Keep Fresh in February

We have been having lots of conversations with our Year 6 pupils about how we can support them as they prepare for secondary school and also for their SATs in May. One area that keeps coming up is the more difficult vocabulary that they encounter in both maths and grammar. Often children will understand the maths for example but be confused by the terms. A number of parents have also asked how they can help in this area, so we have gathered together some guides to vocabulary and terminology that we would like you to go through with the children over the next few months. Little and often works very well with these sorts of things.

Please feel free to download from this page the glossaries of grammar terms, the short presentation on grammar for parents and the maths vocabulary glossary.

Also there are some great websites which can help engage and educate.

Useful Websites

The school run has some brilliant, sensible ideas:

The site also has some excellent resources to help your child at home and at school.


The English area of the Bitesize website is packed with activities and questions 
to help you prepare for the National Tests in English. 

Skillswise aims to help adults improve their reading, writing and maths skills. It 
is targeted at Level 1 of the adult Basic Skills Literacy & Numeracy 
Curriculums for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 


Get your head around addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Take a visit to Gere's Bike Shop and help them read their graphs and charts. Practise working out the mode, median and mean for a set of numbers. Take a look at time, mass and capacity. Investigate the properties of different shapes. Get your brain ticking with some mental maths questions. 

  1. Curriculum news spring term 2019 Y6
  2. English_Glossary for Y6 Parents
  3. Grammar and Spelling Presentation for Parents
  4. Nettleham Junior grammar and punctuation glossary January 2019
  5. Parent Glossary of Maths Vocabulary