Don’t forget to stay busy.
Also, the mighty 3-1 SATS Maths Organiser
As you know the SATs are approaching. Here are ten top tips for success:
1) Get a good night sleep! (In bed by 8:30.) When you get a good rest your brain is sharper and ready to learn.
2) Eat a healthy/balanced breakfast. Oatmeal, wheatabix and wholemeal toast all release energy slowly keeping you energized until lunch.
3) Drink plenty of water. Try to drink at least eight cups a day. Be careful not to drink them all at once – it’s better to sip constantly throughout the day.
4) Try to cut out fizzy drinks and junk food until after the SATs. These foods do not contain nutritional value and although they have sugar for energy, it’s not the right sugar to keep you going all day.
5) Limit TV, computer and Playstation. These can numb your mind and distract you from your goals.
6) STUDY! Try to study in short bursts. Don’t overload yourself. Study for 15 minutes at a time, take a short break (not TV or Playstation), and then come back to your work again.
7) The night before the SAT – don’t study too much. Simply, read your notes and try to relax.
8) Ask questions! As you study, record questions that you come across that you are unsure of. Make a note of these to ask a teacher or classmate.
9) Exercise. Be sure to try and get 15-20 minutes of exercise every day. This could be a game a football with friends or taking the dog for a walk. Fresh air is good for your body and your brain!
10) MOST IMPORTANTLY OF ALL – RELAX, BE CONFIDENT AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! YOU ARE ALL STARS!
Newsround is covering the Champions League Semi Final and we want to get the excitement from fans in and around the matches – we want to see and hear young Liverpool fans watching and reacting to the two upcoming legs taking place on Tuesday 24th April and Wed 2nd May.
We’d love to hear from kids aged 8 – 13. A mix of girls and boys would be lovely if possible.
During the match we’d like parents to film their child/children (either at the match or watching at home) reacting to goals, misses, ref decisions etc.
After the match we’d like the kids to give us their match summary – speaking directly into the camera to give their opinions about the match and answer the below:
- How does it feel to have made it one step closer to the final?
- How does it feel to be playing against Rome?
- Who scored the best goal?
- What was your favourite moment?
- Who was your man of the match?
Keeping it short and snappy.
We would like the same again for the second leg. However, if there are any kids going to Rome to watch the match on the 2nd May, then we’d love them to send us a video diary of them at the match etc. We would ask parents to get in touch with us to discuss this in more detail.
Please click below to access a Parent’s Guide to the upcoming examinations.
As part of their topic, 6M acted out the dreadful event of a slave auction. They role played the parts of slaves and traders. They worked well in groups as always!
As part of Y6’s topic on ‘The Slave Trade’, 6M cooked an African meal. We made a delicious mango chicken with coconut rice. As you can see from the pictures below, it was a hit! We also tried many exotic fruits and vegetables from Africa.
6M held a mock strike last term. The children were learning about the matchstick girls of Bryant and Mays Factory. They discovered the horrifying truth of what went on. The girls used to be fined for laughing, sneezing, being late and having dirty feet. They also had many occupational hazards such as phossy jaw (where your jaw disintegrates), loss of fingers and even baldness! The conditions were truly awful. They decided to strike just like the girls. Have a look at our videos below.
6M spent the day at Liverpool University, where they all graduated in their week-long course of engineering. We were very proud of them all. Have a look at our photos and videos below.
As part of the week with Into University, we visited the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. It was a fantastic trip enjoyed by all. We had three different talks/shows which were all interesting and informative. The first was all about the industrial revolution and they made Mr Macleod dress up as a lady – unfortunately no photos were taken! Then we learnt about the cotton trade. Did you know at one point Manchester produced 70% of the worlds cotton? And finally we had the show which pitted robots against humans. Although the robots were impressive, humans came out on top. We also got a time to walk around the transport museum and play with the experiments on the top floor. A great day was had by all.