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Year 6 Revision Challenge 7: Practice test.

Friday 21st April:

Year 6 Revision Challenge 7: Practice test.

Complete Practice Test 2 in your Maths revision book (pages 80-83)


Complete questions 1 – 15 of the arithmetic test booklet – link here.



Year 6 Revision Challenge 6: Reading

Tuesday 18th April

Year 6 Revision Challenge 6: Reading

Complete pages 36 and 37 of your Reading revision book (based on The Huddle).


Complete pages 14 and 15 – Poems about Seasons – if you have the Year 6 Targeted Question book.


Write a summary of a book you have recently read giving details of the characters and plot.



Year 6 Revision Challenge 5: Shape Sunday!

Sunday 16th April

Year 6 Revision Challenge 5: Shape Sunday!

Complete any three pages from section 6 of your Maths revision books.


The shape challenge sheet – link here.



Year 6 Revision Challenge 4: Formal Friday!

Friday 14th April

Year 6 Revision Challenge 4: Formal Friday!

Complete pages 46-49 of your Grammar revision book.


Take an informal extract of text from a fiction book (perhaps where some characters are talking to each other) and re-write in using a more formal tone. Think about your vocabulary and sentence structure.



Year 6 Revision Challenge 3: Word classes Wednesday!

Wednesday 12th April

Year 6 Revision Challenge 3: Word classes Wednesday!

Complete any three pages from Section 1 of your Grammar revision book.


Take an extract from a reading book. Select some sentences – can you identify the word class of each word within them? Eg. Noun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, article, determiner.



Year 6 Revision Challenge 2: Measures Monday!

Monday 10th April

Year 6 Revision Challenge 2:  Measures Monday!

Complete any three pages from section five of your Maths revision books.


The measurement challenge sheet – link here.



Year 6 homework challenge begins!












Saturday 8th April

Year 6 Revision Challenge 1: Statistics Saturday!

Complete pages 75 – 79 of your Maths revision book.


The statistics challenge sheet – link here.

PE and School Sport at Oakmeadow – what do you think?

I am currently in the process of entering us into the National Primary PE & Sport Premium Award, an award being promoted by the County Sports Partnership Network which is linking in with Sport England, afPE & YST – very prestigious! It has also been confirmed that the Department for Education are also supporting the National Awards.  The deadline for this award is this Friday, and as I sit here compiling the evidence to support our application, I look back at last year and am proud of all that we achieved for this subject, but am also amazed at the amount of initiatives we managed to pull off, including the sports leader programme, and an inaugural whole-school games day in blistering heat (I was ill for days after!)  A lot of this goes on in the background behind the scenes which you may not be aware of, but I hope that you have seen a change at Oakmeadow in a number of areas:

  • The promotion of PE and sport in our school environment, and awareness of our 6 sporting values.
  • An increase in the range of sporting after-school clubs offered throughout the year, some taught by specialist coaches.
  • Clearer links to PE and how we promote a healthy and active lifestyle at school.
  • Promotion of sport in the wider community and valuing children’s achievements in sport both inside and outside of school.

One piece of work I produced was around this time last year, was where the children were questioned on their opinions on PE and sport, and what they would like improving.  Having just come across the compiled data analysis buried in a file of competition entries and consent forms, I thought I would share this for those interested, and provide this as an opportunity for parents to share any comments they have regarding the direction this crucial area of learning is moving in at our school.  You can find this highly interesting piece of work here: PE questionnaire analysis.  This will be a piece of work to follow up on in the future to see if any improvements we have made have had an effect.

Sports days are also coming up after Easter, so I would be interested to hear what you thought of the improvements we made last year, notably splitting to Y3/4 and Y5/6 mornings, including track and field events for the first time.  Please comment in the blog comments section if you would like to.

Finally, this will be the outcome for our studio wall as of next Monday.  I can’t wait to see it when finished! Mr Ostermeyer out.








Mr Ostermeyer’s Computing Club: ‘tinkering’ with technology

Today was the last of my computing club for the term, where our primary aim was to look at the free apps and technology available out there on Windows and Apple based platforms.  20 keen individuals from KS2 were the proverbial guinea pigs as we tried out the following programmes.

Scratch: a free programming language and online community where you can createyour own interactive stories, games, and animations.  This is an excellent gateway to learning how to code; a key component of the new 2014 Computing curriculum.  For all of the budding games designers out there, this is a great programme to learn on!  It is available for free at, where just by clicking on ‘create’ you can get under away.  Sign up for free, and you can even save your projects for a rainy day.








Kodu: lets kids create games on the PC and Xbox via a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming. Anyone can use Kodu to make a game, young children as well as adults with no design or programming skills (see an introductory video here).  We had a lot of fun on this programme, and with helpful tutorials, it is easy to pick up.  It is free on Windows computers, and is under £5 for the Xbox.








Toontastic: 3D is a creative storytelling app that empowers kids to draw, animate, narrate, and record their own cartoons on their tablet, phone or Chromebook.  It allows you to record your own voice to narrate over a range of different settings, even allowing you to design your own characters for your story! Certainly worth a download.








Adobe Spark Video: a free online video editor. Easily create beautiful slideshows, presentations, ads, and stories using your own photos, videos, and music.  This programme is so simple to use, and you can create great video slideshows in a flash by using the online bank of images, clipart-style icons and music to create the atmosphere you wish.  This was what we finished on today, and you can see some of the videos created here, courtesy of Daniel Carroll and Eleri Charles.

It has been my pleasure to share these fantastic free resources with the children in the club, and the intention is over the next academic year to see this rolling out more into what constitutes our everyday classroom learning.  If you would like any more information on the educational value of the programmes used, please leave a comment.

KS2 Grammar workshop – files available for download

Thank you to those parents who attended the KS2 grammar workshop last night in the main hall.  As promised, here are the documents discussed.  Please contact us for any further queries on the content or supplementary resources.

Thank you, Mrs Hill

Websites mentioned to help further support at home are:

crickweb grammar

primary homework help

BBC bitesize

Top Marks


Files are downloadable from the links below:

Key Stage 2 GPS Meeting


Year 4 English Grammar and Punctuation Test 1

Year 5 English Grammar and Punctuation Test 1

Year 6 English Grammar and Punctuation Test 1

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