Welcome to Year 6!
Welcome to the Year 6 page! We shall keep updating this page to show everyone the exciting things we have been doing and learning about.
We have updated our class page to help with your home learning. Scroll down to find learning timetables for each week, resources to support each weekly timetable and additional links for more opportunities to learn from home.
Hello Year 6 and welcome to Week 13 of your Home Learning!
The weather has not been as much fun this week, however we did all really enjoy watching the film Holes on Monday - were you able to watch it too? The weather gives lots of sunshine this week so get outside, slap on the sun cream and enjoy as we head in to the final weeks of term.
Everything you need for your home learning is listed below, this includes extra resources to support you as well as the actual worksheets.
In Maths, you will notice that when you click the link on the White Rose page and select 15th June (we are a few weeks behind because we started with our own work first) you will only be able to see the video. The answers and the worksheets for the week are all listed below for you to open and work from. In English, we will be focusing on a short film called Pigeon:Impossible and meeting a character called Walter Beckett. Poor Walter does not have any luck in his job as a super spy thanks to a very annoying pigeon. Click on the link on the weekly timetable to watch the film. In Maths we will be finishing our work on algebra and also having some time to revisit measures. In Science, we will continue to look at evolution but will be focusing more on a well-known naturalist, David Attenborough. In RE, we will continue to find out more about Buddhist believes and learning more about the symbols that they use and their meanings. As usual, don't forget to look at the link on our page 'Acorns Keeping Fit' and stay active - hopefully the weather will help us to get outside again this week.
I am also hoping that all of you saw the parent mail sent last week about meeting up on the field in the last week of term, it would be great to see you and it will allow you to sign each others shirts and say your goodbyes before moving on to secondary school. How exciting!
As always, additional learning opportunities are available on the Oak Academy website and on the BBC Daily Lessons page if you are wanting to challenge yourself further whilst learning from home. As we have our SATS books it would also be useful to continue to complete the activities in the white workbooks. There are a few sections left that we did not have the opportunity to complete in school, if you would like to work on these at home please remember to use your SATS guide books to help and if you need any further help then post any questions you have on our blog I have also asked for the SATS guide books (the red and blue ones) to be returned when you come for the meet and greet on the 15th July so we can use them again next year.
Take care and see you soon!
Websites for Children to access additional learning
Update from the Government on home-learning
The Government has now compiled an initial list of online educational resources to help children learning at home.
These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.
Please click on the following links that will lead you to the online resources, and where needed I will refer to these in our weekly timetable.
Audible have a great selection of stories that your children can get involved in, which are free:
Epic is an online book library that gives your child access to over 40,000 books. They are offering 30 days FREE for parents. https://www.getepic.com/?utm_channel=search&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIk42_13x6AIVCs53Ch3RegBfEAAYASAAEgL9y_D_BwE
What a fantastic Autumn term we have had! The children have worked incredibly hard and have worked together beautifully. I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and a good break! See you in 2020!
The children had a wonderful time at Burghley House on Wednesday 4th December. The children learnt all about the history of the house and visited the Hall and the kitchen, seeing first hand the equipment used to cater for huge feasts!
In the Hall, where Queen Victoria herself once dined, the children played parlour games and sang traditional Christmas songs as they were told about how the Victorian's would spend their Christmas and also where some of the traditions we still have today originated. The children were also able to make salt dough decorations to take home.
Fencing with MSP
The children have completed a full term of fencing with our MSP coach. The children have become confident in their use of the equipment and also one to one matches and the rules of the game.
We have been fortunate this term to have received excellent basketball coaching from Neil Atkins. The children have been able to improve their throwing and catching skills, excel at shooting and marking and become more confident in the rules of the game. Well done, team.
In Mathematics we have learned how to round numbers to a required degree of accuracy. We have looked at the purpose of rounding in real life and how the amounts can change drastically depending if we round up and down. We worked in mixed groups, explaining and reasoning our methods and the answers we came to. Well done, Year 6.
Forces in Action
This term we will be investigating forces and learning about how they affect us. So far, we have looked at friction as a force and investigated how the different shoes we wear create different amounts of friction. We also questioned why our shoes for school might be designed to create more friction and if there were no friction how would we be affected.
Welcome to Year 6!
With every new academic year comes a new Year 6 class ready to set a fantastic example to the rest of the school. I am looking forward to working with all of the children this year and can't wait to share all of their successes and experiences here on our class page.
Leader in Me
On a daily basis, the children try to demonstrate our core values within school. As we aim to practise them so often, they become good habits that we can use not only in school but also at home too.
This year we will be helping the children to develop a Growth Mindset. This aims to increase their resilience, perseverance and independence in their learning. Further information can be found by following the link below.