 2019 national:
- Reading: 94% meeting expected standards (2019 national: 73%)
- Writing: 97% meeting expected standards (2019 national: 78%)
- Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling: 100% meeting expected standards (2019 national: 78%)
- Maths: 97% meeting expected standards (2019 national: 79%)
Attainment: higher level
Greater depth standard is where a pupil’s scaled score is 110 or more. 32% of pupils were on-track to reach greater depth in Reading, Writing and Maths combined, which is three times higher than the 2019 national figure of 11%. the proportions for Reading and Writing were predicted to be very much higher than the 2019 figures:
- Reading: 68% meeting the higher level (2019 national: 27%)
- Writing: 55% meeting the higher level (2019 national: 20%)
- Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling: 84% meeting the higher level (2019 national: 55%)
- Maths: 55% meeting the higher level (2019 national: 27%)
Whilst we can’t be certain that these figures would match the outcomes of the real SATs in May, we’re confident they wouldn’t be far off – perhaps a little lower, but just as likely to be even a little higher. What we can be certain of is that our Year 6 children once again have enjoyed and achieved great things at our school – we’re very proud of them.
You haven’t left yet!
Hello Year 6 (and parents / carers) – hope you are all ok and surviving these crazy times!
Just wanted to give you an update on the Y6 leavers’ hoodies. The design has been agreed, the logo has been embroidered (I’d like to say by me, but it wasn’t me), the order has been confirmed and they will be winding their way to Moortown very soon.
Once they have arrived, parents / carers will be informed and they will be available to be picked up from school. This is likely to be much nearer the end of term – anyway you can’t have a leaver’s hoody until you are leaving and you can’t get wash your hands of us yet – keep washing your hands though; it’s very important.
We’re really sorry that your last term is not what it should be and we know that you’re all missing each other – hopefully, we will manage to sort some way of seeing you before the end of the term.
Take care you lovely lot and stay happy and healthy!
A week at Moortown
How are you all? I hope you’ve had a good weekend and are raring to go for another week of home learning.
We had a good week at school last week. We made about as much sweet music as 8 children under 10 can make with xylophones…
We constructed weird and wonderful creations with bricks…
and tried something new when we made some lovely artwork with coloured sand.
What have you tried that was new?
Class Novel: Odd and the Frost Giants – by Neil Gaiman
When we were at school back in March, we were enjoying our class novel ‘Odd and the Frost Giants’ by Neil Gaiman during our History topic: Vikings!
Click here to access the audio book version if you’re still interested in reading on!
Keep happy and healthy!
The Hall of Home Learning Fame
Welcome to another dazzling episode of #HoHLF!
Click here to see if you get to feature in this week’s showcase of amazing home learning.
Take care, have fun and stay safe.
CHALLENGE INCOMING from Mr Wain and Miss Wilson…
… to a trick shot challenge!
Who has got the best trick shot?
Who can play it cool the best?
Who can find the most ridiculous items?
We’re challenging you to find what you can from around your home or garden and complete a spectacular shot. Send in your videos and we can answer this important question:
WHO CAN ‘TRICK SHOT’ BETTER… Y5 OR Y6?!
Hall of Home Learning Fame
Drum roll, please!
Here is the first ever Hall of Home Learning Fame MOVIE!
Keep sending in your (very fun to watch) entries – videos are ideal – and keep your eyes peeled for a special challenge from me and Mr Wain!
Thanks for working so hard, guys.
The Book of Hopes
The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown
I wanted to share this remarkable collection collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures with you. It was contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson.
You can read it here.
Each text has been selected to give children hope, to entertain, to warm the heart and, though I’ve only read a few, they certainly fit that description. I’d definitely recommend giving them a go – they’re probably aimed more at KS2 children, but some would be great to read to younger children.
The collection is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals.